East Side Transmission Service

at 99 S Stoughton Rd, Madison, 53714 United States

East Side Transmission Service is a local, family run, full service auto repair center that has been in business for 30+ years. Under new ownership.

East Side Transmission Service
99 S Stoughton Rd
Madison , WI 53714
United States
Contact Phone
P: (608) 221-9033


East Side Transmission Service offers a full complement of automotive repair services for most makes and models of cars and light trucks. While the company is well know for its transmission diagnostics, rebuilds, and replacements, it also offers the following services: -Oil Changes -Check Engine Light -Preventative Maintanence -4-Wheel Drive Transfer Cases -Battery Replacement -Brake Repair & Service -Differentials: Front & Rear Drive Lines -Electrical System -Engine Diagnostics & Service -Exhaust Systems & Muffler Repair -Fluid Service -Fuel System -Suspensions, Shocks & Struts -Radiator & Coolant System Services The company was established in 1984 by Randy Schepp. The business started to grow and Darren Miller was hired in June 1985. Over the following 30+ years, the shop established an excellent repuration and Darren went on to become an ASE Master Certified Techician and is now the General Manager. The shop's great reputation is the result of personal attention and quality workmanship that is consistently given to the vehicles and their owners. In 2015, Randy decided to call it a career. the next chapter of East Side Transmission Service comes under the ownership of lifelong Madison area residents Brian & Claire Johnson. They are committed to running a small business the way it ought to be run: build a great team, deliver exceptional quality, treat each customer with honesty, integrity, and fairness, and be a good corporate citizen of the community. The business is now the largest transmission facility in the Madison area with six bays. We invest in the latest technology to ensure that we have the best information and capabilities available to deliver the best possible service. We strive for complete customer satisfaction with everything we do. We hope you will give us a try!

Opening time

  • Mondays: 19:30- 17:00
  • Tuesdays: 19:30- 17:00
  • Wednesdays: 19:30- 17:00
  • Thursdays: 19:30- 17:00
  • Fridays: 19:30- 17:00

Company Rating

5 Facebook users were in East Side Transmission Service. It's a 100 position in Popularity Rating for companies in Automotive category in Madison, Wisconsin

221 FB users likes East Side Transmission Service, set it to 90 position in Likes Rating for Madison, Wisconsin in Automotive category

It is still a major work in progress but we have started overhauling the website. First changes are to the services section. Finally have a complete list of all of the repairs our A-1 staff is capable of handling for you. More to come. www.eastsidetransmissions.com

Published on 2015-11-01 23:14:37 GMT

When is the last time your transmission was flushed? Doing it every 50K miles is what we recommend to extend the life of your transmission. Our basic transmission service runs $99.95 plus tax or a complete flush for $169.95 plus tax.

Published on 2015-10-21 18:01:35 GMT

Quick update. Those letters to all past customers went to the post office today. If you don't get one in the next few days we probably have an incorrect address. Just shoot us a note and we'll get one to you. We're trying to promote the fact that we will happily do work on the rest of your car beyond just the transmission. 10% off any brake, suspension, or exhaust work before the end of the year up to $100 off.

Published on 2015-10-13 03:08:27 GMT

It was a tremendous week at East Side Transmissions. Best week yet since taking over in June. Thank you to everyone for the support and business, including a new commercial customer Thillens. This week we will be sending a letter to all past customers in the Madison area with a one-time 10% off offer for any work done on Brakes, Suspension or Exhaust systems by the end of the year. If you don't get this letter but would like one, please send us a FB message with your name and address and we'll be sure to get one to you.

Published on 2015-10-04 13:30:56 GMT

We are off to a GREAT start this week at the shop. Lots of activity and satisfied customers. Our staff loves being busy, so spirits are high. Thanks for all of the business and referrals. Please keep them coming!

Published on 2015-10-01 02:48:07 GMT

Not that it has anything whatsoever to do with transmissions, but Go Badgers!!

Published on 2015-09-19 17:50:33 GMT

A number of people have asked if we do oil changes. The answer is absolutely. And unlike Jiffy Lube our guys won't try and sell you $50 wiper blades afterwards. Always best to call ahead if you can to schedule so that your wait will be as short as possible. Regular oil changes go for $24.95. Complimentary sodas, Gatorade, and Keurig while you wait.

Published on 2015-09-14 22:23:11 GMT

One of the side effects of the first week of school is that people are pre-occupied with transitions and do not think about having work done on their vehicle. As a result, it is a great week to get in, get some stuff done, and get out quickly. Whether it is preventative maintenance, dealing with the squeak in the brakes, fixing the exhaust, or replacing the shocks and struts, we would be honored to help you. Lots of openings this week and we can probably get you in and out same day. Just call Darren at 608-221-9033.

Published on 2015-09-01 11:11:21 GMT

2 weeks ago we had our best week yet at the business since taking over. We appreciate all of the patronage and support! We closed out our first full month in great shape and are now heading into that time of year when parents get their kids college cars tuned up and ready for the school year, so hopefully things will keep going strong. If we can help you with any of your vehicles, please give Darren a call at 608-221-9033 and he will take great care of you. In addition to servicing all makes and models of transmissions, we work on exhaust, brakes, engine, suspension, coolant systems, oil changes, fluids, and other preventative maintenance.

Published on 2015-08-12 04:08:18 GMT

We hit 100 likes today for our ESTS Facebook page! Seems like an accomplishment worth mentioning an celebrating. Definitely better than 100 dislikes!

Published on 2015-07-29 17:01:14 GMT

Thanks for all of the "likes" the last few days of this page everyone. Things are going great at the shop. The crew just keeps pushing through the hot sticky weather doing a great job while maintaining an upbeat attitude. It's only Tuesday but it already looks like we are going to have our best week yet since taking over. We are so grateful for everyone's business. And we love seeing all of you getting taken care of by Darren and the crew. There is a great energy around our business so far and we plan to keep that going.

Published on 2015-07-29 04:24:00 GMT

From the "I'm not just the owner, I'm a customer" file, our mini van broke down on the side of the road on our way to Wisconsin Dells over the weekend. The kids were not happy about the 2-hour delay to our day at the waterpark. But Darren, Chris and Joe got everything put back together for us on Monday. A long tow and one alternator later, our van is back in business. Thanks guys!

Published on 2015-07-22 11:55:50 GMT

Dog days of summer but our tremendous staff just keeps on pushing through doing great work and leaving grateful customers in their wake. The staff is outperforming the air conditioner, which seems to have picked the warmest weather to decide to take a day off! Apologies for the inconvenience of dealing with a pretty warm waiting/reception area Friday and today. Should be fixed tomorrow. On the flip side, at least we got that beverage fridge installed in the waiting area a few weeks back. We are happy to provide complimentary cold beverages (soda and Gatorade) while you wait for your vehicle, in addition to the new Keurig. Small improvements but hopefully they make the overall experience even a little better than it already was!

Published on 2015-07-21 04:43:56 GMT

Last weekend we really put the "family" in "family owned business". We were all out there cleaning and painting. The lobby is sporting a totally new look and feel along with a brand new Keurig and a mini-fridge stocked full with complimentary beverages. Even our 4-yr old had a brush and managed to get some of the paint on the wall! The place looks great. Photos to come. As well as more painting.

Published on 2015-07-09 17:26:24 GMT

Things have been hopping at the shop this week. It's been a fantastic start so far. Still lots to do, upgrades to make, and changes to start working on. But business has been steady and the staff has been doing great work all week. We are off and running!

Published on 2015-06-26 17:50:14 GMT

So happy to see all of the traffic and likes to this page. We will try to remember to post updates as things evolve with the changes we are making to the business. Thanks for the interest and support of our efforts!

Published on 2015-06-24 17:15:05 GMT

Welcome to the new page for East Side Transmission Service, under the new ownership of Brian and Claire Johnson!