November 9th, 2011\r
I have finally had to take my car into a family owned mechanic shop that has a fantastic reputation! The wiring issue that was previously fixed by Meineke that failed within the following year or two, was fixed and works great at $90. The problem with my brakes? Oh yeah, Meineke put a cracked Rotor on my car. I now have to pay to have them replaced, AGAIN! Meineke is a rip off, and I will continue to ensure that EVERYONE knows about this. Another thing that has me wondering, when I took my car into Meineke it had 35,000 miles. They told me the front brakes and rotors needed to be replaced. However, at 26,000 miles later, I am told that I still have 90% of my brake pads remaining. So how is it that I would have needed my brakes done at 35,000 miles, along with the rotors? Probably didn't, just another thing Meineke said I needed so that they could rip me off.\r
I needed to have my brakes done among other things. I took my car to the meineke in Hillsboro, and I told them about my brakes, fuel filter, and that my left turn signal didn't work in front nor the reverse lights. I was assured that it would be taken care of, I felt good about this and left my car in their care. I received a call later that day to tell me that they needed to replace to front rotors as well and they wouldn't make it in until the following morning. I borrowed a car, and left it there overnight. I came in the next day to pick it up. They were still waiting on a part from Ford, so I agreed to bring the car in later that week. However, I received the bill and they billed me for a bunch of crap that I didn't ask for such as $20 for cleaning the battery off?!?! For all this, my bill totalled almost $900. I was upset as I feel they saw it as an opportunity to take advantage of a young girl. Either way, I thought that things would be working better and I took the car. The brakes were still squeeling, but they said to give it 1000 miles first, and the passenger door was for some reason hitting the fender? I brought it in the following Friday for the last part. The guy agreed not to charge me for the labor. I brought up the door hitting the fender, and he proceeded to tell me that I was lying and wasn't I aware my car had been in an accident? Well no duh, I am the one who put it in that accident, but my door was not doing that before. I told I would never bring my car back again, he said, ""Really? After I did that free labor for you?"" and he threw my keys at me. This was 7000 miles ago and now my brakes are grinding and never stopped squeeling. I also have a coolant leak somewhere. I honestly believe that this place creates problem so that you bring your car back. I refuse to go there again. I kick myself in the ass everytime I think of how stupid I was to take my car there and pay that much.
Pros: Absolutely nothing