We got back yesterday from all the services for Grandmom. Adding the 1000+ miles to the car pushed up some regular maintenance for it.
We have a Tuffy Auto Center very close to our house and I so desperately want it to be the best. It’s literally within walking distance. I think we all want a local mechanic you can trust and rely on for service and price.
We are having some problems with the left brake light. The tire place I took the car to for unrelated service today checked it and said that it’s a wiring problem but they don’t do wiring. So I went back to Tuffy of which I’ve been a few times.
First I called and they said they’d check it right away for free. After waiting 15 minutes there they hadn’t moved my car. It was noon so I told them I was walking home. They would call in 30 minutes.
Two hours later and no phone call, I walked back. And would you know that the hood was up and all 4 tires were off the car! For a brake light?!?!
I talked to the manager and he said they didn’t call because they couldn’t find the problem with the brakes. I told him it was the LIGHT, not the brakes! Apparently the guy I explained it to miscommunicated to the staff in the bay and they couldn’t fix it.
So I asked him to please put the wheels back on my car so I could leave.
They figured out what they think is wrong within 2 minutes of me talking to the staff in the bay. He returned with a $400 quote to fix it.
Ugh. I really wanted my local mechanic to be reliable.
We’re going back to AAMCO Thursday.