Bare w/ me cause I know nothing about cars but im tired of possibly getting taken advantage of by mechanics! But about 3 weeks ago I brought my car to Pep boys cause my check engine light was on and it wasn't running right. I had run the code prior to that and can't remember the exact code but it had something to do with the sensors. They basically told me it was gonna be $700 to fix & were really rude & unhelpful to me & barely explained what needed to b done but I decided to just trust them & that they weren't ripping me off. According to the receipt the things they did was replaced spark plugs, air filter installation, replaced camshaft position sensor, crankshaft sensor, oxygen sensor. But then as I was driving home my brakes were suddenly making awful grinding noises that they were not making before so I went to Firestone auto center 2 days ago 2 get a free brake analysis and they were very nice to me, they explained everything I needed done in terms I understood and were honest about what I had to get done ASAP and what could wait ('I also asked them if Pep boys could have done anything to cause this but they said most likely no). Everything they did was replace all the front brake pads, rotors, & left caliber, brake fluid exchange, 2 new tires, & a courtesy check which checked all my fluid levels, alignment, etc. Which they said was all fine. But tonight my check engine light came on again! The code was p0128 which says its a problem with the coolant thermostat! Does anyone know if this could've been caused by any of the stuff I just had done to my car cause I'm not sure if I should go complain to Pepboys or Firestone? And is this gonna cost a lot more money cause I don't know if my cars even worth all this?
Monday, October 8th, 2012 AT 7:16 AM