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We came to Transfix for a second opinion of the transfer case on our 2007 Sequoia. The shop we had visited previously in SE Bend recommended a rebuild or replacement of the transfer case costing around $2000 - $3000. That shop also told us that transfer case issues were common with Toyota and Lexus and that they had rebuilt and/or replaced 5 of them in the first 5 months of this year (2017).       We explained the clunking sound coming from the area of the transfer case/drive line to Darwin and he seemed a little perplexed as to what could be causing the noise and said to come back in about an hour and a half to give him some time to look at it. When we came back Darwin told us that he couldn't find anything mechanically wrong with the transfer case or anything else and upon inspection of it he found a spline that just needed some grease. He said that he greased it and explained to us how that most likely was the cause of the clunking noise. He also said that he rarely works on Sequoia's and considered them "bullet proof" and that was why he was a little puzzled by the issue. Thank you Darwin for not only saving us from spending $2-$3K on something that wasn't broken but also for not charging us to grease the spline. The vehicle is running smoother and we couldn't be more pleased with it and you.

— Google User Review

Several mechanics had told me that to replace the gas tank in my 71 VW Bug was difficult - therefore expensive.  Not Darwin!!! Thank you Darwin and his entire crew.  Rosie Bug roams the streets of Bend and Redmond all the time! Runs better than my other ride. 2

— Google User Review

Darwin and his team are great people.  They worked on my 2007 Chevy Duramax Classic and did an outstanding job.  Very fast, professional and fair priced.  I would recommend them to anyone looking for an honest experienced mechanic.  

— Google User Review

Excellent Service and Honest - i will be back for all my services on my Escalade :)

— Google User Review

This place has had a new owner for a while now and he has really improved the quality of service

— Google User Review

Very nice group of guys working here at transfix and quality work.

— Google User Review

Above and Beyond - Upon the recommendation/referral that the crew at TransFix are they ones you want to do business with, I moved ahead with a transmission rebuild with them in May 2016 after receiving a few other comparable bids. Work was completed in a timely fashion and my rig which had 230k miles on it at the time was back up and running.  Fast forward to spring break 2017. I'm on a trip in Santa Cruz with the family and my transmission locks itself in second gear. The 2 or 3 year warranty (24000 miles) was 800 miles past it's warranty period from the work completed last May and thus I could not receive service from within the warranty network. Good things for friends with trailers who don't mind giving up 2 days of their life for a quick turn and burn down to Santa Cruz out of Central Oregon.  Brought the truck back into TransFix who acknowledged that something like this never should have happened. They opened up the tranny and found a compression spring had somehow tweaked and took me down for the count. Darwin, Keith and Mike stood behind their work and made it right, getting me back on the road.  Can't say enough about local businesses who stand behind their work and make it right with their customers. If I could give more than 5-Stars, I certainly would. Great job guys!!!

— Google User Review

Good men, honest employees and helpful too !

— Google User Review

These guys are great! They do things the right way for a good price! Really know there stuff.

— Google User Review

Awesome place to get your car worked on.  Great people and great work performed.

— Google User Review

Great working man's repair shop. Very professional, attentive, helpful, and they explain what is going on. Kudos to Keith a great veteran. Thanks for your help and your service brother.

— Google User Review

Honest mechanic at a fair rate.

— Google User Review

Good price. Good service. Reliable.

— Google User Review

Faster than they had first said

— Google User Review

Incredibly polite and helpful staff. Very knowledgeable and will be sure to correctly diagnose and fix your car.

— Google User Review

I honestly would recommend trans fix over every other transmission shop around bend.

— Google User Review

Great service. Great work performed. Honest, straight forward, and no empty promises. I'm willing to return for all transmission needs.

— Google User Review

Friendly and flexible, didn't blow smoke, honest and direct. Can't ask for much more, great crew would recommend to anyone.

— Google User Review

Nice guys, fair price and seemed open and honest. I will definitely be taking my 1985 Mercedes 380sl back to them in the future!

— Google User Review

There is not another shop I would take my vehicles to!  Dennis has always been honest and straightforward with mechanical problems and repairs. As a single woman I know I am getting the best service advise and prices in Bend!.  I have been going here for 5 years instead of a dealer and my vehicle is in top shape for over 140K miles and 7 years old. I thought about getting a newer car and Dennis and staff explained each one to me and the pros and cons of the particular vehicle. Because of the top notch service and maintenance work I have done here I never purchased another car...I would recommend anyone to Transfix!

— Yelp User Review

I don't have enough kind words to say about Dennis McGriff (owner) and Trans-Fix.  I have a '97 Nissan Pickup that I drove from Texas and the Throw-out bearing made infrequent noises...I talked to Dennis and he said to keep driving until it really howls...but suggested I bring it in to have the transmission and differential fluids checked...I did and they said they were fine...I asked them to check the front end tie rods since they seemed loose...they did and all were fine...no charge on any it.  I also inquired about Suburu transmissions because I read on the Internet that Suburu has been having problems.  He talked to me at length and invited me into his shop to view Suburu transmissions.  He was extremely helpful.  I also needed a paint shop to get a camper shell painted...he recommended a great shop that had reasonable prices.  I would not hesitate to recommend Dennis to anyone looking for an honest compentent shop.

— Yelp User Review

They did a great job and the pricing was great and they are so friendly

— Yelp User Review

My transmission went out all of a sudden - out of no where - with no warning. I have never dealt with a transmission issue ever before. I am a smart single woman, did a little research and found Trans-Fix and Dennis, the owner. Thank God!!! I will never take my car anywhere else for any care service again. (they do everything - not just transmission repair). After a few days, when a part still hadn't come, Dennis DROVE to Portland to get the part on a Saturday (his day off) and did not charge me for it. They even gave me a ride back to work when I had to have it towed there and picked me up at the car rental place when I returned my rental car after it was done being repaired.  I wish there was 10 stars to give because they would deserve every single one. This is where everyone should go!!!

— Yelp User Review

Love these guys! My husband and I bought our own parts to change out the brakes and rotors on our motorhome and despite being brought in, they still changed them out, no problem! Both guys we talked to were very knowledgeable, friendly and understanding when it came to our situation which made us very happy with our choice of shop. A sweet cherry on top was after having to order a couple of extra parts they charged only charged us a hundred dollars flat. So honestly, we have to agree this is the best shop we've been through in years and wished we lived in the area to get all of our future work done at this great shop with even better mechanics!

— Yelp User Review

Transfix Auto was Great.  I had a whistling noise coming from my engine while driving through bend and stopped to make sure if it was something I needed to get fixed before the long drive home, they fit me in quickly and checked it out.  Darwin was honest, helpful and entertaining.  When he looked at my car to find the problem, he figured it out quickly. It was something my home dealership mechanic had said I would need to get fixed a while ago, so I knew he was right on the diagnoses.  What I didn't expect was the advice that it I could wait on it and that it was more of an annoyance than a "needs to be fixed soon" like my mechanic said.  He also told me that they were trying to sell me on a bigger expensive fix than was needed, and then told me what really needed to be done.  Darwin, The owner spent 30 minutes looking at my car and talking to me, even though the shop was slammed, and didn't charge me! I got home and changed mechanics, got the way cheaper fix and everything is perfect! Wished I lived in Bend just to have such an honest mechanic.

— Yelp User Review

I love this place!  Theses guys have overhauled my transmission and do all of my general automotive work.  The work is always spot on and the experience, from start to finish, is always excellent.  I would definitely recommend this shop to anyone looking for a group of honest and trustworthy people to take care of their vehicles.  Thanks Transfix Automotive for keeping me on the road!

— Yelp User Review

The Mechanics you want working in your vehicle, hands down loyalty and Attention to detail.

— Yelp User Review

It all started with my 2006 Saturn stalling and idling incorrectly while I was in town. I called around to find someone who works on Saturns since my previous mechanic experiences in Bend were not positive. Transfix told me to bring it in and they fixed the problem promptly. They noticed I had an exhaust leak (which I suspected) and said they could fix that as well. The exhaust manifold had a crack. They replaced the exhaust manifold and gasket. The car runs great again. I went back to them again to have the transmission fluid changed since other Bend shops told me it couldn't be done. Bam! The fluid is now changed and I feel safe to travel on a trip again. I would highly recommend Transfix. They were reasonable and very professional.

— Yelp User Review

I love this shop. They know their stuff.  They keep my car running great and the customer service is always excellent.

— Yelp User Review

Dennis is as HONEST as the day is long! Been a customer (RETURN CUSTOMER) for over 10 years and am always amazed at how well things are done. It's never as cheap as you expect but they make it affordable. It is a pleasure to recommend this shop.

— Yelp User Review

I was told by the "oil change guys" that my car was due for transmission service. A friend recommended Trans-Fix. I called an made an appointment. It's in an odd location, near the BendBroadband office off Empire Ave. But the guy on the phone gave me good directions and I found the shop easily.  While they worked on my car I returned to work, and they called to let me know when it was ready. Everything went smoothly! The owner of Trans-Fix is a hoot. He has a really great sense of humor and is fun to talk to.

— Yelp User Review

We had the great pleasure of having TransFix work on my wife's Volvo XC90. Darwin and the crew went above and beyond the call of duty to make sure we were satisfied. When was the last time a mechanic brought out all the used parts they replaced? that practice doesn't happen at the dealership.... Darwin runs a nice business!

— Yelp User Review

Absolutely fantastic shop! I take my 2004.5 Volvo S40 here all the time and Darwin is the Volvo MASTER! I have had nothing but amazing experiences every time I have had my car in the shop. Prices are dirt cheap compared to other shops, work is completed quickly and thoroughly, and their customer service is ace. I'm always called before the work is started with an estimate, I'm always called if anything else pops up during the service, and I'm always called when the work is completed. 5/5 every time for this shop, I wouldn't take my S40 anywhere else if my life depended on it.

— Yelp User Review

I would bring my vehicle back and recommend these guys to anyone looking for an honest shop. I did not have transmission work done but they worked on my AC system which which was done quickly and affordably.

— Yelp User Review

Darwin at Transfix is the only person in Bend that I would trust for any repair with my Volvo. He and his team have now fixed several things that were wrong with my car, including a new motor mount, and a new alternator. All for a very fair and affordable price, completed in a very timely manner, exceptional customer service and communication... and my car is running better now that it EVER has. Very grateful. Thank you!!!

— Yelp User Review

I would recommend this place to anyone they are great honest and reasonably priced. Took my truck in to repair the ABS braking and they were fast and good had to replace the hub on the drivers side front wheel. Location is across the street from bendbroadband and first time you look at shop you will wonder why am I here don't worry they are great.

— Yelp User Review

Above and Beyond - Upon the recommendation/referral that the crew at TransFix are they ones you want to do business with, I moved ahead with a transmission rebuild with them in May 2016 after receiving a few other comparable bids. Work was completed in a timely fashion and my rig which had 230k miles on it at the time was back up and running.  Fast forward to spring break 2017. I'm on a trip in Santa Cruz with the family and my transmission locks itself in second gear. The 2 or 3-year warranty (24000 miles) was 800 miles past its warranty period from the work completed last May and thus I could not receive service from within the warranty network. Good things for friends with trailers who don't mind giving up 2 days of their life for a quick turn and burn down to Santa Cruz out of Central Oregon.  Brought the truck back into TransFix who acknowledged that something like this should never have happened. They opened up the tranny and found a compression spring had somehow tweaked and took me down for the count. Darwin, Keith, and Mike stood behind their work and made it right, getting me back on the road.  Can't say enough about local businesses who stand behind their work and make it right with their customers. If I could give more than 5-Stars, I certainly would. Great job guys!!!

— Yelp User Review

Great place!! Friendly people, quick service, on time and as expected !!

— Facebook User Review

Great costumer service, fast and friendly and the price worked with our budget. I would definitely recommend and use again.

— Facebook User Review

I have a '76 280Z. I have had lots of work done on it through the years but Transfix is the only company to ever get it right the first time! I wouldn't trust my ride to anybody else!

— Facebook User Review

I have been bringing my vehicle to TransFix for many years. The work done on my older Chev pickup is quality and they've always completed the work when promised at the price quoted or below. Much appreciated, thanks Darwin!!!

— Facebook User Review

I don't often write reviews, but hands down, this is the best automotive service repair in Central Oregon! Yesterday my son's fiance took her car in because she had gone somewhere else for an oil leak they gave her a quote at the other business of $200 she went into Transfix without an appointment and in a matter of minutes they found it was a loose clamp and fixed the problem free of charge. This is just one of many examples our family has had where Transfix has not only been the most reasonably priced but has gone out of their way to fit us into their schedule and and to do minor repairs at no charge. I would certainly give them my highest of recommendations, they are good honest professional people.

— Facebook User Review

Over the Labor Day weekend, my car lost power coming over the pass. I was reffered to Transfix by another shop that couldn't look at my car. Mike and Keith took the time to look at it to let me know I had a vacuum leak. After limping my car to the dealership and finding out they wouldn't have time to fix it, I called Transfix back and they could fix it sooner than the dealership. Not only did they agree to fix it sooner but they also gave me a ride to the mall so my fiance could pick me up. After they fixed it they saw I had a much bigger problem than a vacuum leak. Darwin the owner called me to let me know my Turbo went out and they would not be able to fix it. Darwin was kind enough to refer me to another shop that could fix my car, he also took my car over there which saved me a 3 hour drive back to Bend. I so appreciated that everyone at Transfix were so kind and completely went out of their way to help me get my car completely fixed. Thank you Mike, Keith and Darwin for going above and beyond.

— Facebook User Review

We are so glad that we discovered Transfix! I am very reluctant to allow anyone other than my son to work on my 1990 Volvo 240, which is in prime condition (just turned over 136,000 miles). Darwin is so nice and he obviously realizes what a great car it is. He also fixed our Explorer in July - we thought we were having a transmission issue and it turned out to be that a stupid rodent chewed through a spark plug wire! He is super honest and does not rip you off. Thanks Transfix!!

— Facebook User Review

Above and Beyond - Upon the recommendation/referral that the crew at TransFix are they ones you want to do business with, I moved ahead with a transmission rebuild with them in May 2016 after receiving a few other comparable bids. Work was completed in a timely fashion and my rig which had 230k miles on it at the time was back up and running. Fast forward to spring break 2017. I'm on a trip in Santa Cruz with the family and my transmission locks itself in second gear. The 2 or 3-year warranty (24000 miles) was 800 miles past its warranty period from the work completed last May and thus I could not receive service from within the warranty network. Good things for friends with trailers who don't mind giving up 2 days of their life for a quick turn and burn down to Santa Cruz out of Central Oregon. Brought the truck back into TransFix who acknowledged that something like this should never have happened. They opened up the tranny and found a compression spring had somehow tweaked and took me down for the count. Darwin, Keith, and Mike stood behind their work and made it right, getting me back on the road. Can't say enough about local businesses who stand behind their work and make it right with their customers. If I could give more than 5-Stars, I certainly would. Great job guys!!!

— Facebook User Review