Mr. Transmission Complaint - Beware of Mr. Transmission 1630 Highway 6 South, Houston - (281) 558-6160
HOUSTON, TEXAS -- I had my transmission rebuilt by Mr. Transmission on 10/19/10 and specifically asked the owner Ron to replace the 'rear seal.' For anyone who knows anything about preventative maintenance this is a no-brainer. Once you've spent the $600+ dollars in dropping a transmission you might as well do the additional labor to take the fly wheel off and replace the $5 seal.
My Honda Accord 1998 had just over 170,000 miles on it. It would've been ludicrous for me to spend the over $2000.00 I spent on this job and not have it replaced. I joked with Ron that he may as well put 2 seals because they were so cheap. Four months went by and lo and behold the car started leaking oil. When I took it back to them they correctly diagnosed that yes, my rear seal was leaking as was my oil pan and distributor. When I asked them how the rear seal had gone bad in so short a time they researched my ticket and no sign of the replacement could be found.
I don't usually take time to write negative reviews of companies except when they are flat out crooked. Ron offered to pay half of the labor on the repair and pay for the seal, due to their oversight. Conveniently he quoted me the 7.9 labor hours that represents the retail mechanic rate. I know the real rate is 5.5 so I brought him another quote from Aamco who offered to change it out for $400.00 I told him I'd split that with him and not go public. I told him I knew it would cost me to get out of this mess regardless but maybe he could save himself some bad publicity.
He refused and I went and paid Aamco $400.00. It was more, but it's worth not leaving the car in the hands of someone who's dishonest. Who knows what else they may have jimmied up that would've ended up costing me more.
Avoid this place like the plague.
They are not honest and at the end of the day, if anything goes wrong they avoid accepting responsibility.
When I told him this was nothing personal and that I stood for principle, he said he stood for 'paying the bills.'
Classic...like the cars he likes.
Mr. Transmission 1630 Hwy 6 South