WFIVE/APA AUTO REPAIR INVESTIGATION

MONTREAL

 
1999 DODGE CARAVAN V6 3.0L

 

 

REPAIR SHOP CHARGE RATING COMMENTS
 
CANADIAN TIRE

 

1 Canadian Tire 7200 Ste-Anne de Bellevue Montreal $21.80
 
Pass
 
Problem corrected.
 
2 Canadian Tire 544 Curé Labelle Fabreville $481.79
 
Fail
 
Replaced alternator; claimed it was overcharging. Replaced brand new fuel filter, replaced PCV valve. Corrected problem. APA reinstalled its original parts. APA request for reimbursement refused.
 
3 Canadian Tire 1250 Moody Terrebonne
 
$53.39
 
Pass
 
Problem corrected. Said van was in excellent condition, and no other work required.
4 Canadian Tire 115 Brien Repentigny
 
$106.05
 
Fail
 
Replaced coolant ($49.95), engine additive ($2.79). Neither required. Corrected problem.
 
5 Canadian Tire 900 Claude Jutras St-Bruno
 
$53.40
 
Fail
 
Tighten starter cable ($27.47); not required. Corrected problem.
 
ALEX PNEU ET MÉCANIQUE

 

 

6 Alex Pneu et Mécanique 1295 St-Jean Baptiste Montreal
 
$33.94
 
Fail
 
Problem not found after two visits. Offered to look at van again.
MIDAS
7 Midas 1450 Moody Terrebonne

 

$275.95

Fail
 
Replaced spark plugs, wires, distributor cap, rotor (all were new and reinstalled by APA). Corrected problem.
APA was reimbursed when shop learned it had failed.
8 Midas 160 Arthur Sauvé St-Eustache $0.00
 
Pass
 
Problem corrected.
9 Midas 255 Labelle Rosemère
 
$0.00
 
Pass
 
Problem corrected.
 
MONSIEUR MUFFLER
10

Monsieur Muffler 6800 Hochelaga Montreal

$84.82
 
Fail
 
Replaced coolant (coolant was fresh). Corrected problem.
SEARS
11 Centre Auto Sears 2151 Lapinière Brossard
 
$69.00
 
Pass
 
Problem corrected.
12 Centre de l'auto Sears 3005 le Carrefour Laval
 
$33.94
 
Fail
 
Did not find problem
INDEPENDENT
13 Ahuntsic Auto Centre (Esso) 810 Fleury Est Montreal
 
$368.59
 
Fail
 
Replaced battery, spark plug wires, cap, and rotor. Plug wire damaged; manager claimed a squirrel had eaten the insulation. Corrected problem.
Subsequently lost its Autopro accreditation.