A1 Transmission Complaint - Transmission Repair Botch Up
BALDWIN, NEW YORK -- I took my truck to A1 Transmission to repair a leak that was coming from my transmission. Yes, I had a rebuilt transmission put in by another company that is no longer is business. But it should not have cost $1,800.00 to repair a leak. It should have cost half that amount. After the work was done, I picked my car up and proceeded to my job. I made a stop at a store before going to work and called Mr. G who owns A1 and told him I could not get the key out of the ignition. (When I took my car to him there was nothing wrong with my key or the ignition.) He proceeded to tell me that he had a problem with the key before I had picked my car up. Instead of telling me this at the time of picking up my car. He let me drive off with my car. (He tried to tell me that sometimes lent car cause the key to get stuck in the ignition.) When I finally get to work, I parked my car and I still could not get the ket out of the ignition I called him back and told him. He wanted me to bring the car back. At that point I didn't want them to touch my car again. While my car was in his shop someone had bent the key in the ignition. Whoever was working on my car bent the key in the ignition and didn't want to admit to it. This caused me to have the ignition replaced and put out more money besides the $1,800.00 I just paid him.
I eventually took Mr. G. to court and because I was tired of people taking advantage of me. When I was filing my Complaint with the court clerk, as soon as she saw who I was filing the Complaint against she said, "not them again, my brother had problems with them too". Well apparently A1 is well known in the court system so that should tell you something. I did get some of my money back, but I will never tell anyone to take their car to A1 for anything. Mr. G is a fast talker and will talk you into anything.
I would also like to add when I called him before they had proceeded to do work on my car I told him I wanted to come and get my car because I had second thoughts about him doing the work on my car, he told me they had already started but when I got there to take something out of the car, the car was in the air and nothing had been taken off of the car yet. I should have known then that he was a liar and fast talker.
Trust me do not take your car there for anything.