A-Team D.A.R. Reviews (1)
I took my car to above listed auto repair shop. I requested that the vehicle be thoroughly inspected for any mechanical defects and possible hazards. I explained that the vehicle was for my 17 year old son and that the vehicle would have to pass a state inspection. I was concerned about any safety issues and interior/exterior mechanical defectives. A list of our request was given as we walked around the vehicle with the mechanic. We were assured that everything would be inspected and we would be contacted. I was contacted and given a list of things that the car needed and the cost to get the car working properly. A fuel pump/fuel filter/serpentine belts with an estimated cost of $432. A cost was not giving for the repair of any additional items such as the side mirrors we requested to be repaired. We stopped by the shop and the mechanic started the car for us. He stated that the car was a good running car. That he changed a few fuses and removed the old gas out of the car. The car was running fine. He had my son push on the gas pedal several times to hear how sound the engine was.Later we were told that a starter was put on the vehicle but we were not notified nor did I give my authorization to have a started installed. The owner stated he realized the lack of communication and that the car would be ready for state inspection on May 13th. We then received a call that the car was ready to be picked up. When we arrived my son tried to remove the car but it would start and then cut off whenever he put the car in reverse. The mechanics then stated that it was a fuse. We went to [redacted] to purchase the fuse. [redacted] tested the fuses and their machines stated that the fuses were good and did not need to be replaced. We returned and was then told the car needed a tune-up which would cost us an additional $200. We agreed to the tune-up. We drove the car to the inspection. I noticed the car pulling to one side. While returning from the inspection the car stopped. We were then told to put some fuel injection and that the steering rod would be tighten for us. When we contacted the mechanic to see if the car was ready we were told the car was no longer running. We continued to speak with the mechanics and owner and told a variety of different things they were working on to resolve the issue. We were told that the starter now had a crack, the crankshaft needed replacing, the timing belt, the computer module, oil leak while installing the starter, the wire to the starter, and etc. Their deceit has continued and each time they tell us the car is ready to be removed when we arrive the car will not start. The last notification that the car was running and ready to go was on June 1st. When we arrived on June 2nd the car did not start and we were not able to reach anyone until after I had contacted a tow truck. The tow truck driver tried to provide a jump but the car would not turn over. Under the hood of the car was an empty Pepsi bottle that had some type of yellow liquid, a razor blade, and one of the fuses was laying there.