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Had daughter's 2011 Hyundai Sonata towed to AAMCO b/c another shop told us the car breakdown was a transmission problem. Called AAMCO and dealt with Mike who said he'd take a look. Called me to advise it was not the trans, but the engine and it was shot. He called me back after researching the car and found a recall for Hyundai engines. Even though the car VIN showed no open recall, and that the engine issue did not apply to the car, Mike gave me the recall code and description, encouraging me to call Hyundai directly. What do you know, even though the VIN search on Hyundai's sit showed the car was not covered under the recall, IT WAS! Mike is an honest and upstanding guy. He could have let it go that no recall appeared for this 12 year old car, he could have tried to sell us on a rebuilt engine, but no, instead he did the honest thing and saved us THOUSANDS! I will definitely use him in the future.
Very knowledgeable and professional. I plan on getting all of my cars repaired here in the future. Mike did a fantastic job from beginning to end. Highly recommend!
Was able to get an appointment to replace an O2 sensor on my Jeep very quickly. Brought it in and was done the same day, so availability and quickness was very convenient here. Everything seems to be in order since they installed the new sensor, but only time will tell. My only complaint is how much it was to replace one oxygen sensor for 1 hour of labor time. $325 seems like a lot for that job and have replaced a previous sensor elsewhere for much less. But unfortunately that is the world we live in where parts and labor is very expensive and varies where you go. I rate a 3.5 overall for AAMCO in West Caldwell.
I had an oil leak that no other mechanic wanted to touch. They diagnosed the problem, showed me the underside of the car, which is rare, and they fixed it perfectly. The only issue I had was refilling the engine with synthetic oil when my car only uses conventional oil. I brought it back the next day and they corrected the problem immediately. My car has been drip free so far and I feel confident with their service. I would highly recommend them and plan to use them again, if necessary.
Mike was warm and friendly, when I called at lunchtime I told him I was informed I needed front brakes. He said bring the car right down and there is a good chance I can have the car done today. A man of his word installed pads and rotors and the job was done before they closed. He also test drove the car and let me know to listen for a bearing which might be on it's way out, but wasn't necessary to replace yet. Just informed me, turn the radio down occasionally and listen. So the next song I don't like that is what I will do. Glad to see the garage open again after Midas left there years ago, been a local in town for over 20 years so I'm happy we have a transmission shop plus more in that space again.