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Additional Information

BBB file opened: October 07, 1992 Business started: 01/01/2000 Business started locally: 01/01/2000 Business incorporated: 04/27/2005 in CA
Licensing, Bonding or Registration

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CA Bureau of Auto Repair- BAR
10949 North Mather Blvd, Rancho Cordova CA 95670
Phone Number: (800) 952-5210
The number is 240722.

Type of Entity


Business Management
Mr. Doug Scott, President
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Doug Scott, President
Business Category

Auto Repair & Service Brake Service Tire Repair Auto Services - Oil & Lube

Alternate Business Names
Scott's Auto Services Inc
Products & Services

Midas Auto Service provides auto service, repair and maintenance.

Industry Tips
Auto Repair - Road Signs of Good Business

Additional Locations

  • 445 E. Cypress Ave.

    Redding, CA 96002

  • P.O. Box 990238

    Redding, CA 96099


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Complaint Detail(s)

7/22/2013 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: Midas tried to get me to buy parts and service that I didn't really need. On 6/8/2013 this auto shop told me that I needed a new A/C compressor, drier, and expansion valve (including services totalling $1,832.99. I was skeptical, so I tested it later and those parts were all fine. The only problem with it was a small hole in a hose that I fixed for less than $10. I'd like my $25 diagnostic fee refunded since it was fraudulent. I don't appreciate auto shops trying to charge me for things I don't need.

Desired Settlement: $25 diagnostic fee, since they they told me I needed parts and service that I later found out wasn't needed.

Business Response: Business' Initial Response
Mr ******, Usually people see the owner or manager of a shop before they complain through BBB. You have never contacted me. This is the first time I have heard that you are unhappy with our recommendations of your concern you asked us to look at. Your car certainly needed more than $10.00 worth of repair. It sounds like you decided to work on it yourself. Our recomendations were based on testing and specialized equipment to test a/c function. We are not a commission-based shop. Our findings were simply what you purchased, an opinion and recomendation of repairs to make your a/c useable in hot, inclement weather, and for a reasonable amount of time. For these reasons, I feel you got exactly what you paid for, and you certainly were given a choice to do, or not do work here. If you had work done in a licensed shop elsewhere for $10.00, I would love to view a copy of the diagnosis fee and work done. Please stop by if would like to talk more. **** *****

10/1/2012 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

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Complaint: My daughter took her car to this business for an estimate on repairs.She was charged $66.00.I then took the car to my mechanic and had the repairs done for a fraction of the price they quoted her.They informed her it would cost $918.00 to fix to pass smog when in fact it cost less than $250.Single mother with 3 children trying to make ends meet.Disgusting.

Desired Settlement: DesiredSettlementID: Refund Would like her $66.00 fee returned.

Business Response: Business' Initial Response
customer states: I was contacted by the business and the chgs were explained.I consider this taken care of.