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!
  • 2436 Gulf To Bay Blvd

    Clearwater, FL 33765-4324

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  • 727-888-0178

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I recommend you stay away from here! A new Meinke opened on Gulf to Bay in Clearwater, FL. I went to take advantage of an open day coupon. Oil, lube and tire rotation $14.95 and brake flush $49.00 and a free ac check. I talked to Tony, George and Mike. Here what I can tell you.. I pick up my truck it was getting late and I just got in and drove home. When I got home I looked at the front tire and immediately knew that it had not been rotated, I then looked under at my tie rod ends and could tell they never had a grease gun on the fitting, it was dirty. So now what else did they not do? Did they flush the brakes without taking the wheels off? They spilled brake fluid on my inner fender below the master cylinder. It looks like they changed the oil but did they reset the reminder? They called and told me my ac was low on freon and they would have to draw the system down and check for a leak. I passed on having it serviced. When I turned to AC on it was blowing hot now. I put on my gauges and it had no freon in the system, so they pulled the system down and left it that way. The AC was working but did not feel cold enough, I guess I was being stupid to let them touch it.
So $80 later I am not sure what they did for sure.. When they have a list of 5 things and you know they did not do 2 of them for sure how do you know they did anything or anything right. If I have to stand there and watch them I might as well do it myself, I just hate dealing with the old oil and filter but that might be better than dealing with incompetence and cheats.

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I recommend you stay away from here! A new Meinke opened on Gulf to Bay in Clearwater, FL. I went to take advantage of an open day coupon. Oil, lube and tire rotation $14.95 and brake flush $49.00 and a free ac check. I talked to Tony, George and Mike. Here what I can tell you.. I pick up my truck it was getting late and I just got in and drove home. When I got home I looked at the front tire and immediately knew that it had not been rotated, I then looked under at my tie rod ends and could tell they never had a grease gun on the fitting, it was dirty. So now what else did they not do? Did they flush the brakes without taking the wheels off? They spilled brake fluid on my inner fender below the master cylinder. It looks like they changed the oil but did they reset the reminder? They called and told me my ac was low on freon and they would have to draw the system down and check for a leak. I passed on having it serviced. When I turned to AC on it was blowing hot now. I put on my gauges and it had no freon in the system, so they pulled the system down and left it that way. The AC was working but did not feel cold enough, I guess I was being stupid to let them touch it.
So $80 later I am not sure what they did for sure.. When they have a list of 5 things and you know they did not do 2 of them for sure how do you know they did anything or anything right. If I have to stand there and watch them I might as well do it myself, I just hate dealing with the old oil and filter but that might be better than dealing with incompetence and cheats.

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My elderly father who speaks limited English went there to repair the muffler on his car. The muffler had a lifetime warranty that the shop refused to honor. The owner told him the car had been in an accident (not true) and he could not honor the warranty. He then changed the story and said the car needed a full tune-up and this is what caused the muffler to get damaged. Bottom line, he tried to rip of my father. I have filed a complaint with Meineke Corp Office, Better Business Bureau, and FL Dept of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs. My father took the car to Midas who repaired it, and told him the car DID NOT NEED a tune up or other repair. Midas in Clearwater FL is UNETHICAL. I would not recommend ANYONE to go there unless you have money to burn.

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My elderly father who speaks limited English went there to repair the muffler on his car. The muffler had a lifetime warranty that the shop refused to honor. The owner told him the car had been in an accident (not true) and he could not honor the warranty. He then changed the story and said the car needed a full tune-up and this is what caused the muffler to get damaged. Bottom line, he tried to rip of my father. I have filed a complaint with Meineke Corp Office, Better Business Bureau, and FL Dept of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs. My father took the car to Midas who repaired it, and told him the car DID NOT NEED a tune up or other repair. Midas in Clearwater FL is UNETHICAL. I would not recommend ANYONE to go there unless you have money to burn.

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Meineke is your one-stop shop for all of your car care needs. Visit us today or save time by scheduling your appointment online at meineke.com. Contact us for information about financing options, fleet repair, after-market warranty repair and factory scheduled maintenance.

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More than just mufflers, services include brakes, steering, A/C and basic maintenance like oil change, tune-ups and tire rotation.

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