Budget A-1 Nationwide Transmission & Auto Repair

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  • 3201 S Santa Fe Dr

    Englewood, CO 80110

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  • 888-739-2113

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I have been to Budget many times and have never had a bad experience. I find the staff and owner to be very informative, honest and courteous. I highly recommend this shop for any automotive repair.

I also enjoy their video on their website http://www.budget-a1.com/

Thanks guys keep up the great work.

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I have been to Budget many times and have never had a bad experience. I find the staff and owner to be very informative, honest and courteous. I highly recommend this shop for any automotive repair.

I also enjoy their video on their website http://www.budget-a1.com/

Thanks guys keep up the great work.

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Before I get to my main review, let me tell you two things: These guys sell gold in their shop in addition to fixing transmissions, and they love to try and up-sell their customers for additional repairs that really aren't needed while they're working on your car. I had just replaced my transmission fluid before bringing it in (part of my trouble shooting) and they insisted that I needed to have my system flushed anyway before putting in a new transmission which also requires new fluid! Really? I need to pay an extra $120 to have you flush it for a third time? What a joke!
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Budget A-1 replaced a transmission on my SUV about 2 months ago. The new transmission never felt confident to begin with, but now I'm noticing stains on my driveway. Put it up on jacks and sure enough, the transmission is leaking like a sieve! Of all the seals it could come from, it's coming from the pan! If you know anything about this part, it's fairly straight forward to replace a seal on the pan and should ALWAYS be done any time it's opened. Either they used a bad (old) seal or they didn't torque my bolts properly! They had to have had this taken off for the install, so you can't tell me it came like that! I'd bring it back for them to fix, but unfortunately I can't trust them and I'm afraid they'll only make matters worse, so I'll be doing it myself this weekend. Thanks Budget A-1! Quality work...

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Before I get to my main review, let me tell you two things: These guys sell gold in their shop in addition to fixing transmissions, and they love to try and up-sell their customers for additional repairs that really aren't needed while they're working on your car. I had just replaced my transmission fluid before bringing it in (part of my trouble shooting) and they insisted that I needed to have my system flushed anyway before putting in a new transmission which also requires new fluid! Really? I need to pay an extra $120 to have you flush it for a third time? What a joke!
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Budget A-1 replaced a transmission on my SUV about 2 months ago. The new transmission never felt confident to begin with, but now I'm noticing stains on my driveway. Put it up on jacks and sure enough, the transmission is leaking like a sieve! Of all the seals it could come from, it's coming from the pan! If you know anything about this part, it's fairly straight forward to replace a seal on the pan and should ALWAYS be done any time it's opened. Either they used a bad (old) seal or they didn't torque my bolts properly! They had to have had this taken off for the install, so you can't tell me it came like that! I'd bring it back for them to fix, but unfortunately I can't trust them and I'm afraid they'll only make matters worse, so I'll be doing it myself this weekend. Thanks Budget A-1! Quality work...

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This is Mark the owner of Budget A1 Nationwide and I would like to address this negative review. We have never and will never recommend anything that is not needed on any vehicle that comes in here. When David brought his vehicle in to us it had internal problems with the transmission and instead of having us fix the transmission he elected to buy a used transmission and have us install it for him. So this is not a new transmission. David bought the transmission from a third party that we had nothing to do with and had it shipped to us. We did strongly recommend that the transmission cooler needed to be flushed. Any time you have a failure with a transmission the cooler itself needs to be flushed to remove any contamination and also make sure there are no restrictions in the cooler. Even if the transmission was flushed before having it removed the cooler does not get flushed like it does when we flush it with our machine. If anyone is interested in reading more about the machine we use and how it flushes the transmission cooler the link is right here: www(dot)hotflusher(dot)com/independent-test(dot)cfm This flusher cannot be used to flush the transmission, only the cooler. David elected to not have the cooler flushed. There were also other things that we did recommend to David while we had the transmission out of the vehicle. The u-joints on the front and rear driveshafts, which were going bad, the flexplate which had ring gear teeth damaged where the starter contacts it, these things were recommended because they were needed. We also recommended replacing the engine rear main seal not because it was leaking but becasue it would be a lot cheaper to replace this seal now while the transmission was out then later if it does start to leak and the transmission would have to come back out to access the seal. None of these recomendations were pushed on David, we just gave him the options and he declined to have any of it done. The last thing we also offered to David was servicing the used transmission before installing it. This would consist of taking the pan off and replacing the filter, re-torqueing all the valvebody bolts and of course replacing the pan gasket. David also declined this service so we did not remove the pan. The pan does not have to come off in order to install the transmission. We just installed the trasnmission that was shipped to us. If David had had us service the transmission I guarantee that it would not have leaked, but again David declined having us do the service, so I don't understand how he can complain on here about things that we recommended and he declined. We are always here to take care of all of our customers and if anyone ever has any issues in the future we will always be happy to resolve them.
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I have been dealing with Mark for many years, and have never had any negative experiences at all. The shop is the cleanest shop I have ever been in, thats right these guys let you walk right into the shop, something I have never experienced anywhere else. The technicians that work on my car, in my opinion, are the most honest mechanics I have ever dealt with. They are always willing to talk with me about my car and answer any questions i've had. Mark has also gone above and beyond with me on several ocassions, wether it was working with me on price, or time restrictions. The guys at Budget have always completed the repairs I needed quickly and thoroughly, and at a fair price. My whole family takes their cars to Mark and his crew, and there is no one else that I trust with my vehicles.??

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I have been dealing with Mark for many years, and have never had any negative experiences at all. The shop is the cleanest shop I have ever been in, thats right these guys let you walk right into the shop, something I have never experienced anywhere else. The technicians that work on my car, in my opinion, are the most honest mechanics I have ever dealt with. They are always willing to talk with me about my car and answer any questions i've had. Mark has also gone above and beyond with me on several ocassions, wether it was working with me on price, or time restrictions. The guys at Budget have always completed the repairs I needed quickly and thoroughly, and at a fair price. My whole family takes their cars to Mark and his crew, and there is no one else that I trust with my vehicles.??

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The guys at Budget are great mechanics. I have been taking my truck here for many years. I had my transmission rebuilt 5 years ago and it still works as good as the day I picked it up. I have also had all sorts of other repairs done, fuel pump, tune-up, they are the only ones who touch my truck, even for oil changes. I would strongly suggest them to anyone looking for a good mechanic.

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The guys at Budget are great mechanics. I have been taking my truck here for many years. I had my transmission rebuilt 5 years ago and it still works as good as the day I picked it up. I have also had all sorts of other repairs done, fuel pump, tune-up, they are the only ones who touch my truck, even for oil changes. I would strongly suggest them to anyone looking for a good mechanic.

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I had my car at the dealership and was told that I needed a new transmission because of the way it was shifting. I took my car to Budget A1 Nationwide after finding them on this site. I was very impressed with how I was treated and the time they took to check my car out and explain to me what was wrong with it. Turns out it was just a bad speed sensor that was causing the problem with the transmission. They saved my several thousand dollars, and have earned me as a customer for life. Also being a woman I have had my fair share of dealing with repair shops and not feeling comfortable with the way things were explained to me or what I have been told is wrong with my car. I had absolutely none of that feeling with Mark and the others at Budget. They were so helpful and will be working on my car in the future I'm sure

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I had my car at the dealership and was told that I needed a new transmission because of the way it was shifting. I took my car to Budget A1 Nationwide after finding them on this site. I was very impressed with how I was treated and the time they took to check my car out and explain to me what was wrong with it. Turns out it was just a bad speed sensor that was causing the problem with the transmission. They saved my several thousand dollars, and have earned me as a customer for life. Also being a woman I have had my fair share of dealing with repair shops and not feeling comfortable with the way things were explained to me or what I have been told is wrong with my car. I had absolutely none of that feeling with Mark and the others at Budget. They were so helpful and will be working on my car in the future I'm sure

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Message from Budget A-1 Nationwide Transmission & Auto Repair

You Deserve the Best in Quality, Service, Workmanship, and Warranty! THIS IS THE PLACE! Our facility has been in the same location for over 37 years and we are here to stay. We are proud to say that our property and facility was paid for in full as of 2009, WOW what an accomplishment. Keeping our overhead costs low saves you money, along with our complete and accurate diagnosis and checking the simple things first. BBB A+ rating with multiple Gold Star Award Winning Service awards. We also have hundreds of letters from customers posted in our front office area. Our shop has an "open door policy", you are invited into our spotless shop work area, allowing you to meet the technician working on your car. WOW THATS DIFFERENT. We are a complete in house remanufacturing and repair facility. We specialize in remanufacturing transmissions and all drivetrain components for all foreign and domestic cars and trucks, including exotic imports and classic cars. We also specialize in all factory recommended services and repairs. Tune-ups, timing belts, suspension, electrical repair, A/C repair and service and much much more. Everything from A-Z except tires, we are a "One Stop Shop". We are also "All Data" equipped allowing us to have access to all the factory recommended services and information for your vehicle. Please give us a try and you will have the peace of mind you have always wanted when taking your car in for a repair.

Sincerely Mark Machosky, owner.

More about Budget A-1 Nationwide Transmission & Auto Repair

BBB Gold Star Award Winning Service with the highest BBB rating of A+. Also we are a Tom Martino preffered business. Our shop has been in the same location since for over 37 years and has been family owned and operated since 1989. Complete "in house" remanufacturing of all foreign and domestic transmissions as well as complete aoutomotive repairs.

 

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