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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.

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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

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

— 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

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

I won’t take my car anywhere else. They take the initiative to make sure any fix I need will be covered by the warranty that came with my car. They ALWAYS have my car ready on time or before expected. They are very polite, very professional and I do trust them. It feels so rare to come across an honest mechanic but I truly feel they have been completely honest, upfront, and have not sprung any surprises on me. I am a loyal customer.

— Google User Review

Hannah,Sandra and all the employees were super to work with. Hannah's tenacity paid off in finally getting my Ram 1500 to replicate the acceleration issue while she was driving and the tech was able to pinpoint the core cause with his computer as he was riding in the passenger seat. The work was completed thoroughly,professionally and timely and all within budget.

— Google User Review

There very knowledgeable and especially trustworthy, I highly recommend this shop. prompt and fair ...

— Google User Review

I contacted a few shops in town via e-mail, requesting pricing and timing to repair my truck's transfer case. Of all the shops, Transfix was overall most responsive, reasonably priced, and excellent on communications. One of the shops, over on American Loop was poor, and the other ones were good. I gave the job to Transfix, and the work was done quickly, correctly and professionally. They really cared about my business. Highly, highly recommended.

— Google User Review

Darwin and Hannah run a quality and trustworthy business. I appreciate and will always refer them.

— Google User Review

Great customer service. Issue was diagnosed right away with an estimate of repair cost. They fit me in, got done and cost was less than the estimate. Great job!

— Google User Review

I am always terrified of entering any auto repair shop when my car is needing service. Since I know nothing about cars, I'm certain there's been many times I've overpaid for services, so I usually just avoid it until I don't have a choice. It's June and my A/C stopped working, so I knew I had no choice, & began looking up shops in town. I left messages at 3 of them, and only one called me back....it was Transfix Automotive and I am so so so happy they did! They were quick, efficient, honest, informative and extremely nice!!! I intend to make sure that I don't avoid taking my car in BEFORE I have trouble from now on, & will always use Transfix when I need help! They were just so great and I can't say enough about the professional service I received today! I'm a customer for life and intend on telling all my friends and family about my experience!! Oh! and the ladies at the front desk were awesome too! Thanks for EVERYTHING!!! You guys rock!

— Google User Review