About Master Transmission & Auto Care

Owner PJ Lapham carries on the proud legacy of original owners Dave "Butch" and Sue McKinley. They started helping their friends and neighbors with car and truck maintenance more than 30 years ago. Over 20 years, John Freuler & Brad Gillitzer grew the business to its current status and reputation by putting customers first! Today, Master Transmission and Auto Care is committed to providing outstanding auto repair service, making us a trusted name in Minnesota.

We believe in exceeding expectations. That’s why we have so many longstanding customers who wouldn’t consider going anywhere else. We have an amazing team with over 75 years of combined experience. Our dedicated ASE certified technicians will find what’s wrong with your car and fix it to the highest standard so that you can get back on the road with confidence.

Get expert service from the team at Master Transmission & Auto Care. Call today to schedule your appointment.

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

  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • Ford
  • GMC
  • Hummer
  • Jeep
  • Lincoln
  • Mercury
  • Oldsmobile
  • Pontiac
  • Ram
  • Plymouth


  • 24 mth/24K mi. warranty (whichever comes first) for parts & labor*

Services Offered

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

Vehicles Serviced

  • Acura
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • FIAT
  • Ford
  • GMC
  • Honda
  • Hyundai
  • Infiniti
  • Isuzu
  • Jeep
  • Kia
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • Mazda
  • Mercury
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Oldsmobile
  • Plymouth
  • Pontiac
  • Ram
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen


    • Early drop off
    • Shuttle service
    • Free wifi
    • Wait on site
2005 Nissan Armada
2014 Dodge Grand Caravan
"Thank you for yell Awesome service."
"In short, I took my car in because it needed a new clutch. Shortly into the repair the tech noticed that the frame was very rusty, and recommended that the money would be better invested in a new car than a new clutch. I am grateful for their honesty and professionalism!"
"Master Trans has worked on a few of our vehicles over the past few years - always provided reliable service at a good price. On a few occasions they have done quick checks and offered advice free of charge. The owner PJ and staff are trustworthy, fair, and are pleasant to deal with."
"I spoke with both PJ and Tom regarding my vehicle needs. I just had them put my new wheels and tires on my truck along with an accessory (bumper) installed that I couldn't handle at home. Extremely friendly and helpful. After getting vehicle home, the engine light was on. Because they removed the radiator, I was concerned. Turns out it was just a sensor or something else that was not related. They checked it out, no charge. I highly recommend this business. Can't say enough about their honesty, friendliness, and professionalism. Steve W."
"Painless, fair and honest. Vehicle trouble is never convenient or easy... PJ made the whole process as easy as possible and was very accommodating to my situation. I would have no problem using them again. Thank you PJ."
"They did a great job doing my car inspection back in February but when I went back a week or so ago to figure out what's wrong with the AC in my car and then quoted me 600 dollars to fix it. I left and went to my mechanic this week and it was a completely different issue compared to what they diagnosed. Just a little disappointed I bought the part they said was the problem to it not being close."


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