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General Info
Welcome to Matsco Transmissions & Auto Repair, the leading independent transmission service and auto repair business in New Mexico. We're located at 9517 Central Ave. NE in Albuquerque, convenient to all areas of the city via I-40. We specialize in the service and repair of today's state of the art electronic computer controlled transmissions. We efficiently handle both automatic and manual transmissions. Foreign or domestic, RV, or SUV, 2-wheel or 4-wheel drive, sedan, sports car or minivan, we fix them all. Jerry Miller, Matsco's owner, is present at the shop every day. For more than 30 years, Jerry has been building relationships with customers, most of who come to MATSCO through referrals from existing, satisfied customers. To read some testimonial letters from them click here. "Your car is a major investment," says Jerry. "We can help protect your investment and prolong the life of your vehicle." Indianapolis 500 winners Bobby Unser, Sr. and Al Unser, Sr. of the famous Unser racing family use and recommend Matsco Transmissions & Auto Repair. That's a recommendation that's hard to beat! When you bring your vehicle to Matsco, the first thing our professionally trained technicians will do is perform a free 21 Point Diagnostic Check and Road Test. No appointment is necessary, and towing is available for vehicles that can't be driven. Matsco can address the most difficult transmission problems.
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A+
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Hours

Regular Hours

Sat - SunClosed

Services/Products
The Choice of Auto Racing Professionals the Unser Racing Team Trusts Matsco with Their Transmission Work. You Can Too! 5 Reasons You Should Choose Matsco: 1. 24 Hr. /7 Day Emergency Service 2. Free Local Towing (with Major Repairs) 3. 4x4, SUV & RV Specialists 4. Unbeatable Warranties 5. 90 Days Same As Cash Financing (OAC) Transmission Services: * Automatic Transmissions * Clutch Assemblies * Clutch Hydraulic Systems * Clutches (Install or Repair) * Differentials (Rebuild or Repair) * Front-Wheel Drives * Hydraulic Systems * Manual Transmissions * Rear-Wheel Drives * RVs and Motor Homes * Slave & Master Cylinders * Transmission Service & Flush Other Auto Repair Services: * Air Conditioners * Belts and Hoses * Brakes * Distributor Caps * Engine Coolant Systems * Engine Tune-Ups * Fuel Pumps * Oil Changes * Plugs & Wires * Radiators, Radiator Flushes * Scheduled Maintenance * Steering Issues
Brands
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Payment method
debit, check, cash, all major credit cards, insurance
Location
NW corner of Central and Moon
Neighborhood
South Los Altos
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Categories
Auto Engine Rebuilding, Auto Repair & Service, Brake Repair, Towing, Radiators-Repairing & Rebuilding, Automotive Tune Up Service, Automobile Parts & Supplies, Carburetors, Clutches, Transmissions-Other, Auto Transmission, Driveshafts
Other Information

Services: Air Conditioning & Heating, Steering & Suspension Systems, Fuel, Emission & Exhaust Systems, Brake Service, Transmission & Drive Train Services, Scheduled Maintenance & Tune Ups, Oil Changes, Ignition & Electrical Systems, Cooling Systems

Emergency Service: Yes

Warranties: Yes

Towing: Yes

Brands Serviced: Volkswagen, FIAT, Lexus, MINI, Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce, Jaguar, Infiniti, Hyundai, Audi, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Buick, Lincoln, Kia, Toyota, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Scion, Alfa Romeo, SRT, Freightliner, GMC, Ford, Maserati, BMW, Acura, Lotus, Tesla, Bentley, Ram, McLaren, Nissan, Dodge, Jeep, Aston Martin, Porsche, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Chrysler, Volvo, Honda, smart, Cadillac, Land Rover

Free Estimates: Yes

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Matt G.

02/14/2018

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Last year when my 2006 Cadillac SRX developed a serious problem, I was in real trouble to find a shop that would give me a straight answer and work with me on the ‘must do’, the ‘should do’ and the ‘do later’ repairs. After paying Jerry a reasonable cost to inspect my car, he walked me through the entire repair list and worked out the estimate with several variations, either way it was going to be a lot of money. He talked me back from the cliff when I asked “what is it going to take to get it to a point I can sell or trade” and he told me he would not do half the repair so that I could dump the problem on someone else. That was when I really knew quality of character I was working with.
He explained the cost of a new used car would likely be the same as the repairs, and that it was a good investment for the value of the Cadillac. I AM SO GLAD I LISTENED TO HIM! He worked with me to pay for the repair while he found the parts (which I know was not easy I tried for months on my own before bringing it to him). In the cases where they just could not be found he had a reputable machine shop make the needed part. the original estimate only changed after he included the 12 month warranty and explained every detail of his work.
All in all I trusted Jerry and spent a small fortune to rebuild my Caddy, and it is like having a new car again!
Furthermore, I want to add that I have seen kids come into Jerry’s office at 5 minutes to close with a car smoking in the lot and overheard him patently listen to the kid describe a run out brake pad, and zero oil engine. Jerry just calmly explained that they would be better off going to AutoZone and that it would be a lifetime investment in their own knowledge to learn to change pads and oil. Oh and yeah, the reason I was there so close to closing was because I was racing in after work like that kid.. But Jerry still made time to see me and update me on the work to my car while I made the weekly payment.

Hector S.

01/30/2018

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Bad customer service. Very condescending tone with all his customers. And very unclear as far as cost and time for repairs. Seems like hes only interested i ln getting a commitment to repair vehicle so he can hold it hostage and increase cost!

Bluestar 7.

12/02/2017

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This gentleman is fantastic professional, and is the only shop you will ever need. We’re out on vacation and had to address burnt fluid ... we had fast and honest service. A true example of American professionalism. I thank you very much sir. And your crew are a shining example all other mechanics should follow.

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Joseph B.

08/02/2017

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Jerry and his guys did a fantastic job on my Expedition. Could not be happier. I will always take my vehicles to Jerry in the future. Highly recommend!

Hector S.

07/31/2017

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Price kept changing. I'm paying over 2000 for a rebuilt turbo 350!!! No upgrades!! Don't feel I got a good value.

John B.

07/05/2017

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I had Matsco rebuild my transmission and later redo the brake on my vehicle. The service was fantastic.
Not only did they do a very good job on what they were tasked to do, they caught a number of problems that my other mechanic had missed. They kept me well informed and gave me options for the repairs. They also did only what needed to be done when they easily could have padded the bill. I will go to them rather than anyone else.

Dana G.

02/11/2017

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I brought my 03expedition in for drivetrain work ,jerry did an incredible job replacing all the worn and damaged parts ,he gave me a 24month warranty on all parts and labor,my vehicle has never run so good ,a big thank you jerry miller,you will be the only place to have major work done on my vehicles from now on

nickbender0

04/24/2013

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The entire staff was very helpful with all of my questions and concerns; I appreciate their patience. Great place to visit, will be back for future services. Highly recommend too!

jcrowler79

03/29/2013

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Had a great experience over at Matsco's! Everyone I worked with was so pleasant and professional. One of my best experiences at a car shop, appreciate the hard work.

JackL393

01/31/2012

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Always Great!

We have had several vehicles repaired at Matsco. They have always been professional and Mr. Miller will insure satisfaction, he has taken good care of us. We would recommend them to everyone in need of their services.

Knoweric

01/19/2012

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Great service

They did just what they said they would for the original quoted price. I was relieved to not have extra ""surprise"" charges waiting for me when I went to pick up the car. good, honest service.

sallyfo

01/12/2012

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Great work

We are completely satisfied with the professional service that we received. When we had a problem, Mr. miller always took care of us. We have had vehicles repaired by Matsco. We gladly recommend Matsco to anyone.

perryggg

12/31/2011

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They treated us with respect a...

They treated us with respect and even helped me get the transmission in the back of my truck. They provided instructions on warranty and follow up inspections. 10K miles so far and no problems.

roger556

12/13/2011

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My car stopped going into reve...

My car stopped going into reverse a while ago and I decided it was finally time to bring it in. My friend tells me about this place whenever I mention my car needs work. I tried them and really liked the service. They will be getting more of my business.

mitchp23

12/05/2011

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I had a problem where my car w...

I had a problem where my car would not go faster than 40 MPH. I figured it was the transmission and brought it here for them to look at. They kept the car overnight and had no problem getting it fixed and back to me the following day. The problem turned out to be minor and I was very relieved.

sherri23

11/28/2011

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Matsco did the clutch in my Ca...

Matsco did the clutch in my Camaro recently. They had no problem when I asked for an upgraded stiffer clutch and installed a centerforce for me. The difference is night and day the way the car takes off now. Everyone their was friendly and they work pretty fast.

PAulnelly

11/23/2011

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I had a transmission in our caravan rebuilt here. This was 6 weeks ago and I have not had a single problem with it. They too care of the care and it is so nice to have reliable transportation again

KandiMcDonald

09/18/2008

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Best Automotive and transmission work in Albuquerque.

I took my 2003 Chevy Tahoe to Matsco Transmissions for a rebuilt transmission and was very pleased with the service I received. They went through my car and noted everything they found that needed attention. They do all automotive repairs and not just transmissions. They invited me to come to the shop so they could show me what they found. I went to the shop and they explained in detail everything they would be doing and showed me where the problems were and what it would take to fix them. WOW are they ever knowledgeable. I had my brakes replaced at a shop 2 weeks ago and asked them to go through the vehicle and let me know anything else that need attention. I explained to them that I would be taking my family on vacation to Oklahoma and did not need any problems. They told me everything looked great. Now I go to Matsco and they show me a radiator hose that was seeping and a few belts that were cracked and worn. I greatly appreciate the time Matsco took to bring my vehicle up to standards so I could enjoy a worry free vacation with my family. They took a little longer than I had planned but it was well worth the wait. All I have to say is if you want service you can trust go to Matsco.

kornis01

02/05/2008

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Greg Kornis

The service I received at Matsco Transmissions was exceptional. They did an excellent job on my 2003 Ford Explorer. I would recommend them to family and friends.

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