Southern California Transmission

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2904 Lytton Street, BBB memberSan Diego, CA 92110

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  • Southern California Transmission - San Diego, CA -  Garz911

    Reviews: 1

    Helped me with a painful challenge!!
    Garz911 (1 review)
    9/17/2013

    Kevin helped me with the rebuild of a Porsche 911 transmission that had turned my dream purchase into a nightmare. I'm based in Seattle and after calling numerous shops on the West Coast Kevin was able to steer me in the right direction on what had to be done, and also how to handle my warrantee company. I shipped my transmission down to him for rebuild, then he helped the shop in Seattle overcome some issues during reinstallation. Kevin is very knowledgeable and helpful and willing to help you understand. Great guy! Highly recommend!!

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  • Southern California Transmission - San Diego, CA -  kdhcava

    Reviews: 1

    Awesome!
    kdhcava (1 review)
    2/17/2012

    My boyfriend just purchased a car a week ago and it started having transmission problems so he was really bummed. He thought he would have to get another car, but we took it to Kevin and found out it was just an electric wiring problem inside the transmission and the actual transmission was fine, so for under $300 we were in and out the same day and completely happy with the repairs. Thank you so much!

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  • Southern California Transmission - San Diego, CA -  JudeReagan

    Reviews: 1

    best around
    JudeReagan (1 review)
    1/16/2012

    I took a chance taking my very ill car to SCT. Not know knowing what to expect I was prepared for the worst. To my amazement was pleasantly surprised. The service was great and felt immediately I could trust manager/president, Kevin. He was knowledgable and helped me through a shocking experience - replacement of transmission and clutch. He eased the monentary pain by doing everything he could to lower costs. I would never take my car anywhere else. He even had an upholstery tear repaired while waiting for job compeltion. It's never pleasant when faced with high rapair bills, but if the experience is pleaasant, it eases the pain of paying!

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  • Southern California Transmission - San Diego, CA -  sandiegosabrina

    Reviews: 1

    Rip Off Artist - Stay Away!
    sandiegosabrina (1 review)
    9/22/2011

    If you want your car fixed with a "ban-aid" go for it. You'll wind up paying later on. Mechanics are not worthy.

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  • Southern California Transmission - San Diego, CA -  dropdj

    Reviews: 1

    Amazing!
    dropdj (1 review)
    6/16/2011

    I was referred to Southern California Transmission by my local repair show, as they thought the issue with my car was a transmission problem. It ends up it was not the transmission but an issue with the ABS brake system. Kevin at SCT was a huge help. He ended up contacting a local Mitsubishi service center and found out that my car had a warranty on the part that was broken. Long story short, I didn't pay a dime to get my car fixed! To have somebody that knows squat about cars, it's sure nice to know there's some real honest people out there. I believe that good things happen to good people. When I have a car issue moving forward, I'll feel at ease that I can take it to someone that's truly honest and cares about their customers.

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  • Southern California Transmission - San Diego, CA -  MattDuffy

    Reviews: 1

    A Mechanic You Can Trust
    MattDuffy (1 review)
    5/06/2011

    Kevan is honest, genuine, friendly, knowledgeable, thorough, and inexpensive -- everything you could possibly want in a mechanic. For me, being able to trust my mechanic is really important (as is not being up-sold on a bunch of repairs I don't really need). My wife and I live in LA and were on vacation here in San Diego when we started having some mysterious car trouble. Internet research led me to SCA Transmission, and boy am I glad it did. I asked them to do an oil change and to see if they could figure out what was wrong. It turned out to be an easy fix, so they only charged me for the oil change! Kevan also took the time to answer a few questions and to give me some helpful advice for keeping the car running smoothly and improving my gas mileage, all without making me feel like a moron. If (when) we have major car trouble in the future, I would seriously consider driving all the way down here again.

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  • Southern California Transmission - San Diego, CA -  jcaxsom

    Reviews: 1

    The Best shop in town
    jcaxsom (1 review)
    5/04/2011

    Kevan and his crew are the most honest auto mechanics I know in southern CA. And they have the best prices too.

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  • Southern California Transmission - San Diego, CA -  MsPete

    Reviews: 2

    They know THEIR SHIFT!!
    MsPete (2 reviews)
    5/30/2010

    This shop is one of THE MOST HONEST you will find in San Diego. The manager works hard to explain every little detail about what your car needs. He does NOT oversell things that don't need to be done. I am very happy to have found this shop. I was referred to him from the Navy Autoport for something they couldn't diagnose...took it to SoCal Trans and not only was it diagnosed, it was fixed promptly. I am a very satisfied customer and WILL BE BACK for any future work my car might need.

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  • Southern California Transmission - San Diego, CA -  MrsFigueroa

    Reviews: 1

    Such GREAT service!
    MrsFigueroa (1 review)
    4/10/2009

    I was treated with respect and given a great estimate for a TON of work my car needed. He was very sweet, and considerate. Explained every step to me, and did not treat me like a kid. Gave me all my options and did a wonderful job on the car. Definitely reccomend

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  • Southern California Transmission - San Diego, CA -  BrianSeelen

    Reviews: 1

    outstanding service and honesty!!!!
    BrianSeelen (1 review)
    4/07/2009

    I went here to have my transmission repaired and I couldn't believe the service that I received! Kevan made it feel like he was fixing his own car, not just another customers. He went above and beyond to explain options for the repair and even showed my my old transmission while explaining to me how everything worked. I took my car here because of the positive reviews that I read online, and I am more then happy to add to those reviews! I will be taking my car back here for any future work that it needs for sure!

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  • Southern California Transmission - San Diego, CA -  sailing

    Reviews: 1

    Terrific follow up
    sailing (1 review)
    2/05/2009

    When you deal with this business, you deal with an intelligent, good communicator. He helps me to understand exactly what is taking place.

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  • Southern California Transmission - San Diego, CA -  gbgood

    Reviews: 1

    Nobody else can touch them
    gbgood (1 review)
    7/05/2008

    Went to five different shops in the city and no one wanted to fix my 4X4 Mitsubishi Three speed with overdrive automatic transmission. Keven took it on and three years and 70000 miles later??? Still working like new!

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  • Southern California Transmission - San Diego, CA -  Dakini

    Reviews: 4

    Honest, dependable and knowledgable
    Dakini (4 reviews)
    5/23/2008

    I've had several jobs performed by Kevin at Southern CA Transmissions. One transmission overhaul, water pump replacement, oil changes and on many occasions a reliable source of information. My experience is one of complete satisfaction and would refer my family or friends to SCT with out hesitation. Dana Ansell of Dakini Engineering General Contracting.

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Business details

Service Area

  • Bonita
  • Carmel Valley
  • Clairemont
  • College Area
  • Coronado
  • Del Mar
  • Downtown
  • Hillcrest
  • Kensington
  • La Jolla
  • La Mesa
  • Miramar
  • Mission Bay
  • Mission Valley
  • Ocean Beach
  • Old Town
  • Pacific Beach
  • Point Loma
  • Sunset Cliffs

Make

  • Acura
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  • Geo
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  • Pontiac
  • Porsche
  • Range Rover
  • Rolls Royce
  • Saab
  • Saturn
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo

Services

  • General Repairs
  • Inspections & Diagnostics
  • Installations
  • Oil & Lube Service
  • Pick-Up & Delivery
  • Rebuilding
  • Shuttle Or Courtesy Car
  • Towing

Vehicle Type

  • Buses
  • Campers
  • Classic & Exotic Cars
  • Diesel
  • Domestic Cars
  • Import Cars
  • Late Model
  • Motor Homes & RVs
  • Performance Cars
  • SUVs & 4x4s
  • Trucks
  • Vans

Transmissions

  • 2-Speed
  • 3-Speed
  • 4-Speed
  • 4-Wheel Drive
  • 5-Speed
  • 6-Speed
  • Automatic
  • Front-Wheel Drive
  • General Transmission Work
  • Overdrive
  • Re-Manufactured
  • Rear-Wheel Drive
  • Standard

Kudzu's "Best Of" Winner

2012

Credentials

Automatic Transmission Rebuilds Association certified: Transmission Rebuilder; Diagnostitian; Removal & Installer. Snap-on Certified computer scanning. GM diesel Diagnostic.

Hours of Operation

  • MON
  • 8:00am
  • 5:00pm
  • TUE
  • 8:00am
  • 5:00pm
  • WED
  • 8:00am
  • 5:00pm
  • THU
  • 8:00am
  • 5:00pm
  • FRI
  • 8:00am
  • 5:00pm
  • SAT
  • SUN

* 24-Hour Service Available

Payments Accepted

  • Mastercard
  • Visa

Year Established

2002

Languages Spoken

  • English