Miramar Transmission

  • 4.6 of 5 stars
2 reviews

6594 Miramar Rd, #101, San Diego, CA 92121, us

(858) 457-3777

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Hours
 
Specialties
Keeps track of your cars repair history for you
Has ASE certified mechanics
Guarantees all work for at least 12 months or 12000 miles
Loaners
No
Notes
 
They are always honest
4.5/5
They are competent
4.5/5
Their repair price is reasonable
4.0/5
They complete the work in a timely manner
4.5/5
They respond well when they screw something up
5.0/5
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
5.0/5
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
5.0/5
They are always honest
4.5/5
I would use this mechanic again
N/A
I would recommend this mechanic to others
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They fix the problem the first time
5.0/5
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
4.5/5
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
4.5/5
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
5.0/5
Jan 14, 2004
I was looking to get my car repaired for emissions issues so my car would pass Smog tests. Before I went to them I had gone to the Mercury dealership who charged me 75.00 to tell me a sensor was out and my catalytic converter was out. they wanted to charge me 1300.00 to repair it. I came to Miramar Transmission because suddenly I felt my transmission was slipping, as it hesitated in reverse when cold. And seemed sluggish at other times. I found these guys through a recommendation of a co-worker when I lived in San diego. Since the "slipping" only happened when cold, I had arrived in the afternoon, he kept it overnight. The manager explained to me that sometimes it can be a sensor issue. He stated he had the same equip the dealer uses to diagnose these problems. He did not charge me a penny to diagnose the bad sensor. To add more to this he stated he could replace that sensor at 190.00 installed he was firm on this and said that is all I will charge you regardless (almost 200.00 less than the dealership). The sensor costed around 140.00, but it gets better. The next day (before the sensor was replaced) they test drove it found the same issue I had expressed. They replaced the sensor and all problematic symptoms disappeared. When I came in he explained that he had tried to reach me and couldn't which is truth as I couldn't take calls from work and wasn't home. So what he had done was drain the transmission to make sure nothing internally was wrong, he told me there were no problems with it at all. To my delight nonetheless, well me expecting to pay only the 190.00 plus tax (the transmission drain and fill was around 35.00), I brought only 116.00 and that was all I had. He just casually said don't worry about it. I was shocked. But wait there is more, while I was there the first time a gentleman had brought his sons truck in after he had already replaced the transmission in it. I listened in on their conversation, to which I heard the manager say: Like I said we did run the full check on the transmission and, then the diag tools and did find that the work that your dealership had done was at fault, so you got your refund from them cool. That customer just came in to thank them. Later on (I didn't get a chance to do this) but I asked them if they could replace my plugs they said they would do it. I really believe these guys are good, will do just about anything (within reason) in spite of the fact they are a transmission shop. I was very happy with them and wish I was still close enough to go there, I would use them for any reason I could and take any recommendation they give me for service they couldn't provide. BTW at the smog center it passed with flying colors.
Jan 08, 2006
Miramar Transmission was my second opinion on a loud whining noise from the drive train of my Jeep. Without any hints from me they came up with same diagnoisis I did and the previous shop did, a bad rear differential. I think thier price was reasonable for rebuilding the differential (limited slip) and replacing the axels which were scored from all the metal shavings in the rear end. The bill was around $2000. They did all the work on site (some shops send this stuff out), and saved the old parts for my inspection. The repair eliminated the problem and I have had no trouble in the first 100 miles. They provide a 12 month / 12000 warranty, and two free check ups to ensure quality. They provide a drop off and pick up from my place of work a few miles away. I feel they were friendly, honest and good mechanics but I am not sure about inexpensive. Perhaps it was the magnitude of the repair but my wallet will be much too light until I get my tax refund.

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