About Metro Transmission in San Marcos California
Metro Transmission is the oldest transmission shop in San Marcos, and one of the most trusted in North San Diego County! With over 100 years of combined experience, multiple certifications, and a passion for providing customer satisfaction, our team at Metro Transmission is well equipped and ready to handle any type of automotive service or repair. Since 1983, Metro Transmission and Automotive has not only been fully committed to providing automotive service and repairs in San Marcos, Escondido, and Vista but also strives to be the most trusted automotive center in North County San Diego.
Engine Services in North San Diego County
When it comes to engine service and repair in North San Diego County, very few have the reputation of Metro Transmission and Automotive. We believe it is our responsibility to provide exceptional engine service and repair to our customers. This is one of the reasons we have established a reputation of an automotive center that you can trust. With our ASE certified technicians we have over 100 years of combined experience. We have a family mentality toward our customers and there isn’t an engine service or repair we can’t handle! We have supreme confidence in our ability to diagnose engine problems, and the experience to make sure the repairs are done right the first time!
Transmission Repair At Auto Repair Center
Since 1983, Metro Transmission and Automotive has been the automotive center to trust with transmission service and repairs throughout Escondido, Vista, San Marcos, and North County San Diego as a whole. Our attention to detail and desire to satisfy our customers is second to none in the automotive repair industry. Our ASE certified transmission repair technicians have the experience and training to correctly handle any of your vehicle’s transmission problems. Whether it is a rebuild, a replacement, or just a small transmission repair, the professionals at Metro Transmission and Automotive will make sure your transmission operates at its peak performance!
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Mission Hills High School Baseball Team’s Annual Golf Tourney Was A Success!

At Metro Transmission and Automotive, we’re passionate about giving back to our community, especially when it comes to supporting our future generations. We proudly sponsor Mission Hills High School Baseball and continued our support at their annual Golf Tournament on February 25th, 2024, at Twin Oaks Golf Course in San Marcos, CA.

This event was a fantastic way to raise money and awareness for the upcoming Mission Hills Baseball season. It was a great day filled with fun, food, raffles, and friendly competition on the greens. We were thrilled to see a great turnout from the community, all coming together to support the local baseball team.

To Our Valued Customers...

As time passes….the Coronavirus is having an impact on everyone in some form or another. We wanted to clarify some things that we are doing here at Metro Transmission and Automotive:

Owners Rick and Michelle Grant
If an employee is sick, they stay home. It’s that simple! We offer employees PAID sick leave to give them the opportunity to stay home and get healthy without worrying about the loss of wages. This also gives our healthy employees a healthy environment without the risk of getting infected by a sick co-worker.
We have acquired an ample supply of cleaners and disinfectants which we use in the customer lobby area on an hourly basis. This includes the service writer counters, chairs, phones, and customer bathroom.

We have recently implemented a new policy pertaining to YOUR car. All employees will use gloves while working on your car. Upon entering your car, we will wipe down your car’s door handle, steering wheel, gear shifter, and window switches. When the job is completed, we will wipe down these same components

While the “shelter in place” is in effect, and you cannot or choose to not leave your residence due to the Coronavirus, we will make arrangements to pick up your vehicle from your home (free with in a 5 mile radius of Metro Transmission and Automotive, a small surcharge for over 5 miles) and deliver the vehicle back to you when finished. This will require some coordinated effort. Please schedule appointments for this service 1-2 days in advance.

To some of you, this will seem like overkill. To others, these policies will be embraced as proper preventative measures to protect our customers as well as employees. Regardless of where you stand on the topic, we are doing these things for YOU.

Whether your car needed service or repair before the virus story broke, or is still needed today, we don’t want anyone to fear bringing your car into Metro Transmission and Automotive.

You count on your car. It must work properly each time you need it. Don’t put off needed repairs and maintenance out of fear. We are in this together! Please feel free to share this message with your family, friends and co-workers.

Rick and Michelle Grant
Metro Transmission and Automotive

Award Winning Auto Repair Center

Serving San Marcos and North San Diego County since 1983. Metro Transmission not only specializes in transmissions, transfer cases and differentials, but we are a complete automotive repair center. Whether you need a basic oil change, brakes or a timing belt, we do it all! We also install clutches, axles, u-joints, external transmission coolers and more!

Metro Transmission strives for complete customer satisfaction. We are a AAA approved Auto Repair Center with a 100% approval rating along with being a BBB accredited business with an A+ rating since 1993.

Call or contact us today at 760-471-0223 and Shift to the People You Can Trust!

Need A Free Quote From The Best Auto Repair Center In San Marcos?

Need A Free Quote From The Best Auto Repair Center In San Marcos, Escondido, Vista Or The Surrounding Area? Have concerns or questions about a transmission repair or other service? We provide free and comprehensive estimates and answer all inquiries in a timely manner to provide you the best service possible.

What Services Do We Offer Our Clients?

We are your local source for fast, efficient, and friendly transmission repair and car care in San Marcos, Escondido, Vista and the surrounding North County San Diego area. Is your vehicle in need of repair or due for maintenance? Our technicians are here to offer you the prompt, quality auto repair service that you can depend on!

Brake Repair Service

We provide brake inspections & brake lining replacement for cars and trucks to keep your vehicle in safe operating condition.
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Clutch Repair Service

Clutch problems lead to poor gas mileage and poor transmission performance. Prompt diagnosis and clutch service ensures a safe and smooth drive
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Cooling System Service

Overheating caused by a poorly performing cooling system can also lead to performance problems and even failures of the drivetrain.
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Electrical System Service

The nature of electrical problems are intensely variable. Your auto electrical problems will be fixed here. There is no auto electrical problem that we can’t solve.
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Engine Repair Services

Engine repair services encompass a wide range of options depending on the symptoms. Investing in engine repair can add life to your vehicle, saving you money in the long run.
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Heating & AC Repair

Heating and A/C systems loses efficiency with usage over time. Regular maintenance will keep your A/C system operating at peak performance.
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Muffler & Exhaust Service

The muffler of a vehicle can malfunction due to many reasons. The exhaust system is an important part of your vehicle and should be inspected routinely.
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Oil Change Service

Oil keeps components lubricated to prevent wear and heat build up due to friction. Regular oil changes ensure that your vehicle has a constant supply of clean oil.
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Scheduled Maintenance

Following the maintenance schedule provided in your car's owner's manual can prevent lengthy or more expensive visits down the road.
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Steering & Suspension Service

The steering and suspension systems of a car are not only important for safety reasons but also to enhance the comfort of your car's ride.
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Transmission Repairs

Whether your car has a automatic or manual transmission, it is important to keep it in good condition to get the optimum performance from your car.
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Tune-Up Services

There are excellent benefits from performing a tune up on your vehicle. It's one of the best ways to maintain original performance of your vehicle.
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Trusted In San Marcos Since 1983!

Learn what makes Metro Transmission and Automotive one of the most trusted names in North County San Diego auto repair. 

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For our Escondido and Vista Neighbors

We're conveniently located off highway 78 in San Marcos

Escondido Transmission Repair

escondido transmission repairMetro Transmission has been providing transmission services to Escondido residents since we started back in 1983. Since we are just a short drive north up highway 78, many of our client find the trip well worth the quality of service. Our transmission repair services have helped keep thousands of vehicles on the road, and we fully stand behind our work. So if you’re living in Escondido, CA and your looking for reliable and quality transmission repairs, look no further than Metro Transmission.

Vista Transmission Repair

vista transmission repairSince our location is practically on the border of San Marcos and Vista, a decent amount of our clients come from Vista. For over 30 years our reputation has grown through North County San Diego, and we’ve become one of the most trusted and well known names in the area. Our award winning transmission repair services, and top-notch customer service are the reasons why we’ve been a thriving business since 1983. We welcome anyone in Vista, CA in need of transmission services to come in today and learn why our clients bring all their vehicles to Metro Transmission.

Don't just take our word for it...

See what our actual clients have to say!

Paul Bradley
Paul Bradley

I recently moved from Texas to California. Just 76 miles from my destination the transmission on my truck started acting up and left me stranded. I perform most of the work on my truck but a transmission rebuild is way beyond my skill set; …

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Thank you for taking the time to share the experience that you had at Metro. Overall customer satisfaction has always been a priority for us. We appreciate the trust that you put in us and looking forward to assisting with future automotive needs.

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Robert was extremely professional and accurate in the services needed. Everything was done beyond my expectations and I will recommend Metro to all my friends. God bless.

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Thank you for bringing your vehicle in. We are glad that you are happy with the service you received and look forward to assisting with future automotive needs.

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becca p
becca p

I was referred to metro transmission by a longtime friend. I was experiencing transmission issues with My vehicle. They were very honest and transparent, and I had even asked additional questions if other services would help prolong the …

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Thank you for giving us the opportunity to inspect your vehicle. We appreciate your kind words and the recognition that we do the right things for the right reasons here at Metro.

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The best transmission repair shop just got better!

Newly remodeled customer area! Free WiFi, cable television, fresh coffee and climate controlled waiting area to keep our customers comfortable and entertained while they wait.