Suburban Transmissions

  • 3.7 of 5 stars
3 reviews

9160 Bursa Rd, #B, Laurel, MD 20723, us

(301) 362-1200


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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)
May 19, 2005
They have an excellent website - I happened upon the site after I had been told by two other transmission repair places that, no question about it, I would need to rebuild the transmission for $2500-$2800. When I called Mike (he answers every phone call, another amazing phenomenon), he said that it was probably such and such a problem, repairing it would be about $450, and if I wanted to bring it in he would test drive it to make certain that his diagnosis was correct. He then proceeded to fix the problem for $450. As he gave me back the car, he said the computer diagnostic equipment was still showing an error message which he thought didn't need to be fixed, but if I decided I wanted to have it fixed the part would be about $75 and he wouldn't charge me labor. I decided I wanted the part, and he installed it and did in fact only charge me for the part. That was about 3 months ago and the car still works fine.
Mar 12, 2009
I took my volvo v70 to a local shop and asked them to do a Transmission Flush. They told me they couldn't do it because they didn't have the correct fluid, except what really happened is that they didn't know how and ended up leaving me with no 3rd gear. The volvo dealership by default told me I needed a new transmission for $3k, regardless of the fact that the problem only started after I had taken it to the local garage. I called around and Suburban Transmissions was the only one who didn't by default tell me I needed a new transmission, and seemed genuinely knowledgeable. They figured out that the local garage (who denied doing anything), had by accident pulled the plug that held the 3rd gear band in place, thinking it was the transmission fluid plug. I saved $3k for not following the dealer's advice, who are supposed to be specialized in volvos. It's nice to know that there are still both Honest and Competent mechanics out there.
Apr 22, 2017
  • NaAl
This guy said that he will do some check, diagnosis and some external work, including sensors, solenoid and change of fluid for the transmission on my Honda Odyssey 2003. He asked me to leave the car for two days as he want to drive it while the transmission is cold early in the morning. I left it with him and I think he was driving the car for the whole 2 days in an unpaved muddy roads and there are 2 dents that I discovered later. I don't think he did anything to my car except he drove on it for 2 days and he charged me $360. In the beginning he told me that if it appear that the problem can not be fixed, he will replace the transmission for approximately $2500-2800 and the repair fees will be deducted from the total price. After he took the "repair fees" he changed his mind. He said that he want more than $4000 to replace the transmission. Please avoid dealing with this guy. I don't recommend him to anybody.

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