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Welcome to Certified Transmission of Kearny Mesa. We have been in business since 1958 and all our technicians are ASE certified.

When considering whether you need a Factory Remanufactured Transmission, a Rebuilt Transmission, or a Used transmission we have it all with a nationwide warranty too. Because we have a huge inventory, we can repair, rebuild,and replace most transmissions quickly.

We are automatic transmission troubleshooting experts. Many so-called automatic transmission problems are not transmission problems at all. A faulty computer chip, an intermittent "prndl" switch (park-reverse-neutral0-drive-low), a leaking vacuum line, and many other seemingly unrelated problems mights be diagnosed as a transmission problem by others.
Our Location In Kearney Mesa

7731 Balboa Avenue
San Diego, CA 92111

Open M-F 7am - 6pm
(858) 279-1010

At Holmberg Automotive and Transmissions we are AAA Approved and employ ASE Certified Technicians.

Scott Holmberg,
Scott has been in the automotive business his whole life. Starting in the home garage with his dad from rebuilding bicycles to mini bikes to go karts to dune buggies to race cars. A 1940 Pontiac restored by Scott and his dad (Don) is on display in the San Diego Auto Museum. Scott started working at the families Chevron gas station at 8 years old. In 2004 Scott realized he would rather repair cars than pump gas so he opened Holmberg Automotive. Holmberg Automotive has earned many awards in the automotive industry including multiple 100% AAA customer satisfaction awards.

Greg Nelson Service Advisor
Greg started working in the automotive industry since the early age of 16. He has moved up the ranks from working as a tire installer, preparing vehicles for resale at Toyota and working as a certified mechanic for over 25 years. Presently, he has switched gears to now being a Service Advisor. Greg is proud to say he is a family man and happily married with 4 children and 3 grand kids. He loves San Diego and is a major Chargers fan, Go Bolts!

Ivan Turpin,
Customer Service Advisor,

Ivan started with our team from the very bottom as a ROP student from high school in 2002.

Ivan went from mopping the floors, cleaning the restrooms and pumping gas (Fuel Transfer Technician) to holding one of the most important positions with Holmberg Automotive, Customer Service Advisor.

We saw the potential in Ivan at the beginning as he was An Honor Student in high school.

Ivan has earned a full scholarship to San Diego State University.
Derek Melton,
Master Installer/Technician,
Derek has been in the automotive industry for 22 years. Derek joined Holmberg Automotive in 2008.

Derek has worked in automotive high performance with JBA for 5 years.

Derek is an Alignment/Suspension Specialist. Derek is our Transmission Master Installer.

Derek has been an Technician/Driver for many drag racing and SCCA teams for the past 10 years.

Steve Hathaway,
Lube Tech/General Technician,

We call Steve the "True Original" as he stated to work for Scott's dad in 1971.
Since this time Steve has earned a college degree in customer relations at Mira Costa College, has been a facilities manager, owned and operated his own automotive business and became Smog licensed.
Steve is an IT support specialist.
Steve is our WORKHORSE of the bunch and no job is too big or too small for Steve.

Enrique Gonzalez,
ASE Master Technician,

Enrique is our Diagnostic Specialist.
Enrique has been a Technician since 1988. Enrique has an automotive degree from Milwaukee Technical College.
Enrique is a full General Motors Certified Technician. Enrique is certified in engine performance with Honda, Ford, Chrysler/Dodge, Toyota, Nissan, Acura, Volvo, Saturn and Volkswagen.
Enrique is Smog Certified and is an Smog Repair Specialist. Enrique has a degree in Computer Electronics.

Dale Phillips ASE Master Technician

Dale has been a technician for 23 years and loves the challenge that today's vehicles present. He graduated from Southwestern College with an AA in Automotive Theory. Dale is Smog Certified and L1 Certified. He has attended numerous training classes offered by Napa and Carquest. Dale believes that customer satisfaction is our number one priority and strives to achieve it. He will often work before and after hours to get the job done as soon as possible. Family is everything to him and is happily married with two boys. Dale enjoys being a part of a Billiard League and has won the San Diego City Charmpionship multiple times. He has also competed in the National Tournament in Las Vegas. Dale is a military veteran and supports our troops.

Rick Laffoon Service Advisor
Rick's love for cars started out as a hobby before turning into a career. He has been attending NASCAR and NHRA drag racing events for over 15 years. Rick is part of the The Poway Cruisers Car Club and is a proud owner of a 1969 Chevelle that he has rebuilt which can be found at several car shows and events when not at work. Rick has over 30 years experience in the automotive industry starting out as a brake and suspention specialist to becoming a Certified Service Advisor for Nissan and General Motors.

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