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"A wise man once said that to survive in life you need 2 things.
"A Good DOCTOR and a GREAT MECHANIC!
My transmission on my 98 Accord had been slipping for sometime, and we all know the fear and terror that it can bring to a car owner. I looked in the phonebook and noticed Stu's. I saw that they had great hours, had been opened for over 50 years and were a family run business, so I gave it a go.
They did a free estimate on my Honda gave me an honest price. I went to 2 other Transmission Co. and let me tell you Stu's prices were so much more reasonable, and they didn't have any hidden costs.
I picked up my car only days later and it runs like new! Thank you STU'S!"
-Heather, Long Beach
"Guys here are great! They talk to you like your family. Tim listened to everything i had to say and didn't do anything extra that didn't need to be done. You won't regret going here its amazing."
-Stephanie, Long Beach
"I brought my 2001 Ford Escape to the guys at Stu's with just under 150,000 miles on it. I'm no mechanic but I can say it wasn't running well, the air conditioner wasn't working and I was sure it had one tire in the grave. I left it there for a week expecting to need a new transmission. It's a week later and all I can saw is WOW, my baby is new again! The car is running better than she has in years. The brakes are more responsive the suspension is tighter, the AC is keeping me cool and the engine sounds great."
-Kellie, Long Beach
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"I have a 1989 Toyota Corolla. It was leaking a lot of oil; the seals, timing belt, and distributor needed to be replaced. Stu's checked it out for me for free, and got the job done within the estimated price range. They made sure everything was done right, even if it took a little extra time. Stu's is very friendly and welcoming; I feel totally comfortable taking my car there if I have any sort of trouble. I know they will tell me what's going on. I highly recommend them!"
- Kaelynn K., Long Beach
"Great service. This is my second car I have had done by Tim and his team. Also enjoy the honesty on the exact problems."
- Matt, LONG BEACH
"Nice work on another of my old cars. you took good care of my "89 olds to 150,000 and now my 99 Avalon with 120,000 miles. Everything works well and there are no drips on the driveway. Thanks."
- William, LAKEWOOD
"Great job. My check engine light came on and the speedometer stopped working on my Prelude. Stu's was able to diagnose the problem (faulty speed sensor) and got everything running smoothly again within a day. I'd recommend them."
- Nate A., Bellflower
"Always top notch service."
- Ralph S., Long Beach
"You definitely get what you pay for. Your car troubles fixed. No corners cut here. Thanks STU'S."
- John M., Long Beach
"Tim quoted me 1 week and $3000-$3500 for a complete transmission rebuild on my '88 Volkswagen Westfalia van. Not a lot of places want to deal with these older, somewhat finicky, vehicles. After some investigation this seemed to be a competitive price. Bottom line, they got it done 2 days early and almost $200 under budget, $2805 with tax out the door. Can't complain about that. They also offer a better than average warranty, I think."
- Scott A., Covina
"My experience at Stu's AE Transmission was VERY positive. The owner, Tim, gave me honest and upfront pricing and explained about the clutch he was installing, and how it saved me some cash. They delivered my car perfectly on time as well. He said it would be ready the next day and BAM, I got a call the next day saying my car was ready. So far I've put a few hundred miles on my new clutch and it's working flawlessly. I will refer anybody who needs transmission work to Stu's."
"Always professional, trustworthy, and thorough. Thanks!"
- Lori P., LAKEWOOD
"Just had a clutch package and starter motor installed in my Audi TT Roadster Feb. 2014. Tim and his team did an excellent job, and saved me $$$ for not having to go through the dealership. All work is guaranteed for 12,000 miles."
"Once again, Tim at Stu's AE pulled my fat out of the fire. Alerted me to a BIG timing belt issue on my truck (dealer didn't), fixed that and all the related parts that need to be repaired and replaced while the engine is that far apart and replaced the failing rack and pinion steering piece, which the dealer also failed to notice. They did this quickly and for a very reasonable price. The same work at the dealer would have broken the bank and I would still be wondering if they actually did the work right. Stu's does it right AND guarantees their work. Guess where I'll be going for my work in the future?"
"Found the problem with my transmission in no time, great to work with!"
"Very thorough folks, professional in every way. Tremendous value compared to dealership work and much higher level work than smaller independent shops. I'll be going back whenever I need anything more serious than a tire rotation."
"I was very satisfied with the work done by Stu's AE Transmission, Inc. And, Yes - I would certainly recommend Stu's AE Transmission, Inc. Everything that needed to be done to the car was explained to me in terms that I would understand and also concerning the warranty on a job well done. This is a place that does care about people. I am lucky that Modern Specialty recommended me to Stu's AE Transmission, Inc."
"As usual, "out-freaking-standing!!" There's absolutely nothing wrong with a business that truly cares about their customers, performs outstanding work and above all ethical and honest in all dealings. Hands down - my place to go for my vehicle service needs. Tim, thank you to you and your staff!!!"
- James B., CARSON
"Once again Tim and the crew at Stu's did a fantastic service and repair on my Audi A4. They performed the normal service and discovered that the motor mount and front axle boot were destroyed. Their quote, which turned out to be the actual cost was a third of what the dealer wanted for the same job. Their expertise, which goes well beyond transmissions is undeniable, which I base on all my past experiences with them. If you need transmission or related repair and routine service, I would highly recommend Stu's Transmission. Since I discovered Stu's, I have decided not to trade my Audi in for a newer model. Anyone who would choose a dealer over Stu's for repairs should seek help from a financial planner to learn more about financial responsibility and value. Thanks Tim and the Crew."
- Glen L., FULLERTON
"Could not be more happier with the service at Stu's. Had my 1996 dodge b2500 transmission rebuilt and a few other things fixed. It's been a few weeks now and runs great with no issues."
- Patrick M. , LONG BEACH
"These guys were awesome they got me in right away and fixed my car in a timely manor. Thanks Tim!"
- Cheryl R., LONG BEACH
"Great customer service. Honest and straight forward."
"Tim and the guys at Stu's helped me out with a transmission issue with my Mazda. I had taken to another place and had the transmission replaced. A few months later it started acting up again. Took it back and they said they could find nothing wrong with it. Finally too it to Stu's, fearing the worst. Turns out it was just a minor issue, and they my car back to me in good time and for much less than I was expecting. From now on, I'll be taking my car to Stu's and recommending them to everyone I know.
Thanks guys, Juan"
- Juan E., LONG BEACH
"Very knowledgeable with German transmissions; quick turnaround. Prices better than other shops."
- Fletcher F., LONG BEACH
"These guys were the only ones around who could fix the rear leak of my classic car. They did it quick and gave me a really fair price. I will definitely come back here, amazing as always."
- J., LONG BEACH
"As always, very professional and most of all Honest. I am a very happy repeat customer."
- James B., CARSON
"In a world where customer service is never a safe bet, Tim and the team at Stu's remind me why I continue to support specialists and not dealerships. These guys are the best! They are honest, work hard to have a great reputation. If you are considering Stu's for your repairs, do not hesitate. There's a reason they've been in business for more than 50 years. And thanks Tim, for getting our family Eurovan back running tip top! You guys rock!"
- Rob P., ROSSMOOR
"Very honest and reliable. Found a place to bring our fleet of trucks for regular maintenance and repair. Thanks Tim!
"This was my second time I had to visit Stu's Transmission. My first experience was so good that I had to bring my business back to them. Tim Giffin was very nice and understanding of my situation. My car was ready the next day as promised. As long as Tim works there you will continue to have my business."
- John L., LONG BEACH
"Moved out of the area by 300 miles. Coordinated some needed service with a scheduled trip back and well worth the effort to set it up. Great work by someone you can trust."
"They did very good work on my car . And very friendly."
- Kathy M., LONG BEACH
"Thanks for the great service and comfort in knowing the work is done properly. You are the only place I would go (or recommend) for transmission work."
"I was very well pleased with the service and communication. The total came out to more than I was quoted and they stuck to the top end of the quote, may be a slick sales tactic; however, it did make me feel better about everything."
- Alan L., LONG BEACH
"Tim and his crew were honest and up front about the work my vehicle needed."
"My 2nd trip to the shop as similar to the first....perfect! Tim and his crew were honest and up front about all of the work my vehicle needed."
"Wonderful service as always!"
- Emily T., BELLFLOWER
"I had my suspicions about our car slipping and mis-shifting. Tim and his team confirmed my suspicions suggesting the valve body be replaced. Dropped the car off at noon on a Thursday, had the new valve body installed and the car back to us by 3pm the following day. Although we've only had the car for a day now theres been no issues and the trans shifts like new. Only time and the miles we put on the new valve body will prove if there was no other damages or repairs needed."
"Brought my truck because I was having transmission problems. Not only did the guys diagnose the problem same day. They had my truck fixed and back on the road in a couple of days. They are honest, experienced and very reasonable. Thanks Tim. You've got a customer for life."
- Patrick M., LONG BEACH
"Long story short: Stu's is amazing. After reading the reviews on Yelp and being referred by Jim's in Long Beach, I brought my 2007 Ford Explorer to Stu's last Monday afternoon. They were surprised it was even running because I had no second gear. It should not have moved under its own power, according to Jose, the mechanic who took it for a test drive.
Tim gave me an estimate which, although painful, was far more reasonable than what I would have gotten from a dealership, and made my car a priority. The transmission was overhauled and rebuilt by Wednesday evening and I was able to go and pick it up for work that night.
Tim worked with me and understood just how much of a financial jam this repair would put me in. He worked with my bank to keep the costs down. He even gave me a discount when he found out that the cost would be higher than his upper-end estimate, to bring it back down inside the estimate. I can't say enough good things about this shop. I will be servicing both my cars at Stu's from here on out."
-Adam S., LONG BEACH
"I had excellent experience at Stu's, Tim Giffen, explained in details the work done and future needs for the my Car."
- Al M., ORANGE
"Best Honest service Ever!! They know what they are doing and never try to do anything that is not needed."
- Michael & Stephanie H., LONG BEACH
"Tim was very up front and clear on the repair and was done in a timely fashion. Pricing is reasonable. Just wish they were open a tad later on weekdays and/or on Saturdays."
"I would like to say thank you for working on my car and having it done in plenty of time for me to head back to San Diego where I'm from. I appreciate you guys taking my car in so last minute."
- Arlene A., LONG BEACH
"Outstanding service! Tim and his staff took excellent care of my '87 Corvette transmission. Great to see they service cars from all eras! Tim provided a very clear and friendly explanation of the service performed and status of repairs throughout the process, the problem was completely resolved on the initial repair, and the pricing very reasonable. Very glad to have found this business and would absolutely recommend."
"Once again Stu's has come through to diagnose the problem, repair it and ensure I would not have additional issues. Unexpected car repairs are never pleasant but Stu's helps make a bad situation tolerable. They have become my "go to" shop and I highly recommend them."
"We were highly satisfied with service at Stu's. They solved a problem that other mechanics had failed with. And they did so quickly and at a reasonable price. We really trust the guys at Stus to take care of our cars."
"I have never been disappointed at stu's. job is always done right."
"Car runs great! The service and time was excellent. Couldn't of had a better experience."
- Josh & Russj, BELLFLOWER
"You will not find a better shop. I love my suspension work and engine tweaks, but I don't know transmissions for jack. Stu's is a rare find I promise that. Very experienced staff and great price below my quote, what more can I say?"
- C.,LONG BEACH
"They do good work but they are not cheap."
"The proprietor was very helpful and friendly. Told me the problem and how to fix it; while giving advice on how to take care of it. Price was reasonable from the kind of problem that the car have. Will recommend to everyone I know that has the same problem or that transmission related."
- Ernesto & Susan L., LAKEWOOD
"Transmission was repaired well. However, work still remained on the vehicle after the transmission repair. Work which was caused by removal and reinstallation of other parts around the transmission. I had to take the car to another shop to get the repair fixed."
"My regular mechanic could not figure out why my Eurovan was running so bad ans she sent me over to Stu's to have the transmission checked out. Tim listened to what I was telling him, and said it would be about a week before he could get a good look at it. Two days later Tim called and told me the repairs were done...it was not the transmission after all!! Tim was great and I will be taking my cars there from now on....and telling everyone I know about how great Stu's Transmission is!!!!"
- Dave L., LONG BEACH
"Excellent work and customer service from Tim and company. My first time here, but not my last! Thank you, Tim!"
- Michael G., LONG BEACH
"I had Stu's recommended by a good friend who had very favorable things to say about their customer service and reasonable rates... I was not led astray. Their staff was prompt, accurate in the quoted estimate, and delivered my repaired truck when promised. Stu's was friendly, reasonable, and made my truck actually run better than it ever has-- thank you!! I would recommend you guys any time."
- Bill M., LONG BEACH
"What a pleasure doing business with Stu's. They are friendly, honest and knowledgeable. Tim was wonderful about calling me and keeping me updated even when some of the news was not good."
- Barbara W., LAKEWOOD
"The guy's at Stu's AE Transmission did a great job for me. Knowing that I only had one mode of transportation and would be on foot they arranged a cab and turned my vehicle around in less than 24hr's. Great job guy's I truly appreciated all your help."
- Jonathan O., LAKEWOOD
"Absolutely first class. Kept me updated of progress of transmission. Would highly recommend. They have a customer for life."
- Kent D., LONG BEACH
"Painless Auto Repair, a rare thing."
- Howard R., LONG BEACH
"They were all friendly and did a good job working on my Car and got it back sooner they expected."
- Kathy M., LONG BEACH
"Extremely helpful and knowledgable."
- Jessamyn W., VENICE
"I was VERY impressed with Stu's -- I was hesitant about going to someone I didn't know but when my car was having trouble in Long Beach, far from where I live, I didn't have much of a choice. Yet, as soon as I met Tim, I felt at ease and that I could trust them. Not only did Tim kindly explain what was wrong and could be wrong with my car by filtering it through my car-savvy boyfriend, he also told us a few tricks to using insurance if my car DID end up needing a new transmission (it didn't thankfully). A few discounts later and I feel like I received a very fair price for the work that was done. Although I live in Santa Monica, I would consider taking my car here in the future."
Kelsey C., SANTA MONICA
"Fair and easy to work with."
John D., LONG BEACH
"My regular mechanic recommended Stu's for a job he doesn't do himself. I was satisfied and would recommend them. While the job done was costly, I don't think I could have had it done elsewhere for less."
- Rita G., LONG BEACH
"Stu's replaced the engine in my 2000 Cadillac DeVille. The engine is performing flawlessly, quiet and smooth. Also, I had my transmission rebuilt there a couple of years ago and have not had any problems whatsoever. When you speak with Tim he explains what will be done and why. In addition, you get a 12 month or 12,000 miles warranty."
- Ralph G., LONG BEACH
"Vary good, professional and timely work, it was a pleasure doing business with stu's ae transmission."
- Rleen, LONG BEACH
"Maintenance was completed on time, within 2 hours of dropping off vehicle. Professional ad courteous staff providing convenient scheduling."
"Fast service and knowledgable people working on your car."
- Patti G., LONG BEACH
"Tim is awesome... always great customer service and honesty! :-)"
- Lina H., LONG BEACH
- Charles R., LONG BEACH
"This was my first experience going to Stu's and I was quite satisfied with the service they provided. I took my car into Stu's because my car wasn't changing gears properly and was jerky and slipping. Tim had it looked at right away and gave me all my options. They did a major tune up and informed me that my transmission is going out, and eventually, I would need to get it rebuilt. I decided it is time for a new car so I didn't have them rebuild transmission, but, I would totally go back to Stu's for any car problems in the future, I wish I would have known about this place a long time ago! Tim is very straightforward and knowledgeable and seems genuinely interested in providing his customers with optimal car care and service!!"
- Katie I, LONG BEACH
"I brought my PT Cruiser to Stu's for a new transmission, and had some other work done while they were at it. I chose them because of a great review I got from a friend of mine who told me that they not only do great work, but that the manager, Tim, is very personable and easy to understand. I also looked them up on the Internet and found their very impressive website! Once I got there I found out that she was right about Tim. It feels really good to be able to communicate easily with the people you're leaving your car with! After they checked it out, I agreed to leave it with them, and they set me up with Hertz at a discounted rate. All the repairs were done in a timely fashion, but the crew struggled for days with the computer, even though I'd just had a new one put in by the dealer the week before. After having a couple of experts look at it, it became clear that the computer was faulty, and though we were all frustrated over how long this was taking, they still handled getting my car back to the dealer to have the faulty computer replaced and programmed. These guys put everything they had into making sure that my car didn't leave their shop until it was in perfect running order, and I really appreciate that."
- Kitti P., LONG BEACH
"Great experience and fast service."
- Alvino & Connie H., LAKEWOOD
"I have a 1970 El Camino SS. I install a 700r4 transmission and didnt have the shifter for the over drive. I took it to most of the transmission shop in long beach to replace the B&M shifter including Aamco. Tim was very helpful and professional. I would recommend Stu's to all the citizens of long beach. I definitely will be going back! Milton!"
- Milton B., LONG BEACH
"I had an overall good experience at Stu's. The manager gave me a quote and stuck to it which was nice. Also, the work was completed within 2-3 days which was awesome! My only complaint was that he was a little short with me when I had questions about a fairly expensive repair."
"They did good work."
- Teresa S., LONG BEACH
"I am very pleased with the work on my transmission that Stu's did on my truck. It's just like new again. The employees were nice and professional. Thanks Tim for getting my truck back to me in a short amount of time."
- Herman M., ALHAMBRA
"Stu's is the best transmission shop around, great service, quick to get my car back, good price and great shop!"
- Teresa S., LONG BEACH
"Great service from Tim and his mechanics. I will go back again."
- Don N., NORWALK
"Very happy with the work you guys do. No go-backs. One suggestion is to throw in a car wash if the car is there for several days."
- Dan R., LONG BEACH
"I would give you 5 stars, as the majority of the work seems fine. However, whereas the windshield washer fluid is full, it still does not work, so maybe it is a pump. I will bring it in for my next oil change. Also, the cup holder is no longer in place, perhaps it was knocked off and they just forgot to re-attach it. Can I swing by and have this glued back on fairly quickly?"
- Howard R., LONG BEACH
"Thanks to Stu's I got my transmission fixed in a short amount of time. They did a great professional job on my truck. Very pleased."
- Herman M., ALHAMBRA
"My father turned me on to stu's almost 30 years ago. i live in colorado, but never miss a chance for service at stu's when i am in california."
- Mike C., LONG BEACH
"Very good service."
- Armand I., BELLFLOWER
"Awesome service. I've found a new full time mechanic. My only disappointment is they are not open on saturdays."
- - Thomas P., LONG BEACH
"Tim, you and your crew are just the BEST ever. Thank you for continued fabulous service."
- David and Diane R., LONG BEACH
"good service, well explained procedure of fixing trans, timely"
- Daniel P., SEAL BEACH
"Always a great experience. Treated great and work was superior. Would recommend them highly."
- Joe C., LONG BEACH
"This was my first visit to Stu's. I chose them because of all the good reviews on the web and I wasn't disappointed. Tim explained what had to be done and gave a high-low range on the estimate. The job was done when expected and came in at the low end of the estimate - nice!"
"Wow, i have to agree with all the other reviews. this was my first time here. Awesome service and even did extras at no charge. That's the way business should be run (just like in the good old days). I have found myself a new full time mechanic."
- Thomas P., LONG BEACH
"Very happy with the service. They went above and beyond to get my motorhome working properly. I am definitely a happy customer."
- Kenny W., LAKEWOOD
"awesome awesome awesome! Tim rocked it, and i left a review at Yelp and pretty much said they better not filter it because it is legit! Thanks again for everything - you fellas are amazing!"
- Lina H., LONG BEACH
"Stu's always treats me and my truck great. They are an excellent full service garage!"
- Fred & Karen B., LAKEWOOD
"A good friend of mine recommended Stu's Transmission to me after I told him I was hearing a loud "clanking" noise when I shifted my SUV into gear. I have to tell you, I'm very skeptical when it comes to mechanics and frankly I put them in the same category as a shifty car salesman. Well let me tell you, the crew at Stu's are just awesome!! Tim had his team of mechanics diagnose my SUV immediately and what I thought was going to be a $2800+ repair turned into $450. Tim was very cordial and most importantly honest. Time took me out into the shop area and physically showed me the issue with my vehicle. To top things off, they completed the repair on my vehicle within a couple hours.
If you're looking for an honest and upfront place to get your vehicle repaired with exceptional service and very fair pricing, you will take your vehicle Stu's because they are my new vehicle maintenance crew. They provide additional services beyond transmission issues.
Tim, I express a hearty thank you to you and your crew!!!"
- James B., CARSON
"Another excellent experience."
- John D., LONG BEACH
"Fast, excellent , honest business as always ?? Tim and the guys over at stu's always make our visits pleasurable . Thank you and see you guys next time."
- Gabriel & Lydia T., LONG BEACH
"Always an excellent experience."
- Richard & Karen F., LAKEWOOD
"I've been going to Stu's Trans for over 30 years now. In that time I have recommended family, friends, & co-workers. Good word of mouth & perception are paramount when you deal with the public, something that you have to work on daily. Mr. Griffin & his mechanics were straight forward & professional, qualities I look for in people & shops I do business with. I give Stu's an A++ rating!!"
- Jim V., LAKEWOOD
"Never had transmission problems before, and hope to never again...but if I do, I certainly will be bringing my vehicle to Tim at Stu's. This shop has great communication and service. Nothing but the best experience is to be expected here!"
- Olin H., LONG BEACH
"I was very impressed with Stu's they were professional and work was done and delivered on time."
- Donna N., LONG BEACH
"I've been a customer of Stu's for many years, and will remain a customer for many more years."
- Marlene and Ted Q., LAKEWOOD
"I recently had a break down 100 miles from home. Because I trust the service at Stu's I had my vehicle towed home so they could do the repairs. Thank you Tim for taking care of my car, your always fair & you do a great job!!"
- Calvin I., LONG BEACH
- Tim D., LONG BEACH
"I am a long time customer of Stu's going back to the 60's.The service of my vehicle was performed and completed in a timely manner on my most recent visit. Everyone that I encountered was helpful and friendly. I was somewhat disappointed as to the pricing of the service that was provided. I was told by phone just a few months ago a price that is now not being offered. It may be because of a recent ownership change?"
- Stuart P., FOUNTAIN VALLEY
"Being able to turn the tragedy of a blown transmission into a positive experience is a hard thing to do... But between Tim's excellent service and Jose's expertise, the guys down at Stu's pull it off flawlessly..They were fast, courteous and more than reasonable with their pricing.. This is my second experience with Stu's, and i will be a customer for life... even if your more than 15 miles away and you have to pay for the extra towing miles that roadside wont cover ..... Pay it!!! ... Its worth it ... They are that good!"
- Garner G., LONG BEACH
"They were upfront and square with me."
- John D., LONG BEACH
"Fast ,good service! Thank you."
- Lee Z., BELLFLOWER
"The transmission in my Ford E-350 needed to be replaced. I recalled a conversation with an acquaintance and he said, "If I ever need transmission work done, I will go to Stu's transmission first." Now that my vehicle was in trouble, I called Tim Giffin at Stu's. Best decision I ever made!!!
Tim told me to bring the Ford in so they could test it. AAMCO had
already informed me that I would need a new transmission at $$$$$.$$. Tim gave me a quote that was considerably less. The work was done quickly and professionally. The staff was so courteous, obliging and answered every question I could think to ask.
I am so very pleased with Tim and everyone who works there. They made me feel like family. A special thanks to all of you.
I've already recommended Stu's to my friends."
"Had consolation with Tim about my 1949 chevy he was comfortable with the work to be done Then meet with one of his staff member to peform work George reassured me it was no problem on a older car Tim kept updated on progress and was completed within the window that was estimated outstanding would recommend to anyone who has an older vehicle. Thanks Again Guys"
- Lou C., BELLFLOWER
"Our car broke down unexpectedly. Tim and his crew came highly recommended. We went to them and they did a great job as expected fixing the transmission. Our van was ready in three days. Thank you, guys. Great job!"
- Carlos S., LONG BEACH
"Stu's A&E Transmission came highly recommended from my mechanic who had nothing but good things to say about the owner Tim. I was apprehensive to believe that a transmission shop would deliver on her promise of expertise, however, what I found was even better - expertise and integrity! Tim spoke to me like a friend and immediately earned my trust. The work was done early, at the low end of his estimate, with no surprises. My VW Westfalia drives great - Thanks Tim!"
- Doug O., LONG BEACH
"Tim and his crew were friendly, trustworthy, reliable, and repaired our SUV. I would definitely recommend Stu's AE Transmission."
- Debbie & Dean C., LONG BEACH
"I had a full fluid exchange done on my corvette automatic trans. @ Stu's. The service was excellent. Tim, the owner was very friendly,honest & didn't mind answering any questions I had.And as an added bonus, the final bill was less than the estimate.My long time mechanic recently retired,with my first experience @ Stu's, I have found my new auto mechanic. I highly recommend Stu's for all your auto repair needs."
- Terry M., LONG BEACH
"Honesty, and integrity! Tim and his staff always do their best to keep you rolling."
- Fred & Karen B, LAKEWOOD
"Met or exceeded my expectations."
- Larry C., LONG BEACH
"Service was great! Everyone was friendly and helpful. Tim was extremely helpful getting us in, and out quickly. The technicians were all friendly and reviewed the problem with us, showing us the worn parts. We had the truck back in just a couple of days and are very happy with the work that was done."
- Teresa M., LONG BEACH
"We were referred to Stu's AE Transmission by Jim at Herb & Red's. wee were impressed by the friendliness and professionalism of Tim and his crew at Stu's throughout the entire process. They communicated with us when something new came up. They promptly informed us of all charges related to new issues. The repairs came in under estimate and earlier than expected. As a female, I felt that they were very honest with me and did not try to take advantage of me - I appreciate that!
Great service all around and would go back there in a second if we needed transmission or AC work done."
- Josi & Spencer I., LONG BEACH
"Honest and fair. I was not talked into a major event and or sent away with nothing. The mechanic was savvy and tho it was cryptic, he figured out the problem and i was back again with my car. It doesn't always end in 1000-s of dollars out ouf your pocket!"
- Paula R., LONG BEACH
"My truck was in a different shop 2 times for 25 days and still not fixed when I picked it up. I should have gone to Stu's first!! Stu's diagnosed the problem faster than promised and fixed the problem right the first time. Now that I know how awesome you guys are, I will be back for basic service (no more transmission issues for me). Thank you Tim and team."
- Theresa R., LONG BEACH
"Let me start by saying that I have a 1995 euro and that it's very difficult to find anyone who wants to work on. I was referred to Tim by my regular mechanic. This guy knows his stuff he takes the time to explain to you the issues and will not drag you thru the dirt on pricing. I would highly recommend stu's to anyone looking for a fair and honest mechanic."
- Josh S., LOS ANGELES
"Got a thorough explanation of what was wrong . . . required a little extra work above quote, but was necessary and price was fair. So far, car runs real well."
- Billy W., LONG BEACH
"I have brought my 1995 Ford F150 truck to Stu's Transmission twice this year, once for clutch work and another time for a tuneup. They did a great job and my truck is running better than ever. They solved a problem that no other place was able to solve regarding my clutch. I didn't tell them about the problem because I thought my truck was just getting old. Now it shifts smoothly. After the tuneup my truck is running like new. After driving home, there was a problem with the power steering pump that they installed. I brought the truck back, no hassle, no excuses, no problem, pump replaced, same day. Stu's Transmission prices are not cheap and work is not rushed, however the value of their work is good and the wait is worth the time."
- Joel G., LONG BEACH
"Good attention to detail and getting the job done right the first time.
Excellent price for the high quality of work."
- Randy & Terri L., LONG BEACH
"Excellent service! communication was great and t the price to fix my transmission was fair."
-Sean W., LONG BEACH
"You were recommended as 'the guys to go to for transmissions' by my mechanic, Andy. You guys are great, on time, under the estimate. Would recommend you to anyone."
- Joey V., LONG BEACH
"Stu's transmissions is perhaps the first auto repair shop that is professional with integrity. I would recommend them to anyone."
- Howard R., LONG BEACH
"Great work, nothing but professional. Even finished ahead of schedule. Thanks a lot guys."
- T., LONG BEACH
"HONEST AND RELIABLE. HAVE BEEN A CUSTOMER SINCE 1968. HAVE RECOMMENDED STU'S TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS."
- M., HUNTINGTON BEACH
"Good work in very timely manor."
- Ed R., LAKEWOOD
"Still the best. Great customer service."
- Jim S., LONG BEACH
"This is the best service i've experienced when it comes to fixing my truck, Tim was very helpful."
- Logan L., HUNTINGTON BEACH
"Great job. Stu's promised me a price and kept their promise even when the costs ran up. My new transmission runs great. It is like a new car."
- Nick S., LONG BEACH
"I recommended my mom, great service"
- Eric M., CARSON
"My overall experience with Stu's was fantastic. Tim provided excellent customer service and with it being an extensive repair, he made sure it was available as soon as possible. A sudden major repair is quite stressful and Stu's made the process as easy as possible. I feel very confident in the work that was done, and will take my vehicle back for any future repairs needed."
-Liz D., LONG BEACH
"My pickup truck is 41 years old and thanks to lifelong care at Stu's she has her original transmission!
When I wanted to get a new mechanic I called Stu's for a referral and was pleased to find out they now do everything under the hood. I took my truck in on Monday, with no appointment, was told that because of the parts needed and various things that needed to be done that it would be several days before she would be done. I was called two days later to pick her up and the cost came in a full third UNDER the estimate. I have recommended Stu's to dozens of people and all of those who have gone have thanked me."
- Diane T., Long Beach
- James D., LONG BEACH
"Thanks for the great service, the car is running great."
- Calvin I., LONG BEACH
"The service was very fast, and I am extremely happy with the work done."
- Brandy T., LONG BEACH
"All I can say is WOW. STU's provided beyond quality service, they have awesome compassion & understanding. Thank u Mr. Tim, Jake, & the other mechanics who helped save my car. God bless Stu's car care family. Linda Vernon"
- Linda V., LONG BEACH
"I took my car in to get my clutch replaced. I dropped it off Thursday morning and Stu's had it back to me the next morning. They also let me know of some other issues that would have cost me a lot of money to fix down the road. Awesome service!"
- Brandy T., LONG BEACH
"Done professionally complete and timely. I am Pleased."
- James L., NORWALK
"Nice to have an honest place to service your car."
- Roland S., LONG BEACH
"You can count on Stu's for a correct diagnosis when your car has a problem. The owner, Tim is great to work with,too. He is so honest and his expertise was a godsend. Thanks a million,Tim, for all your efforts with my car and for being so prompt in getting it back to me. I will definitely recommend your facility to friends."
- Linda B, LONG BEACH
"Excellent work very informative and honestly done, thanks to Tim and his crew….."
- David B., LONG BEACH
"Outstanding service, and sense of urgency to get our car back on the road."
- Charmaine M., LONG BEACH
"My transmission began having issues to where my car would not move into gears and was slipping, I took my car to the dealer who had given me a very high price to pay to replace the transmission. Boy was I sick, so I began looking on Yelp and found Stu's transmission, who had nothing but excellent reviews. What also caught my eye is the ARC 180day program to help with paying over 6 months instead of having to pay a lump sum at one time. So I called up the shop and spoke to Tim, who eased my mind every step of the way, excellent customer service and no fast talking. He did not try to seel me something that I did not need, nor did he make promises that he could not keep. He kept me aware of what was going on with my car every step of the way. The warranty is awesome better then the transmission chain stores like Aamco. I am so glad I took my time to look into the reviews and came across Stu's transmission Service, from now on he will be my one stop shop!"
- Shawn W., LONG BEACH
"Courteous, professional, and very knowledgeable. Seem to be honest and guarantee their work."
"Tim & his staff are the best. I will not take my car to any other shop."
- Mark T., LONG BEACH
"Friendly service, delivered exactly what they promised. Very good job!"
- Guido Q., LONG BEACH
"HONEST, PROMPT, AND A FRIENDLY MANAGER. I WOULD RECOMMEND TO FRIENDS. THEY LIKED MY DOG TOO."
- Chris W., LONG BEACH
- Richard & Karen F., LAKEWOOD
"We looked long and hard for a number of years for a mechanic that we could call with confidence. Our search ended with Stu's. Though I must admit (sometimes) the initial estimate doesn't cover the end cost, their work is impeccable and they have a through knowledge to diagnose vehicles with extreme accuracy. They also don't BS or recommend services you don't really need, which we greatly appreciate. Great work for a fair price, and that's why we are loyal to Stu's :)"
- Jessica H., LONG BEACH
"I own 3 cars and i take them all to this shop to be serviced wether its an oil change or major work they do it all and im satisfied every single time.. Thank you Stu's for being such a reliable shop!!"
- Kristina S., LONG BEACH
Mike H., LONG BEACH
"I was searching for a business to repair my car, it appeared that I had a transmission problem because I could not get my 2005 Chrysler 300 out of gear. I had a tow truck driver bring my car in to Stu's, entered the office to handle the particulars and the owner knew exactly what the problem could be. Funny thing the dealer had plenty of these parts in stock. My paperwork listed as possible issue Shift interlock , upon research on the internet this is a common problem for my model and reviews indicate this could cost anywhere from $200 to $500 but the part is only $19.99.The amount of work to get to this small pink part appeared to be removing the whole gear shift area with all of the console in center of car. This appeared to be very labor entensive because of alot of small parts and screens. I was quoted and charged a reasonable price $360. I was so impressed by the friendly customer service I received, i needed a ride home and Tim had his son drop me off. His son was a very pleasant youngman and we had nice conversation as he drove me home. I received a call that evening with all the particulars for the work, the parts, the EGR valve that I had replaced and they had it ready the next day. I picked it up the following day on my payday. When I arrived for pick up, Tim had replaced my windshield wipers. My car is 8 years old and my warranty has long passed with 120,000 miles on my car. I had been going to the dealer and now it was time to find a good mechanic shop to do repairs on my car. My car has served me well with only basic maintenance and I want to keep it that way. I have found my automotive repair shop and it is Stu's. Don't hestitate to bring your car in to this shop. I told the ladies at work about this automotive shop and passed their cards around. Stu's is now the ladies mechanic. Another co-worker is going to bring her car in for transmission problems but I told her they do everything."
- Rhonda J., PARAMOUNT
"I have work done on my car here for over 20 years and they always do a great job. They are honest and the car is always ready when promised."
"Tim always goes above and beyond with every repair. Been working with me for a long time to diagnose a lingering problem and finally helped me track it down. Simply the best in the business."
- Ian B., LONG BEACH
"Tim was knowledgeable and helpful and I am glad to recommend Stu's without reservation."
"I think they are what they say they are, they have a high quality service. Its been two weeks since they fixed my transmission problem with my car. Just realized the great job they have done."
- Junior G., LAKEWOOD
"They say it is hard to find a good doctor and even harder to find a good and honest mechanic.. Well I recently took my 2004 Dodge Neon aka her to Stu's. See when I bought my car with only 4 miles on it and it is my 1st NEW car therefore it is family. Fast forward to 6 years and 101,000miles later. Mechanical problems are beginning to arise and I don't trust just anyone to work on her. I can honestly say that when I leave her in the capable hands of manager Tim and his mechanics, I know my car will be well cared for and to top that the work is affordable. In these difficult economic times, that is more important then ever before. Reliable, trustworthy and affordable you can't beat it. Give them a try and I bet you will be plesantly impressed."
- Nettie W., LONG BEACH
"A+ service, very professional and most important very honest about the vehicle's evaluation and recommendations. Prices are very competitive compared to other shops but you get the best quality in workmanship."
- Marouane B., LONG BEACH
" A+. Finally, a mechanic I can trust! I've been lookin for a mechanic who can repair just about everything on my classic 1966 Mustang. I came in to Stu's AE because I lost 3rd gear and knew I needed my tranny rebuilt. Tim, the owner, did an excellent job making sure my car was repaired quickly, at a low price, and to my satisfaction. I'm very happy with my experience. I'll DEFINITELY be going back to Stu's AE for all my automotive repairs."
- Travis N., LONG BEACH
"Tim and his crew were great. Met the quote and had my truck back in just over a day."
- Pat R., BELLFLOWER
"Friendly, professional, fair pricing, excellent! Highly recommend."
"As always George and Tim did a great job servicing my 1957 Imperial."
- Bob R., LONG BEACH
"got a transmission seal leak fix and synthetic oil change for my WRX done here. the staff here is nice and the prices are fair and reasonable. I'll be returning here for sure if ever I need anything done on my transmission. definitely would recommend to a friend if their rides need any service."
- Gabriel D., NORWALK
"Diagnosed a difficult problem with my car. Was very honest and completed the job."
- Eric M., CARSON
"Thanks to George and Tim for helping me service my 55 year old Imperial."
- Bob R., LONG BEACH
"Very nice people. Did nice work,timely manner, would go back would tell a friend."
- Steve A., LONG BEACH
"Tom I believe is the owner & manager, very nice guy. Very honest and upfront about whats needed. Explains things very easily."
- Jennifer B., LONG BEACH
"Great!! Tim is very nice and explains things well. Very cooperative and willing to work with us. Trustworthy. Good work."
- Dee J., LAKEWOOD
"The service and fair pricing keep me coming back to Stu's for scheduled maintenance and unexpected service needs. It's not easy finding a reliable mechanic you can trust -- definitely come to Stu's if you want to get good work and a fair price!"
- Christine H., LONG BEACH
"Excellent service, reliable, and honest. I feel I can trust Tim and his crew to do what needs to be done to get my old run-down Ford Focus back on the road."
- Patrick K., LONG BEACH
"I should have went to Stu's first and anyone who doesn't might be sorry. I had my transmission re-built at another place and it didn't last 6 months. Stu's did what they said they would and took the time to explain their work and what the truck needed to be repaired. They lived up to their reputation as the best auto repair around. Now Stu's offers full service and I will be taking my vehicles there for all repairs."
- Joe S., GARDEN GROVE
"I've bin doing business with Stu's sense 1969, and they continue to do a great job. Thanks Tim & Crew!"
- Chris A., LONG BEACH
"Stu's Transmission does quality work. Tim and his crew are honest , know what they are doing and take pride in doing it right a reasonable cost. We are glad to have found Stu's Transmission . They can fix just about any car including our 1957 Continental Mark II. Tim is a pleasure to work with."
"I can't even say how happy I am with the fantastic work done at Stu's. Everything is always thoroughly explained and so fairly charged. I tell everyone of how much I love taking my car there. I have never been disappointed at all. I urge anyone who is wondering about trying them out to do so and I bet you'll never take your car anywhere else!"
- David and Diane R., LONG BEACH
"I was very pleased to find a realiable auto shop. For females it is a hardship to not get ripped off when seeking repairs. I recently was having transmission problems and went to a few shops for estimates. I was told everything from the radiator was damaged to my engine was worn out and the cost to repair was even more crazy. Finally I just goggled reliable auto repair, long beach and Stu came up immediately. There was nothing but good reviews on there and mostly by other females. From the time I walked into his shop I felt at home and he respected my car and situation as much as I did. 24hours later I picked up my car and did not have to drain the bank account to do so. I am so glad to have found this garage. My car just hit over 10,000 miles and its good to know I am going to have someone to rely on for its future repairs."
- Nettie W., LONG BEACH
"Prompt service, as quoted and on time."
- Judy R., LONG BEACH
"Clutch feels excellent, Turnover time was good giving the circumstances of not making an appointment. Service was great, staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. Thank you Tim!"
- Denzel L., LONG BEACH
"Very professional. Always in communication. I'll definitely be using his services again."
"The place to go for transmission problems."
- Joe H., LOS ALAMITOS
"I received good quality work on a drive shaft U-joint replacement and balancing. I would definitely go back for more quality work from Stu"s Transmissions, and I would recommend Stu's Transmission to anyone who asked me where to go for good honest auto repair work…"
- David B., LONG BEACH
"A+ service! They did a fantastic job replacing my clutch and had the best price in town. I can see why they are so highly recommended."
- Heather F., LONG BEACH
"I found that you guys took very good care of me. Without ever having met or done business with you guys, you made me feel very comfortable. Being a woman who doesn't know anything about cars I feel that you were fair in pricing and fixed the problem. I will remain a loyal customer from here on and recommend you highly. Thank you for being honest, fair and reputable business!"
- Georgiana G., TUSTIN
"Again something goes wrong with one of my cars so I call Tim up for a rough estimate on what I think is the problem so I can save up the money to get it fixed.A couple of months later when I have the money I brought in to Tim for a real estimate,well I was right on with what was wrong and Tim gave me a accurate estimate(which was actually less then the first guess).It took Tim and his guys a little longer then he thought but they finished the job and never changed the price(they work hourly)on top of that they cleaned my car before giving it back to me."
- Mike B., LONG BEACH
"My car decided to quit, 2 days before the xmas holiday weekend..Stu's not only took it in without hesitation, they had my new starter installed, oil and transmission fluids changed and back to me by friday afternoon! They checked my car and told me of things they found that would need doing "at some point" but there was no pressure to get it done"NOW" like my old mechanics. Thank you for making this xmas a bit less stressful! We'll definetly be back :)"
- Judy R., LONG BEACH
"Wow, Stu's AE Transmission is amazing. Tim was very knowledgable and helped me get my 1995 VW Rialta repaired, which is a very difficult job, compounded by the fact that parts for a 20 year old RV are hard to come by.
Tim went above and beyond to make sure that my RV was fixed in time for Christmas so that we can use it to take a vacation.
To top it off, they have a 3 year warranty — 12 months/12,000 mile full warranty, and then an additional prorated 2 year/24,000 mile warranty on top of that. Plus, the price was better than anywhere else I've found.
Long story short,
If you have any transmission issues, you can't go wrong at Stu's!"
- Jason M., PLACENTIA
"I love taking my car to get service here. they know their stuff!! they never tell me that they have to try and figure out what the problem is like most mechanic places. they know right away what's wrong w/my car when i take it in."
- Lidia L., LONG BEACH
"I have been taking my transmission work to Stu's for 40 years and have been completely satisfied each and every time with the quality of work and service. Recently, the check engine light appeared on my 2003 Audi A4 Quattro and after a review by the dealer, it was determined be a bad Torque Converter. This meant a complete transmission rebuild. The Dealer quoted $9,000 (Yes $9,000). My past experience with Audi is that no one but the dealer can work on Audi transmissions because of their complexity. I took a chance and contacted Tim at Stu's Transmission and was pleasantly surprised to hear that Stu's is one of the only independent auto repair shops in SoCal that work on Audi transmissions. Having a perfect reputation with me, I immediately went to Stu's for an estimate. The quote was $3,500 for a complete rebuild so, I immediately left the car for repair. One week later the work was completed under the estimate for $3,200. Tim also services various other issues during the rebuild process the saved me labor cost. I couldn't be more happier once again. If you don't go to Stu's for work on your car, you need to have your mental state examined. Glen in Fullerton, CA"
- Glen L., FULLERTON
"My service at Stu's AE Transmission was great! Tim was awesome and the team did a great job on my new transmission. I'm very pleased and highly recommend Stu's for all of your transmission needs."
- Brittany M., LONG BEACH
"good job, time was on the money."
- Paul S., LONG BEACH
"They have done a great job on my 2004 Nissan maxima they are good and the best in town for great deals."
- Eric I., LONG BEACH
"Tim and the crew did an excellent job again. Our family has been taken care by their family and we greatly appreciate it. Fast, fair and friendly."
- Rodney W., LONG BEACH
"Thanks Tim, James Powell and Staff for outstanding, Honest, Quality Service.. Thanks for your Patience with a car whose Parts are sometimes hard to find !! See you SOON !!"
- Beverly C. LONG BEACH
"Having had many a repair facility work on cars it's always a surprise when people do the work they say they will on time and for the expected price. Tim G quoted me a price and stayed there, even when the right thing was to do a little extra work to make it perfect. I would have gladly paid, but that's not his way. Excellent, trustworthy and honest! Highly recommend."
- Darin H., LONG BEACH 4
"Thank You. If your car or truck has a problem take it to Stu's!!!!"
- Dennis M., LONG BEACH
"I went in to get a noise checked out that was coming from my diff. We test drove it and I was told it was my diff so I left it there and the next day it was finished. The sound was gone and I was back on the road. Very good service and good prices. Very good service fixed my car fast and at a good price."
- Juan G., LONG BEACH
"I got recommended Stu's by Debbie at West coast VW. The customer service was excellent and I was guided by Tim the entire process. They explained everything clearly and in ways I could understand. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone having transmission issues. Don't bother with the chain stores."
"Any time i have had problem or a ? they have always takin care of me. my friends and family have used stu's for years!"
- Cole L., LONG BEACH
"The service was excellent,the price was very reasonable and the shop is immaculate. All very good indicators of a high caliber business!
I will return for any future issues and recommend that anyone that reads this,give them a try."
- Christian I., SIGNAL HILL
"They did the good on time at a fair price, highly recommend Stu's"
- Steve B., LONG BEACH
"I recently purchased a used vehicle and wanted to get my transmission checked. I went to Stu's by referral from a family member. They were professional, honest and timely. I plan on returning to Stu's for my automotive needs. Thanks guys-my car runs great!"
- Melissa K., LONG BEACH
"Tim understood how I cared for my car. He explained to me in detail what his garage does vs. what the cheap option is. Stu's AE wont even entertain the idea of doing a discount job of using a used transmission from the junkyard. They have a 60+ year reputation to protect. That rep is not worth making any cheap sale. He does his job right, and they guarantee it with 3 years. He has a new returning customer in me for ANY issues I have."
- Ulric P., LAKEWOOD
"I made a appointment for 29th, at 4:30pm. Dropped the truck off at the appointment time. It was ready the next day before closing. Great Service!"
- Don N., NORWALK
"Very friendly shop nice work and very honest"
"Tim and his staff are knowledgable, gracious and will treat you and your car's needs with the upmost respect. My 2001 Escape needed transmision work...other places quoted outrageous amounts so upon recommendation, I took it to Stu's. Free estimate, EXTREMELY reasonable, and in a few days my car is running better than ever. Needless to say, I have found myself a new mechanic. Thanks Stu's!
- Maryann P., LONG BEACH
"I have an older car who's parts aren't very easy to find. With that said, my carburetor and fuel pump both blew at the same time and while i wasn't expecting my car to be ready any time soon, I received call from Tim that following week telling me that not only had the carb been completely rebuilt but the fuel pump had been refurbished. This is after the guys at Stu's redid the linkages on my transmission in one working day. Good, fast, and courteous. I'll be coming back for a loooong time."