Automatic Transmission Services Pty Ltd

Automatic Transmission Services Pty Ltd

Servicing the Newcastle and Hunter Regions Since 1945

4.1 89 reviews

Getting you Back on the Road Fast with the latest in Automotive Technologies and Service Expertise

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Monday Tuesday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday Thursday 8:00am - 4:30pm
Friday 8:00am - 3:30pm
Closed Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays

About ATS

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Automatic Transmission Servicing and Repairs

It is important to maintain your Automatic Transmission and have it serviced at regular intervals. The ATS team is trained and experienced in all services and repairs to Automatic Transmissions standards.

Hybrid Car Battery Servicing

Save money by checking your battery pack and do the environment a favour. Poor battery condition will diminish performance and fuel economy. A simple check can address this. 

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4.1 89 reviews

  • Avatar Maria Kiedos ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
    Had a valve body repair done a few weeks ago, great job. John explained everything so I knew what was needed. Very professional very courteous would go … More back again. Old school service can’t beat it. Thank you John and Renee
  • Avatar Michael Rogers ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    Excellent service and know their stuff. Very helpful staff with open advice about what needs to be done ????????
  • Avatar Laura Chapman ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    THE BEST !!!
    My car had transmission issues on Christmas Day, all other places across Newcastle & Lake Macquarie refused to book me in before February.
    … More When ATS reopened on the 15th, Renee told me to bring my car in ASAP (even though they were booked out) and that it would hopefully be fixed by that Friday 19th.
    John called me first thing on Wednesday 17th and outlined the issues with my car in great detail and how he and his team fixed it for me. The cost was well-below what other transmission places quoted too.
    I wish I could recommend ATS higher! John and Renee look after the community!
  • Avatar Ewan Roberts ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    John and his team provided me with a highly professional and prompt repair to our transmission. John took time to explain the problem and went through … More all the repair details. I can't recommend them highly enough.
  • Avatar Deana Purcell ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    Excellent customer service. Fantastic mechanical finesse. Experts knowledge and specialist in transmissions. Fixed my dad’s car after a very bad experience … More left it unable to be used. Very reasonably priced and transparent. Professionalism second to none. Transmission now as new! Thank you 🙂
  • Avatar Gaid Le Fol-Caraes ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    Very good and trustworthy customer service. Kept in touch with John and Renee during our travels across Australia and they have been very helpful and kind! … More
    Thanks a lot !
  • Avatar Joseph Koney ★★★★★ 8 months ago
    Fixed my leaking transmission on an 04 Subaru Forrester. Contacted me multiple times through the day to update me on the process. Highly recommend.
  • Avatar Harold J ★★★★★ 8 months ago
    John was very helpful and professional. He took the time to explain the issue and options so there were no surprises. My car has never driven so well. … More Thank you!
  • Avatar Bernd Sasse ★★★★★ 8 months ago
    Had a transmission cooler fitted today and they did a great job and $100 cheaper than they quoted and got some great advice on how to treat the auto box … More when towing I'll be definitely going back when gear box needs a service
  • Avatar Michael Folbigg ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    John and Renae both have service standards and qualities long lost in this digital age and easily make dealing with them a pleasurable and refreshing experience. … More When an additional problem was found I was contacted and the work was authorised.
    The bill came in as quoted with no unexpected charges.
    Do not waste time ringing around, ATS and the crew will certainly do you right.

Automatic Transmission Facts

  • Automatic transmissions were introduced to the Australian car market in the early 1940’s.
  • Early models included Jaguar, Plymouth, Humber in the 1950 to the first automatic Falcon in December 1960 and the first automatic Holden in January 1961.
  • Use of electronics (i.e. computer managed automatic transmission) in an automated production vehicle was introduced in the mid 1980’s with the introduction of the Magna.
  • Automatic transmissions have evolved and changed enormously from their inception.
  • A.T.S has been servicing and repairing automatic transmissions on a continuing basis, from the same location in New Lambton, since its beginnings as a vehicle repair garage in 1945.
  • A.T.S has an established pedigree of doing a good job at a competitive price.
  • A.T.S philosophy, as their first priority, is to solve customer service and repair needs and problems.
  • A.T.S continues to remain up to date with the ever-changing technology found and built into the new generation of motor vehicles.
  • Oil is more than a lubricant. These days it is better described as Transmission Fluid and is much more complex in make up than the older type automatic transmission oil.
  • Transmission fluid is the driving medium in late model electronic automatic transmission.
  • Today car manufacturers demand particular specifications for the transmission fluid in their automatic transmissions.
  • The modern automatic transmission will not function correctly if the transmission fluid does not meet the carmakers specifications – extreme care must be taken.
  • Because the transmission fluid is of a high and complex specification it must be kept clean to maintain reliable automatic transmission operation and life.
  • Overtime, additives and other components, detergents etc breakdown because of the temperature the transmission operates at.
  • The work the transmission fluid has to perform inside the torque converter and the natural component wear within the transmission itself all means that automatic transmission fluid does not last a lifetime.
  • It is just nonsense and misleading for manufacturers to claim that their automatic transmission is a sealed unit and needs no servicing.
  • Servicing and flushing the automatic transmission at least once every two years is a good rule thumb guide for most modern electronically managed automatic transmissions.
  • The quality of the performance of the transmission fluid and therefore the automatic transmission will diminish even if the vehicle only does low kilometers per annum.
  • In modern automatic transmissions most if not all of the electronic components live in the automatic transmission fluid – which at normal operating temperature is hotter that the engine coolant water.
  • Draining and refilling even if the oil pan is removed will only release about 1/3 of the total quantity of the automatic transmissions total capacity.
  • The only method of getting all of the used fluid out of the automatic transmission is to flush the system.
  • Flushing can only be done using the correct fluid for the transmission in question. There is no flushing agent available for this operation.
  • It should be noted that on occasions to get the transmission fully clean it may require more fluid than the capacity of the actual transmission.
  • At A.T.S the used oil goes to waste.

The foregoing opinions are derived from over 40 years of continuous independent experience gained in the repairing and servicing of all makes of automatic transmissions.

  • Another major change in automatic transmission development is the hybrid automatic transmission.
  • A car fitted with a hybrid automatic transmission will cut your fuel costs by 30%. So if you spend about $60 per week on fuel, a hybrid will only cost you $40 per week – a significant saving.
  • How  – because a hybrid automatic transmission uses specialist on-board battery technology to drive the car inconjuction with the internal combustion engine (ICE).
  • Why – because the specialist battery pack now fitted to the car drives the electric motor that is fitted inside the automatic transmission, hence the name hybrid – but – there is more. These electric motors become electric generation when the car decelerates and that recharges the on board specialist battery.
  • All of this adds up to less demand on the internal combustion engine and therefore lower fuel consumption.
  • There are over 52 car manufacturers throughout the world fitting hybrid automatic transmission to their cars.
  • A.T.S services and repairs cars fitted with hybrid automatic transmissions. We service the specialist battery pack that operates in conjunction with the hybrid automatic transmission.


Service All Automatic Transmissions

Repairs Hybrid Batteries & Transmissions

Repair Automatic Transmissions

Have Your Vehicle Regularly Serviced

ATS are specialists in all automatic transmissions.
Our team of specialists will service your vehicle to the Manufacturer's Recommended Schedule and Specifications.

Free Test Drive

Free advice and diagnostic test drive by a trained Transmission Specialist.

Hybrid Car Service

We service the specialist Hybrid car battery pack that operates in conjunction with the hybrid automatic transmission.

Auto Servicing

The ATS team is trained and experienced in all services and repairs to Automatic Transmissions standards.


Good professional and friendly service, taking the time to explain to me what was wrong with my car and what options I had. It is a family run company that has been operating for a long time and has a lot of experience with automatic transmissions. My car is running very well now.
Bar Beach
Thank you ATS for the work done to my Mazda Tribute. It is our family run around which does many long road trips, when the transmission started to go wrong and make noises John took it for a test drive and was able to tell me what it most likely was and advise me on a solution. ATS fixed the automatic transmission and I now trust my car again on those long runs.
Michelle D
I have been dealing with ATS for over 40 years. Recently I had major work carried out on my Volvo V60 transmission. Their advice and recommendations were first-rate; their costings were considerably lower than other firms (including local Volvo dealership); and their customer service flawless. It is such a pleasure to deal with a company that values professional integrity, intelligent customer interaction, exceptional work ethics and exemplary workmanship.I have no hesitation in recommending ATS as the ‘go to’ business for all and any transmission work.
Ric G