Our Company


We are a family owned and operated business. We have been providing full transmission service since 1984. We have 17 employees with over 200 years of combined transmission experience.



Our mission

  • To provide excellent service
  • At a reasonable price
  • To save you money
  • Make your experience a painless as possible
  • To make you another one of our happy customers
When you have drivetrain trouble, it is Oceanside Transmission's goal to get you back on the road as quickly as possible, with the job done right, and at the right price. If your transmission needs major repair, you are normally stuck waiting while it is being rebuilt. The difference with us is that we have the ability to replace it entirely, eliminating the normal wait time. We can do this because we carry a massive inventory of new, remanufactured, and used transmissions, instead of only carrying parts like most other transmission shops. In most cases though this isn't even needed. People often assume they will need a replacement when simple and seemingly-unrelated repairs are the real reason. that's needed.


Taking the Troubles out of "Transmission Troubles"

Vehicle problems are inconvenient to say the least, and loss of transportation seems to always come at the worst time. We strive to make this experience as painless as possible. We have operators standing by, as well as experts to provide diagnoses. We tell you exactly what is wrong and what we can do to help. We have AAA of Southern California 100% customer satisfaction reports for several years. We provide financing when needed, free towing for the vehicles we work on, and easy local rentals to keep you operational. When you do need a replacement, you can choose from our huge inventory of remanufactured transmissions to get you on the road again in the fastest time and with the greatest confidence.

Dean Kuhn

Owner, Operator

Dean has been in the Transmission Business since the early 80s. In 1990 he started his first Transmission shop. Today owning and operating multiple Transmission shops, a Torque Converter remanufacturing company and working on the Industry advisory board allows Dean to know what it takes to have a successful shop for his customers.

Cindy Bendle

Outside Accounts, Customer Service

Cindy joined our team 2004 and has been in the automotive industry for over 15 years. Cindy is responsible for seeing over Major accounts like City garages, school districts, Government and Military business. Amongst the local area garages Cindy is known as "The Tranny gal".

Dennis Garringer

Center Manager, Customer Service

Dennis has been in the Automotive repair business for over 15 years. Dennis joined our team in 2005. Dennis is the manager in our Oceanside Location. Dennis is a Top Notch customer service representative. Oceanside Transmission has had a rating of 100% for customer satisfaction with the Automobile Club of Southern California (AAA). No other transmission shop in San Diego county has been awarded 100% customer satisfaction.

Krystal Kuhn

Phone Sales, Accounting

Kristal handles all the bookkeeping, accounts payable and receivable. Kristal has been able to take All of our companies to complete computer automation. Every Customer, technician, parts purchased etc.......are accounted for and documented and monitored. To insure good customer service we need to be on the leading edge of technology.

Josh Pickens

Customer Service

Josh Pickens Joined the team in 2000. Josh has worked in many aspects of the business from Technician to Machinist and now in Customer service. Josh understands all aspects of the business, and is a great Value to the team.

Dennis Kuhl

Master Technician

ASE certified transmission Diagnositician, ASE certified Transmission Rebuilder, Electrical ASE Certified, ATRA Certified Rebuilder, ATRA Certified installer. Dennnis joined our Team in 1994 and has been recognized as the "best in the industry".

Dennis Kosco

Machinist/Torque Converter Rebuilder

Dennis Joined our team in 1998 and Has Headed up the Torque Converter Rebuilding operation. Dennis has kept our Torque Converters on the cutting edge of technology A great Transmission is only as good as its Torque Converter.


Transmission technician

Ocatvio has over 25 years of experience as a automotive technician, Ocatavio is the prime example of "Find what you like to do and you never work a day in your life":. welll Octavio loves working on cars and it shows in his work.

Robert Bonilla

Customer Service

Robert has been on the team Starting in 2007. Robert works in Customer Service for our Retail and Wholesale customers. Robert is out in the field 75% of the time servicing local Garages that have purchased our product but prefer to install the Transmission in their facility.

Henry Gonzales

Chassis Technician

Joined the team in 2004. Henry has 15 years in the automotive field. Henry is considered on of the best when it comes to Removing and installing ransmissions. Henry is a great asset to our Team

Sam Floyd

Master Transmission Technician

Sam is a Master Technician when it comes to Transmissions. With over 30 years experience working in the Industry Sam Knows the in and outs and Do's and Donts of all Transmission Repairs.

Robert Acevesis

Shop Maintenance

Robert is responsible for all Shop cleanup and Maintenance, also Robert Helps get the cars cleaned up after repair to insure our customers receive their cars back clean and ready.

Michael Kuhn

Wholesale Delivery

Michael works as a delivery driver to all of our Wholesale accounts, We Deliver anywhere in San Diego County for FREE!!