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Summit Transmissions and Auto Care

La Mesa Auto Repair

Top Five-Star Reviewed Shop in San Diego Area

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Summit Transmissions and Auto Care

FIVE STARS ALL THE WAY! Jerry - owner, operator is the best. Honest & local. *** I CAN 100% understand how he can not give an estimate with pulling the tranie out. So many things could have been wrong, and the hours it takes. ( the complaint of previous FB ) He fast tracked our Tow vehicle - Trailer was stranded at an RV Park and had no way to get home. All great service, and mechanics. Truck runs better than ever, really, improved towing by fair. We had a very sick tranmission. We also like the follow-up checks and service they provide. Thank you! Stan Caswell, PINE VALLEY, CA 91962

5
Summit Transmissions and Auto Care

AAA+ Service. Very honest and fixed only what I needed fixed.In and out the same day and for less than anticipated. Thanks much Jerry and Sandy.

5
Summit Transmissions and Auto Care

We brought our 2001 Ford F150 pickup to see if they could figure out what was wrong with it. It had been lurching and slipping and having all sorts of issues over the last couple of months. I was one of the first appointments of the day and I was greeted at the counter by the owner, Jerry. He was very friendly and easy to talk to. He had me describe what the symptoms were and asked a number of clarifying questions. (I don't speak "mechanic" very well.) Then he took the truck for a test drive - with me as a passenger. It was great being able to point out exactly what was wrong with it while it was happening.When we got back to the shop, Jerry said that he had a guess what was causing the problem and that he'd know in about an hour if he was correct. I decided to wait in their reception area and, sure enough, about an hour later Jerry called me out to the garage so he could show me what was wrong. He explained that there was a leak in one of the seals. He explained that if replacing the seal was all that was wrong then it would cost about $850. If they opened it up and found that there was additional damaged caused by the leak that the price would, of course, be higher to fix it. I was so impressed with Jerry's customer service that I told him to go ahead and fix her. (Originally I was going to call around to get other estimates.) The next day they called me to let me know that the truck was done and I went in to pick it up.Jerry explained the work that he had done and I paid for the repairs. It came to $855. (They removed the transmission's transfer case to replace the front seal, which was leaking. They performed a test drive, removed the pan, drained the fluid, replaced the filter and pan gasket and filled it with new fluid.) Jerry suggested that I bring the truck back in about a year for a check-up, as the truck is now 12 years old. I told him that we'd be coming back to Summit for sure for that service. Jerry was professional, courteous and explained things in a manner that made sense. I would recommend Summit to anyone.

Thank you for your great review. So many times people want the worse case scenarios which can lead to making a wrong decision. That's why we want the customer to come in so we can let them know what is really needed. Many times, only minor repairs are needed, but we don't know that over the phone.

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5
Summit Transmissions and Auto Care

Outstanding customer service would go back again.. Very Professional thank you Jerry.

5
Summit Transmissions and Auto Care

We brought our 2001 Ford F150 pickup to see if they could figure out what was wrong with it. It had been lurching and slipping and having all sorts of issues over the last couple of months. I was one of the first appointments of the day and I was greeted at the counter by the owner, Jerry. He was very friendly and easy to talk to. He had me describe what the symptoms were and asked a number of clarifying questions. (I don't speak "mechanic" very well.) Then he took the truck for a test drive - with me as a passenger. It was great being able to point out exactly what was wrong with it while it was happening. When we got back to the shop, Jerry said that he had a guess what was causing the problem and that he'd know in about an hour if he was correct. I decided to wait in their reception area and, sure enough, about an hour later Jerry called me out to the garage so he could show me what was wrong. He explained that there was a leak in one of the seals. He explained that if replacing the seal was all that was wrong then it would cost about $850. If they opened it up and found that there was additional damaged caused by the leak that the price would, of course, be higher to fix it. I was so impressed with Jerry's customer service that I told him to go ahead and fix her. (Originally I was going to call around to get other estimates.) The next day they called me to let me know that the truck was done and I went in to pick it up. Jerry explained the work that he had done and I paid for the repairs. It came to $855. He suggested that I bring the truck back in about a year for a check-up, as the truck is now 12 years old. I told him that we'd be coming back to Summit for sure for that service. Jerry was professional, courteous and explained things in a manner that made sense. I would recommend Summit to anyone.

5
Summit Transmissions and Auto Care

Wow! Summit Transmission has restored my trust that true quality and caring service businesses still exists. I was referred to Summit by a stranger when I was having trouble with my truck shortly after moving into the area. I was so impressed with the fact that Jerry and his team showed genuine concern. They went above and beyond to help me with resolving issues that I was having with my truck. I've been telling others about Summit every opportunity possible. Ohhhh...I was really happy with the price.

5
Summit Transmissions and Auto Care

4000Jerry (the owner) of Summit Transmissions started things off with an invite to his shop to meet him and see his facilities. Once there, I was welcomed and shown why he is the best place to go to for vehicle transmission work. Not only does he have accreditation from the Better Business Bureau of San Diego, but he has received numerous Awards of Excellence in service from a few other sources that may be found online. His shop was filled to capacity; his employees were hard at work and I recommend anyone using his business phone ahead and schedule an appointment. He explained that he couldn't give a generic quote (like many other businesses that day did) because he deals in the specific needs of the vehicles he services. He assured me that once the transmission was opened up and he could visually see what the problems were that he would contact me to advise me of the situation. Once my vehicle was dropped off (at my scheduled appointment time), it took mere hours before I heard back from Jerry and learned specifically what the needed repairs would need to be and exactly how much I could be facing to pay. He was given the green light to proceed and work went ahead. During the time of his work on my vehicle, he found a couple of other things that were directly related with the transmission work being done and he contacted me to get approval for the additional parts (no additional labor fees were needed as the work had already been part of the transmission work to begin with). He received my approval and he quickly set about to make those additional repairs. When I went to pick up my truck, he went over everything that had been done to the transmission, advised me to exercise the four-wheel drive switch on the dashboard (apparently the transfer case solenoid on that particular model of truck tends to get a little "sticky" sometimes) and then offered me a free car wash coupon. I had expected to pay at least $2000.00 or more for the transmission job (as I had received this price range when I had called all of the other transmission shops listed on Angie's List first) but was pleasantly surprised to have paid almost 36% less for everything...and the truck drives so much better now. Thank You Jerry and the team from Summit Transmissions! Sincerely, Brian Woodson

5
Summit Transmissions and Auto Care

Jerry was recommended to me for servicing by the guys at Firestone. They thought I was having some transmission problems. I called Jerry and he took the time to ask me some good questions about how the car was handling and what I was experiencing. By what I told him, he recommended I purchase some SeaFoam to put in my gas tank. I did that and the car has been running beautifully. What great customer service! He was more concerned with helping me than trying to make a buck with work I didn't need. Where do you see that anymore? Wow! I'm really impressed! Thanks, Jerry!

5
Summit Transmissions and Auto Care

I'm the kind of person who works hard for his money who doesn't trust many people because I know the world has become a very difficult place to be and when you find a person not a mechanic with integrity and passion for what they do, you have the peace of mind to know there are still people you can trust places you can take your car to get fix and at the end of the day I can tell my kids see there are still people we can trust. Thank You and Keep up the good work I hope my review helps another family in need of someone they can trust.

5
Summit Transmissions and Auto Care

i was referred to jerry by woods automotive (another great repair shop). they said jerry runs an honest, respectable transmission repair shop. i found that out to be true; jerry went beyond good service. he's responsive and knowledgeable. hence, the reason why he gets 5 stars.

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