Stu's AE Transmissions
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5531 Cherry Ave
Long Beach, CA 90805 USA
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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 5:00pm
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(562) 276-2450

Auto Repair Experience

  • Tim Giffen, Owner
  • Established 2010
  • 8 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 147 Years of Car Repair Experience

Stu's AE Transmissions specializes in transmission work but is also capable of completing a wide range of full service repairs for your modern vehicle. They are equipped with the automotive tools and computer diagnostic equipment that are needed to perform these repairs in a professional manner. This RepairPal Certified team is very experienced and they have been working together for an average of 10 years. This location was established in the 1950's and was taken over by Tim Giffin in 2010. Over the years this shop has built a reputation for good quality customer friendly automotive repairs with the Long Beach community. This was verified in our unbiased review of their most recent customers who describe them as reasonable, friendly, fast, and convenient. A Local shuttle service, rental cars, early bird drop off, and a clean comfortable waiting area with wireless Internet are available for your convenience.


Auto Repair Experience

  • Tim Giffen, Owner
  • Established 2010
  • 8 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 147 Years of Car Repair Experience


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


  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Rental Car
  • Shuttle


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

Message from the Shop

At Stu’s AE Transmission, we provide the personalized service that the major chains are incapable of; we enjoy getting to know our customers on a first-name basis. We’re always happy to answer any questions or explain any procedures related to your car or cars in general because, frankly, we love talking about cars almost as much as we love working on them.

Stu's AE Transmission provides local transmission and auto repair service for Long Beach and the surrounding region. Our company is the premier transmission shop in the region with over 50,000 transmissions sold. Integrity is our trademark, so we do the job right the first time and guarantee all of our work on a first-name basis. We’re always happy to answer any questions or explain any procedures related to your car or cars in general because, frankly, we love talking about cars almost as much as we love working on them.


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Overall Rating

24 Verified Reviews

Customer Reviews

by Verified Customer May 30, 2014

My car is running really good. They offered reasonable pricing and they were nice, I was treated with respect, good customer service.

by Verified Customer May 28, 2014

Very nice service and a nice price. They are close and convenient.

by May 28, 2014

He was very helpful and it was fast. They let me look under the hood, and investigate to show me what was wrong with it.

by Verified Customer May 23, 2014

He does good work and stands behind it for a problem. He does excellent work on the cars. I have four cars I take to him. If something is not right I can take it back and he fixes it with no charge.

by May 16, 2014

They are very capable and friendly. They are able to get things done quickly and answer the phone. A lot of places I called don't answer the phone.

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by May 15, 2014

I trust him. I have been taking my car to him for a couple of years. They did a good job.

by May 15, 2014

They did good work and as I asked them to do and for a reasonable price.

by Verified Customer May 13, 2014

They're really good and know what they are doing. They are pretty accurate and reliable. They charge pretty fair.

by Verified Customer May 05, 2014

They were really helpful in diagnosing on the problem and were clear in explaining what needed to be done and what is necessary to be done right away. They are really friendly and they were not pushy like other shops are.

by Verified Customer April 28, 2014

I have used them for years and they do a good job. They usually fix things right the first time and stand behind their price they quoted.

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by Verified Customer April 24, 2014

The owner is very friendly and explains things to me in detail and keeps very good records. He has been here for sixty years and that alone is a good sign that they give good customer service for a long time. They're local to me and my repairs I haven't had to go back. They do a thorough job.

by Verified Customer April 16, 2014

They did a good job. Good service. Reasonably priced.

by Verified Customer April 15, 2014

They did a good job, and my car was much improved. It is an old car. They gave me a written report and it has been much improved.

by April 10, 2014

The work was done right. It was done right and that is what I look for.

by Verified Customer April 08, 2014

He was honest and told me it would be a number of days, so I left it. His work is satisfactory. Employees are knowledgeable.

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by Verified Customer April 07, 2014

I had some work done and it cost me a minimum of 1300.00. Other shops estimate was about 350.00.They were willing to look at it, the transmission, and then gave me the estimate for the repair.

by March 20, 2014

Transmission is out. Very expensive. They did a great job. The cost was high but they are pretty friendly. They were able to fix the problem and I will probably be back.

by Verified Customer March 18, 2014

They did a good job.

by Verified Customer March 13, 2014

They have been doing my transmissions for a long time and I trust them and they do good work. They're fast and honest and the prices are reasonable. They're good people to do business with and no BS. They tell you what is right or wrong and they do not rip you off. They could not have been around since the fifties or sixties without doing something right. I have recommended them to other people in the past. They are transmission guys and know their business.

by January 27, 2014

I like the service, and the cost is affordable. The downfall it is a small store, and there is no place for customers to wait. It wasn't really comfortable waiting in the corner.

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by Verified Customer January 20, 2014

They're very professional and know what they're doing.

by January 06, 2014

Great service, great turn around. It was just expensive and this was the only draw back.

by Verified Customer January 03, 2014

They are thorough and don't do things that are not needed. He tells you what he is doing. If he doesn't do something, he may suggest something else. He is a nice guy.

by Verified Customer January 02, 2014

I thought he was up front and honest and he explained everything and I appreciated that. Prices are reasonable.

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