I just bought a used car and took it in to get it looked at. I was thinking I could use one of the many groupon coupons that I had. $103.00 later none of the groupons from the book would work. The 27 point inspection didn't work. The pre purchase inspection didn't work either. The office manager lady said they wouldn't work because they would have to do a ""special"" inspection. As far as I know the mechanic drove it around and took a look underneath the car, but that was about all he did (for $103.00!). Ryan said he needed to pressure wash underneath the car and replace the windshield wiper reservoir and a tune up. I asked for a rough estimate and the office manager said at least $1,000. I was also worried because when I drove the car it wasn't driving very well. Ryan said that he drove it without any issues. I left the shop on Friday shortly after 5pm. I got to steilacoom and bridgeport and the car was NOT driving right. I immediately took it to another shop. They mechanic there was REALLY friendly and took a look at my car for FREE! He even had me come with him so we could both look at what was going on. Just by opening the hood he immediately saw a hose missing along with some other semi serious issues (NONE of which Ryan found with my $103.00). I have emailed Lakewood Automotive Repair and called asking for a detailed explanation of what they did. It is now Wednesday and I have heard nothing back from them. Oh, and they were also suppose to call me first thing on Monday morning to give me an more accurate estimate for fixing my car...still no call for that either. \r
I'm sure if you just need your oil changed or if you have minor repairs this is a good place. Or if you are a male, I feel that given my age and the fact that I'm a girl that gave them even a bigger reason to screw me over. If you go here just make sure you know exactly where your money is going to. I totally feel like I got ripped off and being a full-time student and a single mother of two I really don't have $103 to just give away. There goes our Thanksgiving dinner...but at least I did learn a valuable lesson. \r
BTW if anyone wants a book full of Groupon coupons to this place let me know, maybe you will have better luck and can actually get them to take some of them.