Report: #1078044

Complaint Review: Mr. Tire

  • Submitted: Thu, August 22, 2013
  • Updated: Thu, August 22, 2013
  • Reported By: Valerie — Great Mills Maryland
  • Mr. Tire
    21730 Great Mills Rd
    Lexington Park, Maryland

Mr. Tire Contaminated brake fluid Lexington Park Maryland

*General Comment: An Industry Insider talks about BRAKES

*General Comment: Just curious.

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 Mr. Tire has always serviced my car.  Recently my brakes locked up, towed car to the dealer where they discovered calipers where locked. Needed new calipers brake shoes rotars, master cylinder and all rubber parts, lines etc. Come to find out they said my brake fluid was contaminated, possibly with power steering fluid. Also I found out When Mr. tire replaced my brakes 2 years ago they never bled the brake fluid, therefore the fluid could have been contaminated due to age, even thought I paid $500 to have them put on new brakes. Final outcome was repairs could have cost up to 4700.00 plus dollars. My car was 10 yrs. old but only had 78,000 miles. The age of the car was not worth putting that kind of money into it with it's warranty up next month, so I felt I had no choice but to buy a new car. I lost 2,000 ton 2.500 on my trade and Mr. Tire would not take any responsiblity. They said they could have fixed it cheaper and Toyota was ripping me off trying to guilt me into buying a new car. What they should have done was get involved when I called them and fixed the car at no charge being this was there fault. Now I am making car payments that I really can't afford due to other unexpected expenses I have.  I will never use Mr. Tire again and I will be sure to let everyone I know about my experience. I have already heard of some horror stories with various Mr. Tire stores. These people make a lot of money and have a lot of my money due to the years of service I have given them. They should stand behind their work and at least pay me the money I am out for my trade. That is the least that they can do.

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#1 General Comment

An Industry Insider talks about BRAKES

AUTHOR: Bubba Lee - ()

Please note correct spelling of Brake.

Oil contamination in brake fluid will cause sudeden braking loss, accedent, death and unrepairable damage to a massive dollar amount in parts.

IT WILL TAKE LKESS THAN A WEEK TO LOCK THE BRAKES SOLID! And at the same time cause a failure to operate at all. 

A ten year old car should have had its brake fluid changed (Bled) at least once in it life, at 80,000 miles probably twice. The only reason not to is if the fluid was tested and found to be good.

Pouring the wrong fluid in sounds like a oil change place error.

So: The damage was NOT done TWO years ago. The Brake repair place probably did nothing wrong, you got ripped off by the dealer, The people who tried to kill you are un-identified.


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#2 General Comment

Just curious.

AUTHOR: MartyMarsh - ()

 If all they did was change the breaks why do you think they need to bleed them? That is only done when you change a part that involves break fluid. Also if a part is changed that involves break fluid and the system isn't blead then you won't have any breaks, or at least not very good ones. I think someone has missinformed you.

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