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anonymous

02/23/2015

Provided by Superpages

Clutch went to the floor while driving; pressed the clutch & saw hydraulic fluid leaking at slave cyl. and informed Advanced of my findings & informed them that my clutch was less than 3 yrs. old. The owner of Advanced quoted over $900 for a new clutch since the "slave cyl. was in the bell housing" which it is NOT. I repaired hydraulic line and new slave cylinder for under $60.00!! I'm not one to respond negatively about someone unless I really think that I'm being taken advantage of. My only question is why would they not have checked this out more thoroughly (especially after what I had told them?) I bet if the money had been coming out of their pocket that they would have checked it out better before quoting such a ridiculous estimate. I'm sure they do good work, but I am also made aware that they most likely quote parts that are not necessary because they are in business to make $$$$! That always seems to be the bottom line (not the customers' best interest). Highly disappointed!!!

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schmully

03/15/2014

Provided by YPmobile
excellent mechanic

Fair pricing, great service.

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yankeeman02

04/21/2013

Provided by YP.com

A nationwide chain repair shop put a new transmission in my 2000 Oldsmobile Bravada less than a year ago. When it starting slipping I had it towed back to the same shop because they gave me a "lifetime warranty" on the rebuilt transmission that they installed a year ago. After keeping my vehicle for a week they said they would not cover the warranty. My father-in-law suggested talking to Advanced Transmissions so I called and talked to Leon who immediatley gave me a price and told me that I was "ripped off" by the national chain. I had my vehicle towed to Leon who called me about an hour later and said that he would fix it for the quoted price even though it should be more due to what a bad job the other people did of installing the transmission. Then he told me that he would have it done the next day!



Less than 24hrs later I recieved a call that my vehicle was done. Leon did in less than 24hrs what the other people could not do in a week and he did it for $1,000 less!! It is very refreshing to find men who will stand by their word and their work.

anonymous

12/19/2012

Provided by Superpages

I wish I could give a negative star rating. My van has now been back for the 4th time for the same repair. They put THE WRONG TRANSMISSION in my car!!! Also, loose bolts that came out caused extensive damage which they are refusing to repair or have repaired. I paid $2000 for the wrong transmission, a weeks worth of lost wages due to not having a functional vehicle, the opportunity to get stranded roadside with two young kids in the car and a whole lot of headaches. Buyer Beware!!!

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douglasmann

07/09/2012

Provided by YP.com
Integrity and honesty could ap...

Integrity and honesty could aptly describe Advanced Transmission !

I have a 2004 Ford Ranger 4.0 V6 with 92,000 miles on it and I really like it a lot. A couple of months ago, the transmission began slipping a little between gears. For those 2 months, I agonized over where to take my truck to find what was causing this and to get an estimate. I made the mistake of going to one of those national chain franchises. Big blunder on my part (see below). I’m a retired senior citizen with SS limited income.

Fortunately, after highly recommended by a good mechanic, I came to Advanced Transmissions in Mauldin, SC. The friendly receptionist introduced me to Monte, one of the two brother owners. I told him what the transmission was doing, and without flinching or even driving my truck, he told me the problem and how much it would cost . He knew I was frustrated, and advised me to bring my vehicle in the next morning. I took it in, and Enterprise Rent-A-Car was there with my rental car. I expected to get my truck back the next afternoon. At 3 p.m. the SAME day, I got a call saying that my Ranger would be ready at 4 p.m. There it was, all done for exactly what he quoted me it would be! In fact, it was for less than the franchise store wanted me to pay for an estimate! I got in the truck and drove it home and I was thrilled. I have driven it since, in town and on the interstate, and it shifts like a new vehicle.

I couldn’t be more pleased with the pleasant service, reasonable cost, no bait and switch, ability to give me a price on the spot, and the reliability I have experienced since. In addition, they provide a 12 month 12,000 mile parts AND labor warranty. Monte and Leon are honest folks who just want to do a good job at a reasonable cost. And THAT they do well! No lousy games here.

It is my opinion that you do NOT patronize a national chain transmission shop. If you go to get an estimate, it is their company policy nationwide, to get money up front to “take down the transmission” to see what is wrong, then tell you what it will cost. It’s basically a sales job. In my case, it was over $700, then if I wanted them to do the work, that amount would apply toward final cost (of work you probably didn’t need). If you elect to NOT have them do the work, then you’ve spent $700 for NOTHING. I could not get the owner of the local franchise to give me an estimate, even a ballpark “worst case scenario” estimate of having to rebuild the transmission. Would you leave a blank check to a shop like this, that decides how much you are going to spend?

All you have to do is Google any national chain, and you will find dozens or hundreds of horror stories, from scamming, lying, holding cars, not keeping so-called promises. There are ripoff reports for two of the most well known. There is even a site called (blank blank) sucks! In all fairness, the local franchise had one complaint, that involving method of payment.

I HIGHLY recommend Advanced Transmission to repair your transmission without worry. You will be glad you did. If you can’t get there, at least go to a local privately owned transmission repair shop.

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Phone: 864-214-4734

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