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My Car (Kingston branch)

Phone: (613) 766-4900Fax: (613) 766-0668View Additional Phone Numbers1390 Princess Street, KingstonON K7M 3E5

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A BBB Accredited Business since 25/04/2013

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Reason for Rating

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

Factors that affect the rating for My Car (Kingston branch) 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.

Customer Complaints SummaryRead complaint details

2 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 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

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

6 Customer Reviews Customer Reviews on My Car (Kingston branch)

Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 6
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 6 Customer Reviews

Complaint Breakdown by ResolutionAbout Complaint Details

Complaint Resolution Log (2)
04/01/2015Problems with Product / Service | Read Complaint Details

Was attempting to get a car loan approved, put $200 deposit on vehicle, unable to get approved and will not provide refund.
I was attempting to get a car loan approved and was asked to place a $200 deposit to secure the vehicle (even though they state no money down). When the loan application didn't go through I was told I would get a refund. Over a month has gone by with no refund check in the mail. I contacted them by phone a few days ago for an update, and they claim to have no record of my file and said I never made a payment.

After arguing for over an hour on the phone because I have my receipt, the manager claimed that the person assisting me had "quit", shortly after handling my initial car request, resulting in my refund not happening ***************************************************************** **************
After giving him the receipt number as well as the representatives name, the person stated they would be getting my refund to me within the next week.

I still have heard nothing from the company, and an unable to get my calls answered or returned at this point.
Representative that assisted me and took my payment was named **** (paid by debit, ***********************************************
Payment made 12/11/14, $200, detail ********* number at the too right hand side of invoice *********

Desired Settlement
At this point, I would just like the money that I am owed, as holding $200 for over a month ** **********************

Business Response
We are very sorry that you didn't receive your deposit back in a timely manner. We did issue you a cheque on February 9, 2015 and mailed it to your address but it was returned to us on February 18th with an incomplete address.
I will contact you at the phone number on this complaint to confirm your address before we resend a cheque.

Consumer Response
(The consumer indicated he/she DID NOT accept the response from the business.)
I did receive a call regarding the returned check and have confirmed my mailing address, yet again. This is now the third time I have provided my mailing address in order to receive my "refund", and I have still yet to see my money. We are slowly nearing 3 months now. *****************************.
Shouldn't my address be on file? Considering you have photocopies of my information, as well as drivers license and pay stubs (which all include my address).

How do I even know my information is secure with you? ********************************************************

Final Business Response
We once again apologize for issues you have sustained. We did issue a cheque in the amount of $200.00 to you, and it was cashed on February 27th 2015.

We would like to extend our apologies by issuing you a $50.00 gas certificate which will be available for pick up in the ******** location.

We thank you for your business.

04/24/2014Problems with Product / Service | Read Complaint Details

Engine light from test drive. Cat conv.changed to pass safety- found out after buying it was not the right one. 1yr later still not resolved.
I don't have the original complaint number but this is the second time I've complained about MyCar. I retracted my last complain by request after they fixed the issues(After a complaint to the BBB and ****).
As mentioned previously I had taken my ********* to ***** to find out why the Engine light came on-at that time they had told me that the Cat Conv. Was the wrong one. Shortly after I requested the documents to check out the the converter (it was purchased from ****). They looked up the part and it was discovered that it was for the MANUAL transmission-mine is AUTOMATIC. I also had my personal mechanic look at it (************************************) who thought it was too small. **** told me to go back to MyCar.
They escalated it to Head Office and I started dealing with *****. When I met with him on Nov.11th, he admitted that the car should not have been listed (too many KM and usually goes to auction). During the meeting he kept over estimating both the time since I bought the vehicle and the mileage. I have a witness to this. I corrected him. He offered to let me out of the lease and get me into a new car. I felt relieved until the next day he said I would get 1000-1500 for a vehicle that I still owed 9000 on.
So I obviously went the route to get the car fixed. He said he would look into it. At one point he said he would gladly change the converter if I signed a document stating it would solve the issue. H e says it ****'s fault for giving them the wrong part....A few phone calls later and 3 months, the problem has STILL not been resolved. It's now One year since I have had the vehicle and the LIGHT is still on ******************************. All I ask is for the car to be fixed and no engine light on. And not come back 2 weeks later.

Desired Settlement
Not available

Business Response
In response to BBB Case# *******, you will see the following documentation that shows we fixed the misfire but also replaced the catalytic converter. The vehicle had no light on and had no issues with it for quite some time. We have a 30 day warranty in which all work orders have been supplied and were well over that period of time. **************************************************
***********************************************. I contacted **** ********** and confirmed that we did use the correct converter. I have yet to receive anything in writing from garage the client is referring to. I am awaiting documentation supporting the client's claims. I have exhausted all avenues for this client.
Please see my Service department's statement that the catalytic converter is not at fault for the misfire that we repaired. I will await the documentation stating that this converter is the problem and the cause of the warranty or a faulty part. This vehicle is used as a courier vehicle and will definitely need routine maintenance and repairs as long as he owns the car. Please also see the attached E-test or drive clean showing the vehicle to be operating above industry standards at the time of purchase.
Thank You

Consumer Response
(The consumer indicated he/she DID NOT accept the response from the business.)
Re: contact in writing. Back in November ***** had said HE was going to contact my mechanic. after a month of No contact, I called ***** and he told me that he hadn't got around to it because he was so busy. He never asked for a report from my mechanic. He DID however say he would replace the converter if I would sign a document stating that if replaced that it would solve the engine light issue.
Re: cat not having anything to do with misfiring. Yep, he's right, It was the coils causing that.
Re: delivery vehicle. Obviously needs regular Maintenance. Has nothing to do with the fact that the wrong cat is on. ****************************** told me it was for the manual transmission and to contact MyCar. I did.

Final Business Response
From: **************************************************
Sent: Monday, April 14, 2014 11:15 AM
To: ****************
Subject: #*******... *****************

I have spoke to ******* and to *************** and will agree to the solution.I will credit ******* the amount of the catalytic converter which is 413.96 tax included . He can then use that money to have his mechanic install another converter . Thanks for your help in resolving this matter..
**** will require ******* to return the core to **** store in ******** .

Final Consumer Response
(The consumer indicated he/she DID NOT accept the response from the business.)
This is getting us nowhere. I've talked to **** and explained the situation. They are willing to refund the converter once my mechanic installs a new one. All they need is the original work order where MyCar changed the cat. Again, this was done BEFORE I took possession. I've already stated verbally that I was willing to pay the difference to have the ***** part put on. It's now in text. MyCar will have no further costs and we can put this behind us. This will cost them nothing. Just send **** the work order.

Industry Comparison| Chart

Auto Dealers - Used Cars, Truck Dealers

Additional Information

BBB file opened: 11/07/2011Business started: 01/07/2011
Type of Entity


Incorporated: May 1993, ON

Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Brad Boehme (Manager)Ms. Erin Dalgleish (Assistant Controller)Mr. Brian Sheehan (President)
Number of Employees


Business Category

Auto Dealers - Used Cars, Truck Dealers

Alternate Business Names
Rideau Valley Motors Inc., 1024336 Ontario Inc

Map & Directions

Map & Directions

Address for My Car (Kingston branch)

1390 Princess Street

Kingston, ON K7M 3E5

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  • 1390 Princess Street 

    Kingston, ON K7M 3E5(866) 239-7066

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