DSG Gearbox Repairs
With many years of experience working with a wide range of makes and models, Automatic Man LTD is your go to choice when it comes to classic car gearbox repairs.
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Gearbox Specialists

Our expert specialists offer a free diagnostic session any morning Monday to Friday on classic gearboxes. You can also call us 7 days a week at 0800 6891063.

DSG (Direct-Shift Gearbox) is a specific and highly technical form of semi-automatic gearbox technology. Therefore, an equally high level of expertise and skill is needed to carry out effective DSG car gearbox repairs. A major benefit of a DSG gearbox is that it will shift gears for you electronically.

This technology is essentially made up of two  manual gearboxes within a singular unit. Going into futher detail, it is comprised of two clutches, two gear shafts and an electronic control unit (an ECU). A normal gearbox will carry the gears with one shaft, however, DSG has the even numbers on the first shaft and the uneven numbers (and reverse) on the second. 

The ECU is responsible for making sure that both of these shafts work in unison with each other. Not only do these dual-clutch transmissions provide virtually instant gearchanges, but they are also more efficient than conventional automatic gearboxes as less energy is wasted transferring the engines power to the wheels.

Which DSG Gearbox Vehicles Makes and Models Can Be Repaired?

Our gearbox repair specialists are fully competent with virtually all types of vehicle makes and models. Due to our expert training and decades of experience, we can offer you classic gearbox repairs and reconditioning on a wide variety of vehicles, from the most vintage and obscure to high-tech contemporary vehicles fresh on the market.


Direct-Shift Gearbox is not used by all car manufacturers. A large proportion of Audi, Volkswagen, SEAT and Skoda models and will use DSG gearboxes. However, there are many more manufacturers who have recently began to develop develop DSG-style gearboxes. These often have their own names and acronyms and can therefore be confusing. Some examples of these DSG-style gearboxes which require their own specialist repair service include: 

  • Porsche (PDK) 911, Boxster, Cayman, Panamera
  • Volvo (Powershift) C30, S40, V50
  • Ferrari California
  • Ford (Powershift) C-Max, Focus, Galaxy, S-Max
  • Mitsubishi (SST) Evo X
  • Nissan GT-R
  • BMW (DCT) 3 Series Coup, M3, Z4
  • Peugeot (DCS) 4007
  • Citroen (DCS) C-Crosser

There is no need to panic if you don’t see your specific car make or model, as it is more than likely that our specialists will still be able to help. 

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Automatic Man LTD offer a wide range of services, including free DSG gearbox diagnostic sessions, to help you to understand how to get the most out of your vehicle.

To find out how an SMG gearbox reconditioning or repair could work in your exact vehicle then simply get in contact with one of our friendly and expert team for more information.

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We can help with your Audi automatic gearbox problems

Located in Acton, West London, we service, repair and recondition automatic gearboxes, automatic transmissions and semi-automatic gearboxes for customers throughout London, including Hammersmith, Ealing and Acton.

Our gearbox services include electronic fault finding and ECU testing and re-configuring. Automatic transmissions are highly specialised and we are happy to negotiate with mechanical insurance warranty companies on behalf of our customers.

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Automatic Man is located at 64 Davis Road, Acton, West London W3 7SG

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