Protrans Automotive & Transmission Specialists

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3420 Gato Ct
Riverside, CA 92507
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Mon - Fri:8:00am to 5:30pm
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(951) 432-5178

Auto Repair Experience

  • Samantha Radak, Owner
  • Established 1991
  • 5 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 143 Years of Car Repair Experience
  • Protrans Automotive & Transmission Specialists
  • Protrans Automotive & Transmission Specialists
  • Protrans Automotive & Transmission Specialists - Protrans goes the extra mile for you.  This is Eddie standing inside an engine. Now that's diligence!
  • Protrans Automotive & Transmission Specialists
  • Protrans Automotive & Transmission Specialists


Protrans Automotive & Transmission Specialists is a full service repair facility with special training for your transmission service and repair needs. This team of automotive professionals is very experienced and takes the time to attend regular training to help ensure your vehicle is repaired correctly the first time. This training, coupled with some of the best automotive tools and computer diagnostic equipment enable this location to provide repairs ranging from transmission repairs, to check engine light diagnoses and repairs, to minor and major mechanical repairs, to tires and wheel alignment, as well as your scheduled maintenance needs. They were described to us by their recent customers as “helpful”, “professional”, “reliable”, “honest”, and “brilliant”. For your peace of mind they back their work with a 12-month / 12,000-mile warranty. A local shuttle service, rental vehicles, Saturday business hours, early bird drop off, and a waiting area with wireless Internet are available for your convenience.


Auto Repair Experience

  • Samantha Radak, Owner
  • Established 1991
  • 5 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 143 Years of Car Repair Experience


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


  • AAA Member Discount
  • Child Friendly
  • Coffee
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Financing
  • Free Estimates
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Rental Car
  • Se Habla Espanol
  • Shopping Nearby
  • Shuttle
  • Wireless Internet


Makes We Serve

  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • 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
  • Saab
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo

Message from the Shop


We are a family owned business with over 50 years combined experience in caring for your automotive needs. At Protrans, we pride ourselves on our customers complete satisfaction. We believe that doing an honest job for people is just good business. Protrans makes the following commitments to all of its customers: To listen carefully to your vehicle repair concerns and needs. To thoroughly explain the service and/or repairs your vehicle needs. Promise that only highly trained technicians will work on your vehicle. To keep a detailed record of all services we performed on your vehicle and to provide you with reminders when preventative services are recommended.

A/C Services
Belt, Hose and Filter Replacement
Cooling System Service
Courtesy Check-up
Drivability Diagnosis
Electrical System Diagnosis & Service
Fleet Services
Fuel System Service
Oil Change
Preventive Maintenanc

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Tools & Equipment

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Customer Service

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Customer Amenities

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Parts & Labor Warranty

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Overall Rating

26 Verified Reviews

Customer Reviews

Verified CustomerSeptember 29, 2015

Great customer service and thorough work done.

Verified CustomerSeptember 22, 2015

Everything explained, done promptly.

Verified CustomerSeptember 18, 2015

Good, professional shop, but not for everyone, especially value and speed conscious.

Verified CustomerSeptember 14, 2015

Reliable, timely, quality work. Good people.

August 31, 2015

Outstanding service and professionalism.

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Verified CustomerAugust 31, 2015

Excellent service.

Verified CustomerAugust 27, 2015

Their recommendation was not the problem.

Verified CustomerAugust 11, 2015

I have been Customer long time.

August 06, 2015

There customer service was great and I walked away confident that they had addressed the problem.

Verified CustomerJuly 27, 2015

Very customer service oriented.

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Verified CustomerJuly 10, 2015

Good service.

Verified CustomerJuly 10, 2015

Great customer service and good auto maintenance.

Verified CustomerJuly 06, 2015

Good service but expensive.

Verified CustomerJuly 01, 2015

Good communications, good service, good facility and nice people!

Verified CustomerJune 30, 2015

Fixed. Correctly. First time. Good price.

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Verified CustomerJune 25, 2015

Extremely helpful and they went out of their way to stay longer then operating hours so they could get my car in.

Verified CustomerJune 08, 2015

Mike is an honest business owner and a brilliant technician. That paired up with great customer service, is worth the haul from Long Beach.

Verified CustomerJune 02, 2015

Excellent service.

Verified CustomerMay 28, 2015

Great customer service.

Verified CustomerMay 21, 2015

Repairs are done according to estimate.

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Verified CustomerMay 12, 2015

They charged too much and won't finance my repair even that is my credit is good.

Verified CustomerMay 11, 2015

Good service.

Verified CustomerMay 11, 2015

They charged too much.

Verified CustomerMay 07, 2015

They are very helpful as I know nothing about cars.

Verified CustomerApril 21, 2015

I waited a reasonable time for the service being performed and a fair price.

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Verified CustomerApril 14, 2015

It is easy to get service here...

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