A freind of mine had a 2002 Mercedes CLK with an intermittent ground on the lighting circuit, but I did not have the time to troubleshoot it in his timeframe, so I recommended All Phase. I had great confidence in them to perform such a basic diag, finding an intermittent ground.
Terri told him the diag would be $175, which was fine, and that they'd need it for a day or so. No problem.
The next day my friend told me that when he picked up the car, Terri told him that it needed a rear body control module for $1300, and if THAT did not fix it, they'd be happy to replace the front control module as well, for another $1400.
I used to work with Jerry, Dale and Terri, so when I refer someone, I don't expect to be made to look like an ass. They basically charged my friend $175 to tell him they had no idea what was wrong with his car, but they were more than willing to spend his money guessing what the problem was.
Jerry, Dale, Terri. I want to thank you for making me look like a fool, and possibly a crook as well. That's pretty shitty especially when I thought we were friends, but I guess there's a sucker born every minute, right?
Hi, when you bring the vehicle back for re inspection. If the horn is working correctly, we will be happy to pass that item.
We are sorry you had to wait this long. Sometimes inspections take longer than the predicted time. We will do better.
We spent over an hour diagnosing that vehicle while you waited. You seen the column completely dissembled and then put back together. That's what your $100 charge went towards in which you agreed to pay before we touched the vehicle. Our conclusion was a internal defect in the column.
We attempted several times to contact this customer in reference to bringing their car back in. Customer has not returned any calls to address his concerns.
We have talked with Bob and realized lots of information we gave on his vehicle lacked proper explanations. We also failed to let him know we typically wish to show our customers our findings usually waiters, which tend to clarify and back up our findings. We look forward to improvements and our relationship with Bob and his family.
Unfortunately MD inspection and PA inspection are a completely different process. PA inspection is yearly. MD inspection is one time only. So there is alot more things that are checked on the MD process. Your power steering rack is leaking (not bumpy). This fails inspection. Tires were never suggested. We did recomend a rear brake adjustment (no parts needed), for a stronger pedal. We would be happy to put your vehicle on the lift again and explain why we recomended the things you need.
I'm sorry for your incovience. I quoted you an hour not realizing when you came back it would be lunch time. By law, I have to give my techs a hour lunch each day. Our inspections are backed up by the state police. I would gladly bring your car bak in and physically show you what and why each componet failed. Feel free to give us a call. Thanks
Customer wanted a free inspection on his power steering system to find out where it was leaking. I explained I would do a 30 point inspection which would be no cost to him that includes looking at the power steering system. We found where the leak was for him at no charge. He wanted to bring his own parts in for the repair. Our policy doesnt allow that. He declined the repair. We recomended some other things that need attention. I would gladly have the customer bring the car back so we can physically show why we recomended those services.
Customer came in with a misfire problem. The spark plugs were in really bad shape. We had to replace the spark plugs first before anymore diagnostics could be done. The vehicle ran good with new spark plugs. Customer picked up vehicle. Customer came back 2 weeks later with a misfire again. We rediagnosed the car for no charge. We found a defective ignition coil. We did charge him for the coil. The customer had another problem at that point with his vehicle. We tried to explain the situation as best as we could. He didnt wont to spend more money. Unfortunately his vehicle had multiple problems. He sent us a email complaining some more after the repair. We appologized for his disapointment. But at the same time he needed both repairs. I wished him the best of luck in the future. I never worded it like he stated it in this review.