posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 02:58 PM
Originally posted by Infi8nity
(witch you can get for $30)
"witch" is for people who can do it themselves. Do you know how much it costs per month to just keep the doors of a Firestone building open? It's not
at all wrong or unusual for a store to mark up the parts. They have to pay people to keep inventory, order, etc. If you do it yourself you absorb all
I suspected foul play so I found a honest home business mechanic that was going to do the job for allot cheaper. He called me today and told me
that the values badly damaged and that their was no way firestone could not have seen that. Firestone told me that their was no way to tell if the
values wear bent. Firestone was going to have me spend $400 dollars knowing that the car was not going to run.
That's not true and they told you that up front. Not only that, your "honest home business mechanic" confirmed and corroborated what Firestone said.
They said they couldn't tell if the valve was damaged. Your mechanic said the valve was damaged and there was no way Firestone could have known. So,
NO, Firestone DID NOT know the car would not run and they also had the presence of mind to tell you that up front so that you could make the
They charged me $80 for a false diagnostics.
No, they did not. They did the diagnostic and it told them you needed a new timing belt. The diagnostic could not tell whether your valve was bent,
and they told you that up front. Their diagnostic was done properly.
What can I do to get my money back from them? I need some advice. I have a plan but it might not work... my plan...
Demand my money back because they did not do a real diagnostics on my car. If they dont give me my money back then I will get picket signs and hand
out flyers in front of their shop exposing them as frauds. I will stand out their for weeks, I have no car, I have no job, I have allot of free time
and # like this makes me furious. What more can i do?
They aren't frauds. If you do this it is you who are the fraud. They did what they said they were going to do and yes, it was a "real diagnostic." In
fact, they quite honorably told you what they couldn't tell and that saved you $400, didn't it? So you could give the job to your "honest home
mechanic" and get it done for less. and what did your mechanic find? A bent valve. Duh!
If Firestone had done the diagnostic, told you you needed a new timing belt for $400, then you paid the money and they did the work and THEN they told
you about a bent valve, you might have a case. But they did not do that. They saved you $400.
You ought to be thanking them.
edit on 1/11/2013 by schuyler because: (no reason given)