All Transmission World Deceived and took advantage of apopka Florida!!
My girlfriend and I were on vacation for memorial day recently. While we were in Siesta Key, her car started running poorly. We were able to crawl home in her car, but there was definitely an issue. We started looking for a close mechanic shop to our house, and found All Transmission World. The men inside the shop were very nice and helpful. We left the car and later that afternoon, they called to inform us they had found a problem with the engine as well as the transmission, but they couldn’t tell us what the actual problem was until we agreed to pay them $360 to peek inside. I told them my girlfriend is a student and we can’t afford something expensive, so please just help us. They promised they would, saying “We don’t want just today’s’ business, we want ALL your business.” This made me feel extremely secure. So why not I thought, lets do it, and I told them to go ahead.Now is where is gets interesting and the story takes a horrific turn…The next morning, the shop called. Told me they found the issues, and could fix the problem…for $2000!!!!I asked them for details, and more details. They were evasive in their answers, and I believe attempted to camouflage the truth of the matter. What they didn’t expect to encounter is that I had car mechanical experience. I was able to decipher the bullshit coming out of the mouth of the employee and discover that to fix the immediate problem that caused the vehicle to start running poorly all i needed was about $100-150 in parts (basic tuneup stuff like spark plugs and wires/dist. cap.) and minimal labor to install (all of which I could have done myself). I told the shop that $2000 was just unaffordable, and if I only paid the $360 I had pledged earlier, could I have my car back so I could fix those fewer items myself. They said yes, but they wouldn’t reinstall the cars transmission. They would merely place the disassembled transmission in back of the car, and give us the keys. Well what good would a car with no transmission in it be? So I asked him how much to put it back in place so we could drive it out of there. He quoted me approx. $850. Mind you that this would entail ZERO work being done on the car to fix it. So at this point I was stuck between and rock and a hard place. Either I have to eat $850 and fix elsewhere, or I pay them the $2000 to fix it all.I could have gotten the minimal fixed to make the car operational, but we were deceived into fixing a lot more that wasn’t necessary at the time.The point is, I asked them to be honest and fair, and they said they would, but all I got was a deception and lies. I would never recommend these people again, and I hope this review will save others from the crooked mechanics at All Transmission World.