The team at Port Phillip Automotive are experts in diagnosing and repairing any transmission problems for new and old cars.

We have first-hand worked on almost every make of car and understand how the transmissions differ from manufacturer to manufacturer. This experience ensures we are experts at locating and repairing any transmission problems.

Transmissions are one of the most complex parts of your car to diagnose and repair. One of the most common transmission issues we see at our garage is cars slipping gears or making a grinding noise. This can be caused by something as simple as your transmission fluid needing flushing or might be a deeper internal transmission issue.

If your car has a manual transmission, we can also provide clutch servicing, repairs and replacement for all makes and models.

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    Workshop Hours

    Monday:  8am – 5pm

    Tuesday:  8am – 5pm

    Wednesday:  8am – 5pm

    Thursday:  8am – 5pm

    Friday:  8am – 5pm

    Transmission failure

    If your car seems to hold gears for too long, changing up and down without need, or you notice a car shutter when shifting, it might be signs that your transmission might need to be rebuilt or replaced.

    A rebuilt transmission involves removing the transmission from the car, disassembling it, replacing worn-out parts, reassembling it, and then reinstalling it where a transmission replacement can be either a brand new transmission, a transmission that has been refurbished or a transmission from a wrecker that’s virtually brand new.

    Having repaired both automatic and manual transmissions, including clutch replacement, we can ensure your car’s transmission problem is repaired or replaced and operating as normal.

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    Aftermarket Transmission Coolers

    If your car is used to tow heavy loads regularly, you might not realise you are placing excess stress on your automatic transmission.  While most cars and utes have a maximum towing capacity, a lot of the time, your transmission cooling system isn’t matched to that maximum towing capacity and can result in overheating.

    Automatic transmission cooling upgrades are highly recommended to anyone towing large loads such as trailers and caravans.  An upgraded system will help protect your transmission from overheating and improve towing.


    I was down the peninsula visiting family when my car wouldn’t start one evening. Chris from Port Phillip Automotive came and checked out the car within 20 minutes, found the problem quickly and the next day had fixed it for me. Fast, reliable and great service Daniel Kouvaras
    Have been through many different mechanics over the years. Chris and Port Phillip Automotive have been the best by far. An honest company that cares about their customers and always does a great job. Will definitely continue to use their services. Kevin Sharpe
    My Nissan Patrol kept having engine check light come on and it would constantly go into limp mode. The car had logged several codes and Nissan told me that the car would cost approx $6000 to repair. I got a second opinion through Chris, and within 3-4 minutes he found my supposed $6000 issue, it turns it out was a loose fuel line and it was a simple fix with a $1 hose clamp. Very happy with the outcome! Truckie 86
    Chris has helped me with my car many times before, always quick to figure out any problems, honest and upfront with pricing and what it will take to get things fixed up. Always good to know you can call him and get any issues sorted out quickly and get back on the road. Thanks mate Lochie Sheridan
    I drive a 2017 Mazda 3. My car has been serviced by Port Phillip Automotive ever since it was brand new. I have complete trust in Chris to maintain my car, his honesty and professionalism is why I prefer PPA. I recommend Chris to take care of all my friends and colleagues cars knowing they will feel as pleased as I do. Shelley Smith
    Chris has been amazing to deal with, very prompt , reliable, friendly , helpful and fairly priced, He looks after our trucks and machinery and also our personal cars and bikes, i highly recommend the team at port Phillip automotive, harley thomson