Does RDG have any accreditation or certifications?

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 All RDG branches are jointly certified with the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) to the latest requirements of both, the ISO 9001 International Standard for Quality Management Systems Requirements and the SANS 10279 South African National Standard for the Rebuilding of Automotive Gearboxes.

What makes RDG an expert in transmission repair?

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Some of our transmission technicians have received overseas training from Original Equipment Manufacturers in the U.S., Japan and South Korea. All our technicians are amongst the most highly trained and experienced in Southern Africa.

What if I have a limited budget for my gearbox repair?

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Take your vehicle or loose gearbox to your nearest RDG branch – there are eight in South Africa – for a free assessment. Options include a minor repair using pristine used replacement parts, a Remanufactured Exchange gearbox or a 2nd hand refurbished gearbox.

How long does a transmission repair take?

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Your vehicle gets a test drive (if driveable) and computerized diagnostic test to determine the nature of the fault. This could be due to a clutch problem, gear lever assembly, faulty sensor or wiring damage. These are fairly straightforward and quick to repair. If the fault is worn or damaged internal mechanical components, the transmission must be stripped down to …

What does it cost to repair a gearbox?

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A faulty passenger car transmission can be due to something as innocuous as needing a minor adjustment, software update, or replacing a battery or fuse, rectified at a minimal cost. Mechanical wear or damage to one or more bearings, gear cogs, synchro rings, clutch plates or solenoids requires a full strip down and examination. The duration of the strip and …

What’s the difference? Strip and Quote vs Reman Exchange?

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 Both these repair options apply to owners of vehicles of which the manufacturer’s warranty has expired. For a gearbox with minor faults (such as a noisy bearing and/or one damaged gear), it will be cheaper to strip and examine the gearbox for an accurate quote on repair cost. Although the cost is lower, this process takes longer, but still enjoys …