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Elex Michaelson, Courtney Dwyer,
and Escondido's Brian Bowersock

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Elex Michaelson, Courtney Dwyer, & Brian, the "Car Guy"

Welcome to Certified Transmission of Escondido.
We are a family owned and operated business. We have been providing full transmission service since 1978. We have 17 employees with over 200 years of combined transmission experience.

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 West Escondido

West Escondido
Automotive & Transmission

2200 Auto Park Way
Escondido, CA 92029

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West Escondido Automotive & Transmission provides high quality work, fair pricing, certified technicians and also has one of the best warranties in the business. All reason you may have already been referred to us.

We are a full service auto and transmission repair facility approved by Automobile Club of Southern California (AAA). We are approved in all areas of auto service.

Serving San Diego county proudly since 1992!

Brian Bowersock,
Owner Operator

Brian Has been in the Automotive Business since 1988 and open this facility in 1993, Brian is a Certified ASE Master Technician with a California smog license. Brian also holds a AS degree in Automotive Technology.

West Escondido Automotive and transmission started as a 4 bay facility and grew into the 16 Bay Facility from the drive, passion and care for customerís and their vehicles.

Brian is well know in Southern California for running one of the highest quality Automotive service & Transmission rebuilding facilities. His knowledge of the automotive industry is amazing. Brian also serves as the Auto Expert for San Diego Channel 6 weekend morning news.

Jim Spily,
Service Manager Customer Service
Jim has been in the automotive field for over 20 years and Joined our Team in 1998. Jim started as a service advisor and shortly became service manager at West Escondido Automotive and Transmission. Jimís expertise in customer service and operations of a large facility are next to no other in Southern California.

Jim is one of the reasons West Escondido Automotive and Transmission holds such a high rating in customer satisfaction with the Automobile Club of Southern California (AAA) as Jimís philosophy is "We are here to help".

Paul Collins
Service Advisor, Customer Service:

Paul joined our team in 2011 and has been in the automotive field for over 15 years.

Paul has extensive background in customer service and assists in keeping our high level of customer service satisfaction rating by the Automobile Club of Southern California (AAA).

Paul enjoys Helping all of our customers with their vehicle needs and always is there to help with a smile.

Stephen Ortiz
Parts Manager, Customer service:

Steve is one of the best parts procurers in Southern California. If there is a part to be had he can find it. Steve handles all parts ordering efficiently in order to get a customers vehicle back on the road as soon as possible.

Steve also handles the phones and assists the service teams in making sure customers are taken care of in an expedient manner, to ensure all of our customers have the highest quality of care given to them.

Kirk Workman,
Fleet Manager
Kirk joined our team in 2007 and has over 30 years automotive experience.

Kirk handles all of our fleet accounts no matter how large or small a account is they receives the same high level of customer service from him.

The knowledge of the automotive field Kirk brings to west Escondido is a benefit to all Fleet customers and all of us working with him.

Kirk takes customer service to another level.

Phillip Bartram
Phillip has been a member of the West Escondido Automotive team since 1999. After serving in the Marine Corp as a jet engine mechanic, he began his career in the automotive industry in 1978. 

He has resided in Escondido since 1988 and has a wife and two daughters.

Phil is a ASE Master Technician and a Ricon Wheelchair Lift Specialist.

Phil is also highly trained in ignition interlock equipment that we install on DUI offender vehicles for the state of California.

Kevin Bowersock
Kevin joined the Team at the start in 1993, Kevin is a well know Master Transmission builder and diagnostician with years of drive train experience. That is why he heads up our transmission Dept.

Kevin also holds an ASE Master Technician certification. He is highly knowledgeable in all aspects of the automobile from bumper to bumper.

Kevin is considered to be one of the Transmission experts in southern California.

Steve Harmel
Steve joined the west Escondido team in 2009, and has over 20 years of experience in the automotive field.

Steve is a ASE master certified technician and he specializes in diagnosis and drivability.

Steve is also a specialist in servicing and repair of European vehicles. His expertise in precise diagnosis and repair is of the highest standard.

Raymond Martinez;
Joined the West Escondido Team in 2004 Raymond is a master ASE certified Technician. Raymond has been in the automotive field for 20 years and specializes in suspension and front end work.

Raymond has become one of the Highest technically trained front end and suspension technicians in san Diego county, but is well versed in all aspects of the automobile.

Jon Prince:
Jon Joined the Team in 2006. He has been in the automotive field for over 30 years and his experience is a valuable asset to our company.

Jon is not only an ASE master technician but is California certified smog technician. He handles all of the smog diagnosis and smog certification of vehicles in the facility along with diagnosis and drivability concerns.

Todd Warren,
ASE Master Technician
Todd has worked in the automotive repair industry since 1985. After graduating from the Phoenix Institute of Technology in 1986 he had worked almost exclusively for General Motors before coming to work for us.

He came to work with West Escondido Auto in 2003. Todd is currently an ASE Master Certified Technician who also holds a Brake and Lamp Adjusters license. He takes pride in his work and strives for excellence in his career by offering professional recommendations on service and repair for all vehicles.

Monica Contreras
Customer Service
Monica is the great voice you will be greeted by most the time when you call our facility, knows the true meaning of customer service.

Monica assists in setting appointments or routing customers to the proper people so they are assisted accurately and swiftly.

Monica is the reason our office operates so smoothly.

John Elmore,
ASE Master Technician
John joined the Team in 2011, John has been in the automotive field for over 18 years and his experience is a valuable asset to our company.

John is not only an ASE master technician, but is also California certified smog technician.

John was a great addition to our company as he is well versed in all aspects of automotive repair and service along with performing smog diagnosis and repair

Lio Jennings
Lio Joined our team in 2008. He is our Shuttle driver and Vehicle detailer.

Lio always has a smile on his face and enjoys visiting with customers while giving them a lift home.

Lio keeps the shop clean and running smoothly for the technicians. He enjoys his job and helping customers with their transportation needs.

Austin De Loach,
Customer service
Austin Joined Our Team in 2009, Austin is always there to help with driving the shuttle or keep the shop clean and running smoothly, Austin assists in making sure every Customers car is washed thoroughly before delivery


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