A-1 Vista Auto Repair Reviews (1)
A-1 Vista Auto Repair Rating
Description: Auto Repair & Service
Address: 916 Postal Wy, Vista, California, United States, 92083-6915
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To put it in the briefest of terms: I went in for an oil change and their employee drained my transmission fluid instead of my oil and put in more oil so I had no transmission fluid and twice the amount of oil.
I got a groupon type deal from Amazon for this place for 3 oil changes and a tire rotation for $39. I have a 2006 Corolla I just bought in December. its got low mileage and no issues.
When I called they were courteous and accommodating in working with my schedule. They got me in within 3 days.
It took about an hour there was a small charge ($5) for a little bit of extra oil that my car took. No big deal.
I didn't even pull out of the driveway and I felt my transmission slip. Thought to myself "oh that's weird. well it was just an oil change. nothing to do with the transmission. I'm sure its probably nothing." Got on the freeway, it was fine. Drove around a little bit more and it kept happening so I took it to my friend's house who is a mechanic and he checked my transmission fluid and added a full quart! I went to the shop he works at and had them do a full transmission service. It was 2 quarts Low after the quart he had added a few nights before. Then, a few weeks later I was driving up to Newport beach for a wedding and my car started smoking on the freeway. It had 2x the amount of oil it should have had. This is first of all unacceptable and second of all laughable seeing as they charged me extra for my car taking more oil than usual.
I filed a complaint with the BAR and they said they were willing to pay me back for half of the fees I incurred for damages caused to my car by their faulty work and only if I took down my 1 star review from yelp.