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Complaint Review: Brakes Plus
Brakes Plus5465 Wadsworth ByPass Arvada, Colorado U.S.A.
Brakes Plus unethical business practice Arvada Colorado
*Consumer Comment: Randy must have had a bad week last year.
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Finally pick up car in blizzard/randy states 1st/2nd gear fine/will slip in 3rd gear/transmission not fixed/destroyed by Brakes plus incompetence/car taken to master mechanic on 12/12/master mechanic states/no 1st gear/ something broken in transmission/transmission oozing fluid/master mechanic states take car back to BP for them to make right.call BP 12/13 AM - Randy states did not cause problem/washing hands of it/owner calls 4 transmission shops for advice/is told regardless of who caused damage BP should make right/call BP 12/13PM, Randy states will speak w/ his tech in AM see maybe what he can do./12/14 Randy states not doing anymore-maybe would discount repair if we take car back. Brakes Plus had car for 12 days and has rendered it undriveable. It drove in to shop just fine and now is unuseable.
An alignment turned into 2 new axles/Needing those axles cannot be proved as BP's did not allow owner to see original parts taken off car/futhermore the young man that signed off on the work is not the owner/making any and all repairs to car unauthorized. Now we have a young lady in her senior year of school trying to make it to work and school on the bus. This car is not a BMW but as we are a single income family it is hard to make ends meet & this car is all she had/and a young ladies right of passage has been ruined by the incompetence and greed of this company. They took responsibility of touching that transmission for whatever reason/and now because of thier inept mechanical abilities - thay are washing their hands of this situation/because Randy says,"I am not putting anymore time or money into that car" He knows he's liable and refuses to make things right. Futhermore,on 12/14 waiting to talk to Randy I stood in the lobby and listened to him shmooz over another customer for 15 minutes about why a brake job turned into ball joints and why it's costing more than originally stated/I also have 2 other letters from customers stating they left that shop with $660 and $700 bills for a $99 brake job all under the guise you signed a paper authorizing repairs as they hustle and bustle you without time to realize what you are signing.
If you Google these exact words- Brakes Plus Arvada Colorado the first thing that comes up is a map the 2nd site is a Rip Off report for this very shop from 2001. How can this shop be a member of BBB??? At this point my only recourse is to report this as many places as possible/STRONGLY consider litigation/and put my poor child on the RTD (have a great Senior Year darling Brake's Plus gave you a wonderful present)and try to skrimp and save to get her car fixed at the worst possible time of the year Christmas will be very stark this year due to this UNNECESARY expenditure. Had Brakes Plus not been dishonest and greedy - the unauthorized young man that took the car there for an alignment-would have got the alignment and went on his way. Now we are faced with a bleak and expensive car repair/through no fault of our own. How can a company continue to do business like this? Please consider removing them from your BBB list, before any other customers are hurt in such a heinous manner.
As this has been nearly 1 full month of chaos, I am very leery of having Brakes Plus touch ANY of my vehicles again. If they are a reputable company,and have good customer service for repeat business as Randy is fond of expounding - they will pay MY mechanic to fix my daughters car. They will no longer make other unsuspecting customers incur unnecessary/costly repair bills. They will honor the BBB stickers they have posted everywhere in the shop with integrity.
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This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 12/16/2007 02:39 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Brakes-Plus/Arvada-Colorado-80215/Brakes-Plus-unethical-business-practice-Arvada-Colorado-292018. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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