At the beginning of August 2013, I had my auto in the shop because the radiator cracked. The shop I took it to replaced the radiator, the radiator cap, the upper and lower hoses, the serpentine belt (because it had fluid sprayed on it from the radiator and it needed replacement), a new battery, new battery terminals, and had a super clean flush (I don't know what that means). I picked up my auto on August 3, 2013. Cost $803.56. I was told that in 1-2 weeks I would need to bring my auto back for a second flush. I did not bring back right away and my auto was running ok except that from the day I picked it up from the garage, it was making a strange clicking noise from under the hood. 6 weeks later my transmission began to slip badly, so badly that I had to have it towed back to the garage (it was undriveable). That was September 17, 2013. They called me back the next day and told me that they had the car out and the transmission was working properly and they just needed to flush out the systems that I was told to do 4 weeks prior but didn't do and I also needed a radiator cap because mine had a bad seal. I picked up my vehicle when I got paid 1 week later. September 26, 2013. Cost $204.50. When I got in my auto and turned it on, there was a dash light on that I never had on before. When I got home, I checked the manual and found that it was the low coolant light. The car just got repaired so I decided to take it back to the garage. On my way back, the transmission began to slip very badly again and I had to pull over and have it towed back to the garage. They called me back 2 hours later and told me that the transmission was shot. My question is, was I ripped off? Did they charge me for a system flush $200.00 when they had to have known that the transmission was shot? Was I charged for two radiator caps for no reason? Is this garage charging me for repairs that aren't needed or just getting me for whatever money they could before my transmission goes and they wouldn't tell me?
have the same problem?
Friday, September 27th, 2013 AT 5:30 AM