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405 Keyes Street
San Jose, CA 95112
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Mon - Fri:8:00am to 5:00pm
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(408) 560-4391

Auto Repair Experience

  • James Leale, Owner
  • Established 1965
  • 4 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 124 Years of Car Repair Experience
  • Leale's Transmissions & Auto - Eric is our shop foreman and has been with us over 8 years.
  • Leale's Transmissions & Auto - Juan has been with Leale's about 12 years. He's our expert transmission remover and installer.
  • Leale's Transmissions & Auto - Wayne is one of our ASE technicians with 35 years of experience.
  • Leale's Transmissions & Auto - Here is An, our chief engine re-builder who's been working at Leale's for over 15 years.
  • Leale's Transmissions & Auto - Our Transmission & Auto Repair Shop
  • Leale's Transmissions & Auto - Inside the transmission & Auto Repair Shop
  • Leale's Transmissions & Auto - Leale's Commercial Fleet Services cares for many local government and commercial businesses vehicles.
  • Leale's Transmissions & Auto - We also provide full service and repair for RVs!
  • Leale's Transmissions & Auto - The local fire department has Leale's care for some of their needs.
  • Leale's Transmissions & Auto - This is Jim Leale Jr rebuilding a transmission.


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.


Auto Repair Experience

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


  • AC/Heating
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Hybrid/Electric
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Smog/Emissions Testing
  • Timing Belts
  • Transmission Repair
  • Upholstery
  • Windshield/Glass


  • Child Friendly
  • Coffee
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Free Estimates
  • Free Multi-Point Safety Inspection
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Rental Car
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shopping Nearby
  • Shuttle
  • Towing
  • Warranty Accepted
  • Wireless Internet


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

* 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!

All parts and labor are fully covered with our 90 day, three month or three year warranties.

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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Technical Ability

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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

This is the minimum warranty the shop offers on parts and labor for all repairs.


Overall Rating

21 Verified Reviews

Customer Reviews

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.

July 18, 2013

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

July 16, 2013

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

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.

July 11, 2013

Very reliable and courteous.

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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.

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.

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.

June 11, 2013

They were fast, friendly and honest.

June 10, 2013

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

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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.

May 29, 2013

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

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.

April 26, 2013

Their prices are high, but they do good work.

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.

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April 22, 2013

I'm satisfied. My transmission had a problem.

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.

April 15, 2013

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

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.

April 04, 2013

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

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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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