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Tommy Mathewes Auto Repair, Inc.

Phone: (706) 868-7485Fax: (706) 868-07444212 Wheeler Rd Bldg A1, AugustaGA 30907-9736 Send email to Tommy Mathewes Auto Repair, Inc.

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Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that lowered Tommy Mathewes Auto Repair, Inc.'s rating include:

  • 3 complaints filed against business

Factors that raised Tommy Mathewes Auto Repair, Inc.'s rating include:

  • Length of time business has been operating.
  • Response to 3 complaint(s) filed against business.
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.

Customer Complaints SummaryRead complaint details

3 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 2 closed in last 12 months
Complaint TypeTotal Closed Complaints
Problems with Product / Service3
Advertising / Sales Issues0
Billing / Collection Issues0
Delivery Issues0
Guarantee / Warranty Issues0
Total Closed Complaints 3

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews Customer Reviews on Tommy Mathewes Auto Repair, Inc.

Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience
Neutral Experience
Negative Experience
Total Customer Reviews 0 Customer Reviews

Complaint Breakdown by Resolution

Complaint Resolution Log (3)
05/11/2015Problems with Product / Service | Read Complaint Details

My car was stopping on me and spuddering as though it was not getting any gas.
I brought my car to Tommy Mathewes because it began stopping on me and spuddering as though it wasn't getting enough gas.When I brought my car to Tommy Mathewes they stated I needed ignition coils. Upon the maintenance being completed, Tommy Mathewes staff(*****) called me and stated my car was ready for pickup. Upon picking up my car, I noticed my car ran very rough and was still spuddering. I immediately notified ***** about how my vehicle was running and stated my car is running worse than it was before bringing to you and then had another reading on my dash that read "restricted performance". He stated he was to busy for me to bring it back then, but because I scheduled to go out of town and my vehicle was running so badly, I had to bring it back before the date he said he could take it. Upon returning from out of town and picking up my car they had done nothing and informed me that it was limited as to what they could do. But they said if I would pay an additional $2,500 for a PCM then it would run right, but because I had been back and forth with them and spent a considerable amount of money, I was forced to drive to the ****** dealer to ensure my repairs were reputable by the dealer. Upon the ****** dealer completing the maintenance on my vehicle, I learned that the 2&7 ignition coils were unserviceable. Remind you I was charged $190.66 for these unserviceable coils; however, because I had to go the dealer and get the maintenance issue taken care of I spent $410.00 for parts and labor. And I was also told by the ****** dealer staff that the coils Tommy Mathewes replaced were not ****** parts.

Desired Settlement
I am seeking $410.00 for the two coils and $50.00 dollars for gas because I had to travel one day to drop my car off and go back the next day to pick my vehicle up from the ****** dealer.(I Have receipts and unserviceable coils to verify)

Business Response
Contact Name and Title: ***** ********
Contact Phone: XXX-XXX-XXXX
Contact Email: ******
First of all I, ***** ********, would like to state how sorry I am for the problems that she had with her car and with the way it was handled by us. When the car came back it had a code in the control unit for a bad fuel pressure sensor, but the sensor was not bad. This was a fault code. None the less, when our customer called me from the dealer and stated that two of the new ignition coils tested bad I told her that yes I would cover the cost of having them replaced and asked her to let me know how much it cost. I asked her to give me a call or come by when she got back in town and if she could would she bring the old ignition coils back because I also could also get them warrantied. She faxed us a copy of the dealer ticket but we did not hear from her. At this point I should have personally called her but I thought she was going to call me as we had talked about on the last phone call. Several days later we received a notice from BBB so I called her right a way. I was unable to reach her by phone but left her a message to call me. The next morning I tried to call her again but could only leave a message. She came into the shop the next day and I not only apologized again but I refunded more than she had asked for. I knew that we had failed our customer and we had failed in our Christian witness so I wanted her to know that I did not take her situation lightly and that I was truly sorry.

01/07/2014Problems with Product / Service | Read Complaint Details

Repairs paid for resulted in additional damage which the service shop lied about.
After bringing my vehicle in to have general service(oil change, general checkup), the service shop informed me of numerous repairs that were needed, all of which were reasonable and I agreed to. However, upon arriving to pick the car up, I noticed that the windshield was now cracked at the bottom left(right in the sight line of the driver's side). I brought this to their attention and said that I did not remember this being there prior to dropping the car off. The owner and a number of the technicians came out to explain that this damage had to have been pre-existing. At the time, I didn't have any proof otherwise and simply took their word for it. However, two weeks later my driver's side windshield wiper arm broke free. Upon taking the plastic shield apart and removing the wiper arm to inspect the issue, I see a large impact damage area on the lower edge of my windshield hidden by the plastic. Additionally, the driver's side wiper arm appear to have a new nut on it. After I removed both wiper arms, I notice that this "new" nut did not fit and it's installation has stripped out the threads on the wiper transmission linkage. This caused further damage to the wiper arm. At the end of this, I have a ruined windshield, destroyed wiper transmission and a stripped out wiper arm.

Desired Settlement
Tommy Mathewes Auto Repair at LEAST owes me compensation of a new wiper transmission, wiper arm and windshield. This damage was very obviously caused by some amount of mishandling in this shop and during the attempt to see the damage caused even FURTHER damage to my vehicle. Some of these parts have already been purchased by me and I am more than willing to simply accept compensation for these(all of which I have receipts for).

Business Response
We just receive the complaint notice from BBB in the mail today, January 3, 2014 at 8:30 AM. I was surprised by this notice because the customer had called on Dec. the 30 or 31 and talked to ***** ******** about his complaint. We told him that we still don't know what happened or when it happened but we would replace his windshield as soon as he could bring his car in. He was very satisfied and is planning on bring his car in for free repair the week of January 6th. ***** ******** called the customer this morning to check and make sure that our response was still satisfactory and he said yes it was satisfactory.

07/30/2015Problems with Product / Service

Industry Comparison| Chart

Auto Repair & Service, Towing - Automotive, Auto Repairing - Foreign

Additional Information

BBB file opened: 06/02/2007Business started: 09/01/2004
Type of Entity


Incorporated: November 2004, GA

Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Tommy Mathewes (President/CEO)Ms. Darlyne Mathewes (CFO)
Number of Employees


Business Category

Auto Repair & Service, Towing - Automotive, Auto Repairing - Foreign

Products & Services

This company offers auto repair/service including towing service.

Map & Directions

Map & Directions

Address for Tommy Mathewes Auto Repair, Inc.

4212 Wheeler Rd Bldg A1

Augusta, GA 30907-9736

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  • 4212 Wheeler Rd Bldg A1 

    Augusta, GA 30907-9736(706) 868-7485
    Fax: (706) 868-0744

Industry Comparison ChartX

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