These guys were incredible!
I've had a problem for a year or more with the rear AC in my 2006 Sienna van. After spending hundreds of dollars to no avail at the dealer and other shops I had decided it couldn't be fixed, but as I was checking it into Aamco for scheduled maintenance, they asked if there was anything else they could look at.
I told them about the AC and the problems others had diagnosing it. They asked if I wanted them to spend an hour checking it limiting the cost to $120, and I told them give it a shot.
The next day they called and said they had found a number of anomalies with the way it was hooked up, they didn't have it working yet but would like to spend two more hours trying. Since it seemed that someone was at last making some sort of progress I gave them the go ahead.
Next day they called again and said they had found and corrected more strange things about it, but it still wasn't working. I told them well good try just go ahead and do the maintenance.
Their next call said the maintenance was done, and they had found and repaired more oddities with the AC (with some speculation that previous repair attempts may be responsible) and they would like to keep the van and try a few more things, I told them I was through paying for attempts, but they were adamant about not giving up.
Finally they found the root problem, and needed a part that was a couple thousand dollars from the dealer to make it work. I told them thanks for the attempt but I was done. Next they called back and said they had found the part refurbished for a third of the dealer price and quoted me $1600 all in to get it repaired. I told them I would pay the sixteen hundred if they got it running, but only $360 if they failed.
Apparently failure is not an option for these guys, they kept the van another week. The part they had found was for a different series sienna but they found another, also wrong, then one or two more before finally driving across the county to check the compatibility and securing the right part. They installed it and finally success, the rear AC was working again!
The final part was more than the one their estimate was based on but they stuck to the $1600 bid and warranted the job parts and labor for twelve moths/twelve thousand miles, even though the refurbisher only warrantied the part for ninety days.
Well, what can I say? I mean the story speaks for itself, you decide if these are the kind of people you want working on your vehicles.
I know where I'm going for my vehicle maintenance from now on.