Don Stone at AA Quality Transmissions must be doing something right. Since they opened their shop in 1994, they have grown from a space of 2000 square feet to 5600 square feet and added 2 more lifts and 4 new employees. He can handle repairs on the smallest Honda to a 45-foot Motorhome with his 25000 lb lift.
Don believes the growth came because of the fact he believes in getting the car fixed right the first time and saving his customers money. His belief is that not all cars need new or rebuilt transmissions, but only minor repairs to get them back on the road. He answers a lot of questions over the phone, sometimes preventing the need for shop repairs." We believe this is good business." Don says.
Don also helps other technicians around the State by instructing them on drivability problems associated with today's vehicles with his " Slips & Shudders Transmission Clinic" that he has done at various ASA Chapters around the State. He also belongs to the Transmission Rebuilders Network (TRNi) on the Internet which is where the best of the Transmission Industry gathering and trading of information to work on today's Space Age Vehicles. All their field fixes are kept on the TRNi Website in a database format for all rebuilders to view when searching out a particular problem. The TRNi network has over a thousand years of combined transmission repair experience to help transmission rebuilders and keep your vehicle on the road.
Looking at the walls in his office is a testimonial to the fact that he knows what he is doing. It is adorned with his Certifications as well as pictures of some of his accounts such as Stuart Police Department, Martin County Sheriff Dept., Port St. Lucie Police, Federal Express, U.S.Postal Service, Martin County, and Port St. Lucie Utility Vehicles, and many, many more.
"The vehicles are forever changing and we have the equipment and know-how to get them fixed right." says Don " My technicians and myself are constantly attending seminars in transmission repair and taking Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) testing to stay on top of today's computer-controlled vehicles."
Don was the 1999 State President of the Automotive Service Association of Florida (ASA) and belongs to the Automatic Transmission Service Group (ATSG) so that he can provide a nationwide warranty on repairs made in his shop.