To fit, or not to fit, that is the question
Your Subaru, sadly, needs a replacement gearbox, and you have wisely chosen ADS to supply it. The ADS factory and workshop at Peakhurst is a state-of-the-art facility, with five hoists and the most up-to-date tools and electronic equipment. We have over many years selected and trained a team each member of which has a specialized area of expertise, so your replacement gearbox will be fitted by a gearbox specialist. Because all areas of Subaru servicing, parts, service and factory, are under the one roof, there are no delays and we have the fastest turnaround times in the business depending on if your gearbox is pre-ordered and built, or built and installed at the same time.
All Drive Subaroo have complementary fully insured automatic transmission Subaru loan vehicles, in excellent condition, for your convenience. We want your experience with us to be seamless and enjoyable so you can carry on with your daily activities without interruption. You only have to drop off your car and drive away. Note that if the loan car is required, it must be booked in advance.
Perhaps you live some distance from the ADS factory and service center at Peakhurst, or perhaps you have a closer mechanic who is able to install the engine for you. You must then decide whether to have ADS, or an authorised agent fit your ADS gearbox, or get the local mechanic to do it. Questions clients commonly ask with regard to Subaru gearbox replacement include:
- What are the benefits of ADS installation of my replacement gearbox?
- Does installation affect warranty?
- What should be replaced along with the gearbox?
- Is a replacement gearbox for my Subaru economically viable?
Benefits of ADS or approved service center fitment
Making the right decision about Subaru gearbox installation is important. When ADS fit a replacement gearbox, we first ensure the car itself is in good condition and that there are no problems that might cause problems with the new gearbox.
For that reason, before the installation of your replacement gearbox, ADS performs an obligation free assessment and 90-point safety check. If a replacement gearbox is judged to be not an economically viable investment you can take your car home with no further obligation.
Another reason to use ADS to fit your replacement gearbox is that there are sometimes issues with third party installers. Warranties vary widely with different installers, while our warranty is one of the best in the business, for two reasons: first, because we build a high quality gearbox and we are confident it will be reliable and durable, and second, because we are scrupulous about prevention.
ADS have identified the most common causes of gearbox failure and we routinely inspect or replace related components to ensure there is no recurrence of the problem that caused the original failure. We have generated a basic list of items that we consider critical and that we carefully inspect and/or renew when installing your replacement Subaru gearbox.
Failure to inspect, replace or renew vital related components can cause damage to your replacement gearbox or your Subaru vehicle. We ensure that any components that may have contributed to the initial gearbox failure are fixed prior to releasing the vehicle back to our customer.
Serviceable items related to the gearboxes such as fluids, gaskets and switches are renewed. We have generated a detailed inspection list of items that we consider important and should not be overlooked when installing your replacement Subaru gearbox;
- Front and Rear CV Drive Shafts
- Inhibitor Switches unit
- Mountings and Cross Members
- Shifter Operation and Bushing
- Correct Final Drive Ratios
- Electronic TCU controller
- Tail shaft operation