Well, this is the first review I've ever written. Strap in folks, it's going to be a long one. I, like most everyone, am very suspicious of repair shops in general. I've heard my fair share of horror stories of people getting totally screwed and extorted for money through car repairs. Being an engine mechanic who doens't fully understand the black magic that goes on inside a modern automatic transmission, I think I fall into the "extremely skeptical" catergory when it comes to transmission shops. My car starting shifting sort of funky and I decided to swallow my pride and take it to a transmission shop before things got any worse. After doing a ton of research about local transmissions shops, I noticed that J&B consistently popped up as a reputable shop. I went through the automatic transmission rebuilders association (ATRA) website and saw that there were about 10 local shops that were ATRA affiliated, but only one shop that was fully ATRA certified...J&B. I figured J&B was my best bet, so I brought my car in. I was still very skeptical and planned on getting a second opinion, asking for free diagnosis and requiring a written & signed price quote before I made any commitments. They took my car for a test drive and when they came back, I was expecting a quote straight from page 1 of the transmission mechanic's playbook, "Yep, it's your transmission...needs to be rebuilt....that'll be 2500 bucks, sir". Imagine my surprise, then, when they said "Bob, you need a new catalytic converter, not a transmission...go get that taken care of and if you're still having transmission problems, come back and see us....no charge for the diagnosis" HOLY HELL! Did I just hear them correctly? They're going to let a possible $2500 walk out the door simply for the sake of being HONEST?? I couldn't believe it...I wanted to hug them. They could have easily rebuilt my transmission for $2500 and fixed the real issue without telling me (like most other shops would have done). Instead, they actually let me take a stab at fixing my car inexpensively someplace else or on my own. I'm not sure if replacing the CAT will fix all of my issues, but if it doesn't, J&B can certainly count on me being a customer as long as I'm in the Dayton area (and maybe even if I'm not...) These are truly stand-up guys and I highly recommend J&B transmission. I hope they keep their ethics and standards on this level for a long time to come. It's great to see that there are still some good, honest people in this crazy world Bob P.
I have a 2002 impala and thought I had a transmission problem. Went to Brownies and found out I only needed some brake work. They were very honest …
2547 Valley PikeDayton, OH 45404
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331 Warren StDayton, OH 45402
From Business: Gorby's Automotive and Transmission Service is the oldest transmission repair shop and we have been providing our customers with top quality transmission services…
Brownies was great! They figured out my problem for free, and were honest because I thought my entire transmission needed replaced. Turned out to …
A big Thank You to the here at AAMCO. I was having what I would later find out ignition problems but me not being mechanically inclined at all thought it was my starter. I called for an appointment and they told me to come on down and they would take a look at it for me the same day. Once I arrived I showed them the problem I was having and got me right in they supplied me with a car to use until mine was done. 2 hours later they called and my car was finished unfortunately on my way back to pick up my car I was involved in an accident, a person hit me from behind resulting in me going to the hospital. As soon as I could I contacted the station and explain to them what had happen not once did they ask about the car there is more concerned on how I was doing and kept in contact with me that evening checking on my condition. Thank God I was not hurt bad the couple bruises and a little whiplash. The next morning they once again called and wanted to know how I was and at the time of this review 3 days after the accident they've been in contact checking up on how I'm doing. I was able to pick the car up and it has worked perfect once again, the mechanics and customer service are the best. I've heard only good things about their station that's why I drove 17 miles they have my car looked at and I'm so glad that I did. Once again thank you very much and I look forward to doing business with you in the near future. Thanks again Steve Dunne, Vandalia Ohio.
This transmission shop is excellent. The owner and the mechanics are knowledgeable and they will fix you car the first time. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS SHOP
Thought I had a transmission problem so I had brownies check it out. They fixed my problem for less than $50. WOW!!!