Situated on Emmanuel Street just on the corner of Blackpool Road, in Preston many people drive past our workshop everyday without realising that they have just passed one of the largest vehicle repair workshops in the North West.

With 10 ramps, an 11,000 square foot workshop and a combined experience of over 100 years, Automatic Transmissions (Preston) are larger and better equipped than most main dealerships and we are certainly much more competitive on price.

Most garages and dealerships are unable to repair automatic gearboxes and as a result they typically charge £3000 plus for a replacement part. As a skilled engineering firm specialising in the repair of automatic gearboxes for over 40 years, we can usually strip the faulty gearbox down and repair it to such a high standard that we typically offer warranties to the same length as the main dealerships.

As you are not having to pay the vehicle manufacturers for a new transmission, the cost of our repairs can often be less than half the price of a new transmission.

Our great new waiting area has comfy seating and a clear view of the workshop. We also have customer toilets on site.

If you are looking to get a transmission repair then give us a call today on 01772 259 068 to ensure that you get the best service and value for money possible.

As you will see on the map, we are based within 10 minutes of the M6 and M55 motorways. As such, people from Manchester, Liverpool, Bolton, Wigan, Lancaster, Carlisle, Penrith and all northern cities can get to us within an hour or less. Remember, if your vehicle won’t drive we can come and collect it for a small expense.


We are the only FATE member in Preston and as such, we are the only firm to be a member of a nationally recognised body, dedicated to the science and craft of automatic gearbox repair. If your gearbox is broken, we can guarantee to fix it.



I had my car in my regular garage for a service and was told i had an oil leak on my gearbox manifold. They advised i use a specialist as my car is automatic.(insignia sri cdti). I took my vehicle in to automatictransmissions preston. There customer skills were second to none...they spent nearly 2 hours on my vehicle only to tell me my car was fine and the only oil leak was residue from my service the day before.. honesty hard to find nowadays. They also rectified my engine management system which my own garage failed to do.. i was not charged for any of this work as what my car was booked in for . It did not need. I found both staff and management an absolute credit to the company..also i would without hesitation reccomend to others. I will certainly myself use them myself. Thankyou guys. I gave them as a form of appreciation enough to buy them all a small dinner. May i add this is the first time i have done a write up for anybody..well deserved.

Stephen Elder Avatar Stephen Elder

Can't recommend these guys enough, they have looked after my cars for year's and I have recently bought a car from them that is beautiful and runs like a dream. Thanks guys

Paul Coward Avatar Paul Coward

Took my car to these guys today. Me believing my geabox was going wrong. After 2 minutes the guys had identified the problem...not the gearbox but a faulty brake calliper and disc was sticking...What can I say!! sorted in no time at all.. Car running perfect and the price was really good . One more point the honesty of these guys is unbeatable ..highly recommend this garage....thanks again!!!

Erni JC Avatar Erni JC