G-man brought my car to the shop and expressed his displeasure that this will now be trip #4 into the shop for my car since December 14. And of course they were apologetic, and blah blah blah.
The truth of the matter is that their service has just gone down hill. They are terrible at communication. And it seems that repeatedly one "fix" causes another "problem." They are very good at fixing things AFTER the fact. And there are a few guys there that we have dealt with that are terrific. But as a total package, I am done with them.
My water pump is bad. The water pump that they replaced on December 14. The one that the botched up so badly that my car was in the shop for days, and they ultimately didn't charge us for. They are claiming that the pump may have been defective (it was a new pump, not refurbished). And I have "a slow leak." Well, my definition of SLOW isn't "drain all my antifreeze in 2 days."
And as an aside...I now have several oil spots on my driveway from the antifreeze. My driveway that G-man sealed last year.....
So back in my car goes on Friday. They aren't charging us for this, even though it is outside the 90 day warranty (the part is still under warranty, but the labor "expires" in 90 days, and we are just over 2 weeks over). HOPEFULLY I will have my car back that afternoon.
We will be writing a letter to their corporate office. I am done with shoddy work.
Of course now I am debating again about where to put "extra" money. G-man's car will be paid off in a few months, which frees up $390 a month. Now I am back to thinking it needs to go into a car fund. But in light of everything...I am in no place to make a decision right now.
One day my life will get easier....right????