Tire Kingdom Complaint - Tire Kingdom Rip Off! ! ! Please Read This
DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA -- Went in to Tire Kingdom for routine oil change. Came out with over $800 worth of work that "needed" to be done to the car.
1- I was told that the distributor in my car needed to be changed due to a leak. They said that the seal COULDN'T be serviced and the WHOLE thing needed to be replaced for $400! ! ! Went to Advanced Auto Parts and found the seal for $0.56 cents! I changed the seal my self in less than 1 hour. SAVED $399.44! ! !
2- The A/C stopped working and when they looked into it, they said that they needed to do an evac on the free-on and recharge it for a charge of $160.00. I looked into it myself and found that the belt for the compressor belt was missing and fixed that for $11. VERY EASY FIX, BUT TIRE KINGDOM DIDN'T CATCH THAT AND WANTED TO CHARGE ME THE $160 WHICH AT THE END WOULDN'T HAVE FIXED THE PROBLEM! ! !
3- Charging $20 for a battery terminal. Picked one up at Advance Auto Parts for under $4!
4- Charging $90 for a Coolant Flush. VERY EASY. Did it myself for $10! ! !
5- Charging $40 for cleaning and adjusting my rear brakes. I was told by several other mechanics that, that was COMPLETELY unnecessary!!!