- Report: #254420
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Complaint Review: Meineke Car Car Center
Meineke Car Car Center3421 West Millbrook Road Raleigh, North Carolina U.S.A.
Meineke Car Car Center Dishonest, overcharging, not needed extensive repair ripoff Raleigh North Carolina
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: You only hear the bad stuff
*Consumer Comment: I had the same experience with Meineke Car Care In Snellville GA
*Author of original report: Meineke Car Care Center-Raleigh, Apex, North Carolina---Always ask to see old parts being replaced. Watch them take them off your car is you have too!
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A little bit of history. the first time I took my car to Meineke in Apex, NC they charged me $520 for a brake job. (Replacing rear wheel cylinders, rotors, flushing brake lines, new pads) I thought that was ridiculous but I didn't have a choice, I okayed the work. That was in November of '04.
So here I am, 2.5 yrs later, with the same problems they fixed in '04?? They told me I needed my rear wheel cylinders to be replaced, new rotors, new pads& my calipers to be replaced. which they wanted to charge $156 / caliper. I can buy those at Auto zone for $63 myself! The total estimate for my brake job ended up being $692. WHAT?!
I took my car to another TRUSTED mechanic today (Thursday the 14th) and he told me that the only work needed to be done were the pads and rotors to be replaced estimated price $500 less than what Meineke wanted to charge me! He said there was nothing wrong with the calipers, nothing wrong with the rear wheel cylinders. strange.
I would advise future customers of Meineke to always get a second opinion.
Raleigh, North Carolina
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 06/14/2007 08:25 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Meineke-Car-Car-Center/Raleigh-North-Carolina-27612/Meineke-Car-Car-Center-Dishonest-overcharging-not-needed-extensive-repair-ripoff-Raleigh-254420. 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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