Meineke Car Care Center

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Taking care of your car shouldn't take over your life. We'll take care of your car so you can get back to what's important and on with your life!
  • 465 S Holgate Street

    Seattle, WA 98134

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  • 206-445-7711

About Meineke Car Care Center

Categories
  • Automotive Repair
  • Oil Changes
  • Auto Parts & Accessories
  • Tires
  • Brake Repair
Details
  • Muffler Repair
  • Brake Repair
  • Oil Changes
  • Auto Diagnostics
  • Auto Inspections
  • Tune Ups
Hours
M-Sa 7:30am-6pm, Su Closed
Associations
  • National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
  • Automotive Maintenance Repair Association (AMRA)
  • VetFran
  • A project of the IFA
  • National Minority Franchising Initiative (NMFI)
  • American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD)
  • International Franchise Association (IFA)
Emails
  • shop.2389@meineke.net
Year Established
  • 1972
Keywords
  • auto batteries
  • auto brake repair
  • auto repair
  • brake inspection
  • brake repair
  • brake service
  • brake shop
  • brakes
  • brakes service
  • car batteries
  • car battery
  • car brake repair
  • car brakes
  • catalytic converters
  • cv joints
  • discount tires
  • exhaust manifolds
  • exhaust system
  • muffler
  • muffler repair
  • muffler shop
  • mufflers
  • oil change
  • oil change specials
  • oil change coupon
  • oil change coupons
  • steering
  • suspension
  • suspension system
  • tire alignment
  • tire repair
  • tires
  • tires on sale
  • transmission service
  • transmission flush
  • transmission flush wheel alignment
  • wheels
  • exhaust service
Products
  • Car Battery
  • Car Brakes
  • Car Tires
  • Car Wheels
  • Catalytic Converters
  • CV Joints
  • Discount Tires
  • Mufflers
  • Radiators
  • Shocks
  • Struts
  • Truck Battery
  • Truck Brakes
  • Truck Tires
Specialties
  • Complete Auto Repair
  • Air Conditioning Service & Maintenance
  • Brake Repair & Maintenance
  • Oil Change Services
  • Scheduled Vehicle Maintenance
  • Tires & Wheel Services
  • Exhust Repair
  • Muffler Repair
Payment Options
  • American Express
  • Cash
  • Discover
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
Brands
  • Meineke
  • Driven Brands
  • Cooper Tires
  • Safety Kleen
Services
  • Air Conditioning Service & Maintenance
  • Brake Inspection
  • Brake Repair
  • Brake Service & Maintenance
  • Car Battery Testing
  • Catalytic Converter Service
  • Discount Oil Change
  • Muffler & Exhaust Service
  • Muffler Repair
  • Oil Change Service
  • Radiator & Cooling System Service
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Shocks & Struts Service
  • Steering Alignment & Service
  • Suspension Service & Maintenance
  • Suspension System Service
  • Tire Alignment
  • Tire Repair
  • Transmission Flush
  • Transmission Service & Maintenance
  • Tune-Up
  • Wheel Alignment
  • Wheel Repair
Languages
  • English
Meineke Auto Repair & Services
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    I was having a timing belt replaced. When I got home, I noticed the hood was not closed all the way. When I tried to close it, I noticed the latch was bent and didn't work properly. When I called the shop to ask a couple questions, their response was that the latches on Volkswagens were a common problem and it must have been damaged when I brought it in. They refused to repair it. They said they could replace it and give me a fair price to do so. I didn't want to do it myself and figured they could get the part at a discount so, against my better judgement, I took it back to have the latch replaced. After they replace it with a new one, they still couldn't get the hood closed and told me it must be a defective hood. I had already paid them so they said they would order another latch and try again next week.\r\nI was angry so I left and took a look at it when I got home. All it needed was a minor adjustment and it closed just fine. This whole process took up a lot of my time and with the added time and expense for the hood latch, I didn't save any money going to Walt's. I have never experienced such poor service and seen such inept mechanics at any repair shop. If you're considering this shop for anything other than an oil change, remember that once they are under the hood, you are stuck with the results and are placing your car at risk. Don't let them ""Jack"" you like they did me.

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    I was having a timing belt replaced. When I got home, I noticed the hood was not closed all the way. When I tried to close it, I noticed the latch was bent and didn't work properly. When I called the shop to ask a couple questions, their response was that the latches on Volkswagens were a common problem and it must have been damaged when I brought it in. They refused to repair it. They said they could replace it and give me a fair price to do so. I didn't want to do it myself and figured they could get the part at a discount so, against my better judgement, I took it back to have the latch replaced. After they replace it with a new one, they still couldn't get the hood closed and told me it must be a defective hood. I had already paid them so they said they would order another latch and try again next week.\r\nI was angry so I left and took a look at it when I got home. All it needed was a minor adjustment and it closed just fine. This whole process took up a lot of my time and with the added time and expense for the hood latch, I didn't save any money going to Walt's. I have never experienced such poor service and seen such inept mechanics at any repair shop. If you're considering this shop for anything other than an oil change, remember that once they are under the hood, you are stuck with the results and are placing your car at risk. Don't let them ""Jack"" you like they did me.

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    When I walked into Walt's Auto Care the new store manager greated me promptly and was guinenly concerned. He was the only person to ask me if I was ok after my accident. Walts fixed my brakes at an affordible cost and I have had no problems since. I will deffinetly be returning and having all of my vehicles serviced at the Holgate location.

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    ★★★★★

    When I walked into Walt's Auto Care the new store manager greated me promptly and was guinenly concerned. He was the only person to ask me if I was ok after my accident. Walts fixed my brakes at an affordible cost and I have had no problems since. I will deffinetly be returning and having all of my vehicles serviced at the Holgate location.

    Pros: Best prices, very trustworthy, honest mechanics

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    I've been taking my Honda to Walt's in SODO for about 5 years as my regular mechanic and have always been happy with their prices and quality of service. All that changed, however, on my last visit. After dropping my car off and getting it back promptly (2 days) with new struts (~$1k) I drove home and parked my vehicle for a couple weeks (I use METRO or walk 95% of the time). When I took my vehicle out on SR-520 to go on a roadtrip, the UNLATCHED HOOD flew up and hit my windshield while I was doing about 65mph. Luckily I was able to pull over and wrench it shut. The hood was turned inside out and had impacted and seriously cracked the windshield. The car was still drivable so after returning to Seattle a week later, I brought it back to Walt's and explained what happened and asked for them to repair the damage since they had NOT CHECKED IF MY HOOD WAS CLOSED PROPERLY when I left the shop.\n\nThe manager Ray:\n1. Kept my car for SIX days with no communication. When I called, he told me to wait another day for the insurance inspector to come.\n2. Admitted no fault (though they HAD fixed the sticky spring on my hood latch I later noticed...to escape culpability, I assume).\n3. Said that the insurance adjuster had told him the damage caused could not have happened the way I said (why would I make it up and HOW could I fake the damage to my hood, which had obviously blown open)\n4. Insinuated I was a liar and told me to take my car and leave.\n\nBEWARE BEWARE BEWARE of Walt's SODO. Unprofessional, poor customer service from the new manager who doesn't mind stiffing long-time customers who have paid thousands of $$$ to the shop over the years or admit fault to letting a vehicle leave their shop without checking it for safety. MECHANIC FAIL.\n\nI sent a letter to the main office outlining this complaint over a month ago. No reply. They lost a customer and I had to shell out several hundred dollars to repair the damage caused by the negligence of their mechanic. CORPORATE FAIL.

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    I've been taking my Honda to Walt's in SODO for about 5 years as my regular mechanic and have always been happy with their prices and quality of service. All that changed, however, on my last visit. After dropping my car off and getting it back promptly (2 days) with new struts (~$1k) I drove home and parked my vehicle for a couple weeks (I use METRO or walk 95% of the time). When I took my vehicle out on SR-520 to go on a roadtrip, the UNLATCHED HOOD flew up and hit my windshield while I was doing about 65mph. Luckily I was able to pull over and wrench it shut. The hood was turned inside out and had impacted and seriously cracked the windshield. The car was still drivable so after returning to Seattle a week later, I brought it back to Walt's and explained what happened and asked for them to repair the damage since they had NOT CHECKED IF MY HOOD WAS CLOSED PROPERLY when I left the shop.\n\nThe manager Ray:\n1. Kept my car for SIX days with no communication. When I called, he told me to wait another day for the insurance inspector to come.\n2. Admitted no fault (though they HAD fixed the sticky spring on my hood latch I later noticed...to escape culpability, I assume).\n3. Said that the insurance adjuster had told him the damage caused could not have happened the way I said (why would I make it up and HOW could I fake the damage to my hood, which had obviously blown open)\n4. Insinuated I was a liar and told me to take my car and leave.\n\nBEWARE BEWARE BEWARE of Walt's SODO. Unprofessional, poor customer service from the new manager who doesn't mind stiffing long-time customers who have paid thousands of $$$ to the shop over the years or admit fault to letting a vehicle leave their shop without checking it for safety. MECHANIC FAIL.\n\nI sent a letter to the main office outlining this complaint over a month ago. No reply. They lost a customer and I had to shell out several hundred dollars to repair the damage caused by the negligence of their mechanic. CORPORATE FAIL.

    Pros: Used to be great...

    Cons: rude manager, safety negligence, poor communication

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