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McLeod's Auto Service, Inc.

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Phone: (813) 831-5130Fax: (813) 837-31422905 S Manhattan Ave, TampaFL 33629-6627

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A BBB Accredited Business since 04/01/1998

BBB has determined that McLeod's Auto Service, Inc. 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 McLeod's Auto Service, Inc.'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 ResolutionAbout Complaint Details

Complaint Resolution Log (2)BBB Closure Definitions
02/13/2014Problems with Product / Service | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint Category: Delayed completion of service

Complaint: Horrible service, poor completion time, poor communication skills. Amazing that this company is still in business. Non qualified mechanics, very bad
This company had our car for 3 weeks trying to find a $27 dollar hose, they were so un prepared to fix the car that they told me to either go pick up the part myself and pay for it or tow my car out of the garage. After all this horrible service, the owner had the nerve to ask for payment. Any reputable company would have not asked for a nickel, not only did they not say they were sorry, but they sent me a bill for $538. After I refused to pay the invoice, they actually called the cops and reported me for grand theft. Unbelievable!!! my car is a $95,000 car, I don't think affording to pay for the car was the issue. Its hard to believe that a company can actually get away with pressing false charges against a customer, without no recourse. I will be calling every new station in Tampa Bay and reporting this companies behavior. Even the police officer said that this is very poor business practice on their part. They wouldn't even negotiate anything on their behalf. If you need your car repaired, go elsewhere, not only does this company have no idea on how to fix an expensive car, but they will over charge you and file a police report and charge you with grand theft if you don't pay their ransom.

Initial Business Response
This response was provided verbally to BBB:

We worked on this customers vehicle and had to order parts from the dealership. The parts took a while to get to us and then they were the wrong parts which means it had to take longer. Then there was a problem with the part because Jaguar had an upgrade on the parts. The people who sold the parts to us didn't tell us. The customer was very mad that this took as long as it did but none of this was our fault. He wanted to blame it on us but there was nothing we could do because we had to wait on this part from the dealership only.

Once we repaired the vehicle he came in to pick it up and said he would come back to pay for it but never did. We started calling him for payment and that is when he said he didn't think he should have to pay because it took too long. There is no reason why he shouldn't pay. He then provided a fake PO Box number to send a bill to. My only option at that time was to call the police and the police ended up telling him to pay the bill. We do not believe this is a valid complaint.

We have been in business 61 years and totally rely on honesty and integrity in our business dealings and have maintained an excellent rating.

Complaint Resolution: Company resolved the complaint issues. The consumer acknowledged acceptance to BBB.

07/19/2012Problems with Product / Service

Additional Information

BBB file opened: 08/15/1997Business started: 01/01/1989

This company is in an industry that may require licensing, bonding or registration in order to lawfully do business. BBB encourages you to check with the appropriate agency to be certain any requirements are currently being met.

These agencies may include:

Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
Mayo Bldg Rm 217
Tallahassee, FL32399-0800
(850) 410-3800

Hillsborough County Business Tax Receipt
601 E Kennedy Blvd 14th Fl
Tampa, FL33602-4156
(813) 635-5200

BBB records show a license number of MV456 for this company, issued by Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services. Their web address is

Type: Motor Vehicle Repair

BBB records show a license number of 8163 for this company, issued by Hillsborough County Business Tax Receipt. Their web address is

Type: County Business Tax Receipt

Type of Entity


Incorporated: November 2004, FL

Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Tim McLeod (Owner)Mr Norris E McLeod (Director)
Business Category

Auto Repair Services, Mobile Lube Oil Companies, Wheel Alignment, Fr & Axle Service - Auto, Auto Transmission Suppliers, Gasoline Engine Suppliers, Brake Shops, Auto Electricians, Car Diagnosis Shops, Alternators & Generators - Auto Repair, Car Air Conditioning Suppliers, Tire Dealers

Products & Services

This company offers full service auto repair specializing in air conditioning.

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Map & Directions

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Address for McLeod's Auto Service, Inc.

2905 S Manhattan Ave

Tampa, FL 33629-6627

To | From


3 Locations

  • 2905 S Manhattan Ave 

    Tampa, FL 33629-6627

  • 3606 W Corona St 

    Tampa, FL 33629-8702

  • 4014 W El Prado Blvd 

    Tampa, FL 33629-8548

Industry Comparison ChartX

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*McLeod's Auto Service, Inc. is in this range.


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