Greulich's Automotive Repair, Gilbert, AZ Informative - Consumers Beware - possible automotive repair tampering
GILBERT, ARIZONA -- On October 12, 2010, I had my car, which had an electrical problem, towed to Greulich's Aumotive Repair in Gilbert. It broke down while on my way home from work, so I called AAA for a tow. The tow truck driver recommended this repair shop. It was an AAA approved shop so I took a chance. Later that day a company representative called to inform me that my car's alternator needed to be replaced and that the cost to replace it wouild be over $500. He also suggested a new battery and said I might want to have my brakes checked, as his mechanic had "trouble" stopping the vehicle. I informed him that I had recently had my brakes checked and that they were fine. I also told him that I could not afford the price quoted for the repair and declined service. The next day I once again called AAA to have my car towed to a place where I could afford the repair. At this time I was informed by Gerulichs that a $39.95 diagnostic charge would have to be paid before I could have the car towed. I paid the fee and had the car towed. My alternator got replaced for a significantly lower price and I drove it home, and parked it in my garage. The next morning I noticed two puddles of fluid under my car by both of the rear tires. It was brake fluid, and upon checking under the hood discovered that the resevoir for brake fluid was completely empty. Now, "WHAT A COINCIDENCE," I need work on my brakes. I know I can't prove it, but I believe that someone at Greulichs tampered with my vehicle and caused this problem to occur, so I am posting this review to forewarn other consumers contemplating having "repair service" done by this business. As I previously noted, I can't prove they are responsible, but I simply don't believe in coincidences such as that occurring. Also, regarding their suggestion that my battery be replaced. I had my car's battery charged and it is holding that charge.