The staff at all the Brownies Independent Transmission shops are highly trained and certified technicians with one common goal in mind – quality service at honest prices. Our transmission center is diligent in applying the ATRA Member Code of Ethics to all of our transmission repair and diagnostic services for the purpose of better assisting our customers with their repair needs and concerns. Adherence to the ATRA Code of Ethics also helps ensure that when you bring in your vehicle for transmission service or repair you know that you are receiving honest and professional service from our technical staff. Our transmission technicians are always polite and courteous in their effort to provide you with the quality of service you want and deserve.
Bob Lowry - Transmission Shop President/Owner
Bob Lowry has owned and operated the Brownies Independent Transmission Shops since July, 1981. Bob, who is a graduate mechanical engineer and has an MBA, takes pride in his customer driven organization. “Quality service at a fair price” and “treat people the way you want to be treated” is his philosophy. He is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of the industry. Bob’s managers and technicians are always receiving updated training and have the necessary tools/equipment, manuals, and computer software to determine exactly what the problem is and how to repair it in the most economical way. Bob believes in Dayton, Ohio! He and his family work with many local organizations and charities trying to bring more jobs into the greater Dayton area.
Jeff Carter - Transmission Shop General Manager
Jeff Carter, General Manager, has worked with Brownies Independent Transmission Shops for over 24 years. Jeff, who has taken numerous Business Management courses at Sinclair Community College, is a “master technician” in all aspects of the transmission industry. With over 31 years experience, Jeff has worked his way up from installer to a builder to a manager to become the General Manager. He can diagnose and rebuild any transmission built by any vehicle manufacturer. Jeff attends seminars and takes classes from leading industry experts on a regular basis to assure that he is keeping up with the latest technology. Jeff, as well as our Shop Managers and transmission builders, are familiar with the mechanical aspects of your car and take the time to explain to you any repairs that are necessary before you authorize them. All of our builders as ASE certified technicians.
Very clean garage floor, they clean up and looks like they tend to work as clean as possible. We looked inside for a second to see how they work before we handed our car to be worked on, when we picked up our car, it didn't have any greasy fingerprints or smudges, I recommend them to handle any of your vehicles with great care. Their manager was very friendly and knowledge when called us back with damage report of transmission and couple other parts that needed to be replaced due to normal wear and tear, they call it preventive maintenance. Our kids will bring them their cars too when they grow up. Price was good for a transmission, costed less then dealers transition without labor time.
Had my vehicle transmission checked at this location they were very knowledgeable and informed me my problem was from a ground issue and they were able to tighten it and have had no more problems yet will definitely recommend them!
My mother had her oil changed at a different location and noticed the car wasn't shifting into second gear. The oil change place said that they didn't do anything they were aware of to cause it to stop working. So she went to Brownies and they checked it out. They did a diagnostic check and found that a wire had been knocked loose so Brownies attached it and reset the check light. They didn't even charge her.
Took my mustang in for transmission fluid change. Didn’t change the fluid because I had a leak. I appreciated the honesty because other shops tried to charge for things I knew wasn’t wrong. And they also charged me nothing to fill back up the fluid.