WFIVE/APA AUTO REPAIR INVESTIGATION

VANCOUVER

 
1999 DODGE CARAVAN V6 3.0L

 

 

REPAIR SHOP CHARGE RATING COMMENTS
 
CANADIAN TIRE
1 Canadian Tire (Burrard) 1625 Chestnut St. Vancouver $78.88
 
Fail
 
Did not find problem. Possible intermittent starter problem. Recommended replacing valve cover gaskets ($350, not required), and fuel injection service ($140).Front brakes 10% worn, rear brakes 10%.
2 Canadian Tire (King Edward & Lougheed Hwy) 1200 Seguin Dr. Coquitlam $118.31
 
Pass
 
Problem corrected. Front brakes 30% worn, rear brakes 15%.
 
3 D.S. Waldie Holdings Inc. 8140 120 St. Surrey $99.83
 
Pass
 
Problem corrected. Front brakes 40% worn, rear brakes 20%.
FOUNTAIN TIRE (GOODYEAR)
4 Fountain Tire 7489 Hume Ave. Delta
 
$0.00
 
Pass
 
Problem corrected.

GOODYEAR

5 Fountain Hsinchuan Auto 11051 Bridgeport Road Richmond
 
$195.74
 
Fail
 
Replaced APA's new battery and battery terminals. Corrected problem. On a subsequent visit, the manager told WFIVE that personnel had changed since APA's visit (not true).
MIDAS
6 Midas Auto Service Experts 5788 Kingsway Burnaby
 

$36.58

Pass
 
Problem corrected.
7 Alchemy Systems #2 Ltd. 2101 West 4th Ave. Vancouver $91.03
 
Fail
 
Did not find the problem.
MINIT-TUNE & BRAKE AUTO CENTRES
8

Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres 860 W. 15th St. North Vancouver

$90.17
 
Pass
 
Problem corrected.
9

Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres 2275 Wellington Ave Burnaby

$78.09
 
Pass
 
Problem corrected. Front and rear brakes worn 10%.
SEARS
10 Sears Auto Centre 6551 # 3 Road Richmond
 
$48.67
 
Fail
 
Clean and adjust rear brakes ($39.50). Not required as rear brakes new. Added air to tires. Corrected problem.
11 Sears Auto Centre 4860 Bennett St. Burnaby $22.89
 
Pass
 
Problem corrected. Front and rear brakes worn 15-20%.
INDEPENDENT
12 Regency Plymouth Chrysler 1177 Marine Drive, North Vancouver
 
$103.04
 
Pass
 
Problem corrected. Very thorough inspection. Front and rear brakes 20% worn.