All Affordable Transmissions & Auto Repair
8342 State Rd Ste 16, Philadelphia, PA 19136
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my car broke down coming back from boston in new york had a shop there tow and check the car and charged me $700 and they said i needed an engine price $4700 so i called affortable transmission to come tow and do the repair and after they checked my car told me it wasn't the engine got it fixed towing from new york to philly and repair total cost $1050 very honest does great work i highly recommend this place .
I had a gift certificate to get my car detailed at affordable detail, contacted all affordable transmissions who stated they took over the detail portion of the business. After some scheduling issues I finally was able to bring my car in on a Monday. Called Monday afternoon to see if it was done and was told it was not started yet and they would need it Tuesday. I said OK but please call me on Tuesday to confirm it will be done. I called around 1:00PM on Tuesday and was told it would be done in an hour. I rec'd a call back 2 hours later stating they would need it for a SECOND day (I reminded them they already had it two days). Again I said fine but it needed to be done by Wednesday and asked for a call to confirm it was done. Of course no call on Wed and no answer when I call. Go to p/u on Wed at 7:00PM and car is still not done. They apologize and ask if I can bring it back next week. I agree and bring it back in the following Wed night, speak to the owner,hand him the keys, and confirm that he will be able to finish the interior, a second coat of wax and the trunk like he promised the following day (Thursday). He says of course and will even pick me up at the train station when I get home from work. I show up on Thursday evening around 7PM to p/u my car that is sitting in the same spot I parked it the night before and the owner is sitting behind a computer and glances at me and does not say a word. Finally he says he forgot to do my car and starts to give me a song a dance about his life story (which he did every time I spoke to him in person). He wants to know if I can bring it back in on Saturday I said **** no and told him to give me the keys (which he could not find b/c they were sitting on his desk in the envelope I had physically handed him the night before) my car mats and move the car that was blocking me in. If this is how they treat customers for a simple detail job I would not trust them with my transmission
I had my transmission rebuilt here over a year ago, I intended to write a review at the time but creating a yp.com login was a pain!! So sorry for the delay :-)
When the transmission went on my car I was horrified. I researched the problem and found that it was a very common failure in my make and model, and most owners had to replace the transmission costing between $3000 - $4000. Given I still had over a year worth of payments left, I was NOT willing to accept this financial burden.
I researched reviews, and felt most comfortable with Affordable Transmissions. The only negative reviews seemed written by people I couldn't really relate to (one was whining that the office was dirty... who cares? I wouldn't trust a CLEAN mechanic!!). I was quoted $1700 for a rebuilt transmission. They assured me that a rebuilt transmission would serve as well for my purposes as a brand new, and this was an acceptable risk given the huge savings.
The work was done quickly, and the owner was very generous about being flexible with me in repaying him. I didn't have the money at first, so he ended up having to store my car for three weeks while I got it together. I called him with updates constantly, he seemed to genuinely not mind keeping it for me!
The car has not given me problems since!! I was very concerned that this would be a case of getting a few months out of it before having to replace the transmission altogether, but this wasn't the case. I would recommend anyone to take their car here for a transmission issue!
Attention to All that are intimated by mechanics....I needed my new camaro inspected because I brought it in New Jersey. Not only did these guys inspect the car while I waited, they made me feel very comfortable in a situation I usually feel very intimated. All the guys: John, Todd, Mike, Tink and "Big Daddy" were respectful, informative and friendly. Also, had my car hand washed and waxed by Mike. Great job guys! Thanks for your great service.
I wouldn't trust anyone else with my jeep! My husband thought he was doing me a favor and had one of his friends do work on my 2003 Chevy Trailblazer LT! Worst decision he ever made! Trying to be cheap! I took my truck to Al Affordable let my mechanic (Tinky) work on it and everything worked out for the best! Tinky is the best mechanic ever! I wouldn't trust anyone else with my vehicle! I recommend anyone who has a vehicle to Affordable Transmissions! ASK FOR TINKY!
I was haveing a few problems with my f150 pu truck, transmission, coils, and missfiring plugs. Call John for the first time and explained the problems and right off the bat he knew what was wrong with my truck. i had called a few other places b-4 him and they all said drop it off for an estimate and the deposit will go to the repairs if i had work done and the ball park estimates were high. when i called John gave me an estimate on the phone when i called him. and his prices were in my price range and a lot less than the other other other ones. Well i took my truck in he did the repairs, my truck was done when he said it would be done, except for my dipstick (it had holes in it where the bracket broke it was rusted thru) it was broken b-4 i took it to him. but he replaced it for no charge. Same price he quoted on phone just to do the transmission. Nice of him to do that, he could have charge me but didn't. I would recomende this shop to anyone needing work done, i my self am a retired mechanic and some things i don't want to on the ground at home. he has all of my business and any refferal i can send his way, Affordable, honest, dependable his business is. he has great mechanics that know their stuff GREAT SERVICE!!.
John @ Affordable transmissions & repairs,