THE DEALER IS NOT GOD ------ THEY LIED TO ME So I have a 2010 Chevy Malibu with 156,000 miles on it, I bought this car 2 months ago from a private seller (previously it was a company car used for commuting; all highway miles) the other day I was driving and noticed it started shifting harder into the other gears, so of course I initially took it to Haik Chevrolet to have it checked out, (on the way there it wouldn't even shift out of first gear) so I dropped it off and they said they would look at it and get back to me THREE weekdays later I CALLED to see what they had found out, well...ALL they did was plug their diagnostic computer in it to see what codes would pop up to tell them what was wrong with it and (ended up charging me $50.00 for this) They said a transmission code popped up and that "it's not what I probably want to hear" but my car would require a new transmission and quoted me $3,800.00 for a new one.... so I had my boyfriend go to Chevy with HIS diagnostic computer to plug it in and see which codes we would get, of course we got a transmission code and also a speed sensor code (in which Chevy didn't tell us about) I wrote them down myself. When I talked with the front desk at Chevy they said they parked the car in the back and was ABOUT to call me and ask if I would like to have one of their transmission specialist drop the transmission pan and drain the transmission fluid to see if there were metal shavings in it; indicating a failed transmission...which would be an additional charge, I told them no thank you, not right away and went home to begin searching for legit transmission shops around town I called lot of transmission shops in Houston and only felt good about one AAMCO TRANSMISSIONS and saw all the great reviews and also saw that they offered the best warranty around town and even offered a $100.00 dollars off coupon on transmission repair (just in case I needed one) which I thought was a great incentive. I spoke with Art, who was very professional and informative right off the bat, he gave me more details about my car over the phone within 5 minutes than Chevy did within three days. So I immediately had my car towed from Haik Chevrolet over to AAMCO Transmissions When I got there I showed Art which codes my boyfriend and I had received on his computer...and explained to Art exactly how my car was running. Art told me quickly that it sounded like it might the speed sensor rather than the transmission but would let me know for sure once he was able to look under the hood. When I received a call back from Art regarding the diagnosis he told me that the speed sensor had become UNPLUGGED. Also, that it needed an oil change and a transmission flush which Art and staff had offered in which I had happily done for my car. I was amazed to think that my car was sitting at Chevy for three days and they didn't even look under the hood, and had already quoted me a cost for a brand new transmission. Art had told me that the speed sensor wasn't something hard to find if they had just looked behind the motor I am so very tankful that I called around and fount Art at AAMCO Transmissions and that I was well taken care of. I am also very thankful for the great and honest service that I received and have already recommended AAMCO Transmissions to multiple friends, family and coworkers. There is no doubt in my mind that you will also be well taken care of if you chose to take your car over to Art. It's definitely my #1 place now that I will take my car to if it acts up again. Thank you AAMCO Transmissions for helping me and my car and treating me with real honesty and respect. You truly are a very professional company...and I will continue referring you to others.
They don't deserve that this was the worse place ever you all were right I only wish I had read the reviews first. I too saw an ad on Craig's Lost I spoke with Anthony Gee whomever that maybe I never met him the shop is reference in different names I called like 100 times after they picked up my son's 2002 impala that was having some electrical issue from removing the factory radio and installing a pioneer radio of course the shop that installed it didn't want to take the blame. So I reached out to Craig's List and this guy played holyier than thou and talked about how he goes to Joel Osteen church and how the Mexican that installed the radio needed to be deported and he was going to work me out a deal. He would tow it and diagnosis it for free and the most of my repair would cost me was 300.00.He lied that has now become 787.00 and as I type this I'm at this shop with the Harris County Sherrif Dept.Lewis whom I had to call because he put me out the shop told me it was closed doing there normal businesclosed Ml l which I'm sure he was taking and removing some parts while the door was closed. Then I had to pay 250.00 to get my car which was highway robbery.I will be talk taking the court with every breath in my body this was and is a nightmare please beware. TJ
My honda odyssey transmission threw a P0740 or as i called it the odyssey transmission code of death.i have known or better yet been bothering the owner of wilson imports for around 10yrs maybe longer.From my rx7 to my civic steve has always offered his knowledge and honesty without the sugar coating of a salesman. So when the trans code showed i knew exactly who i was going to.what i didn't know was wilson imports teamed up with super premium transmission.I knew steve wouldn't recommend someone he wasn't confident in, Jim and i discussed the issues with my transmission and started talking about the repair.If you own or have ever researched honda odyssey issues i bet they are transmission related.Jims knowledge was amazing not only on the problems with these transmissions but the solutions that are effective in preventing issues from occurring.I gave jim the green light and not only were the repairs finished fast but i know my wife won't be broke down on the side of the road.thanks jim