AAMCO Transmissions & Total Car Care
134 Mason Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32117
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Seemed totally disinterested in helping me with my transmission issues, likely because it is a high performance foreign car and they couldn't profit from the part replacement, only labor.. Had to take the vehicle elsewhere to get any help. They were good about answering their phone though.
That's right, they destroyed my engine when I brought it in to have the rear seal replaced. The "highly qualified" tech left a wrench on thé crank pulley nut and started the engine. Unscrewed the pulley, jumped timing, and the pistons slammed into the valves. After stalling, and denying anything was wrong, they finally installed a junk yard engine. And then had the nerve to charge me for the rear seal job!
Prior to destroying my perfectly good engine, they had put me through the same scam the other posters have described. This place is so crooked....go anywhere else!
By the way, I posted this review a while ago and it disappeared....hmmmm.
Interestingly this company's previous listing with negative feedback is gone and this new one appeared. Below is my original feedback.
This place was absolutely terrible. Initially told a few hundred dollars. Once my car was in pieces, they told me the new price was $2200.00. When I complained about the price jump, they advised they would be happy to put my transmission back together "the way it was" and my bill would be about $700.00. That's $700 for the same broken piece of crap. So, I was stuck having to pay $2200. A few days later, the same problems developed. Took days for them to diagnose the problem. Now they said the problem was my 4 wheel drive, about $500. Again, once apart, the bill sky-rocketed to $1900.00. Again I complained, and again they gave the BS line that they could alwalys put it back together and just pay for their labor and parts thus far. Two weeks later, again the same problem. THis time, a $290 part. After speaking with Ford, they believed that the problem this entire time has been the $290 part... believing that nothing was wrong with the tranny and nothing was wrong with the 4x4 drive to begin with.
$4500 later my truck runs like crap. I would not recommed tghis place at all.
11/17/2009Provided by Citysearch -
BEWARE!!! If you take it to AAMCO because they are a national chain and think they won't rip you off, think again.
Nice man will tell you ""bring it in, we'll do a free check"". A few hours later you'll get a call telling you ""our top notch techs looked at it and it looks like it'll run around $1,400... but we won't know for sure until we take it apart and do a thorough investigation"". You'll get a call the next day telling you ""unfortunately, you had more damage than we originally thought. You need one of these gizmos you know nothing about, and a couple of these whatchamacallits you don't know anything about... looks like it'll run you around $2,400"". If you say no thanks, just put it back together, they have you for $700 labor (and that doesn't even include putting your transmission back together... bring your own box!). If you don't have the money, they'll ""conveniently"" find a used transmission (probably sitting in their back room from some previous customer who thought their transmission was totaled and needed replaced) and tell you we can install this gently used transmission for only $1,500. And all the while, nice man will keep telling you ""I'm doing everything I can to work with you. How about I throw in an extended warranty for free"".
I'm an engineer and was an aircraft mechanic for over 6 years and I'd STRONGLY recommend taking your vehicle somewhere else. Ask around, read reviews, there are honest local mechanics in the area that do good work. I wish I would have.