How to get your car ready for a road trip – A Checklist

Before hitting the road for a lengthy jaunt up or down the coast, getting your car ready the upcoming road trip is something that every safety conscious motorist should think about. It doesn’t have to necessarily be an expensive exercise either.

Gearbox and Diff Shop are your automotive specialists in Brisbane and explain some basic checks to carry out so your car is road-trip ready and is able to hit the sprawling asphalt of the open road with confidence and reliability.   Continue reading

Bad Driving Habits that Wear out Your Clutch

Your clutch is a small part of your car, but it can cause big problems. A faulty clutch can lead to other problems throughout your car and result in expensive bills beyond clutch repairs.

As one of the most overworked components in your car, even correct use of the clutch pedal results in inevitable damage. Incorrect or excessive use causes unnecessary wear and tear, which can result in the need for premature clutch repairs. The good news for Brisbane drivers is that you can prolong the life of your clutch by making a few changes to your driving habits. Continue reading

How much does a reconditioned Gearbox cost?

Need a new gearbox? Or maybe not necessarily one that is completely new, but one that has been reconditioned?

Well you are in the right place. We specialise in reconditioned gearboxes and can fit reconditioned with our access to spare parts we have onsite here at our two Brisbane workshops. If we don’t have a gearbox to fit in your car, with our industry connections there’s a good chance we can track it down with our networks in the auto repair industry.  Continue reading

Tips that will improve your car’s fuel economy

It seems the cost of fuel of automobiles seems to be always on the rise and adding more pressure to household expenses. Thankfully, there are some fuel strategies to make your car go further between visits to the service station and help you save some cash.  Some of these tips provided might seem common sense, but you would be surprised how many of us neglect these simple tips. Continue reading

Does your Diff Need Attention?

Your car’s differential (or diff) plays a very important but often undervalued role. It’s only when something goes wrong that people start asking questions and noticing the role the diff plays in  Questions about diff repair are many so for this reason the team at Gearbox and Diff Shop answer some common questions about what a diff does, and how you can identify if these components need some attention. 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

Common signs you need your power steering serviced

Car steering systems are responsible for more than helping your car point in the desired direction. There are actually a number of components working together between the steering wheel in your hands and the tyres on the road that play a role in how your steering system operates. People often don’t inspect their systems like they would their tyres or other more visible components in their vehicles, however when they ‘feel’ something wrong – usually through the steering wheel – this is often a sign that there is a problem with power steering components in the vehicle. In today’s post our mechanics share some common car steering problems and the signs that can help you identify these in your own car. Continue reading

What causes power steering fluid to leak?

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Diagnosing common power steering problems

Proper power steering is essential for your car’s safe operation, so if you notice heavy steering, vibrations through the steering wheel while turning, or an unpleasant squealing noise when performing manoeuvres on the roads it’s time to check your fluid levels and possibly have your steering system looked at. In our latest post the team with more than 30 years power steering experience we share the common causes behind leaking power steering. Continue reading