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 dropped my Audi q7 of with gearbox issues. It was potentially I huge job costing around the £3,000 mark!!

I was greeted with brilliant customer service and very knowledgeable staff who knew these gearboxes inside out! Which gave me confidence they knew what they was doing. No hard sales and no pushing you to get the most money out of you which was a good change for an indy garage or any garage for that matter!

I agreed the cost for the worst case scenario and they started work.

I got a call few days later saying car was ready and they fixed all issues! They could have charged me the £3,000 and I would never have known any different but they never. I was impressed with their honesty and I wish all garages did this. They only charged for what they changed and tested everything before they gave me my car back . It runs perfect and only charged me £645 which was a huge relief. That was for diagnostics , full front end strip / rebuild and parts + oil filters etc I thought is was very reasonable !

James was the main man on this job, he was honest and very knowledgeable about these boxes. His customer service skills are a credit to the company. I would be recommending this garage to many people and I do recommend if you have any issues with gearboxes this is the ONLY place to take it!!

Thank you once Again..

Ayaz Malik Avatar Ayaz Malik

Professional and friendly staff and excellent service.. would recommend to anyone.. A++++

Staci Garratt Avatar Staci Garratt

Did a transmission oil change on my 2003 X5, superb service. Highly recommended!!

Dan Johnston Avatar Dan Johnston