AAMCO Transmissions, Inc. Complaint - Bait & Switch - Transmission rebuilt
DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS -- I need to rebuilt my transmission on my 2003 dodge intrepid. i phoned aamco about their price and service and i was told to bring in the car and let them do a Free EDS Electronic Diagnostic Service on the car to pinpoint what the problem is in order to give me an accurate price. I thought that was fair. I left my car at their shop and the next day they call me to say that the price to rebuilt my transmission would be $1295. I gave them the authorization to start on the work at this price. The next day they call me to say that they found other things that need to be changed related to the tranmission and the price is now $2200! when i told them that i dont want them to do it at that price and im coming to pick up my car they said that i owe them $395 for labor charge now because they took down the transmissiona dn opened it up. I felt this was unfair since they told me the high $2200 AFTER they opened the transmission, leaving me with no choice but to either pay their $395 or do it at their shop. I would never never take any of my cars to Aamco and i do not recommend noone to take it there either. They use pressure tactics for you to leave the car at their shop and do the work and charge you more than what they tell you. They are a classic ripoff and someone needs to close them down.