Meineke Car Care Centers
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Let's just say this. If your from Bakersfield California none of these reviews relate to this shop. The owner's name is Sandy. Not Bob. And over half what the reviewers say are out right lies. Trust and believe you can tell a con artist right away. A 19.99 oil change ends up costing the shop about ten bucks a whack. These reviewers are ones who get sticker shock at the cost of NOT MAINTAINING THEIR CARS IN THE FIRST PLACE. READER BEWARE
They were nice at first and they made the progress sound simple and easy and affordable and reasonable. It ended up tacking on somehow another 500+$ right as we go to start and I'm like from what he said he forgot to add it on its a must for the repair. I still did them but I will look outside of town for a better supplier and company. Thanks
Please do not go here. these guys are the biggest rip off artists on the planet. My wife took her car in for an oil change. It took about 2 hours. She also came home with a new exhaust leak and these guys were good enough to give her a diagnosis and quote for the mystery exhaust leak. The quote was for around 480 dollars. The diagnosis was that the exhaust manifold bolts had broken off in the block and could not be replaced without drilling and re tapping the block. 400$ of the estimate. the other 80 was for the bolts that can be found at any hardware store for less than 10$. So I climbed under the car to take a look. Low and behold there were two bolts that had the heads broken off. I reached up and removed these hand threaded bolts by hand in less than 30 seconds. Drilling and tapping the block huh. took the two bolts out and inspected them crazy enough the cuts lined up perfectly. So they created a problem to try and trick my wife into unnecessary repairs. don't go here.
My wife gets a coupon in the mail that says Oil Change for $19.99, but when she gets there it is $40 after labor, tax, and disposal fees. What the flip??? How do you not include labor and disposal fees in your price, and how does that double the cost? BAIT AND SWITCH advertising. I'd avoid out of principle!!
I find it rather strange that I am looking for a place to do a couple minor things on mysSUV and I read the ratings for Meineke & the only 5 stars they got was from women & the rest were 1star with horrible horror stories to go along with it were from men!! Was does that say?? Me being a woman myself I still am leaning more towards the not a good idea to go there opposed to yes I'll go ahead & make an appt!! What the heck is wrong with this picture!? Just saying!!
NEVER AGAIN!! I took my heavy duty work truck in because it had been leaking brake fluid. I own my own business and everyday this truck is out of service I lose money. The starting quote was $186.00 and 4 hours labor for pads and shoes for the rear brakes. I was told the work would only take 1 day. After 2 days of calling about the vehicle I learned they didn't have the right tool at the shop to take off the hubs, they were going to "borrow" it. I was told by the owner BOB parts have been ordered and the next day they would start working on it. That evening BOB called and said he couldn't get the parts and it would be cheaper and faster if I started looking myself. The next day we went to Meineke picked up the drum went to the parts store, bought the drum and a seal that was supposed to be ordered 3 days previous by him. They told us what part we needed and we bought the part ourselves. Took the drum back to Meineke and it ended up being the wrong size. I had to take the drum back to the parts store and the seal because it wasn't needed. Then I went to the junk yard bought the correct size drum took it back to Meineke. I was told everything should be put back togeather in a few hours. I finally called them at 5:55 (they close at 6:00) to see if it was done. I was told it was put back togeather, but they were looking for pads for the front brakes because it was leaking brake fluid. I TOOK MY VEHICLE IN BECAUSE IT WAS LEAKING BRAKE FLUID!!! I told them I no longer wanted them to work on my vehicle, they hadn't fixed what I had taken it in for. A long story short the owner BOB blamed me for the wear on the drum and it was my fault the hubs were so hard to take off. He wrote me a letter stating, "I asked for my vehicle back before he could do a thorough inspection and he had ran out of time." During this we squabbled over the price, he wanted $630.00. I told him that wasnt the original estimate and I did all the running around and bought my own parts. We agreed on $540.41.
It took 5 days longer than I was told and the leak is still not fixed. I will be taking my vehicle somewhere else and I will NEVER go back to Meineke!!!!!!!!!!