I feel like I've been complaining a lot lately. But I really don't think it's my fault. Crappy things are seriously happening to me. So, while I'm at it, let's talk about Grimes Automotive and how many times they've screwed me. The first few times I went in there, they were really honest, did a good job, etc.
Then, one time my car was acting weird. I went in there, he checked it out, told me the MAFS was bad. This is a $600+ part. He said that everytime he slapped the air box the car would almost die. I tried slapping it in my garage and couldn't get it to stutter once. So I asked my neighbor, he said it was spark plugs. I replaced them and the car was fixed. Instead of $600, I spent $8.
Another time I had an appointment to get my front axle fixed, the mechanic (Jon Cubit) just didn't show up all day. I called him repeatedly, no answer. He didn't even call back to apologize or reschedule.
A third time (monday) I took my car in there for a misfiring cylinder. He couldn't reproduce the problem, the car just started running fine. So I suggested new plug wires since they were old. While the car was there he broke my door handle off. Then it took him 3 days to change my spark plug wires and door handle. On top of all that he charged me for the door handle that he broke off. After finally paying the bill, I walked out to my car to find this
. He ran my bumper
straight into the curb. I went back inside and told him to come look at something. I said that my bumper was cracked, he's like, "where?" while he looked around acting like he didn't see anything. I'm all like, "right there!" "Oh yep, it's cracked alright. I must've hit it on the curb." He claimed he didn't hear anything crack... or shatter. He acted like he had no idea it had happened, but it was blatantly obvious. I mean, if he hadn't heard it crack, why did he back away
from the curb?
That said, the last time my car is ever going to Grimes Automotive (or maybe any mechanic for that matter) is when he pays to have the bumper fixed and painted.