The Champion Transmission staff of transmission service & repair technicians and management realize that our customers in Thousand Oaks and the greater Ventura County community are the most valued assets of our Thousand Oaks area auto repair shop. We are always happy to receive testimonials from car owners and equally happy to share their feedback with you! So if you live in Thousand Oaks or the surrounding Ventura County area please consider our shop for all your car repair and service needs.
I first found Champion Transmission in the Yellow pages in 1998. What a find that was! I had a Ford minivan that was not shifting correctly. It went from 1st to 3rd, skipping 2nd gear altogether, and I was ready to pay for a total trans rebuild. Jeff found that the problem was a vacuum advance sensor, which he replaced and I was out the door for about $180.00. Jeff could have sold me the rebuild, and I would never have known, but that's not Jeff's way. Jeff is exactly what you want when you go looking for a mechanic; Honest, very good at his job, and a really nice guy. I always recommend Champion Transmission when I find myself in a conversation about mechanics.
I can't say enough about the honesty and integrity of Jeff the owner of Champion Transmission. We recently brought in our 2003 Volkswagen Jetta to Champion Transmission. I had thought that the transmission was blown. Jeff, after flushing the transmission fluid and examining the valve body, determined that the transmission was still good. He replaced the fluid and Transmission Radiator. Our little Jetta is now shifting and running perfect. To anyone who reads this review: Jeff is a wonderful Christian man who is totally honest. I would recommend him to anyone who needs mechanical or transmission repairs.
Jeff, the owner of Champion Transmission, has a heart of gold, a heart as big as ALL OUTDOORS, an honest nature and great competence & ability in his mechanical knowledge. Thanks for all you do to assist the public in assessing their auto problems and repairing them.
We thought the transmission or differential failed on our Tahoe when all of a sudden there was a loud bang and it came to a sudden stop, unable to move. After taking the Tahoe in, the crew had determined the problem was a rear disc brake caliper bolt that came loose and jammed itself between the caliper and wheel. They fixed the problem very quickly. We are very grateful for their honesty and superb service.
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It is truly a pleasure to provide this review of Jeff and the crew at Champion Transmissions. For most everything, I prefer to work with local community businesses to which I have been referred to by other trusted individuals. I was referred to Jeff by the owner of another local auto repair business (Sean @ Import Car Specialists aka ICS) that I had also originally been referred to. Sean at ICS suggested I get the transmission service performed on my (very tired, now teenager driven) 1996 Land Rover Discovery (220,000+ miles) as they would likely be able to do it faster and at a better price than he could as they are transmission experts. Upon contacting Jeff by phone, he demonstrated great familiarity with my vehicle without sounding condescending or trying to upsell add'l services. He kept me apprised throughout the day as they progressed on the car. They completed the work on time and under estimate, and even arranged to accommodate my picking the vehicle up after hours. As with my relationship with Sean at ICS, I have such complete confidence and trust in Jeff and crew at Championship Transmissions that I feel my search for trusted auto care is complete and in the future I won't have to get sick to my stomach feeling that often comes with not trusting the repair shop one's vehicle is being repaired by. What a huge relief!
I would like to share a story that happened the day after Christmas, which reminds me that we are blessed to have very good people in our community. While my car was in for servicing at one of the more prestigious dealerships, they informed me that I needed a new clutch. I decided that it would be wise to get another estimate, then scheduled to have my clutch replaced by Jeff @ Champion Transmissions. When I came to pick up my car, Jeff informed me that upon beginning the work, they discovered that an adjustment was all that was required and there would be no charge. Even though I have authorized the work, and he would have profited by completing the job, he decided to let me know the work was not necessary. There have been many articles about rip-off artists in the car repair business, but obviously Jeff is not one of them. I felt the best way I could reward Champion Transmission for their honesty was to let everyone know that we have a good, honest business in our community.
I just want to thank you for a great transmission and let you know that I was very impressed with the way you run your business and the quality of work you do. I love my new transmission. It makes a huge difference with the way the truck rides and I love it. Keep making us all happy and I am sorry it took me a long time to thank you.
Again I want to thank you for repairing the transmission problem I had with my car. I appreciate your efforts. This world would be a better place if we had more people like you in it.
My husband was having trouble with his car and thought it was the transmission. He brought it into your shop and left it with you to diagnose the problem. You test drove the car and called him to tell him it wasn't a transmission problem. You thought it was bad spark wires and suggested he change those and see if the problem was corrected. He purchased the new wires, installed them and the car has been running perfectly since then. I am writing to thank you for your honesty. Very few people know when there are serious problems with their car and it is nice to know there are shops like yours that you can depend on for an honest assessment of the problem. Needless to say, the repair bill was insignificant when compared to a transmission problem. My husband and I are grateful to you for your service and your integrity. If more businesses operated with your level of honesty and integrity, consumers would rest alot easier and their businesses would be more profitable. We have told all of our friends about our experience with your shop and wanted to let you know how we felt about our kind treatment. Thank you again. We will return there again for any future transmissions problems.
Every once in a while, going through life, you meet someone who you just feel is different. Someone willing to go out of their way for you for no apparent reason, except because of the goodness in their heart. Jeff Walson is such a man. He is the owner of a company in Thousand Oaks called Champion Transmissions. My brother and I were rebuilding my transmission. He being trained in the automotive industry, performed all the work, while I had the easy job of locating parts. While visiting the local dealer, a customer referred me to Champion Transmissions and said that they had been extremely helpful and seemed very knowledgeable. Upon his advise, I went. Jeff, the owner, went out of his way to see that I received all quality parts, gave us helpful tips to improve performance and make the installation easier. As if that wasn't enough he also offered free technical advice and additional assistance if needed. Very rarely do you find people so willing to go out of their way to make such a positive difference in the community. My deepest thanks go out to this man for helping to reaffirm my faith in humanity, knowing that people like this really do exist brings my heart great joy.
I was having serious trouble with my transmission. Champion not only spent an entire day trying to find the problem, when they did encounter that it was an electrical short, they recommended a shop that could fix it! Champion did not charge me a dime! They discovered the problem and sent me to a facility that fixed it the same day! I have the highest praise for Champion and it's owner Jeff. Their integrity and efforts to do the very best are unsurpassed. I have told several people about Champion and their excellent record of service and personal service!!! Champion is the best!!!!!
On time and on budget Unlike many other transmission repair facilities, where customers get "taken by the nose" with misleading information about the state of their transmission, this is the place to take your transmission problem. No false information. The owner is very knowledgeable about automatic transmissions and is able to repair or overhaul your transmission (in most cases) rather than try to sell you a new one at high cost. Friendly and honest. Will tell you how much it's going to cost up front without the nonsense of "We'll have to drop the pan first to see what's wrong..."
Jeff and Champion Transmissions have been referred to me by another rare and honest auto repair business owner in the area. Jeff may be the only business man (much less auto repair official) I dealt with where I actually felt guilty doing business with because of Jeff's incredible character, for which I am grateful. You will feel instantly comfortable with Jeff as if he was your close relative and his shop's work is 1st rate. I will do everything in my power to spread positive word about your 1000% sincere and highly competent operation. God Bless.
Jeff and the crew over at Champion Transmission in Thousand Oaks did a fantastic job on my transmission. I have a Ford Excursion with 221,000 miles that just started slipping. Jeff took the time to go through it and find all the problems making the necessary repairs and rebuild. My car is now is running like the day it was born! I highly recommend Champion Transmission in Thousand Oaks for any of you drive train needs.