About AAMCO Transmissions & Total Car Care - 8255

AAMCO has serviced over 20 million transmissions since 1963.

AAMCO Transmissions and Total Car Care of El Cajon, CA technicians are highly qualified and trained with more than 20 years of experience on new cars and over 50 years experience in the automotive industry. We strive to provide the best product and service in the industry.

At AAMCO of El Cajon, CA we believe getting the best value for your dollar is the most important part of any service. All of AAMCO services come with a minimum of a one year warranty and not the typical 90 days provided by most repair shops. We use only the highest quality parts available.

AAMCO of El Cajon, CA is a full-service auto repair and preventive maintenance center. We are automatic and manual transmission experts. We provide transmission service and maintenance as well as transmission flush & filter service, and we are qualified to repair and service all domestic and imported cars, trucks, and SUV’s. We use parts equal to or exceed the standards of those parts originally used by the manufacturers. We are the cost-effective alternative to car dealership servicing for all scheduled maintenance of your personal or company auto, pickup or truck. Regardless of where it was built, we will service your car or truck and still maintain the manufacturer's warranty. We honor most extended warranties.

AAMCO of El Cajon, CA is independently owned and operated. We pride ourselves on getting the services or repairs on your auto right the first time by our highly qualified service technicians. So drop your auto, SUV, or truck off today and allow us to provide you with excellent service. We look forward to servicing your vehicle.

AAMCO of El Cajon, CA serves the following areas: El Cajon, Grossmont, Hillsdale, Mt Helix, Grossmont College, Santee, Winter Gardens

Top Services

  • Air Conditioning Recharge
  • Alternator Replacement
  • Brake Pad and Rotor Replacement
  • Catalytic Converter Replacement
  • Scheduled Maintenance Service
  • Timing Chain Replacement
  • Transmission Fluid Services
  • Transmission Repair
  • Turbocharger Replacement
  • Water Pump Replacement

Top Vehicles Serviced

  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Honda
  • Hyundai
  • Jeep
  • Mazda
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Nissan
  • Subaru
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen


Warranties are honored Nationwide at all AAMCO centers

Rebuilt Transmission (most vehicles): NOTE: Cars, trucks & vans with a manufacturer's rated capacity of one ton and under receive a 36/50 (US) or 36/80 (Canada) warranty. EXCEPTIONS: vehicles with manual transmissions, vehicles over one ton, RV's, police/fire/emergency vehicles, vehicles used as/for rentals, taxis, limousine, snow plowing, commercial towing or "high rail" applications (modified for use on RR tracks). These exception type vehicles receive a 12/12 (US) or 12/20 (Canada) warranty. You can identify the carrying capacity by the VIN. On domestic vehicles, the vehicle is eligible for the 36/50 (US) or 36/80 (Canada) warranty if the 6th digit of the VIN is 3 or less.

  • 36/50 (included in published price)
  • 36/100 (add $50)
  • 12/12 (subtract $100)

Remanufactured Transmission:

  • 36/50 (included in published price)
  • 36/100 (add $50)

Minor/External Transmission Service (including component replacement):

  • 12/12 (included in published price)

Valve Body Service (includes replaced components & labor):

  • 12/12 (included in published price)

Clutch Assembly Service:

  • 12/12 (included in published price)

Total Car Care Services (not related to the transmission):

  • 12/12 (included in published price)

Services Offered

  • Air conditioning diagnosis
  • Air conditioning recharge
  • Alternator replacement
  • Axle shaft oil seal replacement
  • Battery replacement
  • Brake master cylinder
  • Brake pad replacement
  • Brake rotor Replacement
  • Brake shoe replacement
  • Brake system diagnosis
  • Catalytic Converter replacement
  • Check engine light diagnosis
  • Coolant system flush
  • Diagnose my vehicle
  • Drive belt replacement
  • Electrical system diagnosis
  • Engine mount replacement
  • Engine oil and filter change
  • Exhaust replacement
  • Fuel pump replacement
  • Fuel system repairs
  • HVAC blower motor
  • Hybrid battery replacement
  • Hybrid inverter assembly
  • Ignition system diagnosis
  • Minor/external transmission service
  • Muffler replacement
  • Oxygen sensor replacement
  • Radiator replacement
  • Serpentine / drive belt
  • Spark plug replacement
  • Starter replacement
  • Suspension ball joint
  • Timing Chain replacement
  • Timing belt replacement
  • Tire replacement
  • Tire rotation
  • Transmission diagnosis
  • Transmission repair
  • Turbocharger replacement
  • Valve body service
  • Water Pump replacement
  • Wheel alignment

Other Services

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Vehicles Serviced

  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • FIAT
  • Ford
  • GMC
  • Honda
  • Hyundai
  • Infiniti
  • Isuzu
  • Jaguar
  • Jeep
  • Kia
  • Land Rover
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • MINI
  • Mazda
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Mercury
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Oldsmobile
  • Plymouth
  • Pontiac
  • Porsche
  • Ram
  • Saab
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo
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"Couple weekends ago car started acting funny, and multiple shops told us we needed a new transmission. Called up AAMCO, because I wanted certified work and a warranty on that kind of work, but Todd explained I was getting ahead of myself. Turned out the wiring was bad and throwing off the inner components! They fixed it quick, but the issue still remained. I was bummed, but again, Todd calmed me and said bring it back in. They didn't hesitate to look again and fix what the issues in that moment. It may be a little more money than some mobile mechanic, but you're getting what you pay for! I'm so appreciative of their work and even for the mechanic, James I think was his name, because they were so patient and persistent in resolving my issues and not entirely breaking my bank!"
"This place is great! I was here today and 2 months ago, separate issues. The staff is great, very personable, they try to make things as convinient for you as possible. Todd is the man to talk to. He got me in and out in the same day for both issues. He gives you the worst and best case scenarios so you know what to expect and he keeps ypu updated every step of the way. Really incredible service."
"We’ve been bringing our 17 year old car here for 2.5 years and have always received quality care from this location. Great, proactive communication and fair pricing."
"After reading some of these other reviews that are bad, I don't feel so alone and feel more confident to leave this review for other people to be warned about the shop. Beware!! I had my transmission "Reconditioned" here and my clutch replaced this year. Ended up having to call The bureau of auto repair. when I got my truck back the clutch Job that they had done was not done correctly and my clutch was super Duper tight. When I spoke with Todd about it he shrugged it off like everything was good to go and I just needed to break it in. me and him went round and round on the phone to the point where I had lost all patience with his unprofessional rude, short condescending attitude. This happened many times, in fact one time I was in there with my son and he continued to use bad language in front of him. I don't do well with these types. You get back what you dish. Todd and I have had many phone conversations that didn't go well, mostly because he tries to act like their techs are never at fault. Proved that wrong with the clutch issue. actually after bringing it back twice and finally driving with the tech did they admit their was an issue with the clutch. Its very hard to get things resolved with them and Todd doesn't make it any easier. Anyway, the first time I left the shop, within 15 minutes I got locked out of all my manual gears. I could not shift into any gear. Todd told me if anything happens to call him and I'll have a tow truck pick you up so He had a tow truck tow the truck back to the shop. Long story short I had to return the truck there three or four times. One of those times they said their was something loose inside the transmission and they tightened that up. The truck had improved for about 2 weeks. Called again and they said that there is nothing else they could do with the truck. And that they seen nothing additional wrong with it. Obviously,So I had to call the bureau of auto repair because their is still an issue. I would not be making things up if I went this far.... all that came out of that is...that if I take it to another shop and spend the money to have someone else look at it that they would, in the end pay for anything that the other shop found. I'm sorry, but that does not sound like someone or a company that stands behind its warranty. There is still an intermittent problem!!!! they would need to have my truck for a week, to 2 weeks, to a month for it to happen again. First it was happening once every three weeks-ish. Lately, Almost on a weekly or by weekly basis I have to pull Over on the side of the road and toy with all my gears to get it to allow me to get back into gear. This week it has been constantly locking me out of my gears, yet now after a few days its normal again. For someone who paid about $2200 for a recondition of the transmission and a new clutch I pretty much got screwed and I'm left with a shotty transmission job that is not reliable.. This is my work truck that I drive around to El Centro and Oceanside all the way to the border of Mexico all over the place and it is completely unreliable for me and one of these days I'm going to get stuck on the middle of nowhere, Hopefully without my family! So I was not satisfied with what the BAR did for me and they have closed the case. I'm still stuck with this transmission in this truck and the company does nothing to help me to figure it out. I can't afford to go spend a bunch of money somewhere else to have someone look at it and tell me that they can't fix it either because it has to be a problem happening at the same time they look at it. I'm sure that AAMCO could come up with a solution to help me through this but they do nothing and do not stand by their warranty with the transmission. I have a problem still they say they cant fix it. Just like they screwed up my clutch they had to redo the whole job to fix it. But they won't redo the job for my transmission To fix it???? doesn't make sense. Maybe they put some shotty parts in there...sometime those cheap unamerican made Ford parts aren't exact to oem."
"I have been taking my vehicles to Aamco for a few years now. It's nice to know you have someone you can trust! Todd is always helpful, recommending what should be done, what can wait, and even if it's time to get a new car! They complete the job in the time quoted, and keep within the price frame quoted. I've even enlisted their help in trying to decide what kind of car I want to buy next. Update: got the new car, and they've maintained it and solved a couple small issues."


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