About Us

Rick Frye | Transmasters Auto CareTransmasters Auto Care in Encinitas, CA, was started in 1989 but was purchased by its current owner in 2007. Rick L. Frye, Jr. purchased the shop from his former bosses after working at the shop as a technician for many years. He has been in the automotive industry for over 38 years and grew up in his father’s transmission shop. He has always loved the industry and has an extensive background in transmissions and high performance, including boat and drag racing.

At our Encinitas auto repair shop, our technicians are ASE certified and we also have a Ford Master Technician. We have the unique ability to put a vehicle on the chassis dyno and test it in real-world conditions. Our chassis dyno is a load-bearing dyno, so that means we are able to load the vehicles as if you are driving down the road. We can even load it to simulate that it is going up a grade or mountain road!

Our shop takes pride in giving back to our community. We participate in events that support animal shelters, veterans, and other community programs. We offer excellent customer service and promote car awareness by educating our customers about their vehicles and becoming the trusted go-to car and hot rod shop.

If you’re looking for an honest auto repair shop to which to bring your vehicle, look no further than the professionals here at Transmasters Auto Care in Encinitas, CA.


We feature state-of-the-art computerized transmission DYNO testing at our in-house automatic and manual transmission remanufacture facility

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