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  • Submitted: Mon, February 04, 2013
  • Updated: Mon, February 04, 2013

  • Reported By: Fred — San Diego California United States of America
Eddie Mechanic
16th street san diego, California United States of America

Eddie Mechanic sabotages car engine while he is supposedly fixing it, so you call him back for more unnecessary repairs san diego, California

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His name is Eddie and we know him as Eddie Mechanic. He is a 35-40 year old Hispanic who provides mobile car repair services; in other words, he has no mechanic shop and will go to customers place to do the (supposed) repairs. He holds himself out to be an A.S.I. certified automotive mechanics and wears the typical dark blue overall with the ubiquitous elliptical
name patch.

I first called Eddie Mechanic for a small job having to do with A/C hoses, which went well. So I called him again a few months later as I was having trouble passing smog due to white smoke emission from the tail pipe which he immediately diagnosed to be a Blown Head Gasket and quoted a price of $1000 to $1200. Now, I am no mechanic, but not only the diagnosis did not jibe with the symptoms, I also did not have the funds available and asked to have time to think about his proposal.

I later found out that Eddie Mechanics diagnosis was completely wrong in that it was my cars E.G.R. valve (and not a blown head gasket) which was blocked with carbon build-up and only needed to be cleaned, which was a pretty entailed job despite its simplicity. So I gave Eddie Mechanic the benefit of doubt and asked him if he wanted to unblock the E.G.R. valve, which he agreed to do.

So he shows up and starts work only to claim that the job needed Throttle and Air Intake Cleaner which he did not have (and he is a mechanic) and which I had to go and get. It took me 15 minutes to purchase this cleaner from the local gas station, but by the time I got back, he said he had found some in his truck and that the job was finished; wow; Eddie Mechanic did a
job which takes at least two hours to do in just under 30 minutes. And the problem was still there.

The following day I opened the hood only to find wires cut from two different sensors and the EGR purge tank was missing. When I called him to ask where the part was, he said he took it and was going to bring in a new and working one, which was an utter lie as the part he took without my knowledge was in perfect working order.

To cut a long story short, I checked with other folks who had used his services and it became absolutely certain that Eddie Mechanic was, and is a crook and a fraud of a mechanic. He breaks one thing in your engine while fixing another to keep you hooked and desperate to have him come out to perform more UNNECESSARY repairs.

So beware of this crook and do not let him near your car; the only thing he seems to be certified in is fraudulent repairs. I will also be filing a report and complaint about Eddie Mechanic with California Bureau of Automotive Repair.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 02/04/2013 07:25 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Eddie-Mechanic/san-diego-California-92101/Eddie-Mechanic-sabotages-car-engine-while-he-is-supposedly-fixing-it-so-you-call-him-bac-1008849. 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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