Leale's Transmissions & Auto

(408) 560-4391
42 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


405 Keyes Street
San Jose, CA 95112 USA


  • James Leale, Owner
  • Established 1965
  • 4 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 124 Years of Car Repair Experience

Leale's Transmissions & Auto Reviews


42 Verified Reviews
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by - Verified Customer March 28, 2017

Brought my car in with a transition that was periodically slipping. They determined it was a control board. It's been a month and my car is running well. Replacing the board was much cheaper than replacing the transmission. So I appreciated that they correctly identified the problem.

by - Verified Customer March 18, 2017

Friendly, helpful, and very professional.

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by - Verified Customer March 01, 2017

Great job! Leale's staff were able to diagnose and repair an issue another shop missed. I'm pleased and impressed with the level of professionalism and responsiveness. I will be back.

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by - Verified Customer February 15, 2017

Thanks Jim!

by - Verified Customer February 08, 2017

The front desk was very nice and understood what needed to be done. When they came across a problem, they called me before doing anything. I would definitely come back for more repairs.

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by - Verified Customer January 18, 2017

Felt satisfied, probably will go back.

by - Verified Customer January 17, 2017

Good, very good.

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by - Verified Customer January 15, 2017

Steve did a great job in fixing our car. I'm very happy with the repairs and the service I received.

by - Verified Customer January 02, 2017

Leale's saved me. I was so happy they were open and able to help me with my transmission problems. Car was done on time.

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by - Verified Customer December 21, 2016

Fantastic experience. The repairs were completed before expected date. They only did the work that was necessary. I highly recommend this shop for auto repair and maintenance. Staff was friendly.

by - Verified Customer December 17, 2016

They made me feel confident that all would be taken care of and it was.

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by - Verified Customer December 11, 2016

Car was serviced very promptly. Staff very polite and professional. Great experience overall.

by - Verified Customer December 03, 2016

My son's truck was worked on. Had to return for more service. Thanks for fixing it.

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by - Verified Customer November 15, 2016

I offered to leave my paperwork file on the codes it had been pulling. Only the most recent work order from another mechanic shop. The computer had been cleared however, I still had a paper file. Had work done only to find out a valve job/engine block.

by - Verified Customer November 14, 2016

Jim was very friendly and explained everything. I did not feel pressured to get the repairs done. I will definitely go back.

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by October 03, 2016

Fast service and regular updates over the phone

by - Verified Customer September 22, 2016

Good communication

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by - Verified Customer September 15, 2016

Very professional job well done

by - Verified Customer September 14, 2016

Great customer service!

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by September 13, 2016

Jim and the folks at Leale's were able to rebuild my Jaguar transmission and diagnose (and fix) an odd sensor issue successfully. Very happy with their work.

by July 24, 2013

They did not fix the problem and they just took my money. 800 dollars, and I had to go back and get it fixed and then it still wasn't fixed. I got no money back.

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by July 18, 2013

Because they did everything they said they were going to do and the price was fair. We were in and out.

by July 16, 2013

It was fast and it was inexpensive. The customer service was very nice.

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by July 15, 2013

The customer service is very nice. Highly recommended to all my coworkers and I have, in fact, recommended them to my coworkers.

by July 11, 2013

Very reliable and courteous.

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by July 09, 2013

I was very satisfied with their work. I looked at the price of the part and I found out I could get the part at O'Reilly Auto Parts and it was about 30 or 40 dollars cheaper than the auto shop.

by June 28, 2013

I was given a good price. The service was on time. We pre-scheduled an appointment and they were on time with the appointment. Communication was key there.

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by June 11, 2013

Quality of service and their communications. Also they are very trustworthy. They were efficient and made a quick diagnosis of the problem.

by June 11, 2013

They were fast, friendly and honest.

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by June 10, 2013

We've used them before and they have consistent service. I can trust their service and know that it is fair.

by May 30, 2013

They are extremely knowledgeable and did research on my particular vehicle to determine the problem. They made good recommendations as far as the repair. Very helpful and easy to work with.

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by May 29, 2013

They did the job fast and right for a fair price.

by May 02, 2013

About 20 years ago, I had a Chevy that needed a transmission that needed to be rebuilt and he did it. I never had a problem with it after he rebuilt it and I've been going there ever since. Any time I have a problem with the car I take it there. I've been going there for 30 years.

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by April 26, 2013

Their prices are high, but they do good work.

by April 22, 2013

I'm satisfied. My transmission had a problem.

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by April 22, 2013

The last visit was a follow up on a transmission repair. It was nice to have a free 6 month check up to make sure everything was ok.

by April 18, 2013

I was very disappointed with the repairs. They had my car for three weeks and not once did they call to update me on the repair.

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by April 15, 2013

I've had work done there several times. I like what they do.

by April 08, 2013

They are honest, very honest and they do excellent work. If you have a problem later they take care of it, no questions asked. They are really good people.

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by April 04, 2013

They have good quality service. They are very responsive and always stand behind their products and services with their warranty.

by April 03, 2013

Good service and fair prices. They actually did a really good job on getting my car there. I dropped it off at the guy's house and he drove it in. It was really easy to get it to and from there.

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* No-Cost Evaluations and Estimates.
* We Can Arrange Transportation To and From Work.
* We Will Pay the Towing for Transmission Rebuilds, Most Transmission Repairs and Major Auto Repairs Within San Jose & Santa Clara County!

1. ASE Certified Technicians
2. Modern Diagnostic Equipment
3. Professional and Courteous Staff

We Take Great Pride in Our Work.

Many local government agencies and business who you may trust, also trust Leale's to care for their vehicles.

San Jose's Only 1-Stop Full Service Shop for all Foreign & Domestic Automotive and Transmission Service & Repair. 4-Wheel Drive Repair, Engine Rebuilding, Exhaust, Interior & Upholstery, Drive-Train Upgrades and Modifications

Fast, Honest & Reliable Automotive & Transmission Repair Since 1964.


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Leale's Transmission & Auto is an established shop that has been a member of the San Jose community since 1964. It was passed down from father to son. this certified shop features an experienced, well season staff who specialize in transmission repair but they are capable of all kinds of other repairs and services. This staff combines for well over 130 years of automotive experience and has demonstrated a commitment to keeping current with on going training. They back their work with a 24 month/24000 mile warranty for your peace of mind. Local shuttle service, rental cars, early bird drop off, and wireless internet are available on site for your convenience.

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