Complaint Review: Meineke - Tappahannock Virginia
Meineke Inspected and Rejected Car Because of Non-Existing Conditions Tappahannock, Virginia
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*UPDATE Employee: Virginia State Police Official Response
This particular Meineke Car Care Center is a Virginia state vehicle inspection site. I do not recommend that anyone use this facility.
The manager there attempted to rip me off for $1,300 in supposed problems including exhaust system, rack and pinion repairs, and brakes when I took my daughter's car for annual inspection. I was suspicious and declined the offer to do the repairs immediately.
I was issued a rejection sticker and told I had 15 days to have the repairs done. I would then have to pay another fee to have it reinspected and passed.
The car was then taken to another inspection site for a second opinion and I was told the car would have passed with a muffler fix, installation of new wiper blades and a couple of bulbs. There were no major problems.
The story is not ended. Now the second inspection station has to involve the state police because Meineke's rejection is called into question and the police will have to rule on the matter.
By the way, the Meineke manager ran a credit check on me without asking, which I am told, is illegal. He told me my credit was good for $2,500 and they could finance the cost of repairs. I was given a schedule of financing costs by the manager. This was based on my giving my name and telephone number. I am a woman and 68 years old. I feel victimized.
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