Are Automatic Transmissions Better For Your 4×4?

Taking your car off road can be both enjoyable and stressful. The added strain on the components of your car can always weigh on your mind and detract from the breathtaking scenery you encounter along the way. One of the components of your vehicle that will invariable be subjected to the most strain is your transmission and this raises a contentious question: are automatic transmissions better for your 4×4 than a manual transmission? Whilst the answer to this question is primarily a matter of preference, this guide serves to outline several advantages of an automatic transmission in a 4×4 vehicle.

Continue reading

How to prevent your car from overheating

It’s a sight that no automobile owner wants to see: steam billowing from the bonnet. Longer trips in hot conditions can cause engines to work harder and cause overheating so it’s important to recognise that overheating of your car engine & automatic transmission is not something that’s unpredictable. It can be prevented by taking a few precautions, which we explain in this blog post.

Continue reading

The benefits of a transmission repair


Repairing the automatic transmission of your car will not only make for a better driving experience you’ll also get more from the life of your car, but if you’re considering replacing your transmission this will often cost more than the car itself which makes repairing the transmission the best choice. As Queensland’s number one transmission specialist Gearbox & Diff Shop share the benefits of a transmission repair in our latest post. Continue reading

3 common problems with auto transmissions

Here at the Brisbane based Gearbox and Diff Shop, we are the local experts when it comes to anything related to gearboxes and transmissions. We really take pride in knowing that we are the best at what we do, and always put this reputation on the line every single time that we work on a vehicle in our shop. In today’s blog post we will educate our readers on some of the most common problems that we come across when looking at auto transmissions so that you may become aware of any issues before you ruin your transmission and require a full rebuild! Continue reading

Manual vs. Auto Transmission

In today’s blog post, we are going to take a little bit of a new direction by steering away from some of the more technical aspects about cars and placing the focus on a few different industry trends when it comes to owning and using automobiles. I guess that the first topic of discussion that I would like to bring up revolves around the number of people in the greater Brisbane area that are beginning to choose auto transmission cars over manuals. Continue reading

4 Tips for maintaining your Auto Transmission

Here at the Gearbox and Diff Shop, we pride ourselves on providing our customers with the best tips and tricks when it comes to maintaining their vehicles. We understand the inconvenience that can be caused by having a troublesome car, which is why we always say that prevention is the best cure for most automobile problems. In today’s blog installment, our mechanics from our Brisbane workshop will provide our readers with 4 handy tricks which they can use when maintaining their auto transmission. Continue reading