Bob Almaden Transmission
270 Cimino St Ste 1, San Jose, CA 95125
Great service, great work. Overall the best shop that I have taken my cars to. I have been a customer for years and will always continue taking my cars there. If your looking for a shop that has great prices, a friendly staff, and is a promising shop, then this is the place.
Thanks to Bob my truck is working great. His honest and above and beyond attitude made my experience with his shop a truly enjoyable one. Everything about it was more than i could have hoped for: honesty, gracious, caring, great turn around, and clean work. They stive for life time customers and they sure did prove it to me. Thanks again.
Bob's Almaden Transmissions and Automotive Repair has earned my trust, gratitude and this very positive review for the following scenario. After 173,000 miles the 5-speed manual transmission in my 1991 Toyota pickup developed and exhibited very stiff, balky and indefinite shifter action (which caused too many missed, gear-grinding shifts). Periodically and unpredictably it also would jump out of gear when decelerating. The first transmission repair shop I visited (a highly rated business with good reviews) recommended a transmission rebuild kit, including synchromesh, bearings and seals) to resolve the problem. The estimate was $865 and the job took 3-4 days. I believe the diagnosis was well-intentioned and the cost seemed reasonable.
The second transmission shop I visited (Bob's Almaden Transmissions) immediately and insightfully diagnosed the problem as a bad shifter bushing. Because of the frequency of this problem Bob kept a supply of bushings on hand and offered to install it immediately, without an appointment, for a cost of $45. Bingo! In 30 minutes the job was completed and I was back on the road and enjoying the feel of a like-new gearbox. The combination of good diagnostic insight coupled with integrity is alive and thriving at Bob's Almaden Transmissions and Automotive Repair business.
06/02/2008Provided by Citysearch -
being an automotive mechanic my self but retired and not able to work on my own cars any more I
check prices found them to be half the price of the dealer they picked up my car with there tow truck
in the late morning and I received it back by the end of the day and they do more than just transmission
almost any automotive repair