ED Magedson – Founder
Travis Auto Care5210 East 10th Ave Tampa, Florida USA
Travis Auto Care Travis Dalton Incompetent Unprofessional Mechanic Your Car And Money Will Disintegrate Tampa Florida
Took my 1996 Honda in for a head gasket job. Travis showed me that according to his computer it was a 6 hour job and he would have it done in 3 days at a cost of $450 including fluids and parts. Since I did not want to have any unexpected problems later on I also gave him the instruction to send the head to a machine shop to have it re-surfaced and authorized hime to add an extra $107 to my bill for this service.
Well a 3 day job turned into a month and when I finally came to pick up my car he notified me that he had lost the keys. I left without my car again.
The next day Travis had a locksmith come and make a new key so that I could finally come and pick up my car. I was very happy to finally have my car but that didn't last long. I paid my bill which came out to $689 plus an additional $50 in parts which I had provided to him during the process of completing the job and proceeded to drive the car away. [continued below]....
I made it approximately 1 or 2 miles before the car started acting up. It took me 2 feet in order to drive the car. I had to use 1 foot to rev the engine to keep it running and the other for the brake.
I made it about 3 more miles and pulled into another shop to have them take a look at it. They informed me that there was water in the oil and oil in the water. Also there was improper compression in 2 of the 4 cylinders. Basically the problem that I paid to have fixed was not fixed at all and the car was worse off than when I brought it to him.
I immediadetely took the car back to Travis to have him fix his mistake, however I received a call from the second shop on the way down the street. They told me to come back because parts were actually falling off of my car.
I brought Travis the parts that fell off and the car. I was given excuses and told that he would take a look at it. We are well into the second month and my car sits, and is not being worked on while I see several other cars come in and out daily. I have also noticed many other customers that were irate over his incompetent work and would not be surprised to see more complaints to follow.
I still do not have my car and have not received a refund. I was told so many stories at this point that I cannot even fit all of them in this post. This is absolutely without a doubt, the worst mechanic I have ever seen.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 03/29/2014 09:43 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/travis-auto-care/tampa-florida-33619/travis-auto-care-travis-dalton-incompetent-unprofessional-mechanic-your-car-and-money-will-1134668. 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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