Servicing All Makes and Models

Welcome to Miramar Automotive & Transmission

Miramar Automotive & Transmission is a top-rated, premier automotive & transmission repair shop serving Mira Mesa, Kearny Mesa, Miramar Ranch, Sorrento Valley and surrounding communities. We specialize in full-service auto repair for all vehicle makes and models, including domestic, foreign, gasoline, hybrid & electric. From regularly scheduled maintenance, oil changes and tune-ups, to engine repairs and transmission overhauls, we do it all.

Vehicle Inspections

You can rely on us for comprehensive vehicle inspections. We offer pre-purchase inspections to help ensure that the vehicle you are considering buying is safe and not in need of major, costly repairs. We provide Uber & Lyft onboarding and annual inspections, helping these vehicles remain in compliance.

Integrity and Experience on a Range of Vehicle Repairs

Whatever your service or maintenance needs, our well-qualified technicians will work to correctly diagnose your vehicle. We’ll then provide full transparency on the condition of your vehicle so that you can make informed decisions about your auto care.

We are The Digital Shop®

Our technicians use the latest technology to not only tell you if there are any issues with your vehicle, but show you. If we uncover an issue the photo will be e-mailed to you for your records. At the end of every visit you will receive a detailed report regarding the general health of your vehicle. Our #1 goal is to keep you safe on the road.

Digital vehicle inspection
Digital Vehicle Inspections using SmartFlow

WHERE QUALITY MEETS SATISFACTION

Why Choose Us?

No matter the car, van, SUV or truck (hybrid or non-hybrid) you drive, Miramar Automotive will perform the quality repairs you need to get you back on the road. Our ASE-Certified Technicians specialize in auto and truck repair; they repair vehicles of all makes and models. We take pride in providing high-quality auto repair for all of our clients. This means making sure your vehicle stays on the road long after the repair is completed.

Truck Repair in San Diego, CA

Covers Qualifying Parts and Labor for 24 Months/24,000 Miles

There’s no greater peace of mind than knowing you have one less worry by having your vehicles serviced at your local NAPA AutoCare Center. Our professional technicians stand behind their work with the NAPA AutoCare Peace of Mind Warranty. It’s a written warranty honored at more than 14,000 locations nationwide – more than any other automotive repair brand. No matter where your travels take you, if you ever experience a problem with a covered repair, you can count on a NAPA AutoCare Center being nearby.

What are the benefits?

  • Covers parts and labor on qualifying repairs and services for 24 months/24,000 miles.
  • Included FREE with your qualifying repair or service work.
  • Extend your coverage to 36 months/36,000 miles when you use your NAPA AutoCare EasyPay Credit Card (applications available at participating locations).
  • Honored nationwide by thousands of NAPA AutoCare Centers, protecting you when you travel.
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Military Discount Special: 20% off Labor for all active duty and veteran military personnel

Customer Reviews

K Fedor
K Fedor
15:20 01 Aug 22
Great experience. Was having issues with a battery not holding charge. They were able to fit me in next day despite... having a full schedule and performed a full inspection of the vehicle with very helpful pictures, descriptions and cost to repair. Will def use again.read more
Hanndalf the Grey
Hanndalf the Grey
22:07 14 Jul 22
Such a unique and catered experience with the online portal and text updates. They were very friendly, efficient, quick... and transparent! I would definitely come back and recommend to others.read more
Fontaine Shu
Fontaine Shu
21:37 06 Jun 22
Always a solid & thorough visit. I appreciate the diagnostics that are run and that you can see the results through... their portal. Helps me track what needs to be done!read more
Claudia Verano DaMetz
Claudia Verano DaMetz
15:54 06 Jun 22
I have been taking my 2012 Ford Transit to Miramar Automotive and Transmission for several years for all kind of... repairs including a transmission replacement. Kim Dale and her whole team of mechanics and management are vey professional, I trust on their advice and knowledge. Always an excellent job at fair prices.read more
Gerardo Barraza
Gerardo Barraza
00:35 19 Apr 22
Miramar Automotive & Transmission is an awesome place. My old car was leaking oil, needed tune-up and I wanted to... upgrade to disk brakes. Kim (Owner) went above and beyond. She did a lot of research needed for the disk brake upgrade and to solve other issues my car had. Juan (Most-awesome Mechanic) did a lot of work, took care of every issue, and delivered a healthy car.Great communication, quality work, competitive prices with skilled and certified staff. I highly recommend Miramar Automotive & Transmission.read more
Chris Ansoff
Chris Ansoff
02:14 05 Apr 22
Service was great. Making an appointment was easy. They were quick in getting me an estimate on my main issue as... well as let me know it a very informative way any other issues there were with the car. Keep me well informed and got the work done quickly. Highly recommend!read more
Jude Conn
Jude Conn
04:11 12 Feb 22
They were great to work with. Clear communication, detailed diagnostic and quoted. Supportive of my choices and got... work done in a timely manner. Super helpful. Very happy I found them. Kim was extra helpful. Appreciated the personal touch.read more
John Loper
John Loper
20:00 02 Feb 22
Update Feb 2022: Still a fantastic place, highly recommended and that's coming from someone who prefers to do their own... maintenance.Best mechanic I've been to. Professional, fast, well priced, and honest. Absolutely love how they take pictures and document everything very thoroughly for you online.read more
Stephen Tolpinrud
Stephen Tolpinrud
21:12 28 Jan 22
This place is the best auto shop I have ever been to, no joke. The owner is profesional, kind, and diligent. Plus, they... don’t seek to gouge your pocket. You cannot go wrong with Miramar Automotive and Transmission. Support local, and get a high quality experience. I’m a customer for life.read more
Marti K
Marti K
00:17 27 Jan 22
My favorite thing about this place is the owner is really clear and upfront, she explains the services in a way that a... layperson can understand. The pricing is fair and they communicate any changes in a timely fashion. The shop includes photos of the repairs in an easy online format. Overall a good experience.read more
Travis Peterson
Travis Peterson
22:24 19 Jan 22
Great explanation of service to be provided. Helpful staff. Job well done!
Dr. Ronald Cole
Dr. Ronald Cole
16:21 27 Dec 21
I needed a Transmission repair, and had already been ripped off by another shop. After reading reviews, I chose... Miramar Automotive and Transmission. Miramar Automotive was honest about what they could do, up front about the price, and most importantly they delivered on their promises. They did quality repair work which was on time and worked even better than promised. They listened to my concerns and offered me options based on my planned use of the truck, and kept me informed as they did the work. I had several maintenance items done at the same time, and every job they did was done with quality, care and cleanliness. This was a large and expensive job and I am very happy with the results. I recommend this business.read more
Brian Melrose
Brian Melrose
17:42 18 Dec 21
I took my car in last week for some general transmission and coolant service. Kim (the owner) was friendly and kept me... updated on my vehicle’s progress. They sent me a breakdown of everything they did and gave me a realistic breakdown of the current and future service needed.Two days later my car was overheating, which had never happened before. It was after hours, so I called and left a message. Kim reached out first thing the next day and asked me to bring it over ASAP. Her only concern was making sure they figured out the problem and making sure it was right.It turns out the issue was a broken seal on a radiator plug. They fixed it and I had my car back later that day. Kim then called the next day to check in and make sure the car was running great. All this while her shop was down a mechanic.To say I’ll be back is an understatement. Kim and her team are professional, honest, and want to make sure they provide quality work.read more
Laura Trainer
Laura Trainer
18:48 16 Dec 21
Love! I have found my car maintenance specialists.Kim is so friendly and she was just so responsive in my email... exchanges. I am so grateful!My wait time was spot on.My vehicle inspection was honest and I never felt like I was being swindled into getting extra work done.The icing on the cake was the kind postcard and chocolate left in the car :)Why would I go anywhere else?read more
Robin Marie
Robin Marie
17:54 28 Nov 21
Highly recommend!!! The customer service and how they handle my transmission issues as quickly as possible was greatly... appreciated! I will be back. Thankful for finding this place!read more
jaime garza
jaime garza
00:13 11 Jun 21
Excellent service! Great staff, thank you John, very much appreciate your honesty and help today finding the issues... with my vehicle. so happy i finally found an amazing auto shop in my area! will be long term customer for sure!read more
Elsa Lachmayr
Elsa Lachmayr
19:26 31 May 21
Continually satisfied with the quality of work and customer service! We bring all of our cars here for general... maintenance as well as specialized work, MA&T always goes the extra mile to ensure their work meets your expectations and beyond! Great job, keep up the good work!read more
Tim Luger
Tim Luger
14:50 17 May 21
Brought my car in for a tune up, oil change and because my car would shake while idling and feel like it was on the... verge of stalling out. After the tune up and replacing my engine / transmission mounts my car now runs smoother than the day I first bought it. Really amazing and knowledgeable team. John was very helpful throughout the repairs and called me to let me know how things were progressing. I wouldn't take my car anywhere else.read more
jeff Ferris
jeff Ferris
20:14 02 Apr 21
Literally the only auto mechanic I have ever been to since I started driving at 16 that I feel comfortable and... confident in that my money is going to great service, product, and care. There’s no “ trick “ to it with these guys. Just simply professional honest work not fast not slow just done right the first time how It should be..read more
Tom Perrine
Tom Perrine
05:48 25 Feb 21
We've been a long time customer of this shop. The work is high quality and the prices are competitive. Most... importantly, they take the time to listen when you describe the problem, find it, and fix it. This is the only shop we've used for the past 8 years (for 5 different cars). I cannot recommend them highly enough. Trustworthy, thorough, honest, a great value.read more
Reye Rivera
Reye Rivera
21:44 12 Jan 21
Miramar Auto & Transmission continues to do great work for my LX 350. I went in for a fuel injection service, air... filter, and oil change.John, as usual, was friendly and professional and said it would be done in a couple of hours and he was true to his word.I also took advantage of the military discount which is a bonus.The professionalism of these folks will keep me returning for all of my vehicle's needs.read more
Kevin Strong
Kevin Strong
13:32 26 Dec 20
The staff here is great! Their customer service is exceptional. I have always had a good experience and will continue... to come back!These guys are classy! They turned a fiasco into a positive experience.read more
Deizja Norbrey
Deizja Norbrey
15:41 20 Dec 20
John and Erik did phenomenal work on my 1995 4runner. They kept running into problem after problem but they kept at it,... updated me every time there was a new issue found and allowed me to make the decision if I wanted them to fix it or not. I preformed an off road test, and my 4runner works like it never used to before. I am so pleased with their quality of work and the timeliness. Thank you so much!read more
PXRODI
PXRODI
17:35 22 Oct 20
I had a feeling to go to this place instead of an auto repair shop chain, and I am very glad I did. They did a full... inspection and gave me great details about what needs to be done.They are super friendly and give off very awesome vibes!If you want honest people, quality repairs, and excellent customer service, I HIGHLY recommend this place!read more
charles culbertson
charles culbertson
16:59 10 Oct 20
I went to this shop on the recommendation of Andy’s Muffler Service (which I also highly recommend). I have an older... Jeep Cherokee that needed an oil change and the suspension re-torqued after some previous work done out of state. John was honest and straightforward. The work done was top notch and the prices were fair. I’ll be using this shop for any future automotive work!read more
Josh Barrett
Josh Barrett
22:21 08 Oct 20
I really appreciate you guys going over and beyond to make this right and reimbursing me for the uber rides thank you... so much switch my star rating to 5.. And we ended up taking the jeep to the dealership cost 550 bucks to recharge was alot more complicated than we thought for that jeep..read more
Merlin
Merlin
23:23 03 Oct 20
WOW!! Kim and John at Miramar Automotive & Transmission are just AWESOME!! I was interested in a used car that was for... sale at a dealership nearby. Since I am 1700 miles away I would be purchasing the car "as-is sight unseen". I called Miramar and spoke to Kim, she recommended a pre-purchase inspection and said she doesn't care which shop I choose, just make sure I have it done. Her knowledge and willingness to explain the details is why I chose Miramar to inspect the vehicle. I am comfortable purchasing the vehicle due to the extensive inspection report, estimate to correct the issues they found and photos they provided. I would recommend them to anyone and everyone who needs automotive repairs or maintenance.read more
Amy Williford
Amy Williford
15:42 28 Aug 20
As a woman with little knowledge on auto repair, I am always worried that I will be taken advantage of. Finding this... business was a gift. I have entrusted my car to Kim and her team for several years now. With an older car, I have had several major repairs and they have not disappointed me in their service and the quality of their work. Kim is very knowledgeable and always takes the time to explain the repairs. She is very responsive and easy to talk to. I completely trust their work. I would highly recommend this shop to anyone.read more
Jonathan Forrest
Jonathan Forrest
16:45 25 Aug 20
Highly recommended! Kim is the best! Definitely my shop here in SD!
Gregory Chapelle, ASM
Gregory Chapelle, ASM
03:14 22 Aug 20
Kim is an experienced automotive advisor who gives accurate time and cost estimates and explains the work that will be... performed. This manages expectations on both sides so there are no surprises. After repair she summarizes how well (or difficult) the automotive work went so you can understand the final billing. I love this shop as an honest and well run one that I have brought all 5 of my families cars to for many years. I highly recommend this business and strongly suggest you bring your ride in for Kim to take care of!read more
Tami F
Tami F
00:57 14 Aug 20
We were preparing to purchase a used truck, Miramar Automotive & Transmission did a complete inspection for us. They... found a few small items (which were to be expected on a used vehicle) but they also found an oil leak that will be a costly repair. We returned to the seller with the inspection report, and he was willing to reduce the price of the truck. We were very pleased with the friendly, prompt and professional service we received from Miramar Automotive & Transmission!read more
Desiree D
Desiree D
14:10 18 Jul 20
My first mechanic was not able to replace my transmission. It was worth it to tow all the way to Mira Mesa to get my... transmission replaced. They did a super thorough check before hand that I was able to see online, it included real photos of my car. For example: my filters needed replacing and they sent pictures of that. The check found major things that my last mechanic did not find. And now that my transmission was replaced it works so much better! The owner is also super nice, respectful, and responsive which honestly does not happen often to me.read more
Joshua Dahl
Joshua Dahl
22:15 29 Mar 19
Great place with people who are always willing to help! Filled my tires up and patched a hole for free.
Kyle Velazco-Dobbins
Kyle Velazco-Dobbins
02:01 14 Jan 19
If you're looking for a trustworthy place to take your car for maintenance or repairs, look no further. Kim went above... and beyond to help me when I brought I my car in with multiple repairs and maintenance needs. Here are just a few of the things that really set Miramar Automotive & Transmission apart from other shops I've taken my car into:1) Kim and her team gave me regular updates on the status of my car.They provided me with a report with pictures of each aspect of my car. This included items like the color, pH, and fill-level of my coolant, the condition of my air filter, and the condition of my tires, etc.2) They were thorough with their workDuring their inspection they noticed some liquid had splattered inside of my engine bay. It turned out this was the symptom of an issue with my motor mount. They included those pictures in my report and helped me find an issue with my car that I didn't know I had!I've taken my car to OTHER shops in the past where they claimed a "100-point inspection" that included checking my reverse lights. All those other shops claimed that they had checked them and they were fine. Well they were broken (I had known it for a while), so I know that they didn't actually check. Kim's team was the only one that ever caught my lights being out.3) Kim helped me avoid doing repairs/maintenance that my car didn't need to save me money.I had requested some maintenance that they found I didn't need. It ended up saving me $200!Please keep in mind my car is like my baby to me so when I move to a new area it's very important that I find a shop that I know will take good care of it. Seriously, stop Google searching and just give them a call to schedule your appointment.Thanks again Kim and Zach it was a pleasure doing business with you! I'll absolutely be back in the future.read more
A Google User
A Google User
18:48 13 Jan 19
If you're looking for a trustworthy place to take your car for maintenance or repairs, look no further. Kim went above... and beyond to help me when I brought I my car in with multiple repairs and maintenance needs. Here are just a few of the things that really set Miramar Automotive & Transmission apart from other shops I've taken my car into:1) Kim and her team gave me regular updates on the status of my car. They provided me with a report with pictures of each aspect of my car. This included items like the color, pH, and fill-level of my coolant, the condition of my air filter, and the condition of my tires, etc.2) They were thorough with their workDuring their inspection they noticed some liquid had splattered inside of my engine bay. It turned out this was the symptom of an issue with my motor mount. They included those pictures in my report and helped me find an issue with my car that I didn't know I had! I've taken my car to OTHER shops in the past where they claimed a "100-point inspection" that included checking my reverse lights. All those other shops claimed that they had checked them and they were fine. Well they were broken (I had known it for a while), so I know that they didn't actually check. Kim's team was the only one that ever caught my lights being out.3) Kim helped me avoid doing repairs/maintenance that my car didn't need to save me money.I had requested some maintenance that they found I didn't need. It ended up saving me $200!Please keep in mind my car is like my baby to me so when I move to a new area it's very important that I find a shop that I know will take good care of it. Seriously, stop Google searching and just give them a call to schedule your appointment.Thanks again Kim and Zach it was a pleasure doing business with you! I'll absolutely be back in the future.read more
Andrew K
Andrew K
16:31 25 Dec 17
My 2014 Subaru had issues while I was on I-15. The temperature guage was almost on the red. I called them, Greg said... bring it in.. He and the mechanic Bob quickly diagnosed it that the bottom tank had crack. I already poured 3L coolant, all was draining. They fixed it, did a pressure test and gave it back like new (2Yr warranty on the work) - 5 Stars for No up-selling, very knowledgeable and reasonable folks.read more
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