Pat's Gearbox Complaint - Pat's gear box is ripping people off!
SAN JACINTO, CALIFORNIA -- Pat's gear box is a huge ripoff! I took my Jeep in to fully replace all front end lights. The owner and his son told me an estimate of $250.00, and told me it would be ready in a few days. A few days go by, and I called to check on the progress, and he said he was having trouble finding the parts, and he was searching scrap yards for the lights all over southern CA. So I wait a few more days and called again... Same thing... No parts yet, so I told him to let me know when he finds it, and how much it will cost to do the job after all this time had passed, as I was starting to worry about the kind of people I was dealing with. Two weeks go by, and no calls, so I call him. He said it was finished. I asked why he didn't call and tell me how much, and when it would be completed before he did the work, he told me that he had been under the weather and couldn't. So I asked him how much, and he said $700.00! So needing my Jeep I went and paid, this was the wrong move, I should have called the police, or at least a lawyer, they both would have told me not to pay and make him put my Jeep back the way it was. Now it is simply not worth my time to take him to small claims court because I am only looking at a small return of about $400.00 - $500.00. AND THAT IS EXACTLY HOW AUTO REPAIR SHOPS ARE RIPPING PEOPLE OFF ALL OVER THIS COUNTRY.
DO NOT GO TO PAT'S GEARBOX IN SAN JACINTO CA!!!