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Protrans Automotive & Transmission Specialists, The Best Truck and Car Repair Service in Riverside

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ShopGet top-notch auto repair services today at Protrans Automotive & Transmission Specialists. From AC repair to transmission services, our goal is to offer expert auto repairs at an affordable price. We are conveniently located near you in Riverside. Come by our shop at 3420 Gato Ct or call today to schedule an appointment at 951-367-7400.

Quick and Trouble-Free

shopWe know your time is money. Most truck or car maintenance services can be completed while you wait. Many repairs such as AC repair, brakes, and transmission repairs will be performed that day. Straight forward or complicated, our mechanics will get your auto repairs done quickly and get you back on the road right away.

Get A Clear Estimate With No Hidden Costs

We will provide you with an easy to understand estimate before beginning any services. Ask us about options to keep auto repair costs low or upgrades to keep your car in top shape. We stand behind all of our work with a guarantee you can count on. Call today to schedule an appointment at 951-367-7400.

Our Mechanics Can Handle It

Our certified mechanics and highly skilled auto repair specialists provide the best in auto repair services for domestic and import automobiles of all makes and models.

Call today to schedule an appointment at 951-367-7400 or email us.

See What We Do!

Diesel Engine Repair, AC Repair, Car & Truck Care, Electronic Services, Engine & Transmission, Alignment, Heating and Cooling Services, and Brakes

  • Comfortable Waiting Area
  • Free coffee
  • Discount Programs
  • Factory Scheduled Maintenance
  • Scheduled Maintenance Program
  • Schedule Online
  • Free Snacks
  • Text Message Reminders
  • Watch TV While You Wait
  • Free WiFi
  • Certified Technicians

what our customers say

These folks are awesome!!! I brought my prized, restored classic Mustang in for a new starter and flywheel replacement, which at first was a bit of a challenge because it's difficult to find mechanics willing and, moreover, knowledgeable of these older cars. They did not hesitate to accept the challenge and went ahead and did the repair. Unfortunately, five months later, both the flywheel and starter failed just a mile from the shop. Since the car was still operational (after a push start), I brought it by and was immediately met with assurance that the entire job, parts and labor, were covered under their warranty for a year, and in my case, being a AAA member, for two years. The gal at the front counter (Luz), who is super nice, said they would get it in the shop right away and see what had happened. A couple of days later, I met with Michael (the owner), who calmly reassured me that they always stand behind their work and would get the repair done, no matter what. In the end, they identified a couple of possible issues that may have caused the failure, and to make sure that it didn't happen again, they put together a higher-quality setup with better parts, and now the car operates better than ever. I highly recommend calling them first!
G
, 06/07/2024

Luz and the mechanics are amazing and very informative. I took my car in and the mechanism knew exactly what was wrong with my car.
J
, 05/31/2024

The prices were reasonable. And the staff were friendly.
V
, 05/30/2024

Bruce was amazing! Got my 2008 honda accord fixed up and on road in great time at very reasonable price. Thank you
B
, 05/23/2024

The wonderful team at ProTrans helped me out IMMENSELY when I called with an emergency. I had a kitten under my hood that I could not get out! After towing my car there, they helped out immediately and removed the little furball so I could return him to his home. Thanks again to this amazing group. I?ll definitely be bringing my car here for future tune ups. Great guys & great service.
m
, 05/09/2024

Michael and the office staff were awesome! They were friendly, communicated clearly, their estimate was accurate, and the work was done quickly. I would definitely encourage others to get an estimate and consider for any repairs or service.
V
, 04/18/2024

Auto tips from our experts
  1. According to recent studies, 5 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities are clearly caused by automobile maintenance neglect.

  2. The cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled about every 24 months. The level, condition, and concentration of coolant should be checked. (A 50/50 mix of anti-freeze and water is usually recommended.)

  3. Never remove the radiator cap until the engine has thoroughly cooled. The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps and hoses should be checked by a pro.

  4. Change your oil and oil filter as specified in your manual, or more often (every 3,000 miles) if you make frequent short jaunts, extended trips with lots of luggage or tow a trailer.

  5. Replace other filters (air, fuel, PCV, etc.) as recommended, or more often in dusty conditions. Get engine drivability problems (hard stops, rough idling, stalling, diminished power, etc.) corrected at a good shop.

  6. A dirty windshield causes eye fatigue and can pose a safety hazard. Replace worn blades and get plenty of windshield washer solvent.

  7. Have your tires rotated about every 5,000 miles. Check tire pressures once a month; let the tires cool down first. Don't forget your spare and be sure your jack is in good condition.

  8. Check your owner's manual to find out what fuel octane rating your car's engine needs then buy it.

  9. Keep your tires inflated to the proper levels. Under-inflated tires make it harder for your car to move down the road, which means your engine uses more fuel to maintain speed.

  10. Lighten the load. Heavier vehicles use more fuel, so clean out unnecessary weight in the passenger compartment or trunk before you hit the road.

  11. Use the A/C sparingly. The air conditioner puts extra load on the engine forcing more fuel to be used.

  12. Keep your windows closed. Wide-open windows, especially at highway speeds, increase aerodynamic drag and the result is up to a 10% decrease in fuel economy.

  13. Avoid long idling. If you anticipate being stopped for more than one minute, shut off the car. Contrary to popular belief, restarting the car uses less fuel than letting it idle.

  14. Stay within posted speed limits. The faster you drive, the more fuel you use. For example, driving at 65 miles per hour (mph) rather than 55 mph, increases fuel consumption by 20 percent.

  15. Use cruise control. Using cruise control on highway trips can help you maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, reduce your fuel consumption.

  16. Keep your engine tuned. A fouled spark plug or plugged/restricted fuel injector can reduce fuel efficiency as much as 30 percent.

  17. Inspect the engine's belts regularly. Look for cracks or missing sections or segments. Worn belts will affect the engine performance.

  18. Have the fuel filter changed every 10,000 miles to prevent rust, dirt and other impurities from entering the fuel system.

  19. Change the transmission fluid and filter every 15,000 to 18,000 miles. This will protect the precision-crafted components of the transmission/transaxle.

  20. Inspect the suspension system regularly. This will extend the life of the vehicle's tires.

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