25 Years of Transmission Service - McHenry Area Auto Services


Lakemoor Transmissions is a Family owned and operated auto and transmission service and the best of repair service centers, owned by Chris and Michele Dubach.

We reside in nearby Wauconda with our 3 children. We are both originally from Arlington Heights, IL. where we grew up on the same block together since the age of 5. We have been married for nearly 20 years, and are currently in our 40's. We are very passionate about what we do and put great pride in our honesty and quality of workmanship in all our auto services and repairs. There is no better feeling than fixing transmission problems for a neighbor or fellow community members vehicle at our shop, right the first time, for a fair price, then seeing that person at our local Jewel, gas station or even kids sporting event. 

We strive for 100% satisfaction with all our customers. The best advertising is word of mouth. Unlike some repair service centers, we are so grateful for all the customer support and loyalty we have earned over the years. 

Our transmission service and customer base has spread way beyond our Neighboring towns of Wauconda, Island Lake, Volo, & McHenry, to having customers travel from as far North as Wisconsin. Major dealerships rely on the work of Lakemoor Transmissions for all their transmission service needs, but we would much rather help a neighbor and save them the hassle of the third party finders fee associated with your dealership.

Come to Lakemoor first for your transmission service or any other auto services and get an estimate you can compare with other repair service centers to know you are getting the best deal!

With over 25 years of knowledge and hands on experience in the auto services business, we repair and service all makes and all models. We take the time to listen to your description in how your vehicle is acting. We also understand that cars can act like a toothache. Funny, how when we go in with the presenting problem, it stops acting up! We take the extra time to go on that extended test ride with you to see if it presents, and then diagnose it correctly with our computerized diagnostic equipment. 

Another reason we are set apart from most repair service centers is because we will explain exactly what is wrong with your vehicle and why it is happening all for free before we even start on your vehicle. We don’t just take your car, send a bill and cash a check. We will provide you with the cost of the auto services or repairs up front so that you may take time to think it over and decide the best time for you to have it performed. With today's busy times, we know that the last thing we want to have to deal with is an issue within our method of transportation. We are constantly running our kids to and from school and events non stop. 

Our goal is to get you up and running again as quick as possible, getting to the source of the problem, so as not to put a "band aid" on the situation and have to have you return with the same problem.

We want to put an end to your transmission problems and keep you running with routine auto services at a fair price!!

Your #1 McHenry Area Transmission Repair & Auto Repair Service

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At Lakemoor Transmissions, we believe that any failure of your transmission system, brake system or auto electrical system is an emergency.

It is our job to give provide you safe and affordable auto repairs with honesty and dependability in every job that we complete.



Lakemoor Transmissions, your family owned local business, is proud to offer Transmission Repair Service, Transmission Rebuild and Automotive Service to the McHenry County Area and the Northwest Suburbs of IL including the following areas! 
We are the honest, dependable car mechanic you have been looking for! We are a short drive away for a priceless experience!

Barrington Hills
Bull Valley
Crystal Lake
Fox Lake
Fox River Grove

Holiday Hills
Island Lake
Lake In The Hills
Lake Zurich
McCullom Lake

Oakwood Hills
Port Barrington
Prairie Grove
Spring Grove
Wonder Lake

What People Say


"Last week I had an issue with my car, and a friend of mine told me to take it to Lakemoor Transmissions to have Chris look at it. I took his word on it , and I am very glad that I did. Lakemoor Transmissions treats you with respect, and like a friend. Chris fixed what needed to be fixed and did not try to sell me everything under the sun! I definitely recommend them for anything you need done to your vehicle."

Steve S.
Crystal Lake, Illinois


"I could not be happier with the quality of service received by Lakemoor Trans. As a carpenter/contractor I rely heavily on my work truck being properly serviced and repaired. Chris, at Lakemoor Trans. gives me bumper to bumper care at a very reasonable price. I could not ask for more timely service on everything from small repairs to major engine work. I highly recommend Lakemoor Transmission Repairs for any and all car/truck repair needs.
Thanks, Chris."

Jerry Pyles, JP Construction
Wauconda, Illinois


"We have been taking our cars to Chris Dubach of Lakemoor Transmissions for approximately 3 years. We cannot express how pleased we have been with the work he has done on our cars. The great part is he has not only fixed our cars but educated us on what to watch for that could become a problem later. One mechanic we had used in the past would quote us a price and when we went to pick up our car the price had always changed (always higher than quoted). With Chris, if he gives you a price you can count on the fact it is actually the price. If he does find something else that needs to be done he always calls to tell you what he found and what it would cost, if it is urgent or not.

When we have asked for advice on various car related issues he always take the time to answer our questions. We will continue to go to Lakemoor Transmissions and have no reservations in recommending him."

Phil & Cheryl DiVito
Island Lake, Illinois


"I have been taking my cars to Lakemoor Transmissions for a few years now. They have fixed my suspension system, ignition and brakes on American and foreign made cars. I have referred several of my friends, family members and co-workers. Every job has been completed accurately and at a fair price.

I would recommend Lakemoor Transmissions for any automotive repairs.

Thank you."
Larry Turzynski, Sr. Executive Account Manager
CSE, SSE, VSP Certified, Red Hat Certified CA Accredited Associate

Larry Turzynski Transmission Repair Customer Review


"I wanted to say thanks to Chris at Lakemoor transmission, it's nice to do business with a true professional who won't take you for a ride. I can relax when I drop off my car knowing some texting teenager is not learning his trade on my car. I like dealing with the owner because he is the one working on my car and it will get done better than new. The price is always fair and if he charged a little more I would still be getting a great deal. As long as Chris is there I will be bringing my vehicles to him.

Thanks again,"

John Kovac
McHenry, Illinois


"It was a pleasure doing business with Lakemoor Transmissions and the owner Chris Dubach, he's a very honest mechanic. The process was easy and Chris was extremely pleasant, quick and efficient. I will definitely recommend your shop to friends and family.

Thank you,"

Sondra Latiolais
Wauconda, Illinois


"My Jeep Grand Cherokee's transmission was slipping in a big way. Turns out I needed my transmission replaced. (Ugh!!) I called around to several highly advertised repair shops who quoted me their price, (WOW!!) as well as when they could fit me into their "busy" schedules. I finally called my brother who suggested his repair shop - Lakemoor Transmissions. Not only did they quote me a lower price, the mechanic fixed my car during non-business hours as I had to have it back asap to get back and forth to my new job.

Well, it has been well over a year since the repair and I have had no issues. He even contacted me after a few months just to see how the truck was running. He did such a phenomenal job that I now have a new mechanic - who is truthful, whose prices are very reasonable and is a just a very nice person! I have taken my Jeep their for all my repairs since and would recommend him to anyone who needs their car repaired."

Jennifer Krewer
Schaumburg, Illinois


"Another great transmission rebuild by Lakemoor Transmissions & Auto Repair Inc. 2000 GMC Sierra goes in with a hard 1st to 2nd shift and come out like new. What a deal! Thanks Chris Dubach! — at Lakemoor Transmissions & Auto Repair Inc."

Auto Villa Outlet
Grayslake, Illinois

"Lakemoor Transmissions does Great quality work at an affordable price.  Honest and Fair."

Cheryl Hietikko
Antioch, Illinois


"We purchased a used car without taking it to a mechanic....our mistake. The car started leaking oil badly and when we took it to Chris, he showed us the problem....the oil pan was rusted through and ready to bust wide open. Since the car was over 10 years old and the model had been discontinued, it took quite a while for Chris to find a replacement oil pan, but he never gave up and finally found one in California that he had shipped in. We now can drive this car knowing that the next rock that kicks up under the car won't bust open the old rusty oil pan and cause severe engine repair needs.

Thanks Chris for your help and perseverance in solving our problem!"

Gary Vadnais
Grayslake, Illinois

"Where do I begin to tell you how AMAZING Lakemoor Transmissions is. We were in a bind with one of our fleet trucks and could not find a shop that could fix it in a timely manner. Chris got us in right away and had our truck back to us in no time. 

We have an extended warranty on the truck and Chris went above and beyond to assist us in dealing with the warranty company. He kept us in the loop with each time he contacted the warranty company. 

Chris does impeccable work!!!! Honest, Quality Work at an affordable price! Can't ask for more when it comes to your vehicle. Anyone looking for a great shop, you can stop looking you have found it! 

Thank you Chris!"

George & Kim, Midwest Spas
Lake Zurich, Illinois


"A few months ago I brought my car in to Lakemoor Transmissions thinking it had a transmission problem.

Previously I had it repaired twice at one shop, but the same problem kept re-occuring within a week or so. I got two other opinions from two more shops (one of which told me it was indeed the transmission and would not be worth repairing...).

Finally, a friend referred me to Lakemoor Trans. so I brought it in. They called me back the same day after looking at the car and told me the problem was NOT the transmission at all. Long story short, he gave me a VERY reasonable quote so I told Chris (the owner) to go ahead and do the repairs. Before i knew it, he called back telling me the car was ready. I picked it up, drove home, and it's been a smooth ride ever since - I've had zero problems with the work done whatsoever, which is such a relief after having it "repaired" twice before elsewhere.

I really appreciated his honesty (which can be hard to find in a good mechanic). You really can't beat Lakemoor Transmissions' pricing and quality of service. 
Needless to say, i'm bringing all my family's cars to Lakemoor Transmissions for EVERYTHING from maintenance to repairs from now on."

George Dades
Skokie, Illinois


"I have taken our vehicles to Lakemoor Transmissions for years and love the service that they provide. I have sent friends and family to them as well and they were happy with the service. Small projects like oil changes to major problems like transmission or emission testing, Lakemoor Transmissions is the place to go."

Gregg and Martha
Volo, Illinois

"I took my car for an oil change and check up. Chris discovered that I needed both front and rear brakes. He quoted a fair price and had the repairs needed the same day! Honest, quality mechanics are hard to find and Lakemoor Transmissions is the place to go for great service and fair prices - I will be a repeat customer!!"

J. Barr
Wauconda, Illinois


"Growing up my father was a mechanic, so I never had to worry about my car being taken care of when repairs were required. When he passed I found it very hard to trust anyone concerning repairs until I found Lakemoor Transmissions. They tell you what is required, what is not required and when something will need to be addressed in the future. They quote a cost and the payment has never been higher than the quoted cost and the repairs have always addressed the issues. I have never had a repair issue and have told a number of friends to take their vehicles to Lakemoor Transmissions when they need repairs and they have told me everything worked out great for them as well!"

Jim Williams
Wauconda, Illinois

"I have a '93 Ford F150, took it to a trans shop, they told me that the trans was blown, then I heard about Lakemoor Transmission Repairs, talked to Chris, and he said they could fix the problem. The other trans shop said it was un-fixable, times are tough, and Chris and Lakemoor Transmission Repairs took care of me. I would recommend this shop to anybody, it is an honest shop. Thanks Chris!"

Ringwood, Illinois

 Chris Dubach at Lakemoor Transmissions has been taking excellent care of our personal, and company vehicles for over four years now. We refer our family, friends, and customers to Lakemoor Transmissions.

Lakemoor Transmissions is a car service repair shop that fixes anything and everything that can go wrong on a vehicle. Chris will tell us what repairs our vehicle(s) need, and then completes the repair at the price he quoted within a timely matter.

If Chris identifies something else that is wrong with the vehicle, he immediately lets us know, tells us what the cost will be to fix it, and whether it is something that needs to be taken care of right away, or if it something that can wait to be fixed.

It is an enormous relief and comfort to know we have auto repair shop that offers excellent service, and operates with complete honesty and integrity.

Thank you Chris for always taking such wonderful care of us!

Triple J&K Electrical and Remodeling, LLC
Wauconda, Illinois

Sanks Transmission Repair Customer Review


"Chris from lakemoor transmission is an awesome mechanic he took the time to go over every thing that was going on with my pickup truck didn't try to up sell anything he rebuilt my transmission in what seemed like no time, Chris has earned my trust to work on all my cars and trucks I will recommend any on to use them for there car repairs. Thank you Chris for all your hard work you did a great job."

Scott Shelton
McHenry, Illinois


"We have been taking our cars to Chris and Michele's family run automotive business for many years and are extremely happy with the service, honesty, and dependability we found there.

Chris never tries to talk you into unnecessary repairs and always finishes the jobs in a timely manner. He explains things in a way that us "non-mechanics" can understand and never hides costs that we weren't aware of. Chris even told us when it was time to sell one of our vehicles instead of sinking more money into it.

This is a very friendly and efficient place to bring a vehicle, and he gets the job done right!

We will continue bringing our vehicles to Lakemoor Transmissions for all our future repairs."

Sherry Corder
Wauconda, Illinois


"I was Always told the truth about my repairs and what I needed! The owners are the most Awesome people ...I know they are always there to help in any way they can. I would recommend Them to all my family and Friends!!!"

Tammy Buol
McHenry, Illinois