Ase Auto Repair & Exhaust
1809 SE 122nd Ave, Portland, OR 97233Add Hours
03/12/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I bought a car from Mike/Advanced Exhaust & Accessories.
As part of the sale, there were things (A.C. for example) negotiated to be ""fixed"" and in the process ""other"" things were identified as needing replaced (i.e. - the Water Pump and Timing Belt.) So in addition to the sale price of the car I spent an additional several hundred dollars for Advanced Exhaust and Accessories to get the Water Pump and Timing Belt replaced.
I ended up having to take my car back multiple times (at least 3, I lost count) to get the A.C. fixed. They never were able to fix it and needless to say it wasnt convienant to keep taking the car back to them over and over.
I also ended up having to take the car back multiple times to get the Timing Belt and Water Pump fixed as the car was over heating.
In the end, I had to take the car to my normal mechanic and spend even more money to have the original issues resolved as well as to fix some of the problems Advanced Exhaust and Accessories mechanic caused!
My timing belt was 2 teeth off! One is bad, two is unacceptable and made my car run like crap.
The reason my A.C. wasnt working is becuase Advanced Exhaust and Accessories mechanic smashed the wiring for the A.C. with the Radiator which would cause the A.C. fuse to blow.
After they replaced the Water Pump - my car continued to over heat. In the end, I again had to pay my normal mechanic to fix the issue. Yes, the Water Pump has a warranty but after the previous incidents - theres NO WAY I would take my car back there.
I'm very frustrated with this and hope my rant will educate other consumers NOT TO USE ADVANCED EXHAUST AND ACCESSORIES. While the intentions may be well - I question the quality of work and the ability of the employees for fixing a problem right the first time.