Transmasters Complete Auto Care

(760) 961-4548
73 Verified Reviews

8:00am to 5:00pm


184 N Coast Hwy 101
Encinitas, CA 92024 USA


  • Rick L. Frye, Owner
  • Phil Foster, Manager
  • Established 1989
  • 3 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 1 ASE Master Auto Technician
  • 35 Years of Car Repair Experience

Transmasters Complete Auto Care Reviews


73 Verified Reviews
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by - Verified Customer December 14, 2017

Very good service, kept me updated with anything that came up, extremely friendly and very knowledgeable. Will definitely bring my next car here.

by - Verified Customer November 30, 2017

Very honest and went above customer service by dropping me off at my work as i was running late to work. Went above and beyond customer service by having to deal with the difficult warranty company that was paying for repairs.

by - Verified Customer November 26, 2017

Phillip did a good job explaining how and why my repair became extensive. After my epiphany of new, newly used truck costs I decided to have ALL the work done. Never having used Trans Masters before I was apprehensive to say the least. The lead mechanic Curtis and his assistant Jose did an unbelievable job. I picked my truck up and it ran like it did when I first got it 18 years 200K miles earlier.
I now have a reliable truck that will last me until I decide to do something irrational like buy a newer vehicle.
TransMasters has my Vote. Be local. Support-buy local.

by - Verified Customer November 14, 2017

We appreciated all the time that was put into our car, although it was unable to be fixed. Thank you for doing what you could!

by - Verified Customer November 05, 2017

Overpriced. my first rebuild only lasted 2 years before I had to pay another 3 grand to have it fixed again.

by - Verified Customer October 29, 2017

Excellent service and knowledgeable staff

by - Verified Customer October 25, 2017


by - Verified Customer October 24, 2017

Staff is great. Only shop I've found that didn't try to take advantage of me.

by - Verified Customer October 18, 2017


by - Verified Customer October 04, 2017

They did not put any effort into trying to solve the problem.

by - Verified Customer September 28, 2017

The Transmasters team gives me the confidence to drive my 52 year old car as much and as hard as I want.

by - Verified Customer September 20, 2017

They were extremely helpful and even told me about repairs my previous mechanic would not tell me.

by - Verified Customer September 17, 2017

Went in to have my rear wheel bearings checked and they not only warrantied the part but replaced at no cost. I paid them for the hour they spent checking to make sure that was the issue. They are always fair and very honest!!!

by - Verified Customer September 14, 2017

as usual amazing communication and freindliness of staff.

by - Verified Customer September 13, 2017

Phil was very thorough in explaining my car repair needs, kind, respectful and answered all my questions.

2 verified customers did not leave comments but provided these ratings:
by 1 verified reviewer
by Jessica
by - Verified Customer September 10, 2017

It was great! Rick and Phil were awesome to work with.

by - Verified Customer September 04, 2017

Brought my car in because the power steering went out. They replaced the power steering pump, pulley, and fan belt. When I picked my car up as soon as I started it the fan belt was squealing really bad. The mechanic came out from the shop because he could hear it from 50 yards away. He tells me it's because the A/C is on. I took it to another shop and it was the fan belt tensioner/ idler. I feel that with taking the belt off and putting a new one back on they should have realized the belt tensioner was bad as well. I ended up paying another shop to fix problem. Had to buy another belt and pay labor for the same thing twice. They were nice enough and I think they meant well but i probably won't come back.

by - Verified Customer September 04, 2017

Transmasters takes such great care of my high mileage truck. Leaves me confidant enough in the vehicle to keep driving it, saving me 10's of thousand of $$$ in vehicle replacement cost. You guys rock!!!

by - Verified Customer August 30, 2017

Going back next week for another repair. Thanks.

by - Verified Customer August 30, 2017

I was so impressed with their treatment and services, I have recommended them to all my friends and family.

by - Verified Customer August 28, 2017

worst customer service,damaged car, over charged, very rude

by - Verified Customer August 22, 2017

All good.

by - Verified Customer August 16, 2017

Accommodated me and made me feel informed about what was happening to my car consistently touched base with me

by - Verified Customer August 14, 2017

still waiting for defective master cylinder but i'm sure rick will take care of it

by - Verified Customer August 06, 2017

excellent service, communication throughout the experience and the car was ready early with all repaired perfectly. From beginning to end a great job, thank you

2 verified customers did not leave comments but provided these ratings:
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by Jessica
by - Verified Customer July 27, 2017

Nice results but expensive

by - Verified Customer July 25, 2017

great guys, excellent mechanics- will continue to use for auto needs!

by - Verified Customer July 18, 2017

Being from out of state, I was at a disadvantage. TransMasters took away a lot of worry and took care of my disabled vehicle quickly.

by - Verified Customer July 12, 2017

Phillip made everything very nice and easy. He explained what was wrong and how to fix it. Will definitely return for other work!

by - Verified Customer July 09, 2017

Complex diagnosis made quickly and accurately.

by - Verified Customer June 26, 2017

Great service. I was over from AZ. They went above and beyond to get my transmission rebuilt. Thank you

by - Verified Customer June 25, 2017

Knowledgeable staff and easy to talk to.

by - Verified Customer June 19, 2017

Repairs took too long. Small details overlooked.

by - Verified Customer June 14, 2017

Rick and his staff were GREAT!! I will return and recommend the superb service. Thanks Transmasters!!

by - Verified Customer June 08, 2017

good, quick service.

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by Jessica
by - Verified Customer April 20, 2017

Mercedes 30k service went well.

by - Verified Customer April 18, 2017

Honest guys, great work, polite, and accommodating to financial restrictions.

by - Verified Customer April 18, 2017

I have always had great service from Transmasters. I will return again next time I'm in need of their help. Thanks to Rick and his team!

by - Verified Customer April 18, 2017

All good thanks!!!!!

by - Verified Customer April 17, 2017

Phillip has exceptional customer service skills because he is very honest and is good at understanding how the client learns and how best to describe to them what is wrong and then fixed for their car. Overall very professional place with good hearted people. Thank you

by - Verified Customer March 21, 2017

Phillip and the boys are awesome! Thanks for keeping the caddy alive!

by - Verified Customer March 13, 2017

Very informative and honest. These people know their stuff. Highly recommended.

by - Verified Customer March 08, 2017

Would certainly recommend.

by - Verified Customer March 05, 2017

Did a good job! Made some important suggestions. Very happy with the overall service!

by - Verified Customer February 21, 2017

Nothing but positives!

2 verified customers did not leave comments but provided these ratings:
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by Jessica
by - Verified Customer February 08, 2017

Good Job. Will use again.

by - Verified Customer February 06, 2017

Took eight business days when he said the worst case scenario would be three and then I get my jeep back and it isn't fixed and now it is rattling and making noise and basically is worse than before I took it in and they charged me almost $2000. Extremely unsatisfied

by - Verified Customer January 31, 2017

I received superb work performance to my vehicle and very satisfied with everything.

by - Verified Customer January 30, 2017

Down to earth shop, great shop to have other services done very friendly, courteous and job knowledge to natch

by - Verified Customer January 29, 2017

Great Experience.

by - Verified Customer January 11, 2017

Great guys !

by - Verified Customer August 30, 2015

Great work, Honesty, professionalism, and easy to work with are all qualities I found at Transmasters

by - Verified Customer October 21, 2014

Best mechanic I have been to in a long time. Honest, and informative.

by - Verified Customer October 16, 2014

Great service, fast.

by October 15, 2014

Not only do they do good work, they have really good customer service and I feel very comfortable going to them.

2 verified customers did not leave comments but provided these ratings:
by 1 verified reviewer
by Jessica
by - Verified Customer October 02, 2014

They've been most helpful, even when I was on the road, stranded out of state. Great diagnosticians!

by - Verified Customer October 02, 2014

They are very informative, and they do the work they say they are going to.

by September 15, 2014

They fix all of the issues that are thrown at them, I like their mechanics because they do whatever it takes to fix your problem.

by - Verified Customer August 21, 2014

They did a good job, they did the work correctly the first time and they are very friendly.

by August 13, 2014

They did what they said they were going to, they did the work on time and the warranty time hasn't expired yet so I'm still waiting.

by July 31, 2014

They seem to do good work.

by July 28, 2014

They got my car running, they were helpful and they got the work done in a timely manner.

by - Verified Customer July 16, 2014

Good service and decent prices.

by - Verified Customer July 14, 2014

Quality Service at fair price.

by July 10, 2014

They take care of the big problems, and they find the little problems so that I don't have to point it out to them.

2 verified customers did not leave comments but provided these ratings:
by 1 verified reviewer
by Jessica
by July 07, 2014

They are nice guys and they appear to do good work, but I was a little set off by their method of running up the bill. I am impressed that they take the time to collect the opinions of their customers.

by - Verified Customer May 27, 2014

They did the work to my satisfaction, and they were very efficient.

by - Verified Customer April 28, 2014

I like their professionalism.

by - Verified Customer April 15, 2014

Reliable diagnosis. Timely service. Affordable.

by - Verified Customer April 10, 2014

Excellent service, good workmanship.

by - Verified Customer April 07, 2014

They do good work.

2 verified customers did not leave comments but provided these ratings:
by 1 verified reviewer
by Jessica

RepairPal Scorecard


Transmasters Auto Care has been serving Encinitas and the local community since 1989. This shop features a team of automotive professionals with an excellent mix of experience, on going training and ASE certifications. They are well equipped to handle repairs ranging from minor and major mechanical repairs, to check engine light diagnoses and repairs, to transmission service and repair, as well as your scheduled maintenance needs. Recent customers describe this team as honest, professional, friendly, and informative.  Repairs are covered by a 12-month / 12,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind. Rental vehicles and after hours vehicle drop off are available for your convenience.



  • AC/Heating
  • Check Engine Light
  • Classic Car Repair/Restoration
  • Diagnosis
  • Hybrid/Electric
  • Muffler & Exhaust
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Timing Belts
  • Transmission Repair
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  • AAA Member Discount
  • Car Delivery
  • Car Pickup/Dropoff
  • Child Friendly
  • Coffee
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Financing
  • Free Estimates
  • Free Multi-Point Safety Inspection
  • Gas/Diesel
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Military Discount
  • Parts/Accessories
  • Rental Car
  • Se Habla Espanol
  • Senior Discount
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shopping Nearby
  • Shuttle
  • Towing
  • Warranty Accepted
  • Wireless Internet
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  • NAPA


With over 50 years of collective experience, we are proud to be your local Auto Repair experts. As the premier auto repair shop in Encinitas, our highly trained automotive technicians take pride in all of their Auto Repair efforts.

Each and every one of our reliable specialists undergoes extensive automotive repair training, including advanced certification in Brake Repair, Transmission Repair, Engine Repair and Auto Electrical Service. While transmission services may be one of our specialties, our reputation has been built on our ability to solve complex mechanical issues, as well as repair your vehicle bumper to bumper.

No matter your vehicle needs, our team at Transmasters Transmissions & Autocare will be glad to provide trustworthy, honest, and reputable service. We are grateful to offer reliable vehicle care to Encinitas residents, as well those just driving through.

We offer the following services:

Mechanical Repair:

- Automotive Engine Repair or Replacement
- Diesel


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  • 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
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