The Fort Collins store just got a repeat customer. Great Job!

I had work done on my 1999 Dodge Dakota at the Fort Collins, CO store in December. After a few months, my transfer case started leaking again. I was hesitant to take it back even though it was under warranty. The employees did a fantastic job. They took my truck, fixed it the same day within the tight time frame I needed it. And not once did they mention me having to pay for anything. The Fort Collins store just got a repeat customer. Great Job!
-Mark S. Fort Collins, CO

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Blitz Cab LLC in Corvallis, Oregon LOVES AAMCO!

Blitz Cab LLC In Corvallis Oregon LOVES AAMCO. Phil is the greatest Business manager ever. I used to run restaurants. I know customer service… Phil blows all my staff out of the water. AAMCO is the only trustworthy franchise. Thank you for an American company that stands behind a promise!
Michael W.-Corvallis, Oregon

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AAMCO Maplewood Gives Back to Family in Need this Holiday Season

Mr. Nick Larson and his wife Roxie of St. Paul own a 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee, their sole means of transportation, including their four children. The couple brought their vehicle to the local AAMCO center to fix a leak. Upon inspection of the vehicle, it needed a new transmission. After learning the cost of the repair, $1,971.00, Nick was distraught. He financially could not afford the transmission combined with a payment that was needed to keep their house from foreclosure. Nick and Roxie are both school bus drivers, and Nick had been out of work recently due to illness, making finances more challenging.

Jeff Johnston AAMCO Center Manager, Nick Larson, Lyle Smith, Technician, Richard Lane, Technician

Jeff Johnston AAMCO Center Manager, Nick Larson, Lyle Smith, Technician, Richard Lane, Technician

AAMCO of Maplewood at 1905 East County Road D had a solution. After learning of the Larson’s situation, AAMCO Customer Service Manager, Jeff Johnston decided to offer some much needed financial relief to the family. AAMCO covered the cost of a new transmission. The local AAMCO repair team, including Rich Lane and Lyle Smith, provided their time and labor at no charge.

“After speaking with Nick Larson and learning of the family’s dire financial situation, I spoke with my repair team and we agreed to provide some much needed assistance, particularly during the holiday season,” said Johnston.

“This story touched us during the holiday season, said Brett Ponton, president & CEO of AAMCO Transmissions Inc. “We are proud of our local center who donated their time to provide relief to a customer in need within their community. Giving back is an important part of our mission at AAMCO.”

Maplewood Tires Plus at 1935 County Road D east joined the effort to assist the local couple. The tire company replaced all four tires of the Larson’s Jeep at no charge.

Nick Larson drove his newly repaired Jeep home on December 18.

Tis the Season!

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AAMCO Customers: A note in regards to AAMCO advertising.

AAMCO Customers:

Recently AAMCO has been the subject of a petition created on MoveOn.org in regards to advertising on the Rush Limbaugh Show.

We feel it is important to tell you that AAMCO is not a national network advertiser and does not directly control the placement of advertising on any medium. We have checked with our local affiliates who purchase advertisements for their local cooperatives and have confirmed that none of them purchased specific advertising or sponsorships on Rush Limbaugh’s radio programming.

Local AAMCO affiliates often purchase Run of Station commercials because they are more cost-effective. Through this format, advertisers are only guaranteed how many times their commercial will air with no guarantees of when it will actually air. Therefore, we have little control over this placement. However, to help remedy this issue, we have instructed our media buying agency to avoid placing AAMCO advertising in these rotations that would include the Rush Limbaugh Show.

Further, we have requested that the creator of the petition on MoveOn.org take down the page and send a retraction to the signed petitioners communicating that AAMCO does not support or endorse any specific program or broadcast media content, including the Rush Limbaugh Show.

We value you as a customer and we appreciate your support and feedback.

Sincerely,
The AAMCO Customer Service Team

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Thank you AAMCO, great job.

I had to use AAMCO for the first time about a year ago in Greeley, Colorado and boy am I glad I did. After the rebuild of my transmission, I traveled from Greeley,Colorado to Bentonville,Arkansas. About 2 months later, my transmission went out again. The people working at both AAMCOs were a life saver. It took about 2 weeks to put in a new transmission but hey, a Buick Rendezvous is not easy to work on. I am so grateful for all the work the men did in both shops to get my car up and running.
Thank you AAMCO, great job.
-Glenda R.

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Montgomery Marine Corps Veteran Enjoys Free Car Repairs from Kalamazoo AAMCO Center

Community-wide effort takes place in Kalamazoo

Retired Marine Corps veteran Robert W. Devine served in the Vietnam War. Devine relies on his 2002 Chevrolet Venture to get to his medical appointments at the local Veterans Affairs facility and to run daily errands. Purple Heart member George Schneider recommended Devine for AAMCO’s program to the MOPH Michigan state commander after learning that Devine could not afford the extensive repairs his vehicle needed.

L to R back row:  Dennis Howes of Autozone, Dan Madson (AAMCO), Chuck Swim, (AAMCO), Joseph Foy III (AAMCO) and not pictured Ben Behymer(AAMCO) L to R Front row: Mike Gonse of DeGroot CARSTAR Collision Center, Gary Shoemaker of Shoemaker’s Garage, AAMCO Kalamazoo owner, Helen Bogatschow and Veteran Robert Devine (not pictured Richard Cagle of Bunca Detailing)  Credit: Kara Beth Photography

L to R back row: Dennis Howes of Autozone, Dan Madson (AAMCO), Chuck Swim, (AAMCO), Joseph Foy III (AAMCO) and not pictured Ben Behymer(AAMCO)
L to R Front row: Mike Gonse of DeGroot CARSTAR Collision Center, Gary Shoemaker of Shoemaker’s Garage, AAMCO Kalamazoo owner, Helen Bogatschow and Veteran Robert Devine (not pictured Richard Cagle of Bunca Detailing)
Credit: Kara Beth Photography

“I’d like to thank AAMCO of Kalamazoo for repairing my van and getting me back on the road,” said Devine. “I am so grateful to George Schneider, who recommended me, Helen, the AAMCO center owner, and the entire AAMCO repair team, as well as all the companies that donated parts and time to ensure I have a safe working vehicle.”

AAMCO Kalamazoo owner Helen and her repair team gather with Veteran Robert Devine.

AAMCO Kalamazoo owner Helen and her repair team gather with Veteran Robert Devine.

Devine picked up his newly repaired van on Sept. 27 from the AAMCO of Kalamazoo service center, at 541 Portage Street, where all services were provided free of charge. Parts and detailing were donated by local automotive businesses.

Gary Shoemaker smiles big with Devine. His company provided a new front-end alignment.

Gary Shoemaker smiles big with Devine. His company provided a new front-end alignment.

AAMCO rebuilt the transmission and made many updates, including a motor oil change, installing new valves, fluids, spark plugs, wires and a parking light. The AAMCO center owner, Helen Bogatschow ensured all major and minor repairs were provided by enlisting assistance from local businesses:

·  Autozone provided all parts necessary to repair the van, including the brake pads.

·  Transtar donated the parts and fluids to rebuild the transmission.

·  Connie and Dale DeGroot, of DeGroot Carstar Collision Center at 572 East Walnut
Street, provided the new hood and grill, as well as exterior painting.

·   Gary Shoemaker, of Shoemaker Garage at 633 East Crosstown Parkway, provided the
front-end alignment.

·   Bunca Detailing, at 653 West Michigan Avenue, provided the detailing.

Autozone’s local representative Dennis Howes shakes hands with Veteran Devine after his company donated the new parts for the van.

Autozone’s local representative Dennis Howes shakes hands with Veteran Devine after his company donated the new parts for the van.

The AAMCO owner and repair team conducted a full inspection and review to ensure that the car will continue to serve Devine for many years.

Mike Gonse of DeGroot CARSTAR Collision Center shakes hand with Veteran Devine after his company provided a new hood, grill and exterior painting.

Mike Gonse of DeGroot CARSTAR Collision Center shakes hand with Veteran Devine after his company provided a new hood, grill and exterior painting.

“I am so pleased to help a deserving veteran, such as Robert Devine,” said Helen Bogatschow, owner of the AAMCO of Kalamazoo. “I believe in doing our part to give back, and am thankful for the generous donations from local partners that donated the body work, parts, labor and detailing for this effort,” she added.

Devine drove off with a newly repaired and detailed van!

Devine drove off with a newly repaired and detailed van!

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Vietnam War Veteran in Nebraska Receives Free Car Repairs From AAMCO’s National Charitable Program

AAMCO continued its 50 Cars in 50 States initiative by repairing the car of a veteran in Nebraska through its national partnership with the Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH).

Jim Varejcka, the MOPH Department of Nebraska commander, nominated the veteran to participate in the 50 Cars in 50 States program.

“I would like to thank AAMCO and all of its partners for providing this program to our veterans,” said Jim Varejcka. “It is appreciated and necessary for our veterans who have fallen on some hard times. Thanks for supporting of our veterans.”

“We are very appreciative of the service and sacrifice of our military veterans,” said Casey Velinsky, owner of AAMCO of Omaha. “It was an honor to help this veteran with auto repairs through AAMCO’s 50 Cars in 50 States program.”

The AAMCO of Omaha service center, at 5254 South 133rd Court, provided the complimentary repairs. AAMCO certified technicians conducted a thorough diagnostic inspection to ensure all needed repairs were made. Ultimately, AAMCO repaired the power steering lines and hoses, replaced the rear shocks and intermediate exhaust pipe, and performed other routine auto maintenance to ensure the car will continue to operate safely for the veteran.

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