AAMCO Transmissions & Total Car Care - El Cajon

(619) 458-3783
29 Verified Reviews

8:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 12:00pm


355 N Johnson Ave
El Cajon, CA 92020 USA


  • Todd Steinberg, Manager
  • Established 2008
  • 4 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 2 ASE Certified Auto Technicians
  • 70 Years of Car Repair Experience

AAMCO Transmissions & Total Car Care - El Cajon Reviews


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by - Verified Customer December 18, 2016

Got me in quick with a fair price.

by - Verified Customer December 16, 2016

The guys at Aamco really helped me out when my transmission went downhill very fast. I am planning on moving to Oregon in January and they made sure that I would be on track for the drive.

by - Verified Customer December 15, 2016

I had my manual transmission rebuilt by this shop in Sept/14. This manual transmission had to be rebuilt again this Dec/16. I had brought my truck in Sept/16, with the noises, when starting my truck, from the transmission and was told it was normal? When the transmission failed, there was a question that arose in the type of engine I had (V-6 3.0 or 4.0). They should of had this data on record, from the first. this has had me thinking since, did they put the correct transmission in to match my engine? It took a week for the work to be done and I have some noise still when I start my truck.

by - Verified Customer December 13, 2016

Got it done in a very timely manner. Todd was very honest and left no doubt in my mind. I had been quoted at another shop and AAMCO out beat them. After the diagnostic, the manager got a total for the work and HE didn't even feel comfortable with that quote. He subsequently sat down with the mechanic and they were able to figure a way to do the work for less than the initial quote. I would absolutely come back here!

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by - Verified Customer December 12, 2016

Great workmanship.

by - Verified Customer December 11, 2016

The staff was very knowledgeable and pleasant.

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by - Verified Customer December 08, 2016

I had to keep bringing the car back in because they couldn't initially determine the problem. I ended up recording the issues I was having and that helped them finally figure out and fix the problem. I do appreciate the warranty on their products and service though! Price was a bit hard to swallow.

by - Verified Customer December 07, 2016

Always friendly, pay attention to the issues you are having with your vehicle, and while being attentive to any other issues with the car, they never try to sell you something you don't need!

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by - Verified Customer December 04, 2016

Todd and the guys are GREAT! I am already a returning customer. My ONLY complaint is their banking procedures. They require a $10 service fee when I use my credit card. This is inconvenient and I hope gets changed soon.

by - Verified Customer December 04, 2016

Had a smog done. They honored my $20.00 off coupon and didn't stick me for the certificate fee on top of the discount like everyone else did.

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by - Verified Customer November 30, 2016

I had diagnostics done, but haven't decided if I will bring it here. They were very polite though, and as far as I could tell they were honest people.

by - Verified Customer November 28, 2016

I was given a quote for four services and they only performed one service for the same quote. The service did not fix the problem I came in for and my care broke down three days later.

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by - Verified Customer November 27, 2016

I only had diagnostics done. My check engine light was on. I ended up waiting it out and the light went off on its own. I would come back there though.

by - Verified Customer November 15, 2016

They are very reasonably priced.

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by - Verified Customer November 10, 2016

I have actually been an AAMCO customer for years at other locations and have always been pleased with the service. This particular visit they were able to order a used part to save me money AND time (it came in sooner than a new part would). I would recommend them to anyone. I don't live near this location though so my opportunities to do so are less than if I were near it.

by - Verified Customer November 09, 2016

I got an insane quote for work to be done on my vehicle. I felt like half the work was unneeded. For this reason I took it to a different shop. The guy up front was ALL sales. I did get a chance to talk to the mechanic though and he was wonderful. I trusted his judgment and wished I could have dealt with him directly. I would recommend people to the mechanic, but not the shop because of how business is conducted here.

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by - Verified Customer November 07, 2016

Excellent customer service and satisfactory work.

by - Verified Customer November 06, 2016

Great Service! Everything done in a timely manner. Got my new transmission thrown in their pretty quick.

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by - Verified Customer November 03, 2016

I had my transmission worked on and was very pleased with the service. I will be coming back to have a follow up check done. I would definitely recommend them!

by - Verified Customer November 01, 2016

Extremely nice and professional. Willing to teach and to let you know IF you needed a certain service now or If it could wait.

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by - Verified Customer October 31, 2016

Not very good job. Have to come back for correcting some leak.

by - Verified Customer October 24, 2016

They were great.

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by - Verified Customer October 20, 2016

It was expensive work, but I feel like it was fair. They were very friendly.

by - Verified Customer October 19, 2016

Work was done for less money and time I wad quoted. Excellent shop.

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by - Verified Customer October 18, 2016

Good speedy service, Todd really took care of me!

by - Verified Customer October 17, 2016

They were great.

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by - Verified Customer October 11, 2016

Friendly, helpful service!

by - Verified Customer September 30, 2016

We had diagnostics done and wanted to compare prices for our daughter's car. They were higher than some of their competitors, for this reason we went somewhere else. Otherwise, we really like this shop.

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by - Verified Customer September 20, 2016

They were slightly more than other shops, but they were able to get the work done sooner and offered a great warranty.



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RepairPal Scorecard


The El Cajon location of AAMCO Transmissions & Total Car Care has been serving the local community since 2008. This RepairPal Certified shop features a team with an excellent mix of experience, ongoing training, and ASE certifications. They are equipped with the tools and diagnostic equipment necessary to perform a wide range of repairs. These repairs can range from transmission and driveline diagnoses and repair, to minor and major mechanical repairs, to check engine light and computer diagnosis and repairs, to state smog inspections, as well as your scheduled maintenance needs. This work is backed by a 12-month / 12,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind. Our survey of their recent customers revealed a group who describe the team here as: “friendly”, “honest”, “helpful”, “knowledgeable”, and “professional”. A local shuttle service, rental cars, early bird drop-off, Saturday business hours, and a waiting area with wireless Internet are also available for your convenience.

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