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Firestone Complete Auto Care-North Avenue

(312) 787-8828909 W. North Ave., ChicagoIL 60642-2507 Send email to Firestone Complete Auto Care-North Avenue

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A BBB Accredited Business since 03/15/1988

BBB has determined that Firestone Complete Auto Care-North Avenue meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.

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Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 16 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that raised Firestone Complete Auto Care-North Avenue's rating include:

  • Length of time business has been operating.
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
  • Response to 2 complaint(s) filed against business.
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.
  • BBB has sufficient background information on this business.

Customer Complaints SummaryRead complaint details

2 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 1 closed in last 12 months
Complaint TypeTotal Closed Complaints
Problems with Product / Service2
Advertising / Sales Issues0
Billing / Collection Issues0
Delivery Issues0
Guarantee / Warranty Issues0
Total Closed Complaints 2

Complaint Breakdown by Resolution

Complaint Resolution Log (2)BBB Closure Definitions
02/28/2014Problems with Product / Service | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint Category: Improper or inferior repair

Complaint: On 09/26/13 I brought my car (Blue 1996 Chevy Blazer, IL license plate NXXXXXX ) into the Firestone Complete Auto Care at **** ******** in ********* *** They performed a checkup, and replaced my starter and battery for a total of $582.34. The starter came with a 24 month/24,000 mile warranty (09/26/13 to 09/26/15 or 142,633mi to 166,633mi.)
My starter began to malfunction; it would crank very slowly and frequently had to be tapped before it would crank. On 01/15/14 I brought my car into the Firestone at **** ***** **** in Chicago. They performed a battery and electrical check (work order #XXXXXX) for $25.99 and told me that my starter did not need replacement.
My starter continued to malfunction for nine days and then on 01/24/14 it failed. On 02/03/14 my car was towed through Firestone Roadside Assistance for a total of $104.95. On 02/08/14 the Firestone at ***** ****** in Chicago inspected my car, found that the starter did in fact need replacement, and replaced it free of charge under the warranty.
Because the Firestone Complete on ***** Ave did not replace my starter when it was malfunctioning, I incurred a total of $130.94 in costs in order to get it replaced when the malfunctioning turned to failure nine days later.

Initial Business Response
I left a message for ******* and also send him an email to contact me at XXX-XXX-XXXX, ask for *** ********. I do not have a problem reimbursing him for the cost of the tow and electrical check. A total of $130.94.

Complaint Resolution: Company addressed the complaint issues. The consumer failed to acknowledge acceptance to BBB.

12/13/2012Problems with Product / Service

Industry Comparison| Chart

Auto Repair & Service

Additional Information

BBB file opened: 06/25/1990Business started: 11/01/1976
Contact Information
Customer Contact: Mr. Ray Gonzalez (Asst. Dist. Mgr.)Mr. Garrett Knasko (Branch Mgr.)
Business Category

Auto Repair & Service

Alternate Business Names
Expert Tire-North Ave.
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The Hail Season is Here

Map & Directions

Map & Directions

Address for Firestone Complete Auto Care-North Avenue

909 W. North Ave.

Chicago, IL 60642-2507

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1 Locations

  • 909 W. North Ave. 

    Chicago, IL 60642-2507

Industry Comparison ChartX

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*Firestone Complete Auto Care-North Avenue is in this range.


Types of Complaints Handled by BBB

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  • Billing or Collection
  • Problems with Products or Services
  • Delivery
  • Guarantee or Warranty

We do not handle workplace disputes, discrimination claims or claims about the quality of health or legal services.


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The Hail Season is Here

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