Quality you can trust and service you can rely on.
We offer a full range of services for truck, bus, marine and all other types of commercial vehicles including on site support.
Our services for passenger and light vehicles include maintenance services, remove and refit, diagnostics and remanufacture of the transmission unit. We stock a range of remanufactured transmissions ready to exchange for your old transmission.
Our in house Engineering Department allows us to remanufacture Torque Converters on site allowing us to ensure a high quality product with a quick turn around. Our CNC machines allow us to manufacture improved components that are otherwise unavailable.
Our experienced staff use the most up to date specialized diagnostic tools to help advise the best course of action for your transmission trouble, whether it be a software update, in place repair of full transmission rebuild. We also offer full transmission services to keep your transmission healthy and help to prevent premature failure.
We stock thousands of OEM standard transmission components for a massive range of vehicles allowing us to get you back on the road as quickly as possible. Mackie Automatic and Manual Transmissions is the only A rated ZF approved supplier in Scotland.
We use only the most advanced testing equipment including road test simulators and valve body testing machines. Our valve body test equipment was developed and built in house and is being used worldwide by other transmission repair companies. Mackie Transmissions is one of the very few companies in the UK to encompass such rigorous and stringent testing and quality control.
Time tested and trusted since 1977
They are number 1 for transmission remanufacturing ,and will also give a guided tour to customers to show the process from start to finish ,and test equipment .
Sorted the missus mini out at treat, turns out the gearbox wasn't goosed as we feared just needed a new control unit and wheel bearings.
Mackie was recommended to me by Bristol Transmissions when I was looking for a competent firm or individual specialising in transmissions to carry out a service on the ZF box in my audi.. Thankyou very much guys, I will be using you again in future and am happy to recommend mackie transmissions to anyone. As an engineer myself I was reluctant to allocate this particular job to any of the mechanics up in the Highlands, so it was a pleasure to find myself dealing with professionals that know what...
Mackie Trans have rebuilt one TC for me and provided me with good sound advice on other projects. They would be my first point of contact for anything regarding gearboxes and torque convertors since they have helped me solve other mechanics mistakes and steered me away from wasting money.
Anyone contemplating a gearbox or torque-converter overhall should be under no misconception as to the expertise of this company. Having just done a factory tour with the Mercedes Club one cannot fail to be impressed by the level of knowledge, cleanliness and equipment displayed. From the enthusiasm shown by the boss and his staff to the in-house custom designed valve body testing rig and automatic TC welders everything points to this being an expert firm in their chosen field. Off the shelf...
The transmission takes the power from the engine to the wheels by using gears. In other words, your car won't move without a transmission. What should I do so my transmission doesn't fail? Most importantly, you should have your transmission serviced every 24,000 miles. Check the fluid regularly; making sure it is full and red. Check your owner's manual for information about any specific transmission fluid your vehicle may require.
The torque converter distributes the power from the engine to the transmission. The torque converter allows the car to remain stopped while the car is in gear.
There are many assumptions of a failing transmission. A strange noise, a slipping transmission, no reverse or skipping gears. These can all be signs of a failing transmission.
It doesn't. At least, it doesn't when you understand what we need to do to repair your transmission. You see, repairing an automatic transmission is not as simple as changing the spark plugs or adjusting the carburetor. Today, automatic transmissions -- particularly those with front wheel drive technology or computerized systems -- are extremely complicated units. There are over 3,000 parts in today's average automatic transmission. And the parts for some late model imports can cost ten times as much as parts for older, larger cars. Just getting to the parts you need to see to find out what's wrong often calls for major surgery -- especially in smaller cars where the manufacturer has tightly packed different mechanical systems on top of and around each other.
Aside from the fact that a consumer might easily miss a symptom a trained mechanic would see or hear when the vehicle is brought in, can you tell the difference between a rattle, buzz, grind, whine and a slip? And do you mean the same thing by those words that we do? Over 50% of the vehicles that customers bring in for transmission issues, don't need a transmission. The problem is somewhere else in the vehicle. The plain truth is, we simply can't be sure of what's wrong with your transmission until we take a look at the vehicle. Nobody can.
There are several things you can do to protect yourself from dishonest transmission repair shops. First, ask your regular automotive mechanic to recommend a transmission shop. Ask to see around the workshop or facility, if you don’t see the level of test equipment as shown in the Mackie website, you are probably dealing with a sub-standard organisation. All bona – fide Transmission rebuilders are proud of their facilities and would be delighted to show you around. Then check with your local Office of Fair Trading to see if that shop has had any complaints filed against it. But there's an even simpler way: check to make sure that your automatic transmission shop is a member of ATRA - the Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association.
ATRA is a nonprofit organization for the automatic transmission repair industry. Its members comprise the world's oldest and largest network of independent transmission rebuilding firms, with over 2000 members across the world.
ATRA requires that its members employ experienced personnel whose skills have been tested and certified by the Association. To make sure they stay up to date on the latest automatic transmission models, ATRA also requires members to attend annual training seminars. When you take your car to an ATRA member's shop, you can rest assure that you are dealing with technicians who know what they are doing.