In fact, nothing excites our team more than solving customers' transmission problems. We know that having a problem with an automobile can be stressful. That is why we want to make the experience of getting a transmission fixed or rebuilt at our auto repair shop in Santa Rosa to be anything but complicated. In fact, we want customers to feel right at home when they visit our service center. Our team also realizes that there are other transmission repair shops in Santa Rosa that would love the chance to fix our customers' transmission problems. This is why we make sure customers feel as if they are part of the Santa Rosa Hydramatic family. In fact, the goal of Santa Rosa Hydramatic is to be the best transmission repair shop in Santa Rosa.

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • Pick-Up / Delivery, Shuttle Service, Loaner Car, Free Estimate, Towing, Senior / Military Discount,
  • Warranties, Early Drop Off, Emergency Service

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • BBB
  • ATRA

Serviced Areas

  • Santa Rosa, CA

Payment Options

  • American Express, Debit Cards, Discover, Financing Available, MasterCard, Personal Checks, VISA, Cash

Contact Details

  Person Steve Ferguson
  City Santa Rosa , CA
  Zip Code 95401
  Address 104 College Avenue
  Phone Number (707) 542-0303
  Fax 707-542-0164

Business Representative

Steve Ferguson


Products & Services

Brake Repair

Brake Repair

Our company provides a wide range of repair services for both import and domestic automotive brake systems at our auto repair shop. Every auto mechanic at our shop knows it is important that you understand how the brake system in your car or truck plays a vital role in keeping your passengers and you safe. The components in the automotive brake system are not designed to last for the life of your vehicle and wear down over time. The pads (aka shoes) are the most common brake replacement service we do. This is because every time you depress your pedal the brake pad material wears down against the brake rotor. If the brake pads are allowed to wear down for too long the underlying metal surface of the pads will contact your brakes' metal rotors (aka drums) . This situation will not only result in an unsafe situation but will require additional service and increase your brake repair cost.

Our auto mechanics stress to our customers that knowing when to have the brake system in your car or truck serviced at our Santa Rosa automotive repair shop is important to keeping your brake repair cost to a minimum. Simply being aware of the warning signs of potential brake failure can save you money on costly brake repair expenses for your car or truck. Your very own senses of hearing, touch, and sight can be of a substantial assistance to you. Some common indications of brake problems may include the appearance of the brake warning light in your dashboard, brake fluid that is either low or dirty, grinding noises, a "spongy" feeling when depressing your brake pad.

Suspension and Steering

Suspension and Steering

We provide a wide range of services for auto suspension and steering. The suspension in your car or truck is an intricately networked series of cooperating parts that are intended to provide an even, stable, and smooth ride. The suspension system in your vehicle takes a considerable amount of road abuse you experience in Santa Rosa and as such many of the suspension system's components will wear out if not even break as a result. There are many symptoms of a faulty suspension system and being aware of common warning signs can save you from having expensive repair costs, not to mention keeping your passengers and you safe when driving. Some of these warning signs may include a vehicle's tendency to pull to one side when driving, wheels wiggling and wandering back and forth, bouncing/dipping AFTER going over a bump, steering wheel slipping, difficulty steering, wheel vibration, and screeching or screaming noises when steering at low speeds.

Engine Repair

Engine Repair

The team of mechanics appreciate and undertand that the engine is the very heart of your car or truck. The very purpose an auto engine is to convert the heat produced by burning gasoline into the mechanical energy necessary to turn the wheels of your vehicle and get you around the streets of Santa Rosa. The starter in your car or truck is what sets the engine in motion. The starter is connected to and turns the engine flywheel, which in turn sets the engine crank shaft in motion. The crank shaft then begins the process of moving the engine's pistons up and down in their respective cylinders. The engine itself is made up of two parts, the upper part being called the cylinder head, the lower part being called the cylinder block.

From overhauls to tune ups, engine troubleshooting, timing adjustments, peformance and diesel engine repair, engine rebuild and replacement service, our auto repair shop does it all.

Electrical System Repair

Electrical System Repair

Our company offers a wide range of repair services for auto electrical systems. Our auto electrical specialists know that every year the technology for the electrical system in your auto becomes increasingly more complicated. The auto electrical system operates a wide arrange of components in your automobile, including the wiring and circuits, charging and starting system, mirrors and windows, instrumentation, lights, antilock brakes, and much more. If you are having problems with your car or truck starting and your troubleshooting has ruled out the battery or starter then the culprit may very well be the vehicle's electrical system.

Transmission Service and Repair

Transmission Service and Repair

Our company is the leader for the maintenance, service, and diagnosis of automatic and manual transmissions. The technicians are certified professionals with years of experience and have the right tools and the latest diagnostic equipment to make sure your transmission is diagnosed and serviced correctly at a fair and competitive prices.

Exhaust System Repair

Exhaust System Repair

We offer a wide range of automotive exhaust services. The exhaust system in your car or truck has progressed over time to become a combined safety and emission control system. The exhaust system should be inspected regularly and repaired immediately if you notice any problems. The exhaust system's very purpose is to protect a vehicle's occupants from harmful engine gases by redirecting those gases away from the car to the outside air. The exhaust system also helps to ensure a quiet and peaceful experience by minimizing engine exhaust noises while driving. The catalytic converter is an exhaust system component that minimizes the amount of dangerous pollutants found in the engine exhaust. Other components of the exhaust system include oxygen sensors. These sensors monitor oxygen levels in the exhaust gases for the purpose of ensuring the overall efficiency of the catalytic converter and engine's operation.

Clutch Service and Repair

Clutch Service and Repair

We offer complete truck and auto clutch repair and service. Our company recommends that the operating linkage of your clutch should be checked periodically at our shop to help you avoid early failure and keep your auto or truck in top performing condition.

  • I would recommend this business

Staff who care! They can fix your car at a fair price.

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Customer Testimonials

If you have any kind of issue with your transmission, this is the place to go. They will not steer you wrong. They helped us and saved us HUNDREDS of dollars the first time we went and literally THOUSANDS when we had another problem. If you want the straight skinny, go other places first if you must, but then go here for the real deal.

They were able to quickly service my transmission and differential. The quote I got from the dealership was more than double what they charge at Santa Rosa Hydromatic. I highly recommend them.

When you own a car that's 56 years old, you find it harder to locate someone who knows what and how to fix and have it done right the first time. This company was a good find. Although my car was in one of the work bays for over seven weeks, after all parts were located, things went smoothly. I was shown what was wrong with my transmission, finding out that the work done years ago by another shop was wrong, and not fixed properly. My transmission runs great now, with no problems. I was also asked to return in a few months so that it can be checked out. I also found that a dozen donuts will help with better treatment! Thank you Santa Rosa Hydramatic.

Now this is a real transmission shop. It reminds me of shops from San Francisco where I grew up. They work on all kinds of transmissions, and if they don't have what you need they will find it for you. I needed to borrow a tool, and I was told Steve was the man to talk to. He did find the tool its only a little plunger tool to align your clutch in the center of the flywheel, and pressure plate so your transslips in less chances of wrecking your new clutch.

He found the tool no charge I did leave him a copy of my drivers license so if I didn’t come back he would remember me. I took it home it took me about an hour to do my job, and i returned it.

As far as good people you can trust. they are a small shop and parking is little but these guys will make sure if you bring it in. You will leave happy.
Thanks again

Ok these gentalman are great and super knowledgable . Took my Buick in and The owner went for a ride with me and explained to me that there was nothing wrong with my transmission and I mean he made me feel very comfortable and I am not the person that likes to trust people that much but these people as built by truster with excellent customer service skills and all their knowledge and their immaculate work I recommend this place very highly thank you team Santa Rosa Team , they not only do transmissions they do it all!

I called about my truck today because I suspected transmission issues, and Steve told me to bring it in anytime and he would take a look. First off, having this flexibility was awesome because I have two small kids. Then, when I arrived, Steve knew exactly who I was and him and his son immediately started taking a look and took it on a test drive. When Steve returned, he knew what was going on, and thankfully for me, it was not the transmission. He referred me to a mechanic who could help with my specific issue and with a nominal fee, sent me on my way. I am so grateful for his knowledge and honesty as that is hard to find in this industry. And I have not wasted a ton of time and money on this issue. Everyone there is very friendly, and I recommend them to anyone with suspected transmission issues!

I really like these guys, and the owner. I think they are straight shooters and to the point. I would reccomend them, and feel like they are honest. They fixed the vacuum line on my RV's transmission and did a great job a few years ago and didn't charge me an arm and a leg. I am grateful for that, and would feel comfortable recommending you to them. About as good as it gets!

These guys are great! I rolled my car in to their shop making a horrible sound that another mechanic told me was the transmission. Steve and Steve Jr. took the time to help me determine that it was not the transmission and my engine was leaking oil. They sent me on down the street to a shop that they trust and it will cost me a fraction of what the dealership would've charged me to fix it. Hopefully I won't have to deal with a bad transmission but if ever do, I know where I'll go! It's so nice doing business with people you can trust!

I've been taking my car here for the past year or two and every time, I get great service at an affordable price. The owner makes me feel comfortable as a woman coming into the shop and they even installed a part at no charge one time! It's very tough to find a good mechanic and I'm so glad I found Hydramatic. Keep up the great work!

Recommended this shop to a friend of mines daughter who just moved to Santa Rosa. They had there car towed there on a Saturday and found out they are closed on Saturday's. {clutch problems} So they towed it home. They called the shop on Monday and someone from the shop I believe the owner himself came to there house and looked at it. Told them they could drive it to the shop and he would look at it closer.

Found out it was caused by the floor mat being bunched up under the clutch pedal. He did not charge them anything. Sometimes you worry about recommending a place of business. I would recommend this place to everyone. They are totally honest and truly look to the future for a customer's business. Thank you Santa Rosa Hydromatic for your excellent service!

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