WFIVE/APA AUTO REPAIR INVESTIGATION

CALGARY

 
1999 DODGE CARAVAN V6 3.0L

 

 

REPAIR SHOP CHARGE RATING COMMENTS
 
CANADIAN TIRE
1 Canadian Tire Blaise Grifa Ltd 5200 Richmond Road S.W. Calgary $35.72
 
Fail
 
Did not find problem. Recommended starter replacement, a question of time until it failed completely.
 
2 Dands Auto Parts Ltd. 9940 Macleod Trail S.E. Calgary $620.47
 
Fail
 
Replaced spark plugs, ignition wires, fuel filter, distributor cap and rotor (all were new). Fuel injection flush ($89.98). APA's plug wire ruined, 1 spark plug lost, 1 broken. Corrected problem.
3 Canadian Tire 3516 8th Ave N.E. Calgary $68.07
 
Pass
 
Service adviser suggested replacement of starter. Said starter could go at any time. Recommended minor tune up. Corrected problem.
FOUNTAIN TIRE (GOODYEAR)
4 Fountain Tire 4911 Northland Drive N.W. Calgary
 
$88.76
 
Pass
 
Problem corrected.
5 Fountain Tire 7007 Macleod Trail South Calgary
 
$101.01
 
Pass
 
Problem corrected.
MIDAS
6 Midas Auto Service 2529 17th Ave SW Calgary
 

$32.05

Pass
 
Problem corrected.
7 Midas Auto Service 4121 Macleod Trail South Calgary $26.74
 
Fail
 
Did not find problem. Recommended starter replacement.
SEARS
8

Sears Auto Centre (Chinook Center) 6455 MacleodTrail S.W. Calgary

$1240.28
 
Fail
 
Highest charge for unnecessary work. Replaced starter, front struts, spark plugs, cleaned and adusted rear brakes. Corrected problem. APA reinstalled original parts. Sears later reimbursed the APA.
9

Sears Auto Centre Malborough Mall 1600-3800 Memorial Dr. N.E. Calgary

$62.78
 
Fail
 
Replaced battery terminal. Corrected problem.
INDEPENDENT
10 Bert & Jack's Automotive Service 129-17th Ave S.E. Calgary
 
$73.53
 
Fail
 
Did not find problem. Suggested possible starter replacement if problem reoccured.