Just Brakes Rip Off!
DALLAS, TEXAS -- I go in with my 40k mileage well maintained 06 mazda3 just to change the rear brake pads, lured by the $89.95 deal! He sees and knows that its the Mazda 3 but still makes me a bill of $89.95. The they ... read full review7 Replies - Latest reply on 11/28/2013
Brake Job Ripoff
HOUSTON, TEXAS -- I took my 1988 Jeep Wrangler to Just Brakes for their $99.88 brake special.
About a year earlier I replaced the rear brakes myself. I was a mechanic for years before becoming a machinist in the mid ... read full review4 Replies - Latest reply on 02/04/2009
Don't Think I'm An Idiot
ORLANDO, FLORIDA -- So I made an appointment at Just Brakes in Orlando fl on w. Colonial dr. I got an estimate the day before at another shop at was told I need new front rotors and brake package... I went to Just Brakes ... read full review11 Replies - Latest reply on 07/28/2013
ARVADA, COLORADO -- Watch out! Everytime you go into a certain auto repair shops they will always add on to any work you want done. I have a great mechanic who owns his own shop, but the $48 alignment special seemed like a good deal at Just Brakes. I left the truck and came back in an hour as told. It was still on the lift.(bad sign!)They wanted to speak to me about the truck. I just KNEW what was next they added on a load of rubbish repairs that I knew I did not need. So $48 becomes almost a $1000!!! I left without doing anything and went to my mechanic who wanted only a fraction for needed repairs and upkeep. Beware!!!! Auto repair shops (in particular the chains) will try to get all the money they can from you. I have seen this MANY times in my life. I have had shops say I've needed something done when I just did the work myself in the previous 2 weeks. Find a good independent shop and get customer reviews online as much as possible. You will save money. Find a good mechanic and stay with them. Be careful, they are waiting to rip you off and that's the honest truth!!! Add reply
HOUSTON, TEXAS -- I brought my car into your shop to have my brakes fixed. You charged me $450 to fix them, telling me my 'calipers were broken.' While I was in there, I heard you tell three other customers that their 'calipers were broken.' I find it hard to believe that there was a run on calipers that weekend. In addition to that, when I picked up my car, the back brakes, which had been fine previously, were making a popping noise.
2 Replies - Latest reply on 11/23/2007Add reply
To help keep me as a potential future customer, I would like the following:
I want my car fixed for free at ANOTHER shop. I don't trust these people
At the very least I would like a response from your company regarding this incident. Thank you for your time.
Hit the Bank...For Just Brakes
I have a 2008 Jeep Compass...I had started to have an occasional squealing issue when braking. I thought it odd that they would do this at 35k, but figured I should have them checked out, JUST IN CASE. ... read full review3 Replies - Latest reply on 02/21/2010
When I took my Saturn in for a simple replacement of shoes and pads, I knew I should walk away after they had all the parts laying on the garage floor and told me I needed this and that for about $600. I have, personally, rebuilt both shoe (Bendix) and disk brake systems since I was 18 years old for less than $100 for the whole system. Granted, I took the disks and drums to a machine shop to be cleaned up for $5 apiece. I know I was stupid, but the last complete brake job I did was 12 years ago, and I'm now 63. Can't stoop so well anymore. I did completely rebuild 4 engines in my life, beginning with a 52 Chevy which was clogged with old oil from slow driving around town when I took all the pistons home to clean the ring grooves out at my dining
room table. When that old girl was cleaned out, she held a nice 80 mph all the way to the Quad Cities on her six without a whimper. Solid Car.
Again, just don't go to Just Bakes unless they explain in detail every line and small line that they tell you, sign here and initial there; because you are signing a binding contract. Most don't. I would never do it again.
Just Brakes Vandalized My BMW X5
HENDERSON, NEVADA -- I called Just Brakes on 12/09/08 to get estimate for replacing brakes on my 2003 BMW X5. The representative introduced himself as Bo-J and said it would cost $99 plus. He said to drop the car for an ... read full review2 Replies - Latest reply on 12/10/2008
The Just Brakes up sell phone call
ADDISON, TEXAS -- On Monday 05-11-2010 I went to the just brakes for the $99.00 special for pads and shoes on my Ford Ranger pickup. My Ranger only had 58,000 miles on it and has been taken very good care of. "JJ" was ... read full review1 Replies - Latest reply on 05/13/2010
TEMPLE, TEXAS -- I went into a Just Brakes for an inspection and the "$99.95 special". My brakes had no problems and stopped the truck on a dime. I was told that I had a bad pulse in the brake pedal(which I didn't feel). They took the wheels off and inspected all rotors and pads. I got a $1300.00 estimate on a brake system that previously had no problems. They told me the usual lines. All calipers need to be rebuilt, all rotors need to be replaced. All pads need replaced(1/2 inch of material on all pads). Your serpentine belt isn't cracked but should be replaced anyway. Your air filter is dirty( I think I can replace an air filter).Needless to say, I told them to put it back together and I'd pay them for the inspection and the fluid flush.
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I'm not sure I got an entire system flush, just glad to get out with a $60.00 bill. I would advise anyone to stay away from Just Brakes!!
I was told I needed more then I actually did. I said no thanks and they gave it to me good. I had to have my brakes re done at a credible and most professional shop. I paid for a brakes job and got the cheapest brakes they could put on my truck.
Just Brakes is a scam and they shouldn't be allowed to have a license to even drive a car........!!!!!!!!!
NEVADA -- Don't go to this place! Everything they say is a lie. I was ripped off for something I did not need when I am poor. I went for brake pads at their $99 & instead they did something I did not want, did not request, and did absolutely no brake pads. $60 for absolutely nothing. Go to a legtimate, honest place only.
1 Replies - Latest reply on 09/30/2010Add reply
Never go here. They are not in business to put brakes on your car, they are in business strictly to rip people off.
KATY, TEXAS -- People need to realize that 100 dollars does not always fix a car. the manager at the just brakes in Katy TX explanation for me he said that every customer gets the 99 dollar brake job. they do something ... read full review5 Replies - Latest reply on 09/02/2010
OCOEE, FLORIDA -- My brakes were squeaking, but only in the morning. I called to set up an appointment for 4:30 on April 6th, 2009. They went over my car pointing out crystallized pads, and worn wheel cylinders. It would cost me $509.99, instead of their advertised price of $99.88. I told them I am a single mother and could not afford that. They said just do the $99.88 and the brake fluid flush at $39.99. (They said that brake fluid flush needed to be done every 12,000 miles) I told him to do the brakes at $99.88, but not the flush. They said to bring it back when I could do all of it. I told them to just put it all together and I will think about it. I went to another company Palm Tire Automotive and had them look at my brakes. Palm Tire said there was nothing wrong with my brakes at all, they did not need to be replaced, everything was fine, pads were fairly new.
2 Replies - Latest reply on 04/07/2009Add reply
I was one of the lucky ones who asked someone else. I am so glad I have friends who know about brakes, because Just Brakes sounded very convincing with their lies and deceit.
TAMPA BAY, FLORIDA -- Just Brakes has been exposed as a bait and switch enterprise stealing from the public with no conscience or corporate policing. This company spends substantial resources advertising services only to lure ... read full review2 Replies - Latest reply on 04/09/2007