Our propshaft expertise
The propshaft, also known as the propeller shaft or drive shaft is used to connect various components of a drive train in a vehicle. Its purpose is to accommodate for two variables on the drive train, namely;
Variable distances typically found between the gearbox and the differential on all rear wheel drive and 4X4 vehicles. A sliding assembly (not found on all propshafts) allows the propshaft to increase and decrease in length in order to accommodate these changes.
Variations in alignment between the driving components and the driven components via universal joints or constant velocity joints.
Propshaft repair services
We consider our employees as the most important asset in our company and the primary factor to our success. As such we invest heavily on their training continuously. Our employees are highly professional, trained and hard working. As a result we rarely make a mistake analyzing a problem, and other shops consult with us because of this.
We are also ISO9001 compliant, AA approved, level 3 BBEEE compliant, and a member of the RMI.
Some of our facilities include a workshop of approximately 40 lifts, 8 work benches for stripping and re-assembling gearboxes, a torque converter & prop shaft rebuilding plant, our administration centre, quality control area, wash bays and car wash.
We are always testing and improving our gearbox facilities and technology, growing our knowledge of new cars and our staff's expertise.
The layout of our Johannesburg branch has been carefully planned to ensure that our work is carefully managed and efficiently organised. This means that you get the best quality of work in the fastest possible time.
Our production line is put together to diagnose and repair automatic and manual gearboxes, differentials, torque convertors and propshafts with the lowest risk of returns possible.
For over 25 years, Sparklight Gearboxes has been a leader in the use of technology for transmission repairs. We were the first in the country to import a dyno machine for gearbox testing, and have since expanded our diagnostic equipment to assist with fast evaluations of gearboxes.
We test every gearbox extensively before diagnosing it, and once repaired, we use our imported testing equipment to ensure that it is working correctly. Once completed, every gearbox is road tested to ensure it works perfectly.
We're repairers of all brands
We service dealerships from all over Gauteng and the Western Cape, and work with almost all of the insurance groups in South Africa. Our front-line service team are friendly and offer a professional service while keeping you up to speed with the progress of your vehicle.
Trucks & commercial vehicles
We repair all truck and heavy machinery gearboxes from our head office in Johannesburg. With our facilities and experience, truck gearbox rebuilds and repairs are cost-effective and fast, ensuring downtime is kept to a minimum.
We are recommended repairers of these car transmissions
We also repair these car transmissions
And we repair these truck gearboxes
We are quality approved
- SANS 10279:2005 Accredited
- ISO9001 compliant
- AA approved
- Level 3 BBEEE compliant
- Member of the RMI
We even offer you a free towing service in Gauteng and Cape Town to our workshops. Simply call us on 0860 GEARBOX (432 7269) to request a tow.
Manual gearbox repairs.
Our highly trained staff are capable of repairing and remanufacturing any type of manual vehicle gearbox. We offer engineering facilities and the best technology available in order to diagnose your gearbox and repair it perfectly.
Automatic gearbox repairs.
We're specialists in repairing and remanufacturing any type of automatic vehicle gearbox. We offer engineering facilities and the best technology available in order to diagnose your gearbox and repair it perfectly.
Transfer case repairs.
Sparklight Gearboxes offers highly trained staff with the best equipment to repair and rebuild transfer cases.
Sparklight Gearboxes are fully equipped to handle truck, commercial vehicle, earthmoving, and off-road gearboxes of any size. We have all the necessary specialist tools, staff and training to remanufacture these gearboxes and our facilities are large enough to cater for the extreme sizes that these gearboxes require.
Our highly trained staff are capable of repairing and remanufacturing any type of vehicle differential. We offer engineering facilities and the best technology available in order to diagnose your diff and repair it perfectly.