Vestal >Automotive Sales & Services > Meineke Car Care Center
2295 Vestal Parkway East, Vestal, NY | Directions 1385042.094046 -76.015525
Mon-Sat 7:30am-6pm ; Sun Closed
Your local Meineke Car Care Center…Right Service, Right Price. Over the years Meineke has grown from your trusted source for muffler and exhaust system repairs to your source for a full range of car and truck care services. You can get Meineke quality service for jobs as simple as routine maintenance like oil changes and car engine tune-ups to tire alignments. More complex jobs are also a specialty service Meineke provides from fixing your air conditioner to CV joints and brakes. Visit our website for available auto services and online coupons. Come visit your local Meineke Center and see the difference in action!
They told me I needed work done when I didn't!!! – Would've rated it a zero if I could. My check engine light went on, so I took it in to Meineke on Upper Front Street in Binghamton because I didn't need an appointment to get in there. They called me back and said I had a leaky radiator and needed a new one. Quoted me at $420. They also went over a whole other list of things that they said I needed. I went with my gut feeling and called up a place that I trust and made an appointment for a few days later and just kept a close eye on my car in the meantime. When the guys at the reputable place checked it out, there was NOTHING WRONG WITH IT!! They pressure tested my radiator and saw absolutely no signs of leakage!! They spent a decent amount of time looking over it because I had told them that Meineke said it was leaking. Absolutely ridiculous!! I WILL NEVER GO BACK HERE! I'm glad I went with my gut. That would have been a total rip off!! On another note, it's also horrible that you have to wait for a good 2 hours or so just for a oil change.
Rip Off Joint! – I would not go back here at all.
I would give a 0 stars if I could.
They chareged me $27 for a can of brake cleaner!!!
They told me they were putting new rotors, calipers and pads on all 4 sides. The did not not put new rotors or caipers on the front! When I asked them why they charged me for parts service they did not do they first told me they did the work, then I showed them they did not do the work they did adjusted the bill. Never again!
Don't bother servicing your car at this place – I wish I could give a 0 star but this site won't let me.
I had my 07 Toyota Rav4 serviced here for an oil change because Meineke offered a low price of $20 with complementary 19 points inspection and courtesy tire rotation. The service was an absolute joke. It took nearly two hours before they could bring the car in for the service. Their so-called 19 points courtesy inspection is an excuse for them to have a look at your car and jump at whatever opportunities they get to suggest to replace this and that to make ridiculous profit. Also, when the techs rotate your tires, they drop the tires off your car from 6 feet above the ground!!! No wonder my new tires got out of balance when they were put back in the car. I called them back because my car started vibrating at 50 mph due to unbalanced tires. I called Meineke back, Dan offered to have the tires balanced free of charge and guess what? After another two hours of waiting till the car was brought in for service, the techs spent 30 min rotating the tires to their original state without balancing them.. worse yet.. my car was returned to me with the hood popped slightly opened (why would the tech need to open the hood in the first place???) and the tire still out of balance... For a $20 oil change, I wasted 5+ hrs, got my new tires out of balance and my car still vibrating at 50mph. As stareporter said previously.. these guys know how to screw you with a huge smile on their face. Don't bother servicing your car here.
And they call themselves a "CAR CARE" center? – OMG! Take your car elsewhere!! This "car care" center in Vestal NY is TERRIBLE! They outwardly lie to you with a smile on their faces! I took my van here for new struts. I usually don't take my car here....but, they gave me the lowest estimate for the struts. The next week I took my van in for a New York State inspection. My van didn't pass the inspection! The second service centrer said it needed new struts!!!!!! Yes, you're reading that correctly! The Meineke Car Care Center DID NOT replace the struts on my van. They did charge me for the "service"!! What a shock!! They do smile ...and talk nicely to you...and at the same time they screw ya! This "car care" center gets a rating of 0 (zero). So glad my van was due for it's inspection!!!
rip off – Don't ever fall for their NYS inspection "discount coupon". They never pass anyone without telling you that you need hundreds of dollars in repairs. The one guy told me I needed a new wheel bearing before they could pass my car. I told him I had a new one put on 2 months prior. He started stumbling over his words but still refused to pass my car, insisting that I must have gotten a faulty hub. Beware of this place. Other people I know have said the same thing.
Editorial Review – More than just mufflers, services include brakes, steering, A/C and basic maintenance like oil change, tune-ups and tire rotation.
This place will rob you blind- get a quote then save yourself hundreds of dollars elsewhere... NOT RECOMMENDED – I've had work done there before. Recently I asked for a quote then compared it to one I got from Teeds in Endicott, NY. There was a difference of about $300. Today, I went and asked if they could remove and replace a rear wheel bearing on an axle that I had with me and all the parts I needed. I had to wait almost an hour for one of the shop guys to return to the shop only to be told that they could do it, and their solution to "pressing" the new wheel bearing on to the axle was to cut a piece of exhaust pipe which they would use to pound it into place with. The cost for this: $75. I also got a quote for new struts for my wife's Cougar. $363.83. cost for the struts: $90.99 each, labor $94.95. The owner seems nice enough, but it's all a show. If you don't believe that they are gouging unsuspecting customers, call around for other quotes and you'll see that this place will rob you blind if you let them! I have nothing to gain except the satisfaction that I may help someone else keep their hard earned money.
Unless you have money to burn, STAY AWAY FROM THIS STORE!!!
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