Genuine Transmissions & Auto Service

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5199 Old Haywood Rd
Mills River, NC 28759 USA
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8:00am to 5:30pm
8:00am to 5:30pm
8:00am to 5:30pm
8:00am to 5:30pm
8:00am to 5:30pm
8:00am to 5:30pm
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(828) 548-1136
31 Verified Reviews

Auto Repair Experience

  • John Bland, Owner
  • Established 2013
  • 3 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 1 ASE Certified Auto Technician
  • 54 Years of Car Repair Experience
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Genuine Transmission & Automotive has been serving the community of Mills River and the surrounding area since 2014. During this time they have developed a loyal following of satisfied customers who described this shop to us as: "efficient”, “trustworthy”, “knowledgeable”, “friendly” and "professional". This location features a team with an excellent mix of experience, ongoing training and ASE Certifications. An investment in the necessary tools and diagnostic equipment help make them capable of repairs ranging from to minor and major mechanical repairs, to transmission and driveline diagnoses and repairs, to check engine light repair, as well as your scheduled maintenance needs. Repairs are covered by a 12-month / 12,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind. A local shuttle service, early bird drop off, and a waiting area with wireless Internet are all available for your convenience.


Auto Repair Experience

  • John Bland, Owner
  • Established 2013
  • 3 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 1 ASE Certified Auto Technician
  • 54 Years of Car Repair Experience


  • AC/Heating
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Timing Belts
  • Tire Sales/Repair
  • Transmission Repair


  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Extended/Evening Hours
  • Financing
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shuttle
  • Wireless Internet

Message from the Shop

Genuine Transmission in Mills River, NC is the local expert for all your transmission and auto repair services. With more than 25 years of auto service excellence, we’ve become the go-to repair shop for any of your transmission or auto repair needs. Our certified technicians know how to keep you in drive, and off the side of the road. Notice any problems with your transmission; noisy, leaking fluids, burning smell, check engine light, or any other issues? Come see our team of experts who’ll perform whatever transmission services are necessary for your vehicle. Our state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment will let you know the best course of action for you to take, whether it be a transmission repair, rebuild, or replacement. We know how to preserve and extend the life of your vehicle with the best quality transmission repairs and services. We don’t take shortcuts and we won’t perform any services that you don’t need.
We Build Customers for Life!!

Makes We Serve

  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • FIAT
  • Ford
  • GMC
  • Geo
  • Honda
  • Hummer
  • Hyundai
  • Infiniti
  • Isuzu
  • Jaguar
  • Jeep
  • Kia
  • Land Rover
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • Mazda
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Mercury
  • Mini
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Oldsmobile
  • Plymouth
  • Pontiac
  • Porsche
  • Ram
  • Saab
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • Smart
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo

Overall Rating

31 Verified Reviews
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by - Verified Customer August 04, 2016

Repaired the problem even though it was caused by multiple component failures.

by - Verified Customer July 22, 2016

John Bland was able to work me in his busy schedule more or less at the last minute. He got the work done in time for us to attend an auto meeting.

by - Verified Customer July 11, 2016

John and Mary and their crew are just what their name implies. Genuine! They are honest, hard-working, and worth the drive to get to their shop.

by - Verified Customer July 05, 2016

Very knowledgeable.

by - Verified Customer June 23, 2016

Excellent service and very nice people.

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by - Verified Customer June 20, 2016

I always receive prompt and courteous service at Genuine Transmission & Auto Service. I have been relying on their knowledge and experience to maintain my car since I moved to Mills River.

by - Verified Customer February 03, 2016

Service was good, although a little slow on this particular day. I was very, very pleased that I could go online to schedule the appointment, something that isn't possible with most shops.

by - Verified Customer February 02, 2016

They seemed to be trustworthy and knowledgeable.

by - Verified Customer January 24, 2016

This shop seemed to be the most honest and capable to work on my truck which is special. Always treated my vehicle as it was his own.

by - Verified Customer January 21, 2016

Great service! Good turn around time!

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by - Verified Customer January 13, 2016

Good work at a fair price. They did what they said they would do.

by - Verified Customer January 11, 2016

They fix it right the 1st time!

by - Verified Customer December 31, 2015

Prompt service, friendly staff, very knowledgeable.

by December 30, 2015

Nobody is perfect. Everything was fine.

by December 21, 2015

I would recommend this shop to someone who needs trans work.

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by - Verified Customer December 18, 2015

Good service, and honest.

by - Verified Customer December 17, 2015

They did a good job on my car.

by - Verified Customer December 15, 2015

Great people - great customer service and excellent work!

by - Verified Customer November 16, 2015

He explained everything well. I did my research and he did it for the right price.

by - Verified Customer November 03, 2015

They are just great to deal with.

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by - Verified Customer October 13, 2015

They've done everything that I've asked. They're very efficient. All the work they've done they've done correctly.

by - Verified Customer October 13, 2015

I like the way they treated me. It was really good. I like the work they did.

by - Verified Customer September 30, 2015

They did what they said they were gonna do and they were courteous.

by - Verified Customer September 22, 2015

They show interest finding & fixing problems, they explain what needs to be done & why. They give an estimate as to price, and when the problem will be corrected, they advise if there are going to be changes in either or if other problems or involved. They are honest and trustworthy! I am very pleased with all work they have done for me!!

by September 17, 2015

They're good guys. They're trustworthy. They're reasonable on price.

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by - Verified Customer September 08, 2015

Service was great and prompt. Work was professional and they didn't fix something that didn't need fixing. Very knowledgeable.

by - Verified Customer August 11, 2015

John and Mary are the most pleasant people at a shop I have ever met. They were very informative, did the job efficiently, and saved me as much money as they could. If I ever have problems again I will call them!

by June 26, 2015

They did a good job for me.

by - Verified Customer June 24, 2015

This repair shop is owned by a local couple who understands how difficult it can be to get your car repaired and give you a fair, honest assessment of your vehicle repair needs. They work with you to give you a vehicle you can feel safe in and didn't try to swindle you out of your hard earned money.

by June 24, 2015

Great service, great warranty, at a great price.

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by June 22, 2015

My transmission still works. The price wasn't terrible.

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