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stx2020
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heard they had all thier stuff together so i was told

but.. took 3 visits in person, 3 phone calls, 10 days just to get a estimate on rear brakes and engine work

get the brakes done and all these little add ons totallying like 50 bucks never told to me or explained on the phone just showed up on invoice outta no where

at the beginning i made a reservation to get all this work done..

take the car in.. rear brakes are worked on... charge me more than what was quoted on phone

so now they tell me they not gonna charge me for diagnostic for engine light if they can not find problem...

ARE U SERIOUS !!!! of course u wont charge me for work not done, they act like they doin u a favor for work done but not fixed

"sigh"

all i want is my car fixed

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rotorhead
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Buy an OBD2 scanner. Many are under $100. Diagnose your own problems.
http://us.dinodirect.com/cars-accessories-car-accessory-discount-auto-parts-automotive-car-accessories-auto-car-parts-automotive-car-parts-car-auto-accessories-interior-car-accessories.html?vn=RGlub2RpcmVjdEZ1Y2s&AFFID=3846&source=sem&gclid=CMb-1JTppbUCFQWonQodwikA3w

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rotorhead
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I mentioned the scanner because many places do charge for diagnostics. The "Check Engine" light on my wife's car came on a few years ago. We took it to the dealer, Toyota down at Caribbean Auto Mart. They hooked it up to their scanner and told me that the gas cap was not screwed on tight. They tightened it up and the light went out. Who would have guessed that the check engine light comes on for a loose gas filler cap. No other indicators.

They charged $110.

Went out and bought a scanner for $25. Now I can check the reason for the "check engine" light and reset it myself if I want to.

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IslandHops
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If your check engine light is on and need a code scanned you can PM me.

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loucypher
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Buy an OBD2 scanner. Many are under $100. Diagnose your own problems.
http://us.dinodirect.com/cars-accessories-car-accessory-discount-auto-parts-automotive-car-accessories-auto-car-parts-automotive-car-parts-car-auto-accessories-interior-car-accessories.html?vn=RGlub2RpcmVjdEZ1Y2s&AFFID=3846&source=sem&gclid=CMb-1JTppbUCFQWonQodwikA3w

Then you can buy service manuals with electrical diagrams, driveability manuals with flow charts, and a D.V.O.M. to diagnose the problem. And if the $100.00 scanner you bought doesn't support certain tests you can't diagnose it. Just because a scanner gives you a code for a sensor it doesn't mean it's the sensor. It could be any of 50 things that the sensor is related to. Just resetting the light leads to bigger problems later.

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