S. LaChance Rd.

Lake City, MI 49651

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Monday - Friday

8am - 5pm


9am - 1pm



Contact Us by Phone

Phone (231) 779-1394

Fax (231) 779-1412




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Since 1998 we have been proudly servicing customers from Cadillac, Lake City, McBain, Marion, Evart, Reed City, Leroy, Tustin, Mesick, Manton, Fife Lake, Mancelona, Kalkaska, Merritt, Moorestown, Houghton Lake and surrounding areas.


Additional Links

Mclains Autobody

Felice Racing


About Us

McLain Transmissions was started in 1998, by Doug McLain, as a division of Carrigan Auto Service, in Lake City, Michigan. In 1999, he moved the business to Cadillac. We were in Cadillac for five years, before moving to our current location in 2003. To better serve our customers, we built a four bay shop on the corner of LaChance and Rosted roads, between Lake City and Cadillac. Three of our four bays have hoists, which allow us to work on everything from compact cars to cube vans. The fourth bay is for motor homes, or repairs that do not require a hoist.

We take pride in our business and offer a welcoming lobby and a clean shop. That attention to detail carries over to our customers vehicles, making sure they leave just as clean as they came in. At McLain Transmissions, we promise to diagnose transmission problems and other repair issues in an honest and upfront manner and we are committed to providing exceptional work at a fair price.

The Faces of Mclain Transmissions:

Starting from the left, is Doug McLain. Doug is the owner and transmission/engine builder.  Mike has worked at McLain Transmissions since 1999. He is an R&R technician and does general repair.  Jesse joined us in 2010.  He is an ASE certified master technician and performs our diagnostics, diesel repairs and general repairs, as well.  We are proud to say Bill just started with us as our service writer and auto sales representative.  He will help us to better serve our current and future customers!