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Complaint Review: Goodyear/Granbury Tire and Service
Goodyear/Granbury Tire and Service3607 East Hwy 377 Granbury, Texas United States of America
Goodyear/Granbury Tire and Service above name used in advertising-business card reads Granbury Tire and Service-phone book listed as Goodyear Tire Center. not performing repairs requested and misleading advertising Granbury, Texas
After having the front end repaired I went back to Goodyear tire center and showed Seth,the store manager, the front end repair invoice and the old brake parts and he immediately got on the defensive and told me since this took place several months back he couldn't do anything for me,I then informed Seth that in the interim I had open heart surgery and two deaths in the family,he then looked at the old brake parts and said that they were in the margin for repair and that they did nothing wrong,I then ask Seth why they told me the front end was ok when it wasn't,and Seth had no answer for this but placed my car on the rack and he and another guy looked at the front end and Seth told me he would have to think about it and I left thinking he would contact me.I figured out later that what he mean by he would have to think about it was that he had to call the owner who I found out later is headquartered in Denton,Texas and has a number of shops across north Texas.When I didn't hear from Seth in about three weeks I went back and could tell he was not real happy to see me again,he told me that since it had been so long and since I didn't have the old front end parts(he never mentioned this before) there was nothing he could do. I originally went to this business because of the prominent Goodyear sign on the building and the listing in the phone book as Goodyear tire center.I contacted the Goodyear tire and rubber corp. and was told that the only affiliation between them and this business is that they sell their tires.It seems that the big "Goodyear" on the front of the building is just an advertising sign.
I find this and the phone book listing very misleading.I asked a mechanic why a shop would not do the front end work and instead opt to do a brake job,he replied that front end work is a lot harder and requires more training then brake jobs,brake jobs are fast,easy and very profitable. Since this all happened I have done a lot of research on auto repair shops and their gimmicks used to lure people in,one of which is the cheap oil change,if you think a shop can give 5 quarts of premium oil and a filter, pay labor and overhead and make a profit on an oil change advertised under twenty dollars,you need to do the math.They want you to come in so they can give your car that free visual inspection and see if they like maybe can sell you a brake job!I found out in my research that the state of Texas has no regulatory agency over auto repair/service businesses even though auto repair scams are the number one public complaint.Your doctor,your electrician,even your barber has to have a professional license and is under a regulatory agency that can levy fines and in extreme cases pull the license of those that violate the rules.Contact your state legislator and demand that they protect the public by placing auto repair/service shops under a regulatory agency.
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