So, I dropped my car off for 2 new tires, and when I picked it up, a few things were different.
Right away, I noticed my engine was super loud.
My car drove completely different. Shoddy, unresponsive when I would accelerate (at any speed, but especially slow at higher rates of speed).
Engine has a little shimmy to it now.
Oil level is fine.
No check engine light (at least, not yet).
I needed new tires for state inspection, and had a few repairs to make, so to save $, I just got tires and no allignment because I was going to get in for 2 back tires in a week or so after I got paid. I know that is going to chew up my tire, but I told the guy I would be back soon for rare tires and did not want to pay for allignment twice (once for front tires now, and another allignment when I buy 2 rear tires later). Money is super tight while I try to get this car to pass inspection.
When I ordered the tires, I had been told only about the cost of tires, so I was taken aback when I got there and it was going to cost more.
As I tried to ask about skipping allignment (albeit very temporarily) the salesman/tech just spoke over me.
We both became agitated with eachother…
You can see where this is going.
When car was picked up, I noticed a HUGE new scratch near where the bumper meets the upper-side of the car. A college kid crashed into my car head on and in the front.
The guy who gave me my keys argued with me that it was there because of the accident. I told him that simply wasn’t true because that was not where my car was hit, and to pass inspection I either have to replace bumper asap, or temporarily zip tie the area together, so needless to say I have been meticulously observing this area a few days before dropping off car for tires.
You can see where this is going, right?
Salesman storms off angrily.
I know for a fact that the accident did not cause this scratch. Of course I have insurance pictures.
I get it that I should have just walked away. I get it that I should have just gotten the allignment because it could be a tire noise I am hearing…
The engine sounds just like the 16 year old Saturn with tranny problems that I traded in for this car.
Oh yeah, did I mention that this is a brand new car? Have only taken it in for oil changes. It used to purr.
I owe $13k and my investment is shot from some mans pride hurt over my inturrupting him once or twice? I guess so.
Taking it in to dealer. It is under warranty. I have new car protection, too. Trading it in asap, because God only knows what an angry group of mechanics can do in an hour.
Now, penny for your thoughts. Be gentle, pls. I just got hit with the financial loss of my life.
Thanks in advance