Transmasters Auto Care

(760) 961-4548
44 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 Auto Care Reviews


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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 25, 2017

Knowledgeable staff and easy to talk to.

by - Verified Customer June 19, 2017

Repairs took too long. Small details overlooked.

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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 - 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.

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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!!!!!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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

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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

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by - Verified Customer January 29, 2017

Great Experience.

by - Verified Customer January 11, 2017

Great guys !

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by - Verified Customer August 31, 2015

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

by - Verified Customer October 22, 2014

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

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by - Verified Customer October 17, 2014

Great service, fast.

by October 16, 2014

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

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by - Verified Customer October 03, 2014

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

by - Verified Customer October 03, 2014

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

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by September 16, 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 22, 2014

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

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by August 14, 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 August 01, 2014

They seem to do good work.

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by July 29, 2014

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

by - Verified Customer July 17, 2014

Good service and decent prices.

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by - Verified Customer July 15, 2014

Quality Service at fair price.

by July 11, 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.

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by July 08, 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 28, 2014

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

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by - Verified Customer April 29, 2014

I like their professionalism.

by - Verified Customer April 16, 2014

Reliable diagnosis. Timely service. Affordable.

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by - Verified Customer April 11, 2014

Excellent service, good workmanship.

by - Verified Customer April 08, 2014

They do good work.

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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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  • Mercury
  • Mini
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Oldsmobile
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  • Pontiac
  • Porsche
  • Ram
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  • Saturn
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  • Smart
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
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