Minneapolis Transmission & Auto Repair
Locally-Owned & Trusted Shop Since 1988
612 721 3189
Minneapolis MN Automotive Repair & Service
We pledge to all of our customers that we will not remove a transmission from a vehicle in order to complete a repair unless absolutely necessary. Additionally we promise to diagnose transmission problems for all of our Minneapolis area customers in an honest and expert manner. We specialize in diagnosing difficult issues on European, Asian, Domestic, and CVT transmissions. Our shop strives to provide professional and courteous service to all who visit our automotive repair facility in the hope that you will come back to us for all of your automotive repair needs.
We are a nationally recognized leader in modern vehicle power and transmission technologies. Whether it is a Toyota hybrid drive system, Ford Superduty TorqShift transmission, Nissan CVT or Audi Dual Clutch transmission we are well equipped to diagnose and repair the system.Learn More
Kennedy Transmission offers our customers in the Minneapolis area nationwide protection. Our warranties are among the best in the automotive repair industry.Learn More
No distance is too far when you have a dependable and honest mechanic like Leo!
Cottage Grove California
Mark Taylor of Cottage Grove California
"No distance is too far when you have a dependable and honest mechanic like Leo! I have known Leo and Wanda for over 20 years and will not let any other transmission service touch my vehicle. I highly recommend you see Leo at Kennedy Transmission!"
I would recommend this shop and service to anyone!
Jeff Anderson of Minneapolis Minnesota
"Wanda, Leo and Jeff were kind and helpful and always have been. I would recommend this shop and service to anyone!"
Excellent service, we will definitely refer our friends and family!
St. Paul Minnesota
Paula Smith of St. Paul Minnesota
"We were referred to Kennedy Transmission by our regular car repair person. I arrived for my appointment early and was immediately welcomed and processed. We were prepared to be told our transmission needed replacing so I was thrilled to hear a sensor was out. I was further surprised to hear the repair could be done right away. Excellent service, we will definitely refer our friends and family!"
I am grateful for the service I received from Mark.
Joseph N/a of Minneapolis Minnesota
"I didn't even need to bring my SUV to the shop! I called the shop thinking I may need a new transmission cause it was acting up and after talking to Mark for about 10 minutes, he recommended me to start off with the basic (like checking my transmission fluid!). I ended up checking the dip stick and it was BONE DRY. I followed the instructions in my manual and ended up adding 3 quarts of transmission fluid. I called two other transmission shops and they were hesitant to give me any information over the phone and wanted me to bring my vehicle in for servicing (who knows what I would've had to pay). I am grateful for the service I received from Mark. Thanks buddy!"
They kept me informed and I can not recall people in back but they have been with this firm for many years .
Penn Joslyn of Edina Minnesota
"A very experienced auto person suggested we see Leo at Kennedy Transmission since the type of cars we purchase have transmission problems. 3 that each had new transmission then off to Leo and 2 cars that were fixed each for under $ 500. The last service computer adjustments + new battery and all for under $ 500 . Car done in a day which was appreciated. They kept me informed and I can not recall people in back but they have been with this firm for many years ."
They do great work, and I highly recommend them!
Elk River Minnesota
Mike Chyrklund of Elk River Minnesota
"I bring my vehicles for transmission service here because of the great, personal service I get from Leo, Wanda, Jeff, and the rest of the staff. They do great work, and I highly recommend them!"
Service on this level is rare these days.
Steve Ferguson of Minneapolis Minnesota
"I returned to Kennedy after my first visit. Mr Exley was fair and Honest! I came back this time with my car and was treated fairly and with courtesy. Service on this level is rare these days. I have recommended Kennedy to my friends. Keep up the good work!"
They are extremely friendly, easy to work with, and willing to do what it takes to keep a customer.
Penny Davis of Minneapolis Minnesota
"I can't say enough good things about Kennedy Transmission. I ended up having to bring my car in twice and throughout both repairs, I was kept up to date on what was going on with the vehicle, they worked with me when there were items that I couldn't afford, they explained everything to me in a way that made sense, told me all of my options and gave me overall excellent customer service. They are extremely friendly, easy to work with, and willing to do what it takes to keep a customer. I would recommend them to anyone and will be returning to their shop the next time I need a vehicle repair."
The price was less than expected, and the people were very curtious
Jim Utke of Minneapolis Minnesota
"My wife recently, Nov 2015, took her car to Kennedy Transmission for a vibration problem. The Kennedy Team quickly figured out it was the u-joints that needed replacement. They fixed the car the same day. They also replaced the serpentine belt to get rid of a squeal the car was making. We are very happy with the work performed. The price was less than expected, and the people were very curtious. The car is driving very smooth and the vibration is completely gone and my wife is thrilled."
When I drop my taxi for repair I really admire your honest and upfront pricing, I will certainly come back when I need auto services.
Ali Jackson of Minneapolis Minnesota
"When I drop my taxi for repair I really admire your honest and upfront pricing, I will certainly come back when I need auto services."
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AASP - Alliance of Automotive Service Provider
Kennedy Transmission is a member of AASP, the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers. As an automotive repair shop serving the greater Minneapolis area, we know that memberships in organizations like the AASP help us achieve our goal of offering only high quality auto repair services to our customers. The AASP is a national association that represents those in the automotive service industry like Kennedy Transmission. The AASP goal is to strengthen its regional and state Affiliates through the promotion of common business interests, avoiding strategic alliances, and monitoring federal regulations and legislation.
ASE Certified Automotive Repair
Kennedy Transmission is an automotive repair facility providing the greater Minneapolis area with high quality auto repair services from a team of specialists, some of which are ASE Certified technicians. The team members on the Kennedy Transmission staff that are ASE Certified are part of one of the largest non-profit organizations in the world. Currently over 350,000 thousand fellow automotive repair professionals like those working at Kennedy Transmission are ASE Certified. Kennedy Transmission understands that for today's consumer, automotive repair is more complex than it has ever been. And as vehicles become increasingly more complicated, so too does the technology and diagnostic tools to repair them. This is why we are ASE Certified, because we know how important it is for people in and around the greater Minneapolis area to locate knowledgeable and competent automotive professionals.
ATRA - Automatic Transmission Shop
Founded in 1954, the Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association (ATRA) is an international trade association for the professional automatic transmission repair industry. ATRA is headquartered in Oxnard, California and has over 2,000 members. The ATRA membership consists of more than 2000 repair specialists, students, schools, and suppliers, all supporting the training, research and improvements for transmission repair.
ATSG - Automatic Transmission Service Group
Kennedy Transmission has a great appreciation for our membership with ATSG, the Automatic Transmission Service Group. As a member of the ATSG, our customers in the greater Minneapolis area can rest assured that our automatic transmission repair shop is dedicated to providing nothing less than quality a complete range of repair services from a team of specialists that are connected to a nationwide network of resources about the repair and service of automatic transmissions. Each technician on our team has access to ATSG technical support resources, including the ATSG telephone hotline, technical bulletins, and seminars.
The ATSG telephone hotline gives our technicians access to 10 full-time industry leading automatic transmission repair specialists who are ready to share their expertise on a wide range of vehicles ranging from the 1940's to today's most advanced automotive.
Technical Bulletins are another great benefit of being an ATSG member. Our membership gives us ongoing access to technical bulletins that keep our technicians up to date on part changes, updates, and how to fix common problems with automatic transmissions, and the latest automatic transmission diagnostic equipment.
ATSG seminars are another great benefit for Kennedy Transmission being an ATSG member. Every year ATSG develops new seminars that our staff attends to keep them up to date with the latest information in addition to current fixes on the most common of transmission repairs.
iATN - Automotive Technicians' Network
Kennedy Transmission is a member of the iATN, or Automotive Technicians' Network. The iATN has been helping automotive repair specialists like those employed by Kennedy Transmission since 1995. To be a member of the iATN our business was required to have ASE Certification and at least four years of automotive repair experience. Our membership in the iATN includes a variety of resources, to include getting technical assistance when needed using the iATN TechHelp membership feature benefit. The TechHelp venue connects thousands of skilled automotive technicians from around the world for the purpose of keeping shops like Kennedy Transmission stay on top of the latest trends in automotive repair and service. As iATN members Kennedy Transmission also has access to the iATN Knowledge Base which provides real-world information from professionally trained technicians.
Napa AutoCare Center
As a NAPA AutoCare center serving the greater Minneapolis area, the team of automotive repair professionals at Kennedy Transmission know the key to keeping your car or truck running smoothly on the roads is regular maintenance. Our team also knows that people in our community should not be required to forgo trust and the peace of mind when locating a great and affordable automotive repair shop like here at Kennedy Transmission. Our decision to be a Napa AutoCare Center is built around our commitment to providing our customers service that is based on integrity, our qualifications, and our expertise when it comes to repairing cars and trucks, both foreign and domestic. It does not matter if you need routine maintenance or a major repair, each and every time you bring your vehicle to Kennedy Transmission for a repair or service we have you covered. Our team of ASE Certified technicians often use the best NAPA auto parts when providing an exceptional levels of service. This is how Kennedy Transmission ensures you get the most excpetional service each and every time. Our designation as an NAPA AutoCare Center also enables us to give our customers a 12 month, 12,000 mile Nationwide Peace of Mind Warranty.
Sonnax Automotive Replacement Parts
Kennedy Transmission relies on Sonnax to help us keep our customers' vehicles running smoothly in and around the greater Minneapolis area. Sonnax has a reputation of being a leader in the designing, manufacturing, and distribution of high-quality parts for the automotive aftermarket. Parts that are critical in helping Kennedy Transmission give our customers one quality repair after another. Sonnax provides our shop with innovative parts for transmission rebuilds that meet or exceed OE standards. They also give us access to a complete line of components for torque converters needed for both standard, high-performance, and heavy-duty applications.
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