Why Us

Transmission and Auto Repair

Transplant Transmission, Powertrain & Diesel is a family owned and operated business located in Downingtown, Pennsylvania  that has been serving the vehicle owners of Chester County for 30 years.

 Scott Dittbrenner, the original owner,  opened the business as a little three bay shop on Business Route 30 on the west side of Downingtown.  He outgrew his original facility and moved his business to the current location on Boot Rd. on the east side of Downingtown in the summer of 2000.  Sadly, Scott passed away in February, 2003 leaving the business to his wife, Arlene, who ran it while homeschooling her two children, David and Lindsay.  

Lindsay who did the bookkeeping for Transplant between her classes graduated from Cabrini University in 2013 with a BS in accounting. She now resides in Downingtown with her husband, son and their two dogs, Bruce her Great Dane who many of you may recall meeting at the shop over the years and Bear, her new Bernese Mountain Dog puppy.  

David first started working on  transmissions when he was just 14 years old in between his math and science classes.  After high school David served six years in the Pennsylvania National Guard while attending college and working in the business.  He then took over ownership of the business in 2013. His dogs, Enzo, a Black Lab and Magure, a Cavalier hang out in the office most days.  They enjoy greeting customers and prefer to "come to work" rather than stay home all day.  

Transplant Transmission, Powertrain & Diesel remanufactures/ repairs both automatic and manual transmissions, differentials, transfer cases and other drivetrain components for both foreign and domestic vehicles.  We offer clutch replacement and hydraulic repair for standard transmission vehicles.  We also offer diesel performance upgrades,  lift kits and after-market exhausts. We are authorized dealers for both XDP and S&B products.  We provide general automotive repair and maintenance as well.  We are members of ATRA and ATSG, are ASE Certified and have an A+ Better Business Bureau rating.