Kudos to AAMCO in Princeton, WV

I wanted to take a second to thank Chris and all the guys at AAMCO in Princeton, WV!! Monday, June 9th I was driving from Knoxville, TN through Princeton, WV while participating in the Hot Rod Power Tour. I was in my 1969 Pontiac Firebird. I experienced a very bad transmission leak on the highway and was directed to Chris at AAMCO. When I pulled into his shop, he could tell that I was in need of help and quickly. He and his guys pulled my car in and in under an hour had the transmission sitting on the stand and a new seal in hand. Once the transmission was inspected, it was discovered that the torque converter was damaged and would need to be replaced. Chris got on the phone and made what seemed like a dozen calls and was able to locate one about a 100 miles away. I rented a car that night drove to where the part was and picked it up the next morning and got it to the guys at the shop. I was back on the Power Tour by 10:00 the next morning and never missed a check in! Chris and all of the guys stayed late and worked quickly and got me back on the road, and only charged me about $475.00. These guys are top notch in my book and deserve an award of some kind!! Thank you!!

Chris Shawver

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AAMCO Dixie Super Center is open for business!

DixieRibbonCutting 9-17-14On Saturday, September 13, 2014 the new, bigger and better AAMCO Dixie opened its door to a super center with a grand opening celebration.

AAMCO Dixie owner, John Summers cut the ribbon and stood with the AAMCO team, friends and family to officially mark the special occasion.

The Louisville mayor proclaimed September 13 as “AAMCO Dixie Day” and Scott Love, Economic Development Manager for Louisville Metro Department of Economic Development shared the proclamation and shook hands with Summers.Dixie ShakeHandsThere was a car show with games and door prizes, a raffle drawing, live music from Rock Museum and refreshments from various vendors. Khalil’s on Dixie Highway provided meals at a discounted price. All proceeds from the car show, with a five dollar entry fee, will go directly to Kosair Shrine Circus, where underprivileged children, boy and girl scouts and others are brought to the February 2015 circus at no cost to them.1 dixie 975

“We are grateful for the donation from AAMCO, our partner in the community”, said J.R. Riggs, circus chairman, Kosair Shrine Circus. “Our sole mission is to take these kids to the circus when they otherwise would not be able to attend, and these additional funds help us meet our mission.”

Discounts and coupons from AAMCO were provided to grand opening attendees.

“We are pleased to provide the local community with an expanded facility and list of services to better serve them, and we will maintain our mantra of ‘yes, we do that,’” said John Summers, owner of AAMCO Dixie.

The new center, the only “super center” in Kentucky, will offer 10 service bays for a broader range of offerings, including transmission repair, rebuilding and replacement, tire alignment, brake service, air conditioning service and repair, all factory recommended maintenance and more.DixieWide 9-17-14

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AAMCO DEBUTS NEW ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN

We are thrilled to share the news of the launch of our new advertising campaign!

We just launched “800 Pieces”, which focuses on the heart of a vehicle: the transmission. It is like nothing we have done before.

The ad features the transmission – the most complicated part of the vehicle – and delivers the message that if AAMCO can fix the transmission, it can fix any part of a vehicle.

Most people don’t know that their car’s transmission is made up of over 800 pieces. Nor do they know how many things can make their “check engine” light come on, or even how their brakes work, but they will after seeing AAMCO’s new advertising campaign.

The “800 Pieces” campaign is educational and combines computer-generated imagery (CGI) with live action footage. Four different television spots show an AAMCO technician on a deserted road while he details technical issues that occur within a vehicle such as the transmission, brakes, “check engine” light and Total Car Care. We see each car part floating in the air, which then splits into hundreds of pieces. As the AAMCO technician diagnoses the problem, he pushes the pieces back together until the part and the car are rebuilt.

The “800 Pieces” spots can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/AAMCOCarCare.

Stay tuned for the second campaign, which showcases humor, and will debut before the end of the year!

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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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