Complaint Review: American Lube Fast - Mobile, Alabama 36619 Alabama
- American Lube Fast 5387 Hwy 90 West Mobile, Alabama 36619, Alabama U.S.A.
- Phone: 251-666-0196
- Category: Auto Service Stations
American Lube Fast Misleading Sales ripped off my wife for unneeded services Mobile, Alabama
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: hardest place to work for..
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: I believe it
*Author of original report: June 7 2008
*Author of original report: American Fast Lube replied back to my ripoff report
My wife was going to get an oil change and a new fan belt installed at American Lube Fast, it used to be a Super Lube location and had changed names.
We had been doing business there for years.
She told the service manager that we were going on a trip and wanted a new fan belt and oil change done as a precaution.
They began servicing her car
The service manager came into the waiting room and told her that her engine was filthy because she driven to long before having it changed and if she did not pay for an engine flush her car might break down on her on our trip.
The car was not even due for its next oil change for another 1000+miles.
But because she had gone over the 3 thousand miles in the past she reluctantly agreed thinking maybe it was something she had done wrong.
Next they came back in and told her the antifreeze had broken down and that she had better have the damage repaired by having a costly radiator flush with a special machine done or her car most likely would over heat on our trip and leave us stranded.
I had just had a new radiator and new antifreeze installed just three months ago by one of the best mechanics in our town.
He was away on a trip and his shop was closed so she used American Fast Lube.
She called me on my cellphone and told me what was going on.
I rushed over just in time to stop them from hooking up the radiator flushing machine.
I watched the guy check the specific gravity of the overflow jug which he had diluted with fresh water first while I was in the waiting room talking to my wife. and then he tryed to convince me that he was a honest mechanic. When that failed he became rude and insulting and even told me I obviously did not know anything about engines.
In my younger years I was a Honda Certified Mechanic ( my family owned a Honda dealership) and I am a licensed Pilot.
Needless to say I told him what I thought about him and his deceitful business practices.
I stopped them from doing any more work and paid the $174.00 repair bill for the belt, oil change and rip off engine flush to keep from going to jail.
Why did I pay? You might ask.
Because if I stayed any longer I would not have been able to control myself.
NEVER EVER EVER ALLOW YOUR WIFE OR DAUGHTER OR SON OR YOURSELF TO GO TO THIS PLACE.
Unlike when it was Super Lube you cannot trust the mechanics now!
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