A R S Automotive Reviews (1)
I took my car to ARS Automotive to be repaired for a simple misfire. Before I took it there, my car was in very good condition. It was running a bit funny, so I figured I better take it in and it also needed inspected. They said that the car was misfiring and I needed some coils and spark plugs changed. After that he called and stated it was fixed and running great!!! I asked if they would be able to inspect it now. The manager, [redacted], told me that it would not pass admissions because I needed to follow some steps for it to pass. I said ok thats fine, is there anything else wrong that I need to fix? He stated that he would take a look when he could fit it in real quick like he was doing me a favor. Never told me he was going to charge me for a full inspection!!. I went to pick it up and he gave a list of what he stated needed fixed. (By the way I had this checked out by a different mechanic, he told me that one of the parts listed, the ball bearing, was not damaged and did not need fixed) Then I realize that he charged me to inspect it knowing it would fail!!! Then charged me over $500.00 for a simple $200.00 tune up. The list they gave me was the instructions on what to do to get the car to pass admissions (even though he already failed my car for the admissions test and charged me) I did what the instructions said. I fill the tank full and I let it rest for 8 hours as stated. The next step was let the car idle for 15 seconds then drive until the engine temperature reaches the middle gauge. Then drive for an additional 5 minutes at 40 MPH. I never made it past step 4. I was driving for about 2 minutes, and my car starting acting funny.I had to turn up a hill to get it back to my apartment. It died on me. They said they fix it again. Charged me another $530.00 and it is still broken. Now they want $2100 to repair something they caused to break on my car. Then lied and laughed at me. and said I dont want you to leave mad. Maybe we can make a deal or something?WHAT?REALLY?