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Best Transmission
Repair Shops in
San Diego

Why These Transmission Repair Shops?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored transmission repair shops on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best transmission repair shops in San Diego, CA.

Reviewed Curated Top Picks 299 187 19

Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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AAMCO Transmissions & Total Car Car

AAMCO Transmissions & Total Car Care in El Cajon is a car service center that specializes in transmission repairs. The business offers clutch service and repair, transfer case repair, and can repair and rebuild manual and automatic transmissions. AAMCO Transmissions & Total Car Care also addresses problems with a vehicle’s battery, brakes, cooling system, exhaust, and more. The shop offers financing options for larger scale repairs.

El Cajon, CA 92020


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Ace Auto Repair

Ace Auto Repair in San Diego is a family-owned business that has over 30 years of experience in the automotive repair industry. The mechanics at Ace Auto Repair specialize in Land Rovers, Range Rovers, Discovery, BMW, Mercedes, Toyota, Mazda, Honda, and all American-made cars. The shop offers cost-effective diagnostic testing and handles anything from oil changes and tune-ups to transmission and suspension repairs. Ace Auto Repair offers a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee on all parts and a price-match guarantee on any quote for repair services.

San Diego, CA 92126


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Allman Family Auto

Allman Family Auto is a family-owned and -operated automotive repair facility in San Diego. Each of the shop’s mechanics holds an Automotive Excellence Service certification and handles maintenance and repairs anywhere from oil changes and wiring issues to the complete rebuilding of a transmission. Allman Family Auto performs transmission repairs on both domestic and foreign vehicles.

San Diego, CA 92115


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ATS Transmissions & Auto Service

ATS Transmissions & Auto Service in San Diego has nearly 30 years of experience in repairing and replacing transmissions, radiators, water pumps, batteries, alternators, and more. The business prides itself in honest, quality work, and as a result takes the time to diagnose shifting problems and any other driveability issues to determine if a transmission can be repaired before considering replacement. ATS Transmissions & Auto Service offers free local towing for major repairs and a military discount on all transmission rebuilds.

San Diego, CA 92103


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Cox Auto Service

Cox Auto Service is a business in San Diego that offers complete car care for domestic and foreign vehicles from electrical system repairs and general maintenance services to transmission repairs. The shop offers free towing services, free shuttle service, and even free loaner cars with major repairs. The business’ website has a comprehensive list of services and a page of printable coupons for discounts on services including timing belt and head gasket replacements.

San Diego, CA 92121


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El Cajon Transmissions

El Cajon Transmissions in San Diego is ASE certified and has been in business for over two decades. The shop repairs and rebuilds automatic and manual transmissions for a range of makes and models. The business’s website has contact information for the shop and a page of current promotions from free services to special pricing and discounts.

San Diego, CA 92115


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Greg's Automotive

Greg’s Automotive in El Cajon and La Mesa specializes in brake repair, cooling and heating systems repair, computer diagnostics and repair, and transmission and driveline services and repairs. Greg’s Automotive accurately diagnoses driveability problems, and in doing so, can save customers money by repairing individual problems, instead of replacing the whole transmission by default. In reviews, customers have commented on the business’s trustworthiness and solid, ethical advice.

El Cajon, CA 92020


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Griffin's Auto Repair

The mechanics at Griffin’s Auto Repair in San Diego are ASE-certified automotive technicians who specialize in brake, cooling system, engine, suspension, and clutch repairs. The business has nearly 60 decades of experience in repairing and rebuilding automatic and manual transmissions. Griffin’s Auto Repair uses original equipment manufacturer parts and offers a 24,000-mile or two-year guarantee with every car repair service it performs.

San Diego, CA 92101


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Kearny Mes Automotive and Transmission

Kearny Mesa Automotive and Transmission of San Diego has more than 30 years of experience working on manual and automatic transmissions of domestic and foreign vehicles. The business offers free towing and affordable prices on transmission repairs and installations. Kearny Mesa Automotive and Transmission performs other repairs including those necessary to maintain hybrid vehicles. The shop offers complete diagnostic services and supplies customers with honest quotes that never have any hidden fees.

San Diego, CA 92111


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Ken's Auto Center

Ken’s Auto Center is an automotive repair business in San Diego that offers dealership-quality transmission and other automotive repair services at affordable prices. The business handles issues having to do with wheel alignment, power steering, the exhaust, timing belts, tires, power windows and door locks, and much more. Ken’s Auto Center works to determine the true source of any driveability problems before ever recommending complete replacement of a vehicle’s transmission. The business offers 24-hour towing and courtesy shuttle services as a courtesy to its customers.

San Diego, CA 92126


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Lemon Grove Transmission

Lemon Grove Transmission is a family-owned business that has been offering fast, reliable service since it opened its doors in 1947. Lemon Grove Transmission is fully licensed and insured that rebuilds, repairs, and replaces transmissions for manual and automatic vehicles. The shop offers repair services for brakes, heating and cooling systems, fuel pumps and more. The business offers multiple discounts for seniors, students, and members of the military and bonus services to all customers including free local towing and free engine light scans.

Lemon Grove, CA 91945


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Magic Lube Auto & Transmission Repair

Magic Lube & Auto Repair is a full-service automotive repair shop in San Diego that specializes in transmission repairs and rebuilds. The shop’s mechanics are all ASE certified and will only use quality parts from reputable vendors when making repairs to a vehicle. When working on a customer’s vehicle, Magic Lube & Auto Repair works to achieve an accurate diagnosis, often times finding smaller problems than other automotive repair shops reported, which in turn makes for a much more cost-effective repair job.

San Diego, CA 92105


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Mira Mesa Automotive Repair

Mira Mesa Automotive Repair in San Diego is an approved AAA Auto Care Center, a Napa Auto Care Center, and is approved by the Automotive Service Council of California. The business offers oil changes, brake repairs, smog tests, suspension and transmission repairs, and other automotive services. Each of the shop’s mechanics has more than 15 years of experience in the automotive repairs industry.

San Diego, CA 92126


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Miramar Transmission

Miramar Transmission in San Diego is a family-owned and -operated that offers quality automotive repairs in a timely manner. The business offers free towing, computer diagnostics tests, road tests, and even free shuttle service for repairs that will keep a customer’s car in the shop longer than he or she would like to wait. Miramar Transmission specializes in transmission services and repairs that address problems like slipping, irregular shift timing, and other malfunctions on any make or model of vehicle.

San Diego, CA 92126


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MR Master Mechanics

MR Master Mechanics in San Diego is a full-service automotive repair shop that works on all makes and models of vehicles but specializes in Volkswagen and Audi models. MR Master Mechanics services alternators and starters, mufflers and exhaust systems, shocks, struts, cooling systems, and more. The shop also repairs and rebuilds automatic transmissions. The shop’s mechanics are ASE certified and work to exceed customers’ expectations in all forms of service whether it be an oil change, a tire rotation, or the installation of new brakes.

San Diego, CA 92121


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Pacific Automotive

The ASE certified mechanics at Pacific Automotive have been serving the San Diego area for over 20 years. Pacific Automotive offers diagnostic services for check engine lights, air conditioning services, lube, oil, and filter changes, radiator repair, brake repairs, and transmission repairs. The shop cares for personal vehicles, transit vans, and buses. Reviewers appreciate the business’s honesty and integrity when it comes to repairing and replacing only the parts that need to be serviced.

San Diego, CA 92109


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Ruffner Transmission

Ruffner Transmission in San Diego has more than 30 years of experience in transmission service and repair. All of the shop’s mechanics have Automotive Service Excellence certifications and can handle transmission repairs for domestic and foreign engines, manual or automatic. Ruffner Transmission can perform diagnostics tests, clutch repairs, and axle shaft repair and replacement. The shop also repairs problems with a vehicle’s shocks, struts, axles, and brakes.

San Diego, CA 92111


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Summit Transmissions

Summit Transmissions in La Mesa has well over 30 years of experience in repairing cars, vans, diesel trucks, motorhomes, and other vehicles. Summit Transmissions performs tire and wheel services, brake repairs, transmission repairs, and more. The business has the valuable ability to diagnose driveability issues, which can end up saving customers large sums of money when it comes to transmission repairs because instead of just assuming a vehicle needs a new transmission, Summit Transmissions works to identify individual problems that may be causing any malfunctions.

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West Group Auto

West Auto Group is an automotive and transmission shop with two locations in Escondido and El Cajon that offers manual and automatic transmission repairs and services for vehicles of any make and model. West Auto Group also offers heating and cooling system repair, exhaust services, and more. The shop offers a three-year or 100,000-mile warranty on all transmission repairs and a 24,000-mile warranty on other repairs and services. On Saturday mornings, Auto West Group appears on 760 KFMB, an AM talk radio station from seven to eight, and has a segment on CW6 San Diego news station at 8:20 called “Ask the Auto Man,” which informs viewers about a different vehicle maintenance or repair topic each week.

El Cajon, CA 92020


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