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Grrrr auto mechanic shops!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by CrealCritter, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. Feb 11, 2019
    CrealCritter

    CrealCritter Super Self-Sufficient

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    Took wife's car to get tires rotated and aligned. Can't do an alignment bad right side tie rod. Want $350.00 to replace. I laughed under my breath. I replaced the tie rod myself for $46.95.

    Took the car back up there to get alignment. Cant align because bad right rear trailing rod and both tie rods bad. Want $895.00 to replace and align. I just replaced the right tie rod - WTF :(

    Never will I go there again!
     
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    moxies_chickennuggets

    moxies_chickennuggets Almost Self-Reliant

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    Oh puhleeze. They must really be hurting for that post Christmas generated revenue. That's an insult to your intelligence!

    I had to deal with that crap treatment when I lived in a college town out west. Just because I am female, they tried to milk me for money I had and didn't have.
     
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    Rammy

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    Sounds like they are trying to screw you over. I took my car in for new tires once. They told me I had to replace 3 of the 4 rims because they were bent. $1500 by the time I got new rims and tires. Took it somewhere else for second opinion. Said rims were fine. Not bent at all. For the life of me I couldnt figure out how I could of bent rims so bad they were beyond use. Never took the car back to the other shop.
     
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    CrealCritter

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    You think? I just checked both tie rods & rear trailing rod. They are tight as can be.

    Makes me mad they thought I was a push over. Not only me, but how many others?

    I just gave them a nice 1 review. I would have gave them a negative 10 but it only allowed for 1 ~ 5.
     
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    Rammy

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    Being female makes it especially hard to find someone who doesnt try to take advantage of you. But it also is bad when a man gets screwed over, especially when its due to cars.
    I took my Mazda to Meinke for brakes. They were advertising a special. They tried to tell me the back drums needed replaced, cant remember exactly what they said. And also a bunch other stuff needed done. Said let me think about it. Gave me estmates. I left.
    Took it to mechanic took my other car to about the rims. Said nothing wrong with drums. Fixed it for $200. Meinke wanted over $500.
    Never going to Meinke ever again. I take my vehicles to this mechanic now because so far, hes been fair and honest, as far as I know. Time will tell.
     
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    Britesea

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    A good, honest mechanic is worth his weight in gold. Make sure you help him out by giving reviews; in print and word of mouth.
     
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    NH Homesteader

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    My single friend has had some serious issues with mechanics. Unfortunately for them, she knows what she's talking about and has gotten plenty of free service by the end.
     
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    sumi

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    Good grief. It does make you wonder (and worry!) how many people do they screw over for trusting them?
     
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    NH Homesteader

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    A lot , for sure.
     
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    Rammy

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    Makes you wish they made it mandatory for men and women to take shop class in school. You learned to use power tools properly and then the next semester you worked on cars. At least you knew enough not to be taken advantage of when it came to car repairs.
     
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