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Business ManagementMr. Charles Johnson, President Ms. Michelle Johnson, Vice President
Auto Repairing - Foreign Brake Service Engines - Rebuild & Exchange Auto Services Auto Electric Equipment Brake Fluids Clutches Auto Electric Service Auto Repair & Service General Automotive Repair (NAICS: 811111)
616 112th St E
Tacoma, WA 98445 (253) 537-3546 (253) 537-1470 (253) 830-2543 Directions
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Problems with Product/Service
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Complaint: I took my car in to be fixed. It needed a water pump. They replaced things that needed to be replaced. They told me up front about things that needed to be done. I got my car back, then 2 weeks later it was doing the same thing as before. So I took it back in and they said that it was a different issue. I asked how they didn't know there were other problems when it says clearly on the invoice that they did a pressure test on cooling system. The man at the counter told me that they didn't do a pressure test. Under the labor description it says N/C which means no charge. So that meant they did not do a pressure test.But yet under the work done it clearly states a pressure test was done and they found no leaks at that time. I told them that I thought they should fix what was wrong and he told me if I paid 2000 more they would. I left very upsaet that they would not fix my car. My car is now just sitting in my driveway undriveable. I talked briefly with a mechanic and showed him my invoice from too quicks and he told me that in his opinion, they should have fixed my car. Since that time, my heater core was bypassed so that wouldn't leak. But there were more leaks than that. I had to replace water and antifreeze everyday I drove my car. Finally it just got to be too much and now my car just sits there.
Desired Settlement: Too Quicks German auto to repair my car under the first order that they had to repair it. For them to do the right thing.
DEAR BBB I DID NOT KNOW OF ANY PROBLEMS WITH THE **** **** CAR BEFORE THIS COMPLAIN WE DID INSPECT THE CAR IN OCT. OF 2014 161,730 MILES. FOUND THE WATER PUMP WAS LEAKING **** OKED THE REPAIR OF THE WATER PUMP AND TIMING BELT. SHE HAD THE CAR BACK IN JAN. 2015 166,607 MILES WE FOUND THE HEATER CORE LEAKING AND TESTED THE CAR FOR FAULTS STORED/ OXY SENSOR/CAT ABS AND SECONDARY AIR. THE LIST COULD HAVE BEEN OVER $2000 THERE WAS NO CHARGE AND **** PICKED UP THE CAR WITH THE LEAKING HEATER CORE. I HAVE CALLED **** AND LEFT A MESSAGE THAT THE ONLY WAY WE CAN HELP IS IF SHE CAN GET THE CAR BACK IN AND DIAGNOSE THE COOLANT LEAK. WE ARE VERY SORRY TO HEAR **** IS HAVING PROBLEMS WITH THE CAR AND SAID IT JUST SITS WE HOPE **** CAN CALL BACK AND GET THE CAR IN SOON.SINCERELY CHARLES J******
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Complaint: In November 2015, I took my vintage Porsche in for spark plug wires, new coil and carburetor work. This included them checking spark plug #3. When I picked it up, I noticed a puffing sound that sounded like an exhaust leak. I discovered the sound coming from cylinder 3. My friend and I removed the spark plug and it came out with a ¼ turn and appeared the threads were crossed. I took the car back and they exposed the area of #3. The service advisor said he would “work up a couple of options” for repair or replacement of the head, which now may be cracked or the spark plug threads compromised. After being put off for 10 days, I decided to go to the shop. I had requested the car not be in the weather, but I found the car sitting in the rain and no work had been done, other than the tear-down. I told them I wasn’t happy. Following the advice of friends, I decided to pick up the car, done or not. When I got there, the car was in the rain again. I found the interior full of water. I refused to pay for the work they had done. I was told to talk to the owner. I told him I was upset the car was being left in the rain and my suspicions about the cross-threaded spark plug. I suspected an inexperienced mechanic and he said that the head may have cracked on its own. I mentioned the puffing sound when I picked it up after the work they had done (November) and he said he had not been made aware of that. I proposed that since I think they crossed the threads, they were responsible. With the car on the flatbed and ready to leave, he proposed to charge me two hours labor, no matter how long the repair might take. I said that I didn’t trust him and his crew. He apologized. He said if I decided to bring it back, he said he would do the work himself. He asked me to give him a week’s notice when I wanted the car fixed. I suggested the owner call me when he is available to do the work and he agreed. I left with my car. I took me three days to dry it out. He never contacted me.
Desired Settlement: I want them to refund the price of all the labor for the work they did on November 23. I will still pay for the new coil and spark plug wires. I figure this refund is a small down payment toward getting the work it needs done by someone who won't treat me and my car this way. Once it is repaired, I may go after Too Quick's for the balance of the repair work, if it is determined they crossed the threads on the spark plug and caused damage to the head.
Business Response: THANK YOU FOR SENDING ME **** ****** COMPLAINT. I DID TELL **** I WOULD CALL HIM BACK AND DO THE REPAIRS ON THE SPARK PLUG. HE AND I TALKED OVER THE NEEDS AND THAT HE WANTED TO GET THE CAR DRIED OUT AND BRING IT BACK . I HAVE HAD SOME PERSONAL HEALTH PROBLEMS AND WAS NOT BACK TO WORK FULL TIME. I DID CALL AND TALK TO TODD. WE HOPE TO HAVE THINGS WORKED OUT AND MOVING FORWARD. I TOLD **** I WAS VERY SORRY FOR THE COMPLICATIONS AND I WILL BE HERE TO HELP.
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Complaint: I brought a car in for a buyers inspection. They had the car for two hours. First a guy did a walk around with me and we looked under the hood. He pointed out how clean the engine bay was as if they had pressured washed it but told me they hadn't because certain hoses would've been damaged but they were not. This guy said the transmission had been painted but he didn't know why.It was then taken into the shop/service area to be lifted and inspected underneath, etc. It was then taken for a drive with a computer.Upon completion of the inspection, I was told it was in great shape and only needed a couple little things like the A/C charged, a thermostat, and rear brakes in 6-12 months. They told me it had NO LEAKS. In fact, the guy out front thought that was amazing, that the car had no leaks.Following it passing a buyers inspection and being told it was a great little car with no leaks, I purchased the car. A little over a week later, when my daughter left for school, I saw oil in the garage where she parked. I took it to a foreign service shop locally where I live(30) from this shop that did the buyer inspection because that is the city I bought the car. The local shop said as soon as he lifted the car, he saw it had a leak. He also told me the car had a new transmission and the stickers were still on it. He could see all of this from underneath the car, easily. He didn't know how the buyers inspection could have been done without the mechanic seeing the oil leak and the transmission stickers. The transmission had not been painted.Upon finding this out, I called Too Quick's. The first guy told me the car never should've left the shop without the leak being noticed. He said they could replace the inspection fee and offer the fix for free labor. The next guy I spoke with tried to say they missed nothing but the engine must've been wiped clean and he had no response for how he thought the transmission was painted when it was just brand new. He only refunded inspection would not do anythin.
Desired Settlement: This company treated me horrible, I assume because I am a female. The first guy I spoke to was nice and never condescending and offered to fix the leak with no labor charge AND refund the inspection saying they should've found the leak.The second guy was rude and condescending saying his mechanic did nothing wrong but the engine mustve been wiped clean before I brought it from the dealer and they had no responsibility. They should pay the $100 labor for me to get this fixed elsewhere. Horrible.
We are very sorry, we had talked to ******** about the car being to clean to be true. The engine was clean and dry when we inspected it. A little time has went by and the car sprung a leak by the time it went to the other shop. I talked to her about refunding her inspection fee and fixing the valve cover leak free of labor but she would have to pay for the parts. We re-credited her inspection fee to her credit card to help her pay for the valve cover gasket job.
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Complaint: i took my beetle to this auto repair to get some issues resolved. the main thing was to get wires repairs or replace because of a rodent chewing all the wires. i also asked them to check out my dash because the gauges were not working,replace a light and fix armrest. fix armrest look at breaks and gas peddle.they had my car for over a month.i got a call today to say it was finished. cliff went over everything they did and i paid. my husband picked up the car and it was all dirty inside grease on the liner and the dash panel were so scratched up and gouged out. my husband went in to the place and asked them to come out and he showed them the issue and the response was i do not have an answer for you. at this point my husband was so mad he left. the work they did on my car looks like a kid fixed it . the wires were wrapped with black tape and not even cover there were wires not even connected.to look at the motor it does not even look like they took anything apart to put new parts in as they said they did. my bill was 2300.00 and i am so upset with there service of work. we honestly feel that they did not re replace the parts they said was done.if i have to take this to Volkswagen dealer and have them open up my motor to see if these parts were replaced i will.
Desired Settlement: i want what i paid for and they need to step up to the plate and fix what they have damaged to my inside of the car. my dash is all scratched and dug in .it looks like they took a sharp object to remove the panels and scratched the dash panel. they need to replace these and redo the taping of the wires, looks like a kid did it. the grease needs to be removed or they need to pay to get it removed. i am so disappointed in the job they did and to charge me 2300.00 for the work they did plus cause more damage and not even care.....
Business Response: Initial Business Response /* (1000, 15, 2014/06/30) */ I do care that our customer feels that their car was not repaired to their satisfaction. I personally went out to inspect the car when Mrs. ****'s husband came to pick it up. I explained that it was after hours and neither of the techs that worked on the vehicle were here. I also offered to take it back into the shop to clean it up and take a look at his concerns. Mr. **** was extremely agitated and aggressive. Every comment or suggestion I made was answered with more and more expletives. I felt it was a volatile situation with no resolution at that time ... therefore, I calmly stated I don't have an answer for you. To address the other comments, the car was here for a month mostly due to waiting for an answer as to whether or not the ****'s wished to send the speedometer out for repair and then sending the instrument cluster to a specialized electronic repair shop on the east coast. I assure you all items listed on the repair were completed. Since hearing about this complaint last week, I have left a message with the ****'s. They need to call and talk directly to me and we can set up a time to look over their concerns. We are here to help and want nothing more than to find an amicable solution. Initial Consumer Rebuttal /* (3000, 17, 2014/07/01) */ (The consumer indicated he/she DID NOT accept the response from the business.) i do not know anything about *** being so aggressive. he told me that ***** just did not care about his concern. when i took the car to the shop we told them to fix all then issues i had written down. ***** said he was waiting for us to make up our mind to send the cluster off. that is incorrect. when i talked to cliff i told him to send it off and get it fixed. also the guy that was fixing the car was out sick for about a week and a half.***** did call and i am going to go talk with him as soon as i can . i have been working a lot due to the holiday coming up. the car needs to be looked at .i do have a few issues. the check engine light is on again also.