DSG Gearbox Repairs

More and more modern sports cars are equipped with high-quality direct shift gearboxes. Despite their hard-wearing, reliable role in a variety of sports car models, these automatic gearboxes can suffer wear and tear or other forms of damage. Here at Automatic Transmissions Ltd, we’re able to provide DSG gearbox repairs for all kinds of sports cars, including Audis, Golfs, Seats and Skodas.

If you’ve started to experience any issues with your direct shift gearboxes, get in touch with our team today. We can provide complete a complete repair and replacement service for transtronic and mechatronic units. These units are commonly used in models with 6/7 speed gearboxes. Whatever kind of issue you’ve started to experience, our team of mechanics and engineers are here for you.

What is a DSG Automatic Gearbox?

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Although they feel almost exactly like standard automatic gearboxes, direct shift gearboxes use a pair of clutches, rather than a single unit. They still rely on the familiar lever or paddle behind the steering wheel, just like any automatic transmission. Most DSG automatic gearboxes can allow you to put your car into Sports Mode to improve acceleration or Manual Mode for a standard driving experience.

The main advantage of DSG automatic gearboxes is that they allow you to change gear extremely quickly. This is much faster than either traditional manuals or a standard automatic gearbox. Thanks to their increased speed and versatility, they are becoming an increasingly popular choice for all kinds of sports models.

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Which Manufacturers Use DSG Automatic Gearboxes?

Most car manufacturers install reliable DSG gearboxes in their sports models. Practically any sports car with a 6 or 7 speed gearbox utilises a fast-acting and resilient direct shift automatic transmission. Many manufacturers use direct shift gearboxes with brand names. For example:

  • Audi’s S Tronic.
  • Porsche’s PDK.
  • BMW’s Dual-Clutch Transmission.

All of these automatic transmissions work in exactly the same way as a standard DSG. The first manufacturer to install a DSG unit was Volkswagen in the Golf Mk4 R32 and, shortly after, the Audi TT 3.2. There are several different names for direct shift gearboxes, depending on the manufacturer, but they all operate in the same way.

Today, a DSG automatic gearbox (or a direct shift style gearbox) is present in a wide range of vehicles. These vehicles can either include a 6-speed gearbox or a 7-speed gearbox. Just some of the series which include these components include:

    • Several Audi Series, including:
      • Audi A Series, including A3.
      • Audi S Series, including S3.
    • Golf GTi and GTD Series.
    • Seat Sports Models.
    • Skoda Sports Models.
    • Volkswagen Sports Models.
    • BMW 3 Series Coup, M3, Z4 (DCT Gearbox).
    • Citroen C-Crosser (DCS).
    • Ferrari California.
    • Ford C-Max, Focus, Galaxy, S-Max (Powershift).
    • Mitsubishi Evo X (SST).
    • Nissan GT-R.
    • Peugeot 4007 (DCS).
    • Porsche 911, Boxster, Cayman, Panamera (PDK).
    • Volvo C30, S40, V50 (Powershift).

DSG Gearbox Repairs from Automatic Transmissions

Here at Automatic Transmissions Ltd, we can provide complete repair services for both wet and dry clutch operated gearboxes. Our team of mechanics and engineers can work to repair and replace direct shift gearbox styles from various manufacturers. We have more than 35 years’ experience in working to repair damaged automatic gearboxes. Whatever kind of issues you’re experiencing with your direct shift gearbox, get in touch today.

Based in Huddersfield, we have access to industry-leading diagnostic equipment. As such, we can quickly and easily identify the cause of any issues you might be suffering from. In the past, we’ve worked to repair a complete range of 6 and 7-speed gearboxes. Both transtronic and mechatronic units can suffer serious damages over time.

Despite their hard-wearing design, it is possible for all kinds of direct shift gearboxes to suffer serious damage or wear and tear. This is true for VW’s DSGs, in addition to BMW’s DCTs, Peugeot and Citroen’s DCSs, Ford and Volvo’s Powershifts, Mitsubishi’s SSTs and Porsche’s PDKs. Some of the most common faults can develop include:

  1. Juddering and Shuddering.
  2. Transtronic and Mechatronic Unit Failure.
  3. Noisy Bearings.
  4. Electro-Hydraulic Control Unit Failure.
  5. Slow to Change Gear. 
  6. Struggling to Speed Up in Certain Gears.

Our experienced team can work to resolve both common and uncommon issues with direct shift gearboxes.

Direct Shift Gearbox Replacement

In some cases, it is possible for a DSG gearbox or alternative model to have suffered too much damage for effective repair. In these cases, the experienced team at Automatic Transmissions can often replace your gearbox with a reconditioned alternative. We can replace both 6 speed and 7 speed DSG gearboxes with pre-reconditioned designs.

In many cases, choosing to replace your gearbox is actually cheaper and quicker than repairing your current model. At any one time, we have more than 400 automatic gearboxes in stock. If we have a reconditioned model already in stock, we can work to quickly replace the transmission and ensure that your vehicle works as it needs to.

For DSG Gearbox Repairs, Get in Touch with Automatic Transmissions Ltd

Here at Automatic Transmissions Ltd, we can provide a complete range of repair and replacement services for direct shift automatic gearboxes. Based in Huddersfield, we can collect and redeliver your sports car if you live within 100 miles. Our team of mechanics covers Manchester, Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Lancashire. We can even provide a courtesy car to help you get around while we work on repairing your damaged transmission.

Whether you’re looking for 6 and 7 speed gearboxes, including wet and dry clutch operated automatic gearboxes, get in touch with our team today. Here at Automatic Transmissions Ltd, we can help you to resolve any kind of issue your vehicle might be experiencing. Simply call our team today on 0800 980 9614 for DSG gearbox diagnostics and repairs. You can also use our simple online contact form, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

    We welcome enquiries from and provide an excellent service to customers within 100 miles of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.