IF anyone has interest in it. It was my front wheel bearings, AGAIN! Original ones went bad at about 4 years and 11K miles. Chevy didn't care. So that was a $600 replacement back then. Now about 8 yrs later and a huge 22K miles of use, BAD again!!! Don't these things last for 100K-200K miles on cars. Or is that only on Toyotas?
I don't drive like a nut, or abuse my car, everything upfront, except the damn horn is NEW! So this was $1,080 today. NOT ON MY DIME though!
IF any one shows interest ill go into details, on ALL the repairs and these final ones, the bearings. And how I didnt pay for them. The VERY first thing I told these idiots to check was the front bearings, on my first visit. I know that noise! They proceed to replace most of my front end and run up a $1,600 bill, replacing almost everything,except the bearings. Then today after 4 days of it still sounding horrible, they come up with 'it is your rear tire, because the rim has a TINY dent in it', I know this for 12 yrs. So it is that, I need a new wheel, $150, and a new tire, $75, and the tire on it is 2yrs old and has 4K miles on it.
So as I wait for a 'manager' to show up and order the wheel, someone else comes to me and asks me 'did you EVER have your bearings replaced??, the THIRD mech. that just drove your car, says it is the bearings,and we all agree.' 10 mins. ago it was the rear 'bent rim and the tire'. NOW it is the bearings,...that I told them that 4 days ago, and 8 other 'repairs' ago.
They insisted it was NOT the bearings. It was the control arms, the bushings were all rotted, THEN it was I had the wrong size brakes on my car,...for the past 2-3 yrs??, they are SO oversized, 'so they have been scraping the rotors, for 2-3 yrs?, and the rotors are warped and the pads belong on a truck, like a F-150,so need a full brake job. $300 gone. HOW is that possible?? Anyone??
How i didnt pay for these bearings today, how I plan on getting all those other 'repairs' for free, I will go into, if anyone has any input on this post. After such a short time and only 20K miles, the bearings, again? How do they go bad THAT fast?? And these only have a 1 yr warranty on them. Thats the longest I was told there is on bearings. The last pair also had a 1 year warranty on them. But I was told they would last 100-200K miles. So how do they go bad SO fast? HOW
** Well guess my posts are to long or boring, sorry. Now I am waiting to get a FULL refund of all the work done to my car, except maybe the serpentine belt ,because I did ask for that to be done. BUT everything else was NOT needed to make the front end noise go away. It was the bearings, as I told THEM on day 1.
I told the corporate office I am not paying 1 cent of my charge card bill, and I might just bring in the BBB to investigate them, for this practice of just doing any repair till they get it right, to run up the bill. (They,don't know how little or much I know about my car
So waiting on a $1,600 refund, going to see how close to that much I get. Got a very understanding lady on the phone today, and it is amazing how much you get done, if you 'cry' and act dumb,especially as a guy