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Aaron Nelson of Airpark Auto Service Featured in Scottsdale Airpark News for His Move to Tri-City Transmission

Aaron Nelson of Airpark Auto was recently featured in the May 2018 edition of Scottsdale Airpark News. After more than 25 years at Airpark Auto, Nelson decided to join the team and culture at Tri-City Transmission.

Chances are you've met Aaron Nelson if you've ever taken your vehicle to Airpark Auto Service. Many of his customers say he's become more than just a service advisor, but their friend as well.

Following the shops recent change of ownership, Tri-City Transmission of Tempe, AZ is thrilled to have Aaron Nelson become a part of their team.

"If I wouldn't recommend it to my parents, I won't recommend it to my customers," Aaron said. At Tri-City Transmission and Auto Repair, they follow a similar outlook and Aaron Nelson is a perfect fit.

"I would love to continue the trusted relationship we have built over the years," Aaron says, "I invite you to contact me during regular business hours at 480-968-5062 or on my cell phone at 602-859-3713."

We couldn't have been more thrilled to welcome Aaron Nelson to the Tri-City Transmission and Auto Repair Family!

Click here to read the full article in Scottsdale Airpark News. Note: It's on page 12.


Tri-City Transmission is located just under an hour and a half away from Payson, AZ. Although this may not seem ideal, letting the inconvenience or extra tow charge influence your decision could end up costing you thousands of dollars.

At Tri-City Transmission, if we can fix your car without a costly overhaul or replacement, we will! For over 40 years, the people who come to Tri-City Transmission expecting the worst leave with good news and a bill significantly less than their car payment. We have built a reputation built on quality service and honesty with a number of residents in Northern Arizona. If you're in Payson and are having a problem with your vehicle's transmission, play it safe and visit Tri-City Transmission.

Since you'll be bringing in your car from Payson, AZ, we'll help out by giving you $200 in towing fees with any major repair!

Many neighborhood shops would rather replace a transmission than fix it. It’s not because they’re dishonest – they just don’t know how! At Tri-City Transmission, if we can fix your car without a costly overhaul or replacement, we will. Take a look at what these customers had to say on third-party review web sites:

“I took my car to AAMCO for transmission problems and of course they said I needed a new transmission at $4,000. I took my car in to Tri-City for a second opinion and after a free diagnosis they said what i needed was a solenoid pack at about $500.00”.

“My car I was told had to have my transmission replaced the first quote I received was $6000. I almost had a heart attack. I did not have to have a new transmission -- it was a computer problem. Call them they are #1”.

“…another provider wanted to just sell us a new transmission. These guys diagnosed minor problems, fixed them promptly, saving us thousand of dollars. I would never go anywhere else for a transmission issue”.

“My regular shop gave me the devastating news that the transmission needed to be replaced, at a cost of $2900. However, I came across Tri-City Transmission and decided to let them look at my car for a second opinion. By the end of the day Tri-City called me with the news. ‘We completed the courtesy check, tightened up the radiator fitting, cleaned up a coolant leak, and filled the transmission fluid that was 2 qts low. The codes are gone. That's right... I was low on transmission fluid”.

I was quoted $5000 at another shop and walked out of Tri-city paying for a repair bill of $450”.

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“Expecting to pay several thousand dollars, I was pleasantly surprised when I was told that the tranny was fine and the source of the problem was a plugged catalytic converter. I shudder to think that a not-so-reputable shop could have discovered the problem, slap an after-market cat on it and then charge me thousands for a "rebuilt" tranny pocketing a hefty profit”.

“After getting a quote from another shop, I decided to get a second one at Tri-City Transmissions. They figured out it was really only a small problem and fixed it for thousands less than I was quoted from the other shop. They could have taken me to the cleaners and I wouldn't have known the difference”.

“A local repair shop told me my daughter's transmission was trashed. The owner said he could put in a rebuild for $2,200 or he would buy it for $500. I took it to Tri-city for a second opinion. It turned out to be a bad sensor -- $50 part”.

“After visiting the dealer and a Honda specialist, both informed me that I needed a new transmission in my Odyssey at around $3,300. Tri-City Trans informed me about a class action lawsuit against Honda specific to the problem I was having. Tri-City Trans and their recommended dealer went to bat for me with Honda Cars of America. The result was a new transmission with Honda picking up 55% of the bill - a savings to me of over $1,600. Tri-City Trans proved that doing the right thing to take care of the customer - despite losing the sale - is the ultimate payoff.”


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ORLANDO, Fla. (May 8, 2018) – American appetite for electric vehicles is heating up. A new AAA survey shows that 20 percent or 50 million Americans will likely go electric for their next vehicle purchase, up from 15 percent in 2017. With lower-than-average ownership costs, increased driving ranges and the latest advanced safety features, AAA sees a strong future for electric vehicles. To help “green” car shoppers make an informed choice, AAA conducts independent, rigorous test-track evaluations of plug-in hybrids, hybrid and fuel-efficient, gas-powered vehicles.

“Today, electric vehicles have mainstream appeal,” said Greg Brannon, AAA’s director of Automotive Engineering. “While concern for the environment is still a major motivator, AAA found U.S. drivers are also attracted to the lower long-term costs and advanced technology features that many of these vehicles offer.”

Perhaps fueling American’s desire for electric vehicles, AAA’s survey found that “range anxiety” is beginning to ease. Among those unsure or unwilling to choose an electric vehicle for their next car, 63 percent (down 9 percent from 2017) cited not enough places to charge as a detractor while 58 percent (down 15 percent from 2017) expressed concern over running out of charge while driving. Not surprisingly, range anxiety is less of a concern for millennials (48 percent) than Generation X or Baby Boomers (64 percent and 66 percent, respectively).

Automaker and Center for Pet Safety Continue Partnership to Help Pet Parents as Temperatures Rise and Road Trip Season Begins

CAMDEN, N.J., May 2, 2018 -- As the 3-row SUV segment becomes increasingly popular for growing families, which in many cases include our four-legged friends, Subaru of America, Inc., and the Center for Pet Safety (CPS), a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit research and consumer advocacy organization, unveiled today their recommendations for safe pet travel in SUVs and the dangers of improperly securing our furry family. In a crash, a pet who is not properly secured can become a projectile, resulting in serious injury or worse for both them and the human passengers. That is why Subaru and CPS are working together again to raise awareness around vital safety measures for man's best friend, so entire families can adventure together safely.

As larger, 3-row SUVs have become more prominent in the market, Subaru and CPS analyzed the design and spacing in these larger vehicles and have identified the safest, and most dangerous, places for pets to travel based on the unique design of 3-row SUVs. To ensure safety for all travelers in a 3-row SUV with captain's chairs, pets should ideally be secured in the second or third row, and follow this simple guide:

Orlando, Fla. (May 1, 2018) – Millions of Americans are counting down the days until their summer vacations, with most U.S. travelers planning trips to warm-weather destinations. Orlando has retained its top spot as the most visited domestic travel destination, while Honolulu and Maui, Hawaii, have both grown in popularity compared with last summer.

“This is shaping up to be another banner season for travel as Americans look to get out and enjoy themselves in the summer sun,” said Bill Sutherland, senior vice president, AAA Travel and Publishing. “Travelers are making plans now to visit theme parks, sail away on cruise vacations, relax at the beach and explore cities in the U.S. and across the globe.”

Domestic Travel

The top domestic summer travel destinations, based on AAA Travel bookings for trips June 1 through August 15, are:

Hitting $2.81, today’s national gas price average has reached the highest price per gallon since November 2014. That year, pump prices averaged $3.34, peaking at $3.70 in April and bottoming out at $2.25 in December. This year’s pump prices will not be reminiscent of 2014, but for motorists, filling-up is packing an unwanted punch to wallets.

“Motorist have been spoiled the past few years with inexpensive gas prices,” said Jeanette Casselano, AAA spokesperson. “We expect prices to continue increasing, potentially another 10 cents, through Memorial Day and then will likely stabilize during the summer, with the understanding that if demand spikes, prices are likely to follow.”

On the week, gasoline demand took a notable drop from its record high the previous week, falling by 774,000 b/d, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). At 9.083 million b/d, gasoline demand is now more in line with rates typically seen during the spring driving season.

Today’s national gas price average is 16-cents more expensive than last month and 43-cents more expensive that last year at this time.

Volvo & General Motors are working on a service that will deliver packages right to your vehicle. Find out about other new service ideas partnering up with auto companies, such as self-driving cars being used for delivery and DIDI is doing in Latin America.

ORLANDO, Fla. (April 17, 2018) – As 64 percent of family travelers gear up for a road trip this summer, AAA warns that the majority of U.S. vehicles are at a higher-than-average risk for a breakdown. A new analysis of AAA roadside data shows that vehicles 10 years and older are twice as likely to end up stranded on the side of the road compared to newer vehicles and on top of that, the odds of needing a tow quadruples. With more than half of cars on the road aged 10 years or older, AAA urges drivers to minimize the chance of a breakdown by getting their vehicle road-trip ready to keep their summer travel on track.

“It’s no surprise that older vehicles are more likely to encounter a serious breakdown, but it is surprising just how many people are at risk,” said John Nielsen, AAA’s managing director of Automotive Engineering and Repair. “All vehicles – even the newest ones – are prone to typical roadside headaches like dead batteries, flat tires and misplaced keys, but vehicles 10 years and older are four times more likely to encounter a problem serious enough to require a tow to a repair facility.”

Fortunately, most roadside trouble is avoidable. For vehicles of any age, old and new, AAA advises drivers make a good B-E-T to stay on the road by having a vehicle’s Battery, Engine and Tires checked before embarking on a summer excursion. Long trips coupled with hot weather places additional strain on vehicles and in some cases may accelerate a dormant issue. When these key systems are in good working order, AAA data shows the odds of encountering a serious breakdown are greatly reduced. The top three types of vehicle issues that could derail a road trip are:

AUBURN, Calif., April 19, 2018 -- AmazingE recently launched its 16 Amp Level 2 EVSE, with 3.8kW of goodness. The AmazingE charges electric cars three times faster than the Level 1 cordset that came with the vehicle.

The AmazingE is the first Level 2 charging station with nationally recognized independent safety listing to enter the US market for under $300. The MSRP is $279, but the AmazingE is currently offered at an introductory price of just $219. The AmazingE plugs into a 240V, NEMA 14-30 receptacle (commonly used for clothes dryers).

AmazingE Girl, protector of safe power transfer, said, "At this price point EV drivers have been battling low quality, unreliable, unsafe, and uncertified charging stations for far too long. The AmazingE gives EV drivers a truly safe, reliable, and powerful charging option. Working together, we can protect the safety of our community and destroy all villainous unlisted charging stations!"

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