Metro Transmission & Automotive

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1635 Grand AvenueSan Marcos, CA 92078

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  • Metro Transmission & Automotive - San Marcos, CA -  Gr8job

    Reviews: 1

    Upfront and honest
    Gr8job (1 review)
    1/12/2011

    One of the easiest ways to take advantage of an average woman is with auto repairs...that's where I was headed before finding Metro Transmission. My first trip was to a Ford dealership who was sympathetic about my "just expired" long term warranty and treated me like a number. My second trip was to a very known "self appointed" transmission specialists. Here after "supposedly" 2 transmission diagnostics tests and a couple of road tests, I was told quote: "it's the worse case scenario" you need a new transmission. After finding Metro (through a printed advertisement in the local PennySaver), I knew I could not go wrong from the moment I explained my situation to Eric, over the phone. He explained things in a way I could understand and offered an appointment for the same afternoon. Well, guess what?? It WASN'T my transmission after all and after two days they repaired my car, which now sounds like a new vehicle. I was very happy about my decision to give this job to a local small business, rather than unprofessional people who hide behind the big advertisements of a national chain.

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    Metro Transmission & Automotive replied on 1/25/2011

    Thank you for sharing your story and giving us the opportunity to resolve the concerns you had with your vehicle. We appreciate the trust that you put in us and will be happy to help with any questions or concerns you may have in the future. Thanks again...

  • Metro Transmission & Automotive - San Marcos, CA -  SDLeo67

    Reviews: 1

    Best kept secret in the North County
    SDLeo67 (1 review)
    1/06/2011

    When my 2000 Honda Insight started making some frightful noises, our (very trustworthy) mobile mechanic diagnosed a transmission problem. He recommended we go to Metro Transmission since the repair was beyond his scope of practice. Now I can see why... The first generation Honda Insight is notoriously hard to find parts for (not to mention the fact that when you DO find 'em, they cost a fortune) but Eric and the gang had no trouble with parts procurement or time-lines. About a month after picking up the car, some grinding of the gears appeared when downshifting from 3rd to 2nd. Metro Transmission didn't hesitate to stand by their work. They fixed the problem, at no charge, and my clutch/transmission has never been better. Years ago, my brother in law wasted over $4000.00 on a replacement transmission at a well-known transmission repair chain, only to have one problem after another. The car NEVER worked properly. I'm 100% certain that could not happen at Metro. They stand behind their work, and Brenda & Eric are consummate professionals. I would recommend them for service on ANY car.

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    Metro Transmission & Automotive replied on 1/10/2011

    Thank you for your patience and understanding. We appreciate you taking the time to express your continued trust in Metro Transmission. Although we never anticipate any issues after a repair, we always do our best to resolve the concerns and deliver a vehicle back in a timely manner. Thanks again.

  • Metro Transmission & Automotive - San Marcos, CA -  shadowridgegirl

    Reviews: 1

    Reliable & Honest
    shadowridgegirl (1 review)
    12/28/2010

    My 1995 Ford Explorer has received regular transmission maintenance service at Metro since 2000. I always receive excellent service and recommend Metro Transmission to anyone needing this service. Excellent work and great customer service.

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    Metro Transmission & Automotive replied on 1/04/2011

    Thank you.It is always a pleasure to hear from our customers who have put their trust in us over the years. Your continued patronage is greatly appreciated.

  • Metro Transmission & Automotive - San Marcos, CA -  ljniemeyer

    Reviews: 1

    Best in Town....
    ljniemeyer (1 review)
    11/15/2010

    Metro Transmission has been servicing our vehicle needs for several years and they are truly professional. We have been very pleased with the service provided and will continue to call on them when we need it! Thank you to all of the owners and employees for a job well done.

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  • Metro Transmission & Automotive - San Marcos, CA -  mnijaw

    Reviews: 1

    The rumors are true.
    mnijaw (1 review)
    11/07/2010

    If you've been told that Metro Transmission is THE place to take your vehicle, and now you're online to see if the claims are true--look no further. Metro is a rare gem of an auto shop that gives you great service without making you feel like you are being taken for a ride (pardon the pun). When I felt my transmission start to slip, I asked around for a good transmission shop, I went to a place that was recommended by a friend and the only option they gave me was to replace the transmission for $3,500 (out the door). When I told some friends of mine, one of them practically demanded that I take my car to Metro for a second opinion. Eric at Metro assured me that they would do a thorough job analyzing the situation and that they would not suggest replacing the transmission unless it was absolutely necessary. Come to find out, the issue was with a single part, the Pressure Control solenoid. They replaced the part, took care of a mount issue, and cleaned and serviced my transmission for a much more reasonable $1,495. They saved my $2,000 and proved to me they understand customer service. I will not hesitate to take my vehicles there (first thing) in the future. Believe the hype and let Metro take care of you.

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    Metro Transmission & Automotive replied on 1/04/2011

    Thank you for taking the time to share your opinion and experience at Metro Transmission. Our goal has always been to achieve 100% satisfaction with all of our customers. We look forward to servicing your vehicles in the future.

  • Metro Transmission & Automotive - San Marcos, CA -  elswenson

    Reviews: 1

    Dedication and Commitment
    elswenson (1 review)
    9/26/2010

    I took my 56 Chevy to Metro after two years of following the advice of numerous backyard mechanics and car show hotrod experts that didn't solve the problem. Mike brought a fresh view to the entire system instead of focusing on just the individual elements of clutch and transmission in isolation. He rebuilt the entire clutch linkage assembly which had fatigued over the course of 50+ years. Problem solved. Mike shared his thought process with me throughout and Erik kept me diligently informed. These guys are honest pros and I recommend them highly.

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  • Metro Transmission & Automotive - San Marcos, CA -  ridenslide65

    Reviews: 4

    Best Ever
    ridenslide65 (4 reviews)
    9/03/2010

    Would highly recommend. I have never been to a more honest shop in my life. The provide the best service at a reasonable price. There is no better place for transmission repair in North County.

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  • Metro Transmission & Automotive - San Marcos, CA -  brandonbil

    Reviews: 1

    RV Transmission repair
    brandonbil (1 review)
    7/29/2010

    Eric and this team at Metro are very honest and an excellent shop. Our RV transmission broke down on a cross country trip from Ohio and they got our family back safely on our return trip. I would highly recommend this company to anyone needing RV or auto repair service. Thank you Metro! Brandon- Akron, Ohio

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  • Metro Transmission & Automotive - San Marcos, CA -  Scouter100

    Reviews: 1

    Good personal attention and follow-up
    Scouter100 (1 review)
    7/09/2010

    Friendly staff. Seem honest. Particularly liked the personal attention and follow-up after the transmission repair.

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  • Metro Transmission & Automotive - San Marcos, CA -  ABCBARLOW

    Reviews: 1

    Honest, Professional & Great Fast Work
    ABCBARLOW (1 review)
    6/12/2010

    Eric and his employees sure know what they are doing. The price was very reasonable and the service was fast. I highly recommend anyone that needs their transmission done to always go to them. What a wonderful experience and a pleasure to work with them all. I'm a very happy customer and I know you will be too.

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  • Metro Transmission & Automotive - San Marcos, CA -  Shooshoo

    Reviews: 1

    What a find!
    Shooshoo (1 review)
    6/09/2010

    I was referred to Metro Transmission, from Paradise Auto...I can not be happier with my decision to try them out. Mike, Brenda & Eric are professional, courteous, TRUSTWORTHY, & stand behind their quality work. I would recommend them to ANYONE.

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  • Metro Transmission & Automotive - San Marcos, CA -  fofotom

    Reviews: 1

    Business you can trust!!!
    fofotom (1 review)
    4/06/2010

    We have been dealing with Metro Transmission for over 10 years and have found them to be very honest and trustworthy. They understand customer service. Their staff are friendly and courteous. Their business practices are founded on honesty and integrity. We have taken ALL of our cars (three cars) to Metro for routine transmission maintenance and replacements. They have replaced 2 transmissions on 2 of our older cars. If they say something is broken you can be sure it is. It will be fixed at a reasonable and fair price.

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  • Metro Transmission & Automotive - San Marcos, CA -  Blomberg

    Reviews: 1

    Above and Beyond
    Blomberg (1 review)
    3/26/2010

    I can't say enough about Metro Transmission. Metro Transmission went above and beyond any place I have ever been. They made us aware of some very dangerous issues with my daughter's car. Metro was able to do all the repairs for us. If you want quality service and someone who truly cares about you go to Metro Transmission. I can't thank you enough. Holly

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  • Metro Transmission & Automotive - San Marcos, CA -  biffgardeneater

    Reviews: 1

    An honest, competent transmission shop!!!
    biffgardeneater (1 review)
    3/08/2010

    I had my transmission on my 1990 Toyota Landcruiser completely rebuilt by Metro. It performed flawlessly until the 23rd month of my 2 year unlimited warranty when I noticed a vibration. Metro diagnosed a faulty torque converter and replaced it quite quickly and at absolutely no expense to me. I am very impressed with Metro Transmission and would not hesitate to refer anyone to them!

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  • Metro Transmission & Automotive - San Marcos, CA -  cpwinfield

    Reviews: 1

    On Time, On Estimate, Great Service!!
    cpwinfield (1 review)
    3/03/2010

    First time to this business and was Very impressed!! Walked in at my appointment time, they listened to what I had to say about my truck, started working on my vehicle right away, free coffee, very friendly. On estimate, On Time, Great Job..... I'll be back with my other vehicles!!!!!

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Business details

Services

  • Diagnostic Analysis
  • Drop-Off Service
  • Fleet Service
  • General Auto Repair
  • Inspections
  • Major Repairs
  • Minor Repairs
  • Oil & Lube
  • Radiator Flush & Fill
  • Same-Day Service
  • Tune-Ups
  • Warranties
  • While You Wait Service
  • Wiring

Make

  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Corvette
  • Daewoo
  • Daihatsu
  • Dodge
  • Ford
  • General Motors
  • Geo
  • Honda
  • Hyundai
  • Infiniti
  • Isuzu
  • Jaguar
  • Jeep
  • Kia
  • Land Rover
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • Mazda
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Mercury
  • Mini Cooper
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Oldsmobile
  • Plymouth
  • Pontiac
  • Rolls Royce
  • Saab
  • Saturn
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo
  • Winnebago

Brands

  • AC Delco
  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BF Goodrich
  • BMW
  • Bosch
  • Bridgestone
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Castrol
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • Dunlop
  • Dynomax
  • Firestone
  • Flowmaster
  • Ford
  • General Motors
  • GM Goodwrench
  • Goodyear
  • Honda
  • Interstate
  • Isuzu
  • Kendall
  • Mazda
  • Meineke
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Michelin
  • Midas
  • Napa
  • Nissan
  • Toyota
  • Uniroyal
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo
  • Yokohama

Make

  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • Ford
  • Geo
  • GM
  • Honda
  • Hyunda
  • Infiniti
  • International
  • Isuzu
  • Jaguar
  • Jeep
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • Mazda
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Mercury
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Oldsmobile
  • Pontiac
  • Range Rover
  • Rolls Royce
  • Saturn
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo

Systems Serviced

  • ABS (Anti-Lock Brakes)
  • Air Conditioning & Heating
  • Brakes
  • Catalytic Converters
  • Computer System (OBD2)
  • Cooling System
  • Drivetrain
  • Electrical
  • Emissions
  • Engines
  • Fuel System
  • Hydraulics
  • Ignition System
  • Mufflers & Exhaust
  • Steering
  • Supplemental Restraint System
  • Suspension
  • Transmissions

Services

  • General Repairs
  • Inspections & Diagnostics
  • Installations
  • Oil & Lube Service
  • Rebuilding
  • Shuttle Or Courtesy Car

Vehicle Type

  • 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

Service Area

  • Borrego Springs
  • Carlsbad
  • Carmel Valley
  • Clairemont
  • College Area
  • Coronado
  • Del Mar
  • Downtown
  • El Cajon
  • Encanto
  • Encinitas
  • Escondido
  • Fallbrook
  • Hillcrest
  • Imperial Beach
  • Julian
  • Kensington
  • La Jolla
  • La Mesa
  • Lakeside
  • Mira Mesa
  • Miramar
  • Mission Bay
  • Mission Valley
  • Ocean Beach
  • Oceanside
  • Old Town
  • Otay Mesa
  • Pacific Beach
  • Point Loma
  • Poway
  • Ramona
  • Rancho Bernardo
  • Rancho Peñasquitos
  • Rancho Santa Fe
  • San Marcos
  • San Pasqual
  • San Ysidro
  • Santee
  • Scripps Ranch
  • Spring Valley
  • Sunset Cliffs
  • Tierrasanta
  • Torrey Pines
  • Vista
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Credentials

AAA approved auto repair facility, Members of BBB, San Marcos Chamber of Commerce, ASA, ATRA & ATSG. Technicians are ATRA (automatic transmission rebuilders association) & ASE certified.

Hours of Operation

  • MON
  • 7:00am
  • 5:30pm
  • TUE
  • 7:00pm
  • 5:30pm
  • WED
  • 7:00pm
  • 5:30pm
  • THU
  • 7:00pm
  • 5:30pm
  • FRI
  • 7:00am
  • 5:30pm
  • SAT
  • SUN

Payments Accepted

  • American Express
  • Cash Only
  • Debit Card
  • Discover
  • Mastercard
  • Personal Checks
  • Visa

Year Established

1983

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Brenda, Eric, Michelle