The crooked mechanic in question uses the following text:
"We will match and beat about anyone's prices. We offer brake jobs. Tune ups. Head gaskets. Motor swaps. Motor builds. Transmission swaps. Axles. Ball joints. Tie rods and much more. We also can take care of your old projects or your high performance builds or any project. Lowering. Lifting. Squatting. And fabricating. We also do paint and body work along with some collision repair. 30 day labor warranty on all of our work. Extended warranties available. Military and senior discounts! give us a call or text at show contact info
This person (told me his name was Nick), was very friendly, called me "buddy" a lot... At first he seemed OK, although it took him a while to get to me. He came to my home and installed my alternator. So when it sounded like my water pump bearings were going out, I called him again. I left my car with him at his apartment complex (my first mistake), and over the course of 2 weeks he gave me the run-around on the car needing more work. I'm embarrassed to say how much $$ I gave him. When I had finally had enough, I went to collect the car to have it towed elsewhere. I discovered my car, right where I'd left it (at least), and it wouldn't start! Battery drained. Gas tank drained. Empty packs of Newports and trash in the floorboard. And. My bag of tools. Gone!
I found out later after taking it to another (reputable-this time) mechanic that in the process of removing/installing the harmonic balancer he apparently broke a piece of it off!! He also stripped out the threads on both the bolt and the threads in the crankshaft! So, my advice to anyone reading this, don't waste your time. Follow your gut. If something doesn't feel right, it probably isn't. I wish I'd paid better attention to mine.
(UPDATED 02/18/2018) His current Headlines read: "Reliable great mobile mechanic 24/7 same day service", "Macon mobile mechanic ASE certified 24/7 same day service", and " Great priced mobile mechanic 24/7 "
Previous headlines used: "Mechanic best price in town same day service", "Mobile mechanic same day service", "Mobile mechanic ase certified same day service", "ASE fair price mechanic", "Mechanic great price", "Mobile mechanic great price", Mobile mechanic best price in town", "Same day service mobile mechanic", "Ase certified mobile mechanic same day service 24/7"
Hope this prevents someone else from getting burned!
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