Thank you AAMCO of Salem, VA!

On Friday, July 19, 2013 my car broke down in front of one of your stores. I broke down in front of 1202 E, Main St. Salem, VA. One of your employees came to my rescue. He said his name was Joe. I just want you all to know that Joe was an Angel from GOD. He helped me get my car out of traffic. Offered to fix my car, but I had no money. I did call road side service and they said they were on their way. While waiting for them Joe gave my son and I a soft drink and a bottle of water. Both drinks were ice cold. He even gave us some of his mom’s homemade chocolate chip cookies. They were awesome. Hats off to mom. The moral of my story is that if we had more people in the world like Joe, the world would be great. To Joe’s mom, you raised a wonderful person. I will never forget how nice he was to me and my son.

Joe you are amazing and thank you very much. Aamco is blessed to have you as an employee. Thanks-a-million. GOD bless.

Michelle Simmons – Roanoke, Virginia

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AAMCO Breaks Ground at AAMCO University Training Center

AAMCO officially broke ground at AAMCO University, commencing the building of the state-of-the-art training facility in Newnan, Georgia.

AAMCO President and Chief Executive Officer Brett Ponton was onsite for the groundbreaking on August 5.

AAMCO President & Chief Executive Officer Brett Ponton and Mike Ganjei, president of the National AAMCO Dealers Association break ground at AAMCO University.

AAMCO President & Chief Executive Officer Brett Ponton and Mike Ganjei, president of the National AAMCO Dealers Association break ground at AAMCO University.

We are thrilled to officially begin development on AAMCO University,” says Ponton. “The creation of the new training facility supports our business model to deliver the best possible customer experience through our highly trained team of experts.”

The center, 30 miles southwest of Atlanta, is scheduled to open in January 2015. It will provide AAMCO technicians, managers and franchisees with service training through a best-in-class curriculum within its high-tech training facility and repair center. The school will train employees to be in a position to continually deliver quality service. It will also provide guidance to a successful career path at AAMCO.

Ponton, Ganjei, NADA board members and dealers were onsite for the groundbreaking.

Ponton, Ganjei, NADA board members and dealers were onsite for the groundbreaking.

“Another great benefit of AAMCO University is that it offers prospective AAMCO franchisees a first look at the operation and the company’s commitment to best practices from an owner’s view,” said Mike Ganjei, an AAMCO franchise owner and president of the National AAMCO Dealers Association.

The educational facility will offer both lecture and hands-on technical instruction for up to 60 people at a time with a theater-style classroom and a simulated repair shop showcasing a real-life learning environment. A call center will field technical and sales questions.

Ponton, Ganjei, NADA board members and the AAMCO Operations Team gather to commemorate the groundbreaking.

Ponton, Ganjei, NADA board members and the AAMCO Operations Team gather to commemorate the groundbreaking.

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NEW SERVICE CENTER OPENS NEAR TULSA!

AAMCO announces the opening of a new service center in Broken Arrow, just outside of Tulsa. The new center (http://www.aamcobrokenarrowok.com/) located at 215 E. Kenosha Street, Broken Arrow, OK 74012 brings AAMCO’s number of Tulsa area service centers to three.

AAMCO Broken Arrow is offering area drivers a high-quality auto repair experience including seasonal offers and discounts. Visit AAMCO Broken Arrow online (http://www.aamcobrokenarrowok.com/) to print the service deals through August 14, 2014.

“At AAMCO Broken Arrow, we aim for first-class service, whether we are repairing brake pads or rebuilding a transmission,” says James D. Garrett, owner of AAMCO Broken Arrow. “Our goal is to get our drivers safely and swiftly back on the road again.”

Today’s automobiles have become increasingly technological. AAMCO Broken Arrow has built its state-of-the-art repair shop to cater to the modern customer. Total Car Care services offered include, but are not limited to, transmission repair, air conditioning services, battery maintenance and charging service, belts and hoses inspection, brackets and mounts, brake service and repair, tire rotation and much more.

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AAMCO Announces the Creation of AAMCO University Training Center for Franchisees and Employees

AAMCO is pleased to announce the opening of AAMCO University, a state-of-the-art training facility in Newnan, Georgia. The center, 30 miles southwest of Atlanta, will provide current and future AAMCO technicians, managers and franchisees with service training through a best-in-class curriculum within its high tech training facility and repair center. AAMCO President and Chief Executive Officer Brett Ponton created the vision for the training center. Read more in Ratchet & Wrench: http://bit.ly/1o9L22N

AAMCO University Training Center

AAMCO University Training Center

 

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AAMCO is pleased to share a story of generosity from one of its Jacksonville, Florida center owners.

Cassandra Brownlee is a mother of two sons, ages nine and 14, who both have special needs and require regular medical attention. She is client of Daniel Kids (http://danielkids.org), which provides therapeutic assistance for one of her sons. When Brownlee's transmission was slipping on her 2003 Ford Explorer, she knew she needed urgent repair work. Brownlee brought her car to AAMCO Jacksonville (http://aamcojacksonville.com/) at 103rd Street with roughly $200 in borrowed cash and could not afford the repairs. Fortunately, Brownlee noticed a sign on the wall for the We Care Repair program (http://www.danielkids.org/page.aspx?pid=532), a partnership between AAMCO and Daniel Kids to repair automobiles for those in financial need, which relies on community donations. She immediately applied for the program.

When AAMCO Jacksonville center owner Jason Butler spoke with Brownlee about the cost of the repairs, he took the borrowed money and dropped it in the Daniel Kids donation box. Butler then provided the rest of the repairs, at a cost of $2,400 at no expense to Brownlee. Repairs included a new transmission rear seal, transmission service with synthetic fluid, new valve cover gaskets, oil pan gaskets and a differential reseal.

Brownlee was touched by the gesture. She burst into tears when Butler placed the money into the donation box.

AAMCO did not just help fix my car,” says Brownlee. “I have two special needs children, so fixing the car is like keeping the house running; it lets me get to doctor appointments without interruption. Words cannot express how much AAMCO helped us, and we thank them again.”

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AAMCO has a new service center near the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area!

The new center (http://www.aamcowarrentonva.com) located at 131 Broadview Avenue, Warrenton, Virginia, 20186 brings AAMCO’s total number of greater Washington metropolitan service centers to 27.

AAMCO’s service center in Warrenton offers residents the same high-quality auto repair experience they’ve come to expect from the auto repair chain. The center is convenient for residents and tourists of Northern Virginia. AAMCO aims to bolster Fauquier County’s economic environment by bringing new business and employment opportunities to the area.

“At AAMCO Warrenton, we are committed to providing quality work and service to our customers,” says Jimmy Andreas, the owner of AAMCO of Warrenton (http://www.aamcowarrentonva.com/). “We look forward to assisting drivers with their total car care needs to get them safely back on the road again.”

“At AAMCO, we are constantly looking for ways to expand and reach new communities,” says Rob Rajkowski, chief operating officer at AAMCO. “Warrenton is a popular, scenic driving destination just outside of a major metropolitan market. Our reach into this community maintains our presence in a key market supporting our growth strategies.”

The new service center will provide expert repair and service for its customers’ Total Car Care needs. Services offered at AAMCO of Warrenton include automatic and manual transmission repair, rebuilding and replacement of clutch services, advanced computer diagnostics to identify and fix drivability problems and complete brake repair.

As a benefit to the Warrenton community, AAMCO is offering local car owners three promotional deals at its new service center. Visit AAMCO of Warrenton online (http://www.aamcowarrentonva.com/) to print these service deals.

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AAMCO Opens New Service Center in Wichita, Kansas

The new AAMCO service center has officially opened its doors on Monday, June 2, 2014 at 703 North West Street, Wichita, Kansas 67203. Vehicle owners in the South Central city can expect professional, highly-trained technicians to perform quality auto repairs using the latest in repair and maintenance technology.

“Part of our mission is to ensure that we are providing a thorough evaluation at every customer’s first visit,” says Chad Raymond, the owner of AAMCO of Wichita. “I am pleased to offer AAMCO’s top-notch services to Wichita residents and visitors – the city where I was raised – and increase the convenience of quality car care in the metropolitan area.”

“Our Wichita center will offer the same high-quality service that consumers across the U.S. have come to expect from AAMCO,” says Rob Rajkowski, chief operating officer at AAMCO. “We are proud of our expansion in the Midwest and look forward to working closely with Chad and his team to help benefit the local community.”

In addition to general automotive and transmissions repairs, AAMCO of Wichita is pleased to provide diesel repair, a specialty AAMCO service. The new center also offers free towing with any evaluation and does not require customers to make appointments before meeting with specialists.

As an additional benefit to the Wichita area, AAMCO is offering local vehicle owners two promotional deals. Go online to AAMCO of Wichita  (http://aamcowichitaks.com/) to receive $150 off any transmission rebuild and a $29.99 oil change and tire rotation.

AAMCO of Wichita is veteran-owned. To learn more about AAMCO’s partnership with veterans and jobs for veterans, visit: http://www.AAMCOBlog.com and http://veterans.jobs/aamco/careers/.

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