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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Memorial Day salute to AAMCO center owners who are military veterans

On this Memorial Day we salute AAMCO center owners who are military veterans. AAMCO has been a great supporter of veterans returning from war.
Fred Saunders, owner of two AAMCO centers in Texas: New Braunfels and San Marcos is a retired Air Force Officer Major and currently serving in Afghanistan as a Department of Army Civilian.
Over 25 years, he conducted two tours in Iraq and three tours in Afghanistan.

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AAMCO center owner Fred Saunders and his AAMCO team at the New Braunfels, Texas location

His AAMCO centers are located near Randolph Air Force Base, and he enjoys repairing the vehicles of many service members and veterans.

AAMCO salutes our veterans! Happy Memorial Day!

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AAMCO Introduces BEST Practices for Memorial Day Drivers

Simple Car Care Tips Can Save Drivers Up to 10 Percent on Gas Mileage
HORSHAM, Pa.- AAMCO, the world's largest chain of transmission specialists and leader in total car care, is encouraging families and drivers hitting the road for Memorial Day weekend to make sure their vehicles are in proper shape.

When seasons change, car maintenance is important to reduce the need for repairs and save money. During the warmer summer months drivers should be especially conscious of fuel consumption. According to AAA, this year the national gas price is up nearly 20 cents per gallon compared to 2013.

A few simple checks can conserve money at the pump and help prevent breakdowns. To get the best gas mileage out of your car, and to make sure you don’t have any problems, here are some “BEST Practices” from AAMCO, which can be found at http://aamcoroadready.com

Battery: Prevent failure by replacing a car battery that’s more than five years old.
Engine Oil: Increase mileage by up to two percent by using the manufacturer’s recommended grade of oil during suggested oil change intervals.
Service: Improve mileage by up to 10 percent on simple fixes and up to 40 percent by addressing any major unperformed maintenance or mechanical issues, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
Tires: Enhance gas mileage by up to three percent by properly inflating tires to the manufacturer’s specification.

Avoiding excessive idling and removing unnecessary items from the trunk to reduce weight are also easy ways to prevent wasting fuel. In addition, the oxygen sensor may need to be replaced if you have noticed a drop-off in fuel mileage.

“Now more than ever, drivers need to get that extra mile out of their car and fuel tank,” says Bruce Chidsey, vice president of technical support at AAMCO. “Given the surge in gas prices, AAMCO wants to help drivers this vacation season by addressing and preventing car issues before they surface. Our BEST practices are an easy way for drivers to stay aware and know before they go.”

Whether on the road or home this Memorial Day weekend, download the iGAAUGE app today to access expert automotive advice 24 hours a day. And tune-in to AAMCOCarCare on YouTube for seasonal tips and car maintenance advice no matter the time of year.

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Meet AAMCO's new COO, Robert Rajkowski

AAMCO has hired Robert Rajkowski as its chief operating officer and its top marketing executive.

Rajkowski comes to AAMCO from Heartland Automotive Services, where he held posts as chief marketing officer and chief operating officer. Prior to that, he held several leadership jobs at The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

Read more in the Intelligencer: http://bit.ly/1ggNHus

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