Solutions Engineering – The Difference is in the Details
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We fix transmissions and more. Lots More!

We have earned our reputation through years of quality auto & transmission repair, quality auto parts and the best transmission warranty anywhere. Our customers know we are the best auto mechanics in Lacey & Olympia WA.

Auto Repair Financing – We Have the Best Option!

Sudden auto repair costs can strike at any time – even when we are least prepared. That is why Thurston County Transmission has partnered with Synchrony Financial. If this is your situation, please take a moment to review our auto repair financing option.

Transmission Repair, Service & Replacement Shop in Lacey & Olympia Washington

Solutions Engineering – The Difference is in the Details

Most auto mechanics are trained to repair your vehicle to its original manufacturing spec, then there are a handful of auto repair and transmission repair shops in the country that have true engineers at the helm. While factory spec repairs will suffice on many occasion, with transmissions an engineered solution will prevent the problem from reoccurring by solving the inherent design flaw. Given the price of a transmission rebuild, this can be a monumental difference. Our industry is notorious for transmissions going bad again, so ask yourself, “Would you rather get it right the first time?” Thurston County Transmission has a rock solid reputation, just like our one-of-a-kind lifetime transmission repair warranty.

Have a newer vehicle with transmission issues? We see this all the time, particularly in the Volkswagen Jetta, Mini Cooper and Audi A3. Click here to read about our new transmission repair – and find out why it’s actually better than new.

* Warranty repairs must be performed in our shop.  Vehicle shipping at the client’s expense.  Exceptions at our discretion.
** We no longer offer free towing

transmission repairs that last

Transmission repairs are notorious for being done twice, and most people have no idea why. There are two reasons, the first is that many low-end transmission repair shops use remanufactured parts – and what that means is that they came out of another transmission of unknown miles and may or may not hold up in your vehicle. At Thurston County Transmission we know the history an every single part we use and would never put something in your vehicle we wouldn’t put in our own. Our transmission repairs are always the very best quality you can imagine, and are fully warranted – parts and labor.read more


Larry and the guys at Thurston County Transmission are simply the best. My BMW 745i was giving me the blues, numerous errors, jerky gear shifting. Initially diagnosed as a TCM(transmission (...)

Jon & Jen

5-STARS! On a recent vacation our Volks Jetta's first gear began slipping. The short of it is after a long run-around with local mechanics and with another Olympia transmission repair (...)

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Family Owned and Operated Transmission Center

Thurston County Transmission is your trusted transmission repair, replacement & rebuild expert in the Olympia, WA area. We deliver quality auto repair & transmission service with the honesty and integrity you expect from a family owned, local business. Since 1990, we have prided ourselves on our ability to offer the highest quality service and repairs, with the highest level of customer service. We are a locally owned and operated family business that cares about our customers and our community.