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    Mr. Tire in California

    I do not trust the Mr Tire behind BJ's. I think they over charge for their services. But what's worse is several people I know had their car returned in worse condition than when it went into the shop. I believe the problem has past the point of being ignored. What is the formal process for reporting business malpractice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KrisYohn View Post
    I do not trust the Mr Tire behind BJ's. I think they over charge for their services. But what's worse is several people I know had their car returned in worse condition than when it went into the shop. I believe the problem has past the point of being ignored. What is the formal process for reporting business malpractice?
    Although you might be spitting in the ocean, you might try the BBB.....or go to Tires Plus next time. If you went in there with anything other than a tire issue, that's where your problem started. I would; and have; gone to Tires Plus to get tires patched. They even fixed a lawn mower tire I took in.....didn't charge me for it either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DEEKAYPEE8569 View Post
    Although you might be spitting in the ocean, you might try the BBB.....or go to Tires Plus next time. If you went in there with anything other than a tire issue, that's where your problem started. I would; and have; gone to Tires Plus to get tires patched. They even fixed a lawn mower tire I took in.....didn't charge me for it either.
    Of course then there Precision, where I went for a cheap oil change special. After 20 minutes they called me up claiming I needed new tires and that my CV boots were leaking. When I said I would go home and check myself, they told me they legally couldn't let me leave on my tires. So I asked them for their thread gauge, went to check, and lo and behold I had more than 1/8th an inch on every tire. Then I wiped off the area around the boot and found no cracks, tears, or real evidence of a leak around the underbody or tire. Seems most likely to me they wiped some grease on it so they could "show" me the leak. Either way, I never went back. Now I do oil changes at the dealership until warranty is up, then do it myself.

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    This is why I hate auto repair places and when I get one I can trust I hang onto it for dear life.

    I get ALL my oil changes at Jiffy Lube, and ALL my repair stuff is done by Toyota. I know pretty close to zero about cars and their workings, and it would be easy for some d-bag to try and scam me. What *should* happen is that reputable auto repair places out their nefarious brethren - this sort of scamming makes them all look bad and you'd think they'd want to clean up their industry reputation.

    Doctors, same thing. Hate them. Those aholes all stick together, too, and won't rat out their clearly incompetent colleagues, even when they kill their patients.
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    I have used Tires Pluse by BJ's for a quite a few years and do not have a problem with anything they have done for me. Scott Rangone (MGR) and I see eye to eye on all repairs, for my three vehicles. Sure a couple were a high, but before letting them even start..I called around almost everyone in the county, and got ball park figures for any repair. Example of this was: I needed the distrib. packs replaced on my F150, and got all sorts of prices starting @ Ford for over $1,000.00 for job. I called everyone I could, even stopped in a couple of places. I ended up going to AGAPE on Hollywood Airport Road and got the best deal and best Maintenance. I am very pleased with them. So it pays to check around...I got some tires for a widow's truck at Curtis Tire, as they beat EVERYONE on the prices. But Tires Plus beat everyone on tires for my Mercury. Just check around, saves money. My take! I consider myself a fairly good "shade tree mechanic" but medical reasons prevent me from doing most of my own vehicle work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stew77 View Post
    I have used Tires Pluse by BJ's for a quite a few years and do not have a problem with anything they have done for me. Scott Rangone (MGR) and I see eye to eye on all repairs, for my three vehicles. Sure a couple were a high, but before letting them even start..I called around almost everyone in the county, and got ball park figures for any repair. Example of this was: I needed the distrib. packs replaced on my F150, and got all sorts of prices starting @ Ford for over $1,000.00 for job. I called everyone I could, even stopped in a couple of places. I ended up going to AGAPE on Hollywood Airport Road and got the best deal and best Maintenance. I am very pleased with them. So it pays to check around...I got some tires for a widow's truck at Curtis Tire, as they beat EVERYONE on the prices. But Tires Plus beat everyone on tires for my Mercury. Just check around, saves money. My take! I consider myself a fairly good "shade tree mechanic" but medical reasons prevent me from doing most of my own vehicle work.
    $1000 for coil packs? Is this that same motor with the "special" spark plugs that require the Hand of God to remove without requiring the $1000 dollar tool to move the broken pieces and retap the threads for the new ones?
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    Quote Originally Posted by glhs837 View Post
    $1000 for coil packs? Is this that same motor with the "special" spark plugs that require the Hand of God to remove without requiring the $1000 dollar tool to move the broken pieces and retap the threads for the new ones?
    You talking about the Triton 3 valve engines?? Yeah, at least 3 or 4 plugs break when trying to change them, but a $40 tool from Lisle worked every time for me. I had a 4.6 engine and knew of the problem before I tried to change the plugs; bought it beforehand and broke 3, used the tool to remove and was on my way inside of 30 minutes. Took care of a couple friends with the same problem without an issue in removing the broken plugs. I am far from a mechanic but sometimes I feel some of these horror stories are cooked up by mechanics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clem72 View Post
    Of course then there Precision, where I went for a cheap oil change special. After 20 minutes they called me up claiming I needed new tires and that my CV boots were leaking. When I said I would go home and check myself, they told me they legally couldn't let me leave on my tires. So I asked them for their thread gauge, went to check, and lo and behold I had more than 1/8th an inch on every tire. Then I wiped off the area around the boot and found no cracks, tears, or real evidence of a leak around the underbody or tire. Seems most likely to me they wiped some grease on it so they could "show" me the leak. Either way, I never went back. Now I do oil changes at the dealership until warranty is up, then do it myself.
    Have you ever ventured into Laser Lube; across from Cheseldine's car wash? Years ago I went in there for a simple oil change. They charged $19-$20-something for an oil change at the time. I always took my own oil and filter; just change it. Right? One time, they told me I needed a new air filter, and a radiator fush/fill and a trans. fluid change......just a couple $100. I said, 'Uuummm, no thanks; and put everything back together please.' They did, and that was the last time I went there for an oil change and started going to Tires Plus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy View Post
    You talking about the Triton 3 valve engines?? Yeah, at least 3 or 4 plugs break when trying to change them, but a $40 tool from Lisle worked every time for me. I had a 4.6 engine and knew of the problem before I tried to change the plugs; bought it beforehand and broke 3, used the tool to remove and was on my way inside of 30 minutes. Took care of a couple friends with the same problem without an issue in removing the broken plugs. I am far from a mechanic but sometimes I feel some of these horror stories are cooked up by mechanics.

    Well, any motor that breaks off three plugs has issues, even with a special tool, that's some BS. And if you turn this job over to a pro, and he quotes you as if none break, and they all do, you are screwed. So I see both sides. By now, the pros are all aware of it and can pretty much get it done without issues, but no reason not to quote high.
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