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Circle D Transmission - 4 Reviews - 13706 Hempstead Rd, Houston, TX - Auto Repair & Service Reviews - Phone (713) 895-7019

Circle D Transmission

13706 Hempstead Rd
Houston, TX 77040
(713) 895-7019
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Circle D has been my families go to place for years, they have the most trusted staff in the business. I know when i leave The Shop, my car will be fixed right the first time. Th...


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Cirlce D is a trusted shop with great values. 5/9/2011

Circle D has been my families go to place for years, they have the most trusted staff in the business. I know when i leave The Shop, my car will be fixed right the first time. They have been a family business from the start. With the kind of trusted values you don't find any place else. I have seen the same employees for over 15 years. That has to stand for something. more

Good experience at Circle D 4/5/2007

Circle D helped me out with my 2001 F-150. Truck works great again - we appreciate the good work. more

These are some of the good guys in transmission repair 1/26/2007

I live quite a few miles from Circle D, but continue to take my vehicles to them because I can trust what they say and know they will do it right. I feel that is the reason they have been there so long. Pros: Trustworthy more

Postive experience, very informative and helfpul - thanks Circle D!! :-) 1/25/2007

As a woman I was intimidated by having to get my transmission repaired. I did my homework, got referrals and ended up choosing Circle D b/c they have been in business for 30 years, had a clean Better Business Bereau record and I just felt comfortable the minute I walked in the door. I liked knowing that the company that was issuing me a warranty had been there a really long time and so had many of the guys that worked there. They were upfront with me from the beginning - they did not give me some come-on low price to get me in the door and I really appreciated that. I was able to prepare myself financially and make an informed decision. I would highly suggst you give the guys at Cirle D a chance if you have a transmission problem. I found them to be honest and good at what they do. Pros: Honest, Informative and very competent! Cons: None more
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  • If he hadn't stopped by a friend's transmission shop nearly 33 years ago, this story might be about a paint & body shop. Dennis has worked on cars since he was 15 years old. He's done it all'from engine rebuilding, paint & body and eventually to transmission repair. He was also a licensed plumber for many years and even dabbled in photography in his younger days. But, it was his love for automobiles that kept driving him back to the automotive industry. Amidst all of his trade jumping, he landed in his uncle's auto repair shop, just north of Houston in the early 70's. While working there, he met Patricia, they fell in love and soon married. They made a move back to Houston where Dennis intended to pursue a career in paint & body. He stopped by a friend's shop one day to make a phone call. That friend just so happened to be in the transmission repair business. Dennis was borrowing his phone to make an inquiry about a vacant building for rent that he could use for a paint & body shop. His friend overheard the conversation and being short-handed, offered Dennis a job. Even though he did not have experience with transmissions, he took the job until something better came along. However, something very interesting happened ; Dennis became intrigued by transmission repair and before long he was running the shop. He soon realized that a quality rebuilt transmission was in high demand and he could see a bright future. At the same time he was very much involved in Sprint Car Racing. In fact, the name Circle D is derived from his racing roots. The Circle in Circle D came from the circle dirt track that you could often find him speeding around on any given weekend and of course, the D is for Dennis. After a few years of working for someone else, he decided he wanted to do this on his own. His entrepreneurial spirit landed him in a small two bay shop located just minutes from our current location on Hempstead Road. It was on June 6, 1976 that Circle D commenced to business. It did not take long for the word to spread'If you need a rebuilt transmission, go see Dennis at Circle D in Houston! Years passed and things were going well ; he and Patricia made a huge decision to buy their own land and build a shop. Wanting to remain in the area to serve the customer base they had already established, they decided on a tract of land at 13706 Hempstead Road. Their newly constructed 4 bay shop with 2 building stations was completed in 1980. Over the years we've added on, moved things around and made it all work. Now, we've got 9 lifts, 6 rebuilding stations in a climate controlled building room and a full supply of scanners and computers for late model automobiles. Like all good things in life, change happens. Sometimes it can be good, other times it can be devastating. Our Circle D Family life was rocked in a terrible way back in October of 2004. Dennis was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis ( ALS ), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. The strong and courageous man that some of us have had the honor of calling husband, dad, boss and friend, fell victim to this terrible and debilitating disease. His valiant battle with this disease was an inspiration to all of us. Life has changed in some very dramatic ways for all of us around here, but our commitment to excellence remains untouched. The word on the street is the same'If you need a rebuilt transmission, go see the crew at Circle D in Houston!. Transmissions

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon-Fri 7:30am-5:30pm
  • Neighborhoods:

    Fairbanks/ Northest Crossing, Northwest