Summit Transmissions

  • 5.0 of 5 stars
11 reviews

7633 El Cajon Blvd Ste 100, La Mesa, CA 91942, us

(619) 463-9400


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They are always honest
They are competent
Their repair price is reasonable
They complete the work in a timely manner
They respond well when they screw something up
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
They are always honest
I would use this mechanic again
I would recommend this mechanic to others
They fix the problem the first time
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
Sep 02, 2007
The better half and I took her car in thinking we would have to get a new or rebuild transmission ( her lincoln had no power in over drive and the engine would just run fast) we got to talking to the young lady at the desk and the owner was in his office in just a few minutes the owner came out and starting talking to us and we told him what the problem was he again asked the make and year of the car at that point he smiled and said lets go look at your car it could be just a $20 dollar fix and not a $1500 dollar fix We opened the hood and in a matter of two minetes he had the car fixed . We took it for a test drive and everthing was perfect. We have never been treated so well at a shop before and We will take all are transmission problems to SUMMIT TRANSMISSIONS
Jul 23, 2008
I am extremely pleased with the work that was done on my car. Jerry and his team made the correct diagnosis and fixed the problem quickly. Summit provides great service at a reasonable price. My only complaint is that my car was returned with grease on the interior and exterior. With that being said, I would recommend this shop to anyone in need of a transmission service.
Dec 28, 2008
I've been a customer of Summit since 2003 and I recommend them highly. Out of the three times I took my truck in, two times there was no charge because it was either not a problem or it was an engine problem (which was alleviated by a $9 fuel additive that Jerry recommended I buy at an auto parts store). Everything gets explained to me and I always leave with a better understanding of my truck and how to care for it. This shop is in the business of fixing transmissions, they do a great job, and go the extra mile.
Jan 03, 2009
I took my 1999 Ford Exploder to "another place" about my tranny slipping. They said I needed a new tranny. I then took my baby to Summit Transmissions. They replaced a computer sensor for $125 and my baby ran great after that (and still does) Thanks Summit Transmission!!
Mar 02, 2009
Jerry personifies honesty, integrity, and expertise. When my 92 Mitsubishi was having transmission problems Summit Transmissions was highly recommended. Jerry explained everything to me in terms I could understand. He gave me a few options and time to make a decision based on all the facts. He rebuilt my transmission at a reasonable price and gave me a two year warranty. When a problem arose just a few days before the warranty expired he immediately took care of it with no question and no cost to me. A problem arose after the warranty period and I called Jerry. His only concern was to find the problem and fix it. My car was towed to Summit Transmissions and he not only repaired the car at no cost....due to low mileage...he rented a car for me for two days at his expense, and gave me an additional 90 day/3,000 mile warranty. It is so rare in this day and age to find someone like Jerry who genuinely cares about people and helps them... and runs a successful business. I wouldn't trust anyone else to take care of my car.
Sep 24, 2009
I took my 95K mi 2002 Nissan Quest in for a suspected transmission/ torque converter problem (hard engagement from stop and under high demand acceleration during gear change). I thought it was the TQ Xverter and was prepared to pay $750 to $1,000, without Q's, turns out I had a broken engine mount which was the source of the bumps. They replaced the mount and changed the Xmission fluid (on my Req) and filter for $305 in less than a day. I was very happy with service and would recommend them to anyone. I found them on the Car-talk web page.
Nov 08, 2009
I was told by another shop that my transmission was bad, and they could rebuild it for $2500. I took my '92 Toyota to Summit, and they said it was not the transmission, just some worn out parts which they replaced while I waited.
Jul 27, 2010
I've brought a couple of vehicles to Summit. I've been very pleased.(diagnosis, repair, cost, customer service, time, etc.) I would recommend them to anyone.
Aug 03, 2011
I brought in my '04 Mazda 6 manual transmission in today because my I was unable to shift into my 1st, 3rd, and 5th gears (got to be a little problem). I dropped the old girl off for an inspection, but still needed to get to work. Sandy gave me a ride to the nearest rental place and told me to make sure that they give me the "Summit Transmission" rate. A few hours later, Jerry gives me a call and I could not believe how extensive he was. He laid out all of the possible problem scenarios and costs for me right on the table. Then he was very honest and told me that there is a good chance the repair may be out of his range of expertise because of a specialty design issue in my car that has to do with the AC unit being intertwined with the shifter cables (thanks for another in-dash design flaw Mazda). He told me that the only way that he could figure out if he could make the repair was to open up my dash and charge me for a further inspection. Instead of taking the money and running, he recommended that I hand my car over to the guy across the parking lot who specializes in Mazdas. He even told me that he already briefed the new mechanic on the situation. With honesty like that you can not go wrong.
Apr 05, 2012
  • BisbeeTam
This is long overdue, but great service always deserves acknowledgement. In October of 2011 I drove from AZ to visit family in the area. Upon arrival I noticed fluid leaking from the transfer case. Turned out it was cracked and could have drained dry completely on me at any time. Summit was recommended to me by the nearby Auto Zone. Truly, I wish they did more than transmissions, and that they were near to me in Arizona, because I'd bring my truck back to them any time, for anything. They were informative, honest, priced right, and quick with the work. Quick enough to get me back on the road in time for my return trip a couple days later. They initially thought it was a damaged seal, and only after replacing it discovered the crack. Still, they stayed true to their original estimate. Thank you Summit!

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