Picked up a screw in a tire, went to a Tire Kingdom to have it removed & fix the tire.
I told the shop manager how the car needs to be jacked up carefully, because of the coolant tubes. He said he understood.
I waited for awhile, then asked the manager when they would be able to start working on the car, as I was on my lunch break. He replied, oh their pulling it in now. I said I wonder how there are doing that, as I'm still holding on to the keys.
He took the keys, gave them to a kid that looked to be barely working age. I followed the kid to the car, he proceeded to tell me he was going to take the car for a test drive. I said, no, it's here it have the screw removed from the tire. He said, Oh, we test drive all the cars to see if their are any others problems. Again I said no, that's not going to happen, just need the tire fixed.
He pulled it in, then lined up the four post lift to pick the car up, I was horrified to see he place the lifts on the plastic black trim. I yelled STOP !! Told the young man, you can not lift this car like that. I went to the manager, said I told you how this car needs to be lifted, he's doing it wrong. He response was, oh we do this all the time with out and trouble.
I was about ready to smack the crap out of him. I pulled up a screen shot on my phone showing the lifting points. He told the kid, grab a floor jack & lift it that way. The kid starts jacking it up right on the edge on top of the coolant tube. Again, I said STOP. I brought the manager over to the car, told him to feel where the jack is lifting, he promptly tells me he feels the frame. I told him that is the coolant tube, not the frame, you can not lift it that way.
How I didn't grab a tire iron and wrap it around his head I don't know. They realigned the jack, again lifting from the same point, the manager looked at the passenger door, noticed how the top was out of alignment, I told him look at the drivers side, that is because of how the jack is positioned. He had the balls to tell me, look sir, we can put the tire back on and you can go somewhere else to get your tire repaired.
I told him just fix the fricken tire. They finished the job, lost two of the plastic lug covers. Oh god, I'm never going back to that shop.
I was so pissed over the whole thing, I was thinking about contacting the companies area manager to complain how I was treated & how my car was lifted.
[This message has been edited by CoolBlue87GT (edited 09-18-2016).]