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07/15/2015
By: Jim M.
Lance's Automotive
Called first to get an estimate, and got the bait and switch. Was told a price with and without parts. Got my parts at Rockauto, and took the car in to get a timing belt, water pump, and tensioner replaced. Got a call and was told my drive belts were cracked and needed to be replaced. I had checked them and knew they were 75% gone. I told him to go ahead, and should have gotten a price. $67 for three belts that I could have bought for $8 each. I understand mark-up and profit, but this was overkill. I would say the job was satisfactory, but noticed the next day that one bolt was left out of the valve cover, and another was about to fall out. Don't get me wrong, the people are very nice and decent, but the business practices leave a lot to be desired. I will stay with A&A for all my auto needs in the future.
Tips & Advices
Among the common scams pulled are needless repairs, where a garage charges you for work that isn't necessary. Another popular one is attracting customers through a cheap oil change or tire pressure check. Then, when you your car is being repaired, they give you a long list of other corrections they'd like to make, therefore boosting the total cost of your bill. The best way to combat these types of problems is getting a written estimate before work is done so you can see how much repairs are expected to cost. If the final bill is higher than the estimate projected, ask to specifically see the work. Make sure information is put in writing as well. If a problem remains, you can have proof that work was not done to your satisfaction.
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