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Tire Connections / Mike Cork1240 S. Finley Road, Lombard IL Lombard, Illinois USA
Tire Connections / Mike Cork car repairs, car repair fraud, fraud, tie rods, tires, Mike Cork, Tire Connections Lombard Lombard Illinois
For all of you people that think this place is golden, here's some enlightening news for you:
** Update 1/1/14 (Original post below)
Mike's Quote $1200.00
How much to get car back on the road Mike, without the tires? Mike: $1000.00
ACTUAL COST TO GET BACK ON ROAD: $147.00 PARTS AND LABOR INCLUDED.
Took car to a more reliable shop. Here's an itemized list of all costs and comparison. Important to note since this place is a tire store - that even the tires Mike Cork quoted were the wrong tires!!! Here ya go:
Mike: $1000 the rear tires are bad"
Reliable shop: The right side tires are bad, but not enough to replace yet.
Mike: You have 1 ball joint that's bad
Reliable Shop: All the ball joints are fine. No replacement needed.
Mike: You needed a new starter. (he had already replaced this without my knowledge and never owned up to it - see below)
Reliable shop: You car starts fine. She started right up, no problem. She doesn't need a starter. I don't know why that other guy told you that.
Mike: Both left & right inner and outer tie rods need to be replaced.
Reliable Shop: Just the left inner is needed to get you back on the road.
Note to Mike: I hope your ears are still ringing from me screaming at you, you fraudulent piece of ***** !!!!!
__Original post 1/10/14___
Had my car towed here when my car almost went off the road with a broken tie rod. When I called to find out if they had even looked at the car yet, Mike Cork told me it needed a starter. I asked about the suspension. He said he thought it was a "no-start". After verifying my name and car info, he stated that he would have to recheck the car - he "got confused".
How do you confuse a starter with a tie rod, Mike?!
I had to keep calling because he never took the initiative to let me know what was going on with my car, then discovered he was lying and covering up what he was doing - taking the front end a part for things it didn't need! Then he quotes me $1200. He decided to throw in a couple tires to charge me as well.
I didn't take it for tires Mike!
Now I know why he quoted $1200. He had replaced the starter before I even called the first time, never had authorization to do ANY work, and when I called to tell them that I was getting the car towed out of there, they did a made scramble to replace the new part with the old part before the tow driver got there. I found out from the tow driver that they were "still working on the car". I called my roadside service AAA, and the woman documented everything and then called Mike. He stated to her that he wouldn't able to get to the work for 10 days, but then also told her he was "putting the front end back together." She documented that as well.
Finally got my vehicle out this h*** hole - and will update when my car gets checked out to make sure he didn't further destroy my car. In which case, there will be a lawsuit filed.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 01/11/2014 03:49 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/tire-connections-mike-cork/lombard-illinois-60148/tire-connections-mike-cork-car-repairs-car-repair-fraud-fraud-tie-rods-tires-mike-1114831. 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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