Engine Centre are one of the primary suppliers of manual and automatic gearboxes for cars and vans throughout the UK. We are also the number one retailer of clutches and dual mass flywheels for one of Europe’s largest parts distributor. This means that for all of your gearbox requirements Engine Centre can offer the best advice, best prices and most importantly, the best service.
At Engine Centre we pride ourselves in providing replacement gearbox solutions at affordable prices. All of our gearboxes come with a full 12 month / 20,000 mile warranty for your total peace of mind. We understand that a gearbox failure is a major inconvenience and also a costly one. That’s why we do everything we can to make getting your vehicle back up and running as quickly and easily as possible.
We will collect your vehicle from anywhere in the UK, and supply you with a courtesy vehicle completely free of charge whilst work is in progress. We can then deliver your vehicle back to you fully repaired and we can even help by spreading the cost on interest free credit.*
Our Gold Seal units represent the best of our product range. Fully reconditioned engines or brand new (subject to availability) at a fraction of the cost of a main dealer or other engine remanufactures. All Gold Seal units come with a 2 year 30,000 mile
warranty (5 year warranty available at additional cost subject to T’s & C’s)
Our Silver Seal units are excellent value for money having being refurbished to the highest standard using new and recycled components which meet the required specification to ensure you have a serviceable unit that will last. All Silver Seal units come with a 12 month / 20,000 mile warranty (3 year warranty available at additional cost subject to T’s & C’s)
Our Bronze Seal units are the most economical option to get your vehicle back up and running. Pre-used low-mileage units, or part-refurbished units which are fully tested and inspected to the highest standards. In many cases they come with additional ancillaries at no extra cost. For total peace-of-mind all our Bronze Seal units come with a limited 6 month / 6,000-mile RTB warranty.
A direct-shift gearbox commonly abbreviated to DSG, is an electronically controlled dual-clutchmultiple-shaft manual gearbox, in a transaxle design – without a conventional clutch pedal, and with full automatic, or semi-manual control. The first actual dual-clutch transmissions derived from Porsche in-house development for 962 racing cars in the 1980s.
In simple terms, a DSG is two separate manual gearboxes (and clutches), contained within one housing, and working as one unit. It was designed by BorgWarner, and is licensed to the Volkswagen Group. By using two independent clutches, a DSG can achieve faster shift times, and eliminates the torque converter of a conventional automatic gearbox. (Source: Wikepedia)
The DSG gearbox has proved very popular amongst the VAG range of vehicle. It is indicated that in the next few years VAG predict up to 60% of new vehicles will be fitted with this gearbox. At present very few specialists in the UK can cater for repairs or clutch replacements due to its complexity, the expense of the tooling and diagnostic equipment and most importantly the knowledge and expertise. At Engine Centre we have invested heavily in the specialist tools and equipment to enable us to carry out all repairs required. All of our DSG technicians have undergone full training by VW and LUK and achieved the accreditation to enable us to be an authorized DSG Service & Repair Centre.