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For the very best direct shift gearbox repairs, installations and direct gearbox servicing, book a servicing with Bohernabreena Gearbox Centre today.

Direct Shift Gearbox

From our specialist Dublin gearbox garage, Bohernabreena Gearbox Centre offer the very highest standard of direct shift gearbox installations, direct shift gearbox repairs and direct shift gearbox services.
Direct Shift Gearboxes act in a similar fashion to an automatic gearbox. However, a Direct shift gearbox is essentially two gearboxes working as one. A DSG is connected to the engine by two drive shafts. The system also uses two clutches that are operated by mechatronics. A mechatronic system is a system controlled by both electronics and mechanics.
The major advantage of a gearbox of a DSG system, especially when compared to traditional manual and automatic gearboxes, is that a DSG gearbox automatically prepares for a gear change, allowing for both fast and smooth gear changes.
Direct Gear Box Systems are complex and require specialist expertise during servicing and repairs.

To schedule a direct gearbox service or direct gearbox repair, contact us today.

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  • Can I drive with a bad differential?
    Driving with a bad differential is dangerous, and not a wise decision. Technically, you can drive with a bad differential but the problem will most definitely only get worse and could leave you stranded by the road somewhere. If you are looking for repairs to your differentials in South Dublin, call us at Bohernabreena Gearbbox Centre.
  • How long do clutch repairs in Dublin take?
    Here at Bohernabreena Gearbox Centre, we pride ourselves on offering fast, reliable, and professional services all at competitive rates. Each car is different, and so it’s hard to say how long it will take without seeing the situation. Once you bring your car in we will be able to give you a proper estimation of how long it will take to repair your clutch.
  • What are signs of damage to the flywheel?
    If you are thinking you may have a bad flywheel, some signs to keep in mind would be any abnormal noise that happens when the starter motor is engaged, your car slipping out of gear, any shaking or vibration felt through the clutch pedal, and even a burning smell coming from the clutch. If you are looking for replacement flywheels in Dublin, then call us here at Bohernabreena Gearbox Centre. We are able to supply and fit flywheels at our centre without a problem.
  • Can I drive with a broken or failing clutch?
    The simple answer: no; you should never be driving with a broken or failing clutch. By driving with a broken clutch, you could be causing more damage to the surrounding parts in your car. It can be extremely dangerous to do, too. You should be looking into clutch repairs in Dublin and giving us a ring as soon as you think something is off with your clutch.
  • Do you need a transfer box to drive?
    If you have a vehicle that is four-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, then you do need a transfer box in addition to differentials on each axis to drive the vehicle properly.
  • How often do you need to change the fluid in transfer boxes in Dublin?
    It is recommended to change the transfer box fluid every 48,000 km, especially if you use four-wheel drive often. If the fluid runs low or becomes contaminated, it can also lead to a failure in the differentials. If this happens, contact our professionals at Bohernabreena Gearbox Centre.
  • Can you still drive with a bad transfer box?
    If your transfer box is in need of repair, you can still drive with it, however, you will not be able to drive in four-wheel drive until it has been repaired or replaced.
  • How do I schedule a direct gearbox service with Bohernabreena Gearbox Centre?
    To schedule a DSG repair please call our specialist gearbox garage today. Our customer service representatives will organise a time that suits your schedule.
  • How is a direct shift gearbox different to an automatic gearbox?
    DSG gearboxes are considered semi-automatic gearboxes. While automatic gearboxes use torque converters instead of a clutch. A DSG actually uses two clutches. With a DSG system, when a gear is changed the system automatically prepares for the next change. This allows for faster and smoother gear changes.From a driver's perspective, a DSG can change gears automatically while also allowing for manual transmission.
  • What if I need a whole new gearbox?
    Requiring a whole new gearbox will only happen if it has become severely damaged and we will always do our best to limit the repairs. However, if you need complete new installation then our team of mechanics will remove your old gearbox and install a new one to the highest of standards.
  • Do you offer a warranty?
    Yes, all repair work carried out by us comes with a warranty. All work is subject to stringent testing to ensure everything is in perfect working order before you drive off.
  • What is gearbox maintenance?
    Our gearbox maintenance service includes a full check up on your gearbox and transmission to make sure it stays in full working order. We also change gearbox oil and can make sure that your cars software is working correctly.
  • How does a clutch and gear stick work?
    The clutch consists of a large disc in between the gearbox and engine. This disc is attached to the engine and spins with it. When you press in on teh clutch it dsiconnect the disc from the engine letting you change the gear. When you take your foot off the clutch to move the car, the disc is pressed against the gearbox causing the gears to turn.
  • Do you stock replacement parts?
    Yes, we are fully stocked with thousand of parts across all makes and models of cars. We have all the parts for automatic and manual transmissions including clutch pedals, torque converters, flywheels, planetary gear sets.
  • How do you diagnose problems?
    We use the latest technology and diagnostics equipment to identify the exact cause of your issue. This mean we only repair what is necessary.
  • Can you repair anything else?
    At Bohernabreena Gearbox Centre we also repair and supply parts for clutches and flywheels. If you have any kind of issue with these then give our team a call.
  • Do you only repair manual gearboxes?
    No, at Bohernabreena Gearbox Centre we repair both manual and automatic gearboxes. We also stock parts for both types of gearboxes.
  • What happens if you can’t repair my gearbox?
    If a repair is out of the question then we will supply you with a replacement. We stock over 1000 parts at any one time, so we will have your part installed quickly with no fuss.
  • How do I know if I need a new clutch?
    There are a few tell tale sign that your clutch needs to be replaced. These include a burning smell as you shift gears, the car unexpectedly slipping out of gear, a sticky or sensitive clutch pedal, and smoke coming from the engine. 
  • What cars do you work with?
    Our expert team have over 40 years of experience and can repair gearboxes for all vehicle makes and models.
  • Why does my transmission need oil?
    The oil in your transmission acts as a lubricant and allows of a smooth transition between gears. This oil should be changed regularly as the oil becomes dirty overtime and this makes it less effective. 
  • What is a direct shift gearbox?
    A DSG, or direct shift gearbox, is a combination of both an automatic and manual gearbox. It is an electronically controlled clutch, without the usual clutch pedal. In other words you still need to manually change the gears but you do not need a clutch to do so. 
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