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Jacksonville Family Receives Major Car Repairs For Free From AAMCO Owner

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$2,400 in Donated Repairs Allows Mother to Get Back on the Road

HORSHAM, Pa., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AAMCO, the world's largest chain of transmission specialists and leader in total car care, is pleased to share a story of generosity from one of its Florida center owners.

Cassandra Brownlee is a mother of two sons, ages nine and 14, who both have special needs and require regular medical attention. She is client of Daniel Kids, which provides therapeutic assistance for one of her sons. When Brownlee's transmission was slipping on her 2003 Ford Explorer, she knew she needed urgent repair work. Brownlee brought her car to AAMCO Jacksonville at 103rd Street with roughly $200 in borrowed cash and could not afford the repairs. Fortunately, Brownlee noticed a sign on the wall for the We Care Repair program, a partnership between AAMCO and Daniel Kids to repair automobiles for those in financial need, which relies on community donations. She immediately applied for the program.

When AAMCO Jacksonville center owner Jason Butler spoke with Brownlee about the cost of the repairs, he took the borrowed money and dropped it in the Daniel Kids donation box. Butler then provided the rest of the repairs, at a cost of $2,400 at no expense to Brownlee. Repairs included a new transmission rear seal, transmission service with synthetic fluid, new valve cover gaskets, oil pan gaskets and a differential reseal.

Brownlee was touched by the gesture. She burst into tears when Butler placed the money into the donation box.

"AAMCO did not just help fix my car," says Brownlee. "I have two special needs children, so fixing the car is like keeping the house running; it lets me get to doctor appointments without interruption. Words cannot express how much AAMCO helped us, and we thank them again."

"I am proud of Jason's initiative to give back to a loyal customer at a time when financial assistance was very much needed," said Brett Ponton, AAMCO President and CEO.  "AAMCO supports providing additional assistance where we can, whether it's donated fees or time, so that customers can get back on the road safely and worry free."

About AAMCO Jacksonville 
For over 50 years, AAMCO Centers have become the trusted mechanics in transmission diagnosis, transmission repair & service and transmission maintenance. Before starting any repair, the Jacksonville AAMCO mechanics will perform its extensive TranScan diagnosis on a transmission, which is an $85 value available at Jacksonville AAMCO auto repair shops at no cost. If a transmission does require repair, Jacksonville AAMCO will rebuild it properly and with the strongest nationwide warranty in the business. Drivers can trust AAMCO Jacksonville for all of its automobile needs, from oil changes to tune-ups, to services that will keep an automobile in warranty and everything in, on or under an automobile.

About Daniel Kids
Daniel Kids is Florida's oldest non-profit child serving agency and in 2014 is celebrating 130 years of serving children. Originally established in 1884 as an orphanage, Daniel has evolved to become a multi-service agency that assists 2,000 children, adolescents and families every day through a variety of innovative and nationally recognized programs.

About AAMCO
AAMCO is the world's largest chain of transmission specialists and a leader in total car care services. AAMCO has over 700 automotive centers throughout the United States and Canada. Established in 1962, AAMCO centers are proud to have served more than 45 million drivers. For more information, visit www.AAMCO.com or www.AAMCOBlog.com.   

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