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Welcome to Gearheads Transmission And Complete Auto Repair,
your car service in Van Nuys, CA!

If you’re looking for auto repair in Van Nuys, CA, you’ve found us. Here at Gearheads Transmission And Complete Auto Repair we work hard to earn your trust and loyalty. We know how important it is to find a Van Nuys car service you can rely on, so your satisfaction is our top priority each and every day.

Here at Gearheads Transmission And Complete Auto Repair we understand what makes customer service truly outstanding. You will feel the difference exceptional customer care makes when you work with us. We know auto repair in Van Nuys offers you lots of choices, and we aim to provide the kind of caring customer service that will bring you back.

Our professional automotive service offers you years of combined expertise from our well-trained technicians. We treat our auto repair professionals well because we value their skill and can-do attitude. We know our team sets us apart, saving you time and money, not to mention worry. When it comes to auto repair in Van Nuys, we are totally confident that Gearheads Transmission And Complete Auto Repair is the best option in town!

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About Gearheads Transmission And Complete Auto Repair Van Nuys, CA

For years Gearheads Transmission And Complete Auto Repair has been there for the people of Van Nuys. We love what we do, and that basic fact fuels our business. We are dedicated to our customers, and that’s why they stick with us—the best auto repair Van Nuys has to offer.

Our family of technicians and service staff sees their work here at Gearheads Transmission And Complete Auto Repair as more than a job. It’s their vocation and livelihood. Each member of our team is invested in your satisfaction.

Gearheads Transmission And Complete Auto Repair was founded on the basic idea that everyone deserves respect. It is our mission to treat each person that comes through our door with dignity and sensitivity. We believe this attention to detail has paid off by providing us with our loyal, friendly family of customers. That’s what makes Gearheads Transmission And Complete Auto Repair the best car service in Van Nuys!

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

 

Transmission

Gearheads Transmission and Complete Auto Repair specialize in transmission repairs and rebuilds. We work on automatic transmission, standard transmission, and high-performance transmission.

Engine

Is your check engine light on? Gearheads Transmission and Complete Auto Repair will take a look at your engine and figure out the cause of your vehicle problems. We provide engine repairs and rebuilds to make your vehicle run like new again.

Complete Auto Service

From complete auto repairs to preventative maintenance and oil changes, you can trust Gearheads Transmission and Complete Auto Repair. We have the knowledge and tools to quickly and efficiently repair your car, truck, van, or SUV.

The Absolute Best Car Service in Van Nuys, CA

What sets Gearheads Transmission And Complete Auto Repair apart from all of the others in Van Nuys, CA?

Trust: When it comes to auto repair in Van Nuys, 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 Gearheads Transmission And Complete Auto Repair, 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 Van Nuys auto repair table.

Time: We take the time we need to provide you with top quality car service in Van Nuys, 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.

Meet The Owner

Israel Villavicencio

Israel Villavicencio started to develop an interest in auto repair right from the age of 14 and had a passion to help turn around the industry where customers’ satisfaction is prioritized. He started by leveraging his instinctive ability to mimic the practices of local mechanics at that time, in his vicinity. He attempted to repair a couple of cars at that time from the subtle knowledge he had garnered and those attempts turned out to be successful.

He knew full well his mandate is to disrupt the auto-repair market and help people manage their automobiles without stress. This realization influenced his decision to attend the Automotive Electrical School in 1992 to consolidate his knowledge about auto repair. He went ahead to study at the School of Mechanical and Commercial Aviation to broaden his horizon.

Mr. Villavicencio has acquired the requisite skills and hands-on experience to lead a growing customer base who are proud of his works. His certifications in Engine performance and air conditioning automotive have in a way helped him stand out from his competitors.

He has a certificate on ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) obtaining from A-8Engine Performance, A-6 Electrical/Electronic System, -2 Automatic Transmission. He also has a certificate in MACS (Movil Air Conditioning Society). He is a member of ATG (Automatic Service Group) as well as IATN International Auto Technician Network). He was trained to diagnose problems in European and domestic cars too.

Recently Serviced Vehicles

2012 Acura TSX

Acura TSX

Mileage
144,017
Service Date
1/18/2023
Services Performed
  • Diagnose why transmission will not shift
  • Change oil and oil filter. Check air filter and breather filter. Check all fluid levels and tire pressures. Preform basic safety inspection. Road test vehicle.
 
RICK M. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/20/2023

2020 Toyota Corolla

Toyota Corolla

Mileage
21,084
Service Date
1/13/2023
Services Performed
  • FRONT LEFT SIDE WINDOW DOES NOT WORK AT ALL WITH MASTER SWITCH. ALL FUSES AND CIRCUITS ARE OK, MASTER SWITCH DOES NOR SEN POWER TO FRONT RIGHT WINDOW MOTOR. RECOMMEND REPLACEMENT.
  • DOOR WINDOW SWITCH – Remove & Replace – One
  • FUEL ADDITIVE – ADD – [Add Toyota EFI Tank Additive or equivalent (M20A-FKS engine AND Hawaii, Puerto Rico or Saipan only).] DRIVER'S FLOOR MAT – CHECK – [Check installation of driver's floor mat. Only use the driver's floor mat designed specifically for the model and model year of the vehicle. Always properly secure the driver's floor mat using the retaining hooks. Never install another floor mat on top of the existing driver's floor mat. Never install the driver's floor mat upside down.] BRAKE SYSTEM – INSPECT – [Visually inspect brake linings/drums and brake pads/discs.] FLUID LEVELS – INSPECT – [Inspect and adjust all fluid levels.] WIPER BLADES – INSPECT ENGINE OIL & FILTER – REPLACE – [Reset the oil replacement reminder light ("MAINT REQD") or the message "OIL MAINTENANCE REQUIRED" on the multi-information display after maintenance at every 5,000 miles.] TIRES – ROTATE – [Check tire tread depth and for uneven or excessive wear.]
  • AIR CLEANER ELEMENT – Remove & Replace – Gas
  • CABIN AIR FILTER – Remove & Replace
  • WIPER ARM &/OR BLADES – Remove & Replace – Arm,Both
 
KAREN/ JOSHUA S. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/17/2023

2014 Chevrolet Sonic

Chevrolet Sonic

Mileage
154,577
Service Date
1/12/2023
Services Performed
  • ACTIVE CODES: PO420 CATALYST EFFICIENCY LOW. P0599 ENGINE THERMOSTAT HEATER CONTROL CIRCUIT. P2076 INTAKE TUNING CONTROL VALVE. ENGINE TOO COLD FOR TOO LONG RECOMMEND THERMOSTAT REPLACEMENT SEEM LIKE IT IS STUCK OPEN, REAR O2 SENSOR MIMICS FRONT O2 SENSOR AND IT IS A CLEAR INDICATION THAT CATALYTIC CONVERTER IS BAD AND RECOMMEND REPLACEMENT. ALSO VALVE TUNING VALVE STUCK AND CONNECTING ROD IS MISSING. TUNE VALVE IS PART OF INTAKE MANIFOLD , RECOMMEND INTAKE MANIFOLD ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT.
  • THERMOSTAT HOUSING – Remove & Replace – 1.8L Eng – [Includes: R&I Battery and Tray.]
  • INTAKE MANIFOLD RUNNER CONTROL ACTUATOR – Remove & Replace – 1.8L Eng Intake Manifold – [Includes: R&I Drive Axle. Includes: R&I Starter Assembly. Includes: R&I Alternator. Includes: R&I Exhaust Pipe.]
  • CATALYTIC CONVERTER – Remove & Replace – LT,LTZ,1.8L Eng One,Front,w/Exhaust Manifold
 
JOHN M. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/12/2023

2006 Saturn Vue

Saturn Vue

Mileage
97,187
Service Date
1/7/2023
Services Performed
  • ACTIVE CODE: P2138 ACCELERATOR PEDAL POSITION SENSOR CIRCUIT. SOMETIMES SLOW THROTTLE RESPONSE, WHEN CHECK PEDAL POSITION SENSOR SIGNAL ARE NOT WITHIN SPECS, ALSO WATER INTRUSION ON BCM CONNECTOR RECOMMEND MINOR SERVICE LOF, AIR, CABIN FILTER, FRONT BRAKES BELOW SPECS, AND APP SENSOR, AND CLEAN BCM CONNECTOR FIRST THEN RECHECK,
  • DISC ROTOR – Remove & Replace – Front,Both – [Includes: Replace Pads (if necessary). DOES NOT include refinishing.]
  • Clean sunroof passages and body control module connector due to corrosion from rain water.
  • Change oil and oil filter. Check air filter and breather filter. Check all fluid levels and tire pressures. Preform basic safety inspection. Road test vehicle.
  • CABIN AIR FILTER – Remove & Replace
  • AIR CLEANER ELEMENT – Remove & Replace
 
LINDA E. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/7/2023

2014 Chevrolet Spark

Chevrolet Spark

Mileage
94,592
Service Date
1/7/2023
Services Performed
  • INTAKE AIR HOSE, BROKEN. A/C
  • AIR CLEANER ELEMENT – Remove & Replace
 
SOPHIA R. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/7/2023

2015 Nissan Versa

Nissan Versa

Mileage
95,694
Service Date
12/22/2022
Services Performed
  • ACTIVE CODES: P285A CLUTCH B PRESSURE DISENGAGEMENT PERFORMANCE. TRANSMISSION FLUID WITHIN SPECS, CONDITION AND CONTAMINATED WITH FRICTION AND METAL PARTICLES. WHEN SHIFTING AND WHEN IS HOT TRANSMISSION JERKS, SLIPS AND JOLTS WHEN AT MEDIUM SPEEDS. RECOMMEND TRANSMISSION REPLACEMENT.
  • TRANSAXLE ASSEMBLY – Removal & Installation – Automatic Trans – [Includes: Confirm Fluid temperature for level check.]
  • (Combination) – TRANSMISSION OIL COOLER & LINES – Flush – [Includes: Confirm Fluid temperature for level check.]
  • TRANSMISSION REPROGRAMING.
 
ALEX P. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/25/2022

2005 Toyota 4Runner

Toyota 4Runner

Mileage
214,666
Service Date
12/13/2022
Services Performed
  • Vehicle does not start, Battery low on charge, after battery left charge for a couple of hours, vehicle was able to start and alternator is undercharging at 12.3 volts. recommend alternator replacement.
  • ALTERNATOR ASSEMBLY – Remove & Replace – V6 – [Includes: Test.]
 
NATHAN H. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/16/2022

2009 Nissan Sentra

Nissan Sentra

Mileage
134,881
Service Date
12/6/2022
Services Performed
  • Change oil and oil filter. Check air filter and breather filter. Check all fluid levels and tire pressures. Preform basic safety inspection. Road test vehicle.
 
CODY V. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/6/2022

2009 Audi A4

Audi A4

Mileage
136,467
Service Date
11/18/2022
Services Performed
  • FRONT BRAKES BELOW MANUFACTURE SPECIFICATION. WEAR PAD SENSOR RUBBING AGAINST BRAKE DISC. BRAKE DISC HAS GROOVES AND IS GLAZED RECOMMEND BRAKE PADS, DISCS AND WEAR PAD SENSOR REPLACEMENT.
  • BRAKE SHOES &/OR PADS – Remove & Replace – Convertible,FWD Front – [Includes: Clean, lube and/or replace Brake Hardware as necessary. Adjust Brakes (where applicable). Includes: Repack Wheel Bearings (where applicable). DOES NOT include refinishing.]
 
MAUREEN N. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/18/2022

2009 Toyota RAV4

Toyota RAV4

Mileage
137,981
Service Date
11/11/2022
Services Performed
  • AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID – Drain & Refill – Gas – [Includes: Confirm Fluid temperature for level check.]
 
BARMEY U. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/11/2022

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Mileage
97,132
Service Date
11/9/2022
Services Performed
  • Under no circumstances should oil change intervals exceed 10000 miles (16000 km) or twelve months, whichever comes first. BRAKE SYSTEM – INSPECT – [Inspect the brake linings, parking brake function.] CV JOINTS – INSPECT FRONT & REAR AXLE FLUID – INSPECT – [Inspect the front and rear axle fluid, change if using your vehicle for police, taxi, fleet, offroad or frequent trailer towing.] PCV VALVE – INSPECT SUSPENSION SYSTEM – INSPECT – [Inspect front suspension, tie rod ends, and replace if necessary.] CABIN AIR FILTER – REPLACE ENGINE COOLANT – REPLACE – [Flush and replace the engine coolant at 100000 miles (120 months) or 150000 miles whichever comes first.] ENGINE OIL – REPLACE ENGINE OIL FILTER – REPLACE SPARK PLUGS – REPLACE – [The spark plug change interval is mileage based only, yearly intervals do not apply.] OIL LIFE SYSTEM – RESET
  • BRAKE SHOES &/OR PADS – Remove & Replace – Rear,Both Sides – [Includes: Clean, lube and/or replace Brake Hardware as necessary. Adjust Brakes (where applicable). Includes: Repack Wheel Bearings (where applicable). DOES NOT include refinishing.]
  • TRANSMISSION – Tune – V6,3.6L Eng – [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.]
  • Inspect hoses and clamps. Pressure test cooling system. Flush engine, radiator, and heater core in both directions. Bring antifreeze to -35 degrees. PH balance coolant to between 9.8 to 10.5. Check thermostat and electric cooling fan operation. Chec
  • Check brake fluid for moisture and contamination. Inspect all hydraulic line and hoses. Inspect calipers and wheel cylinders. Inspect master cylinder and cap. Flush entire brake system including master cylinder, calipers, wheel cylinders until clean.
  • Change oil and oil filter. Check air filter and breather filter. Check all fluid levels and tire pressures. Preform basic safety inspection. Road test vehicle.
 
DAN B. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/11/2022

2011 Nissan Murano

Nissan Murano

Mileage
35,655
Service Date
11/4/2022
Services Performed
  • NO MAYOR PROBLEM FOUND AT TIME, LUBE SOME SUSPENSION RELATED COMPONENTS AT THIS TIME. RECOMMEND CUSTOMER DRIVE VEHICLE AND LET US KNOW HOW IT FEELS IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS.
 
Coco B. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/4/2022