HORSHAM, Pa., March 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AAMCO Transmissions, Inc. ("AAMCO"), franchisor of the world's largest branded chain of transmission specialists and an industry leader in total car care services, announced today it has expanded in South Carolina with the opening of its first location in Summerville on Feb. 1. The new auto repair shop is located at 1550 Old Trolley Road and features transmission, auto repair and fleet services. AAMCO Summerville marks the brand's eighth location in South Carolina and is owned and operated by Greenville resident and longtime franchisee Chris Ebert.
Ebert opened his first AAMCO shop in the Greenville area in 2010 after spending 12 years in the mortgage industry and many years as a restaurant owner prior to that. When asked what drew him to franchising and to AAMCO in particular, he said, "As a manager with JPMorgan Chase, I learned how to follow best practices and to achieve success by doing what has proven to work. The experts at AAMCO have spent over 50 years developing their business. I know I can follow this path they have created, put in the hard work and have a thriving business."
That path to success led Ebert to open a Columbia-area shop in 2014 and a Charlotte, North Carolina-area location in 2015. He has already purchased the rights to expand in Mount Pleasant and Anderson, South Carolina, as well as Asheville, North Carolina, and expects to have those three locations open with the next 24 months.
"Total car care is a specialty business that people are always going to need," said Ebert. "We work hard to build trust with our customers and help them maintain their car year-round, whether it's a transmission replacement in the heat of the summer or a routine spring tune-up. It's important to me to bring value to each community in which I do business and to be known for quality work and customer service."
For more than 50 years, AAMCO's network of locally owned and independently operated automotive service centers has employed the latest technology. Expert technicians diagnose a repair, fix it right the first time and back it with a nationwide warranty. Known as the world's leading transmission expert, the company has evolved into a total car care brand that provides a variety of services including brake repair, tune-ups, shocks and struts, routine maintenance and more. AAMCO was named to Entrepreneur's 2017 Franchise 500 ranking top of its category for the third consecutive year. Based on network size, growth rate and financial strength, last year, the brand also earned a spot on Entrepreneur's "Best of the Best" list. Additionally, AAMCO has been consecutively ranked on Franchise Times' Top 200+ for the last two years.
AAMCO Summerville serves customers Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. The center is closed on Sunday. For more information, please visit www.aamcosummervillesc.com or call 843-376-5525.
About AAMCO AAMCO is the world's largest branded chain of transmission specialists and a leader in total car care services. AAMCO has nearly 650 franchised automotive centers throughout the United States and Canada. Established in 1962, AAMCO-branded centers are proud to have served more than 45 million drivers. For more information, visit: aamcouniversity.com, aamco.com or aamcoblog.com.