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Customer Satisfaction
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Welcome to Summit Transmissions,
your car service in La Mesa, CA!

Summit Transmissions has been serving San Diego and East County since 1982. We have established a reputation for giving our customers more than just good service but giving great value. Value in the quality of the products we sell such as Amsoil Synthetic Oils, Southbend and Southland Clutches, BG products and Jasper Engine. Value in the services we do, including all automotive and truck repair and maintenance services, transmission services and drivetrain services. Selling only what needs to be fixed. Value means peace of mind with longer warranties, including up to a Two-year warranty on most repairs, and up to Three Year on most transmissions and engines. Value means always trying to do what is best for our customers and give thoughtful professional advice. Value means honest service.

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About Summit Transmissions La Mesa, CA

Since 1982 Philip, John and their team have built Summit Transmissions‘ reputation as one of the most honest and trustworthy transmission and automotive repair shops in San Diego. In fact, they have over 600 Five Star reviews including Yelp, Google and Angie’s List. Add to that their A+rating with the BBB as well as their Super Service Award on Angie’s list, you know you’ve picked the right shop. . Recently Prime Buyers Report voted them one of the top ten repair shops in San Diego.

They have a serving heart and have volunteered their time and talents to the American Diabetes Assc, Multiple Sclerosis Association, Toys for Tots and the Rock Church Business Ministry.

Both are dedicated to serving their customers and making sure they’re providing the best service and products and most important value to their customers.

Are you ready to experience the best La Mesa car service available? Please give us a call or make an appointment here.

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The Absolute Best Car Service in La Mesa, CA

What sets Summit Transmissions apart from all of the others in La Mesa, CA?

Trust: When it comes to auto repair in La Mesa, CA, it’s all about earning loyalty and trust by doing our very best every day. We are determined to earn and keep your trust.

Talent: At Summit Transmissions, you can rest easy knowing that our highly-skilled, experienced auto service professionals are handling your car. Our technicians bring years of experience, skill, and education to the La Mesa auto repair table.

Time: We take the time we need to provide you with top quality car service in La Mesa, CA, and we take the time to talk to you about what that means. We listen to you so we understand your needs and goals for your auto repair.

Recently Serviced Vehicles

2013 Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang

Service Date
Services Performed
  • Drain and Fill replace filter
  • Also add Molly additive provided by customer.
Colton A. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/15/2021

2015 Honda Civic

Honda Civic

Service Date
Services Performed
  • Noted transmission leak. Courtesy Pick Up of customer after repair
  • TRANSMISSION – Tune – [Includes: R&I Oil Pan, drain Converter (if drain plug available), clean or replace Oil Filter or Screen. Adjust (where applicable): Band(s), Cable(s) and Linkage(s). Replace necessary fluid and road test.]
  • ENGINE OIL FILTER – Remove & Replace
Carla M. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/16/2021

2015 Nissan Versa

Nissan Versa

Service Date
Services Performed
  • CUSTOMER STATES P0304 Cylinder 4 Misfire Detected Secondary DTC Inspect and advise
  • IGNITION COIL – Remove & Replace – cyl.4 Four – [Includes: R&I Intake Manifold.]
  • SPARK PLUGS – Remove & Replace –
John M. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/30/2021

2010 Ford Pickup

Ford Pickup

Service Date
Services Performed
  • CUSTOMER STATES connector was replaced to address leak, now having driveabilty issue TCM seems to lose communication. Inspect and advise
Patrick P. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/2/2021

2012 Infiniti FX35

Infiniti FX35

Service Date
Services Performed
  • Brake Flush ( includes replacement fluid to OE spec)
  • TRANSMISSION – Tune – OEM spec fluid and capacity
  • Wiper Blades Replace- All
Ron P. gave our service a 5 star review on 3/30/2021

2006 Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai Sonata

Service Date
Services Performed
  • BRAKE SHOES &/OR PADS – Remove & Replace – All,Both Axles – [Includes: Clean, lube and/or replace Brake Hardware as necessary. Adjust Brakes (where applicable). Includes: Repack Wheel Bearings (where applicable). DOES NOT include refinishing.]
  • DISC ROTOR – Remove & Replace – Front,Both – [Includes: Repack Wheel Bearings (where applicable) and replace Pads (if necessary). DOES NOT include refinishing.]
  • DISC ROTOR – Remove & Replace – Rear,Both – [Includes: Repack Wheel Bearings (where applicable) and replace Pads (if necessary). DOES NOT include refinishing.]
  • Drain and fill, replace filter
  • HEADLAMP BULB – Remove & Replace – One – [DOES NOT include adjustment.]
  • Pressure Wash Power Steering area
  • RADIATOR HOSE – Remove & Replace – V6 Both
  • Remove and replace cap
Charles (Chuck) B. gave our service a 5 star review on 3/17/2021

2005 Scion tC

Scion tC

Service Date
Services Performed
  • CUSTOMER STATES the car is putting after inputting 10w-40 engine oil. inspect and advise
  • Install missing hardware for exhaust and add 1 Quart of Engine Oil
  • SPARK PLUGS – Remove & Replace
  • Test Coil 2 by swapping it with #1. Power brake to get misfire. Plug in scanner see if codes swaps to #1. Vehicle misfired at coil #1. Determined Coil 2 is faulty-replace
Christopher G. gave our service a 5 star review on 2/19/2021

2012 Volkswagen Jetta

Volkswagen Jetta

Service Date
Services Performed
  • CLUTCH PRESSURE PLATE &/OR DISC/release bearing – Remove & Replace – SE,SEL – [DOES NOT include resurface Flywheel.]
  • CLUTCH SLAVE CYLINDER – Remove & Replace – 5 Spd Trans – [Includes: Bleed System.]
  • CUSTOMER STATES clutch went out- inspect and advise Also Service Light is on, determine what is needed in service. CHoke Light also on. Pull Any Diagnostic Codes
  • VACUUM PUMP – Remove & Install or Remove & Replace – SE,Standard Trans
  • Fly wheel Resurface
  • Tow Truck Service
Branden W. gave our service a 5 star review on 2/16/2021

2012 Honda Civic

Honda Civic

Service Date
Services Performed
  • CUSTOMER STATES transmission leak- please inspect (advised by oil shop) revs a little high on RPM.
  • Remove and Refill transmission Fluid using original Honda DW-1 fluid.
  • remove and replace cv axel to replace transmission axel seal.
  • Transmission fluid leak inspect and advise
Makaela G. gave our service a 5 star review on 2/9/2021

2005 Jeep Wrangler

Jeep Wrangler

Service Date
Services Performed
  • 1527S JBA Headers Cat4ward Headers
  • CLUTCH PRESSURE PLATE – Remove & Replace – [DOES NOT include resurface Flywheel.] Includes performance re-enforced clutch assembly
  • Customer provided cables to install in vehicle
  • CUSTOMER STATES W Thermostat issue. Code 0128. Check motor and transmission mounts, still sporadic shaking, receiving a clicking sound in the am, is there an exhaust leak?
  • Remove and Install PCM
  • Remove and re install refrigerant and refrigerant lines to install exhaust manifold.
  • Provided Key to customer for use to un-lock door
Tomas V. gave our service a 5 star review on 2/4/2021

2015 Ford Escape

Ford Escape

Service Date
Services Performed
Misty H. gave our service a 5 star review on 2/2/2021

2015 Chevrolet Spark

Chevrolet Spark

Service Date
Services Performed
  • Engine Oil Change
  • SPARK PLUGS – Remove & Replace
  • WHEELS (ALL) – Rotate – [Includes: Adjust Tire air pressure and torque Wheels to factory specifications.]
Billy G. gave our service a 5 star review on 2/1/2021