Two days ago I brought my vehicle to Tires Plus in Pembroke Pines, FL because the radiator was leaking coolant. The salesman was informed, by me, that the radiator had just been replaced. I thought I was narrowing his search, especially since anti-freeze was visible in that area. Two hours later I received a phone call from Mark stating that I need a new head gasket, timing belt, serpentine belt, water pump, and thermostat. The grand total.....$1300.00. Firstly, it was a slow radiator leak which never caused the car to overheat, I didn't blow the head cover gasket! Second, all belts had been replaced six months prior by a different mechanic, including the timing belt. The mechanic would obviously change that gasket at that point, which he did. When I arrived to pick-up the car he walked away and someone else handed me my keys. I suppose I wouldn't want to explain these results either!
Since the car was drivable, I took it to the mechanic that worked on the car in the past. After a couple hours he pointed out a pin hole at the bottom of the radiator. I paid about $210 to resolve this situation, and was refunded $150 for the defective radiator. Be very careful when dealing with Tires Plus; they're ***-artist and will put you in a hole to make a buck. That was my first and last time there.
If my car broke down in the Tires Plus parking lot, I wouldn't let them work on it!! *** liars...
You know, I never found out what Tires Plus thought about that radiator leak.
Product or Service Mentioned: Tires Plus Repair.