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    Auto Center - Ill never go to any Canadian tire again

    They lied to me saying maintenance was regular required maintenance. I talked to 5 people including the store manager, the auto center manager, a CSR, a higher CSR, the CSR manager, and finally the store manager. The store manager in the end implied I may be just lying (even though everyone else had already agreed I was told it was regular maintenance they just stick to this line even though I have the official maintenance manual and Toyota.ca says they are wrong).

    I am telling everyone now to boycott Canadian Tire. The sad thing is that people I tell already know to avoid the auto center. How is this company still allowed to do business in Canada and second why are we allowing this unethical business to put Canadian in their name.

    I will never shop there again no matter what.

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    Re: Auto Center - Ill never go to any Canadian tire again

    For the love of all that's good, why would you take your Toyota in to a bunch of charlatans? They have a hard enough time at Canadian Tire with the domestic vehicles. You thought they'd let you away without a ripoff on your import? What's worse is they probably didn't even do the maintenance work (if you actually let them touch your car, which is unclear in your post).
    I caught them red-handed in 2002 when they tried to tell me they replaced all my brake fluid on my old Neon. I had a different mechanic check it and they didn't even touch my brake fluid. The fluid in the car was still of acceptable quality but it had not been changed. I had to fight them to get them to refund me the $85.00 I was charged for that portion of the bill.
    They're a bunch of bloodsucking arseholes at Canadian Tire and when they try to screw you, they become indignant and defiant. They have no ethics and therefore have not received my patronage since December 2002.

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    Re: Auto Center - Ill never go to any Canadian tire again

    ...I used to work at Canadian Tire Bradford and we had licensed mechanics and apprentices and no one had ever once complained about the service. They know what they are doing in Bradford and generally ask you if you would prefer to to minor adjustments yourself, like changing your wipers or air filter. In fact as an employee I was a regular shopper. Why wouldn't you report that bad business to head office? If enough people have complaints about being cheated they will surely be mystery shopped and audited. Each store is owned and run by a different dealer so really it depends on the business provider. If the rest of the store is shabby with crap service then its not a good Canadian Tire.

    Next time you are in a jam and cant get to your regular mechanic and need a Canadian Tire ask to see their certification and they, like every other mechanic out there, charge for all the work they do including just looking.

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    Interesting... how can you prove they didn't perform a brake fluid flush? What did this "other tech" use to test the fluid? I use and electronic brake fluid tester to measure the moisture content because brake fluid is hygroscopic, meaning it attracts moisture out of the air and into the fluid. I'm sure you have some proof to back up your story.... probably not. You're just the typical moron that someone like myself has to deal with on a daily basis. Thank you for not supporting a locally owned Canadian business since 2002.

    - Automotive tech

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    Re: Auto Center - Ill never go to any Canadian tire again

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Interesting... how can you prove they didn't perform a brake fluid flush? What did this "other tech" use to test the fluid? I use and electronic brake fluid tester to measure the moisture content because brake fluid is hygroscopic, meaning it attracts moisture out of the air and into the fluid. I'm sure you have some proof to back up your story.... probably not. You're just the typical moron that someone like myself has to deal with on a daily basis. Thank you for not supporting a locally owned Canadian business since 2002.

    - Automotive tech
    Hmmmm, well the bleeder screws were never opened for one, and even if they made the effort to try, they would have noticed that the bleeder screw on the right rear was seized as it snapped off with the other Tech when he tried to open it, Tell me mister know it all (probably a prototypical Crappy tire Tech) is there another way to completely flush the brake fluid? can your fancy little machine compute that?

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    Re: Auto Center - Ill never go to any Canadian tire again

    "Interesting... how can you prove they didn't perform a brake fluid flush? What did this "other tech" use to test the fluid? I use and electronic brake fluid tester to measure the moisture content because brake fluid is hygroscopic, meaning it attracts moisture out of the air and into the fluid. I'm sure you have some proof to back up your story.... probably not. You're just the typical moron that someone like myself has to deal with on a daily basis. Thank you for not supporting a locally owned Canadian business since 2002.

    - Automotive tech"

    Likely you're fresh out of either a technical college and aren't very good, or you're fresh out of prison. Either qualification works for Canadian Tire, asshole.

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    Re: Auto Center - Ill never go to any Canadian tire again

    Hey Mr. "Automotive tech", if you have to suffer under the weight of us "morons" (people who are responsible for your salary), then why don't you do us all a favour and commit hara-kiri? It'll probably be the only noble thing you do in your entire miserable life.

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    Re: NEVER

    Never, ever, shop at Queenston Rd. Canadian Tire. Horrible, horrible service. I don't blame the workers on the floor. The problem is with the owner and general manager.

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    Re: Auto Center - Ill never go to any Canadian tire again

    man i WAS a huge fan of canadian tire, but the automotive section has FAILED me miserably!

    On April 29th i take my chevy s10 in to do a diagnostic on my tranny leak, they tell me its my rear tranny seal. So i get them to replace it because i was trading my truck off that weekend. $220 later in the parking lot where they parked it is a small pool of tranny fluid, i bring them out to witness it and they tell me its just run-off. Next day still leaking. I try to book it in for them to correct it but there all booked up, now its the weekend and i'm meeting with the person im trading with and we decide to get both trucks inspected at a Canadian tire in his town. I make sure hes aware of the tranny leak and assure him with receipts its under waranty and will be fixed.

    We go through with the trade and both trucks were inspected, it was a 3 hours drive back to my home town. Next day i go to wash the rims and on the front right tire its missing 3 out of 5 lugnuts and the other 2 are loose. rear right tire missing 2 lugnuts, rear left has 3 loose that i could almost spin off by hand. I immediatly phone that Canadian tire and they tell me to bring it back up island (the 3hr drive) to tighten the lugnuts and maybe replace them.

    After many phone calls they agree to have it towed into my local Canadian tire to "remedy" the situation. 2 days so far no feedback.

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    Re: Auto Center - Ill never go to any Canadian tire again

    First, I'm not employed with Canadian Tire and I am not "right out of technical school". Automotive techs that work for Canadian Tire have to go through the same apprenticeship just like everyone else.
    Lets take a look at your brake fluid problem. This other tech that broke your bleeder screw out of the caliper obviously didn't use heat when he tried to open it up so yes, it broke. Could it be possible that he tried to hide his mistake by blaming Canadian Tire? You drove a pile, a neon that you probably didn't maintain. I've never broken a bleeder screw. This other guy didn't know what he was doing and pulled the wool over your eyes. You yourself mentioned that the brake fluid was " of acceptable quality" so I ask again, how do you know this? What was the moister reading?
    Canadian Tire has a bad image because people don't like spending money for their vehicles. They get all kinds of garbage like neons and cheap complainers that want things done for next to nothing. It would be interesting having some of you idiots try and do the job for a living. Try getting a red-seal trade and working flat rate for a living. All of you on here couldn't hack it. I've said what I do for a living, what do all of you do?
    All of you go to one of the cheapest places to get your vehicles serviced, if you don't like it go somewhere else.

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