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Land Rover Gearbox Services

At JLR Essex, we can provide a full servicing for your Land Rover’s transmission, whether it’s for a manual gearbox or automatic.

 

How to know if gearbox oil is low

There are signs you can look out for to see if your transmission needs servicing. If you notice any of these signs, it could be worth getting in touch.

Why carry out a Mega Flush Automatic transmission service?

Preventing issues can save you lots of money

The biggest enemy of an automatic transmission is the heat generated by the constant friction of clutch plates. Automatic gearbox oil that is changed at recommended intervals helps disperse heat better, helps lubricate clutch plates, and contains fresh detergents to keep the transmission clean and operating properly.

If the fluid is not changed at recommended intervals, over time, important additives oxidize and break down, reducing the ability of the fluid to lubricate and protect. This may cause acid, rust and sludge in the fluid, which is the leading cause of transmission failure.

Conventional transmission service leaves about 60% of the old gearbox fluid still in the system in the torque converter and oil cooler, which can cause the transmission to malfunction or even completely fail.

 

How does an automatic gearbox work

The torque converter connects the engine of a vehicle to the transmission, making the wheels turn. The torque converter is a doughnut-shaped liquid coupler, which has two main functions:

 

Our premier automatic transmission service

Mega Flush, Exchange and Condition:

Using our state-of-the-art BG PF5 system, we will Mega power flush your transmission. This involves thoroughly exchanging your old oil for new fully synthetic oil, using ATC plus soft shift formula conditioner, with torque converter and oil cooler.

Our premier Mega Flush service price starts from only £349.00 inc VAT.

Save 10% on your service by quoting code 130561.

 

Some of the benefits of a Mega Flush Automatic car transmission service:

Some manufacturers advise that their transmissions are sealed for life, however, even the best specification oils degrade. We believe that the lifetime of your transmission can be extended with a service every 40,000 miles or every 4 years and in our experience not changing the oil has caused problems including slow or jerky gearshifts and in some cases premature transmission failure.

A regular automatic gearbox service will restore the efficiency of your transmission making your vehicle feel new again, along with many miles of trouble-free operation.

We recommend you should have your transmission serviced every 40,000 miles our four years, whichever comes first.

The Land Rover and Range Rover are well known for automatic gearbox problems, beginning from around 80,000 miles. Some of these common faults include:

The cost that some customers are being quoted runs into thousands of pounds, so people are selling their vehicles as they are being put off by the cost of repairs.

Over the past few years, we at JLR Essex have had great success with resolving many of these faults at a fraction of the costs by carrying out a transmission oil change.

So what is involved with the transmission fluid change? We connect our machine into the transmission system and start the flushing process, by adding a flushing agent into the transmission system and run for 20 minutes.

During the time this is happening, we will select all the gears and make sure the transmission gets to normal running temperature.

We then start the fluid exchange process, exchanging all of the oil. Many garages only exchange approximately 60% of the old oil in the system.

We exchange 100% of oil in the whole transmission system Gearbox, torque converter, oil cooler and hoses. We then add a conditioner to the new transmission oil, clear any fault codes that might be in the system, to give your Land Rover or Range Rover many more miles of smooth gear changes.

 

How much should I pay for an oil and filter change?

The automatic gearbox oil change cost can depend on a number of factors, such as:

Specialist and synthetic oils tend to be more expensive.

JLR Essex, however, can save you up to 60% on main dealer prices and offer a free MOT with every service.