Why Choose Us

 

Professional Staff

Our staff are fully trained to the highest standard and are recognized by ATRA (Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association). This coupled with our in house R&D ensures our ability to re-manufacture and often improve weaknesses in all modern day transmissions. 

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Business to Business Friendly

Nothing is more important than keeping your fleet moving. We can offer comprehensive contracts for all types of fleet management and supply of the highest quality components.

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Only the Best Components

We use only the highest quality components in our products, working closely with many OEM suppliers such as ZF. Mackie Automatic and Manual Transmissions is Scotland's only A rated ZF supplier.

Quality you can trust and service you can rely on.

Service Summary

A little bit more about what we do.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Commercial Services

We offer a full range of services for truck, bus, marine and all other types of commercial vehicles including on site support. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Passenger and Light Vehicles

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.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Engineering Department

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.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Diagnostics and Transmission Services

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.  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Parts Department

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.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Testing and Quality Control

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. 

Our Services in Detail

Time tested and trusted since 1977

Joe Mcenroe
Joe Mcenroe

5 out of 5 stars

posted 7 months ago

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 .

Andrew Robinson
Andrew Robinson

4 out of 5 stars

posted 9 months ago

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.

Mark R
Mark R

5 out of 5 stars

posted 9 months ago

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...

Jackson Thurstons
Jackson Thurstons

5 out of 5 stars

posted a year ago

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.

Derek Rhind
Derek Rhind

5 out of 5 stars

posted a year ago

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...

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FAQs

Some of the most frequently asked questions
  • Check Your Transmission Fluid Regularly: Check your vehicle's owner manual to ensure you check it correctly. If your fluid is low, you have a leak!
  • Service Your Transmission Regularly: Generally, transmissions should be serviced every 24,000 miles. When it's time to have your transmission serviced, bring your vehicle into Mackie Automatic & Manual Transmissions
  • Maintain External Coolers: One of the main causes of transmission failure is from excessive heat. Maintaining your external coolers will help extend the lifespan of your transmission!
  • Problems Checked Right Away: Having a problem checked right away may save you money in the long run. Transmission problems usually start out small and can escalate quickly to a more serious problem. If you are experiencing any problems with your transmission, bring your vehicle into Mackie Automatic & Manual Transmissions right away!
  • Use synthetic oil, sometimes referred to as “Sealed for life" which actually only means that the automatic transmission has been factory filled with synthetic oil. It does not mean that the transmission cannot be repaired, overhauled or remanufactured. However it does extend the service life and service intervals.
  • Driving Before the Engine is Warm: Especially during the winter months, it is important to let the fluid inside your transmission warm up to operating temperature (usually takes about 30 seconds).
  • Rocking Your Vehicle When Stuck: Doing this can make your vehicle's transmission heat up quickly and can damage internal parts.
  • Shifting Into Reverse While Your Vehicle is Still Moving Forward: Make sure you always stop completely before shifting into another gear to avoid grinding the gears in your transmission.
  • Racing: Doing so can severely damage the drivetrain.
  • Using an Ill-equipped Automotive Service Centre to Repair Your Transmission: An under qualified technician may not be familiar with the most up-to-date repairs/machinery available or even how to diagnosis your problem correctly. When having transmission repairs done it is always important to seek help from repair centres who specialise in these problems. The expert technicians at Mackie Automatic & Manual Transmissions use the latest technology and skills to address all of your transmission needs!
  • Shifting Problems: Problems can come as a delay in shifting (such as when it takes a few more seconds for your vehicle to shift into a new gear), an unexpected shift or a rough shift, such as a "clunking" feeling when it goes into gear.
  • Slipping While Driving: You may notice your vehicle is not accelerating normally. If you notice this problem with your vehicle, bring it into Mackie Automatic & Manual Transmissions to service right away!
  • Vehicle Just Won't Go: This can be a sign of a major problem; your fluid maybe low, overheated, or an internal problem may be occurring.
  • Transmission Leak: If you notice red fluid in your driveway or your transmission's fluid is low, you may have a leak.
  • Check Engine Light is On: Sometimes this light indicates a transmission problem.
  • Unique Sounds: Sounds such as a hum, a low whine, rumbling, clunking, chattering, or squealing can indicate a transmission problem.
  • Engine requires a tune-up
  • Electrical problems
  • Broken transmission or engine mount
  • Poor fuel system adjustment
  • Dirty fuel injectors or filter
  • Defective oxygen sensor
  • Computer sensor malfunction
  • Clogged catalytic converter

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.

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Mackie Automatic Transmissions

95 Causewayside Street

Glasgow

G32 8LT


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Telephone : +44 141 778 4545


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