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Hanlin Automotive, Inc

Phone: (703) 823-1907 Fax: (703) 370-8107 6009 Farrington Ave, Alexandria, VA 22304

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Reason for Rating

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Factors that raised the rating for Hanlin Automotive, Inc 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 Summary Read complaint details

2 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 1 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 2
Total Closed Complaints 2

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on Hanlin Automotive, Inc
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
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Neutral Experience 0
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Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: March 19, 1981 Business started: 03/19/1980 in VA Business started locally: 03/19/1980 Business incorporated 03/20/1980 in VA
Type of Entity


Business Management
Mr. Edison Flores, GM Mrs. Millie Flores, Office Manager
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Edison Flores, GM
Business Category

Auto Body Repair & Painting Auto Repair & Service

Alternate Business Names
Auto Craft Body And Paint Co.

Additional Locations


    6009 Farrington Ave

    Alexandria, VA 22304 (703) 823-1907


BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

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Customer Review Experience Value
Positive Review 5 points per review
Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

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BBB Letter Grade Scale

BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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Star Rating scale

  Average Score
5 stars 5.00
4.5 stars 4.50-4.99
4 stars 4.00-4.49
3.5 stars 3.50-3.99
3 stars 3.00-3.49
2.5 stars 2.50-2.99
2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

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Complaint Detail(s)

8/21/2015 Problems with Product/Service
10/31/2014 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: I took my **** ***** in for 4 brand new tires and was recommended additional work that my truck needed( shocks, rear differential seals).I felt like I had got such a genuine referral from a friend that I felt I could really trust these guys. I WISH I NEVER DID!! It took forever for me to get my truck back, and once I finally got it back, the minute I drove it home I heard a loud, discomforting sound coming from the rear. I took it back to the owner, EDISON F***** and he told me that it was my brakes. Well, I had just had my brakes done at ********* so it was still under warranty, so I took it back to them. They said my rotors needed to be resurfaced, but the noise was not coming from the brakes. I took it back to **** ***** and this time the owner told me that he fired the mechanic who worked on my truck. He said he would have his top mechanic work on it and this time it would get done right. They had my truck for a few more days and then I was told that everything was fixed. I got my truck back and still could hear that horrible sound. I got fed up and had enough, so I took it to my local **** dealership and explained to them what I was hearing. Within a few hours, the service advisor called me and told me that I needed to rebuild my rear differential. They said who ever changed the seals never torqued the pinion bearing down to the proper specifications, causing the pinion bearing to pre-maturely wear out. I called the owner once again, and this time he said he's not paying for anything. He said he would file a claim through his insurance, and meanwhile I have no truck to drive! I am very dissatisfied with **** ***** and the way they handle their business! Now I feel like I have a bigger issue to deal with because of them!

Desired Settlement: I just want my truck fixed right by a certified **** tech or my money back.

Business Response:

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Daytime Phone: ###-###-####

E-mail: *********************

Repair Issues:

Better Business Bureau:

To whom this may concern:

We have received a letter complaint from *** ******* and we have come to the attention of the situation. I want to begin by stating that once we gave *** ******* her vehicle back, after replacing her four brand new tires and the rear differential seals, she came back in to have her car washed. While she was driving here, she mentioned hearing a noise. When she asked what it was, I told her that it might be her brakes but that I wasn’t positive. However, we did not inspect it and for all we know it could have been that the tires where leaking, between the wheel and the tire which is a common chrome issue. In the letter she stated that she went over to ********* to have them look at it but they said that it wasn’t a problem with the breaks but that the rotors needed to be resurfaced. A gentleman on her behalf called in explaining what had happened and I told him that he could bring in the car back and that I would have my top mechanic could take a look at it. However, no one ended up bringing in the car. In the letter, she mentioned that she did bring in her car and that they had it for a few days and that they fixed it but no one brought it in. She stated in the letter that she took it to her local **** dealership to explain what she was hearing and that they said that they needed to rebuild her rear differential. Although she said that they mentioned that if we changed the seals, we never torqued the pinion bearing down to the proper specifications, causing the pinion bearing to pre-maturely wear out, it is important to understand that if they didn’t disassemble the car there is no guarantee that this was the issue or if the pinion was low on fluid, causing there to be more leaks, more friction, more heat and finally more noise. Meanwhile, I had been talking to the gentleman the entire time. *** ******* ended up calling us back mentioning that she wanted her money back when I previously told her I could have taken a look at her car in the first place and later mentioned I could file a claim through the insurance company. If we had dealt with the situation earlier I could have provided options for her like giving her a rental car until we fixed her car. During the telephone call, she involved my family, which had nothing to do with this issue and then filed the complaint. I entail that this provides a better understanding of the matter and that we are able to process this situation.

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