Larry & Dan's Marathon

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  • 121 W Schaumburg Rd

    Schaumburg, IL 60194

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  • 847-895-3467

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A family member of mine had his Jeep breakdown he had it towed to Larry and Dan's Marathon. They told him that the engine had thrown a rod and the engine needed to be replaced this was on 1/7/2014. They told him that they could replace the engine with a used engine for $2150.00 with a 90 day warranty so he agreed. they replaced the engine. He picked the Jeep up on 1/17/2014.Shortly after that he called me to ask a question because he noticed the temperature was running a little higher than the old engine ( I should say I have been an Automotive Technician for 20+ years) I told him to call the shop and ask if the thermostat had been changed and probably have them look at it if it starts running any warmer. A few days later it overheated on him on his way to work so he had it towed back to Larry and Dans Marathon they told him it was the radiator blew out and needed to be replaced so he told them to do the repair for $400.00 this was on 2/4/2014. On 2/15/2014 he drove the Jeep out for me to look at because he was hearing a noise in the engine shortly after the last repair. I looked the engine over and found the lifters making noise so I checked the oil and found that the engine has coolant mixed with the oil. My family member then was so disgusted he bought another car. this is where I got involved and called Dans myself and talked to both the mechanic and the manager and I was told that the engine was covered and that they would come and tow the Jeep the next week and get it fixed that was on 2/21/2014 at no cost to my family member and we were thrilled. the next week they caled and told me that they would not tow the vehicle I live 69 miles away. I told the manager that if the vehicle was fixed right the first or send time correctly we wouldnt be in this situation and that my family member shouldnt have to pay for the tow she agreed with me and said that they would take care of it! Such was not the case this went back and forth for the next few weeks then she said Dan himself would come out and tow it.Then she told me a few days later that Dan will only tow it if we pay and it was $65.00 for the hook up and $3.00 per mile to my house and $3.00 per mile back to the shop! Highway Robbery!!!! I said no way then this is where it gets good I was told to call the shop that put the engine in (Global Auto Recycling in Elgin) to see if they would tow it. So I called to ask and got talking to someone there and he told me no and that he remembers the Jeep and that they were not going to warranty the engine because they were told by Dans that my family member kept driving the vehicle with a bad radiator. NOT TRUE! He said if I were to pay to have it towed they would look at it but most likely wouldnt guarantee the engine! I also found out that Global only charged $1100.00 for the engine and installation Dans made $1450.00 and didnt even pick up a wrench! I called Dans back and told the manager this she was shocked! So I called Global back this time I got this real RUDE JERK on the phone who talked to me like I was an idiot and knew nothing about a car! He said they put heat tabs on the engine to tll if has been overheated I aked where they put them and he told me they hide them and he wont tell me.I told him that it is probably a cracked head that overpressurized the cooling system the 4.0 Jeep engines were notorious for this He told me not possible I asked what the full name of the place was and he said I m not telling you that and said no more phone calls and hung up on me!! Today 3/10/2014 my family member was told by Dans that they are not going to warranty the engine and THEY HAVNT EVEN LOOKED AT IT!!! They must have Magical Powers to be able to tell if it is under warranty or not!!! I have NEVER dealt with a bunch of CROOKED THIEVING BUTCHERS in all my life!!!!!! BEWARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They dont care about you or anyone but themselves all they care about is lining their pockets! Customer Servivce is not in their vocabulary!!!!!

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A family member of mine had his Jeep breakdown he had it towed to Larry and Dan's Marathon. They told him that the engine had thrown a rod and the engine needed to be replaced this was on 1/7/2014. They told him that they could replace the engine with a used engine for $2150.00 with a 90 day warranty so he agreed. they replaced the engine. He picked the Jeep up on 1/17/2014.Shortly after that he called me to ask a question because he noticed the temperature was running a little higher than the old engine ( I should say I have been an Automotive Technician for 20+ years) I told him to call the shop and ask if the thermostat had been changed and probably have them look at it if it starts running any warmer. A few days later it overheated on him on his way to work so he had it towed back to Larry and Dans Marathon they told him it was the radiator blew out and needed to be replaced so he told them to do the repair for $400.00 this was on 2/4/2014. On 2/15/2014 he drove the Jeep out for me to look at because he was hearing a noise in the engine shortly after the last repair. I looked the engine over and found the lifters making noise so I checked the oil and found that the engine has coolant mixed with the oil. My family member then was so disgusted he bought another car. this is where I got involved and called Dans myself and talked to both the mechanic and the manager and I was told that the engine was covered and that they would come and tow the Jeep the next week and get it fixed that was on 2/21/2014 at no cost to my family member and we were thrilled. the next week they caled and told me that they would not tow the vehicle I live 69 miles away. I told the manager that if the vehicle was fixed right the first or send time correctly we wouldnt be in this situation and that my family member shouldnt have to pay for the tow she agreed with me and said that they would take care of it! Such was not the case this went back and forth for the next few weeks then she said Dan himself would come out and tow it.Then she told me a few days later that Dan will only tow it if we pay and it was $65.00 for the hook up and $3.00 per mile to my house and $3.00 per mile back to the shop! Highway Robbery!!!! I said no way then this is where it gets good I was told to call the shop that put the engine in (Global Auto Recycling in Elgin) to see if they would tow it. So I called to ask and got talking to someone there and he told me no and that he remembers the Jeep and that they were not going to warranty the engine because they were told by Dans that my family member kept driving the vehicle with a bad radiator. NOT TRUE! He said if I were to pay to have it towed they would look at it but most likely wouldnt guarantee the engine! I also found out that Global only charged $1100.00 for the engine and installation Dans made $1450.00 and didnt even pick up a wrench! I called Dans back and told the manager this she was shocked! So I called Global back this time I got this real RUDE JERK on the phone who talked to me like I was an idiot and knew nothing about a car! He said they put heat tabs on the engine to tll if has been overheated I aked where they put them and he told me they hide them and he wont tell me.I told him that it is probably a cracked head that overpressurized the cooling system the 4.0 Jeep engines were notorious for this He told me not possible I asked what the full name of the place was and he said I m not telling you that and said no more phone calls and hung up on me!! Today 3/10/2014 my family member was told by Dans that they are not going to warranty the engine and THEY HAVNT EVEN LOOKED AT IT!!! They must have Magical Powers to be able to tell if it is under warranty or not!!! I have NEVER dealt with a bunch of CROOKED THIEVING BUTCHERS in all my life!!!!!! BEWARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They dont care about you or anyone but themselves all they care about is lining their pockets! Customer Servivce is not in their vocabulary!!!!!

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I love Larry & Dan's. Their professional,friendly,great customer service. I have been going to L&D for almost 20 yrs. I buy my gas & have repairs done there. Dan has helped me out on several occasions, and has gone above and beyond when he didn't have to, with rides, help with my daughters car, it's a family atmosphere. Schaumburg is lucky to have a station like his in their community. I highly recommend L&D to anyone who needs an honest mechanic.

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I love Larry & Dan's. Their professional,friendly,great customer service. I have been going to L&D for almost 20 yrs. I buy my gas & have repairs done there. Dan has helped me out on several occasions, and has gone above and beyond when he didn't have to, with rides, help with my daughters car, it's a family atmosphere. Schaumburg is lucky to have a station like his in their community. I highly recommend L&D to anyone who needs an honest mechanic.

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I have been going to Larry & Dan's for over 10 years and never had any problems. I get my gas there and have had work done on my car, they always do an excellent job! I trust them with my car. I would highly recommend them if you need work done on your car.

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I have been going to Larry & Dan's for over 10 years and never had any problems. I get my gas there and have had work done on my car, they always do an excellent job! I trust them with my car. I would highly recommend them if you need work done on your car.

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I had to take my car here because of a strange noise I was hearing from underneath the chassis. Not only did they look at my car immediately, they diagnosed the problem and had me out the door for under $20! I think the whole process took about 20 minutes. Granted, this was a minor fix, but I went to Larry and Dan's based on a colleague's recommendation and based on my recent visit, I would also recommend their service.

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I had to take my car here because of a strange noise I was hearing from underneath the chassis. Not only did they look at my car immediately, they diagnosed the problem and had me out the door for under $20! I think the whole process took about 20 minutes. Granted, this was a minor fix, but I went to Larry and Dan's based on a colleague's recommendation and based on my recent visit, I would also recommend their service.

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I have read the other reviews and I am very surprised at what these people are saying, I have been going to Larry and Dan's for over 15 years and I have found them as honest and trustworthy. It is not always that you can talk to your mechanic and get an honest recommendation. They have been in business since 1960 and there is a reason why. I highly recommend this place for any type of car repairs or service.This is a professional business and I do not expect that they would look at my car for free. You do not have to believe me, go to the station and see for yourself!!

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I have read the other reviews and I am very surprised at what these people are saying, I have been going to Larry and Dan's for over 15 years and I have found them as honest and trustworthy. It is not always that you can talk to your mechanic and get an honest recommendation. They have been in business since 1960 and there is a reason why. I highly recommend this place for any type of car repairs or service.This is a professional business and I do not expect that they would look at my car for free. You do not have to believe me, go to the station and see for yourself!!

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DO NOT believe anything good about Larry and Dan's you read here. These guys are posting their own phony reviews about "prompt work, great service..." It's total boloney. But this is fact:

I had a dispute with a charge. They told me I couldn't even have my car back unless I paid a bogus "service & parts" fee for them to look at the car. So I used my spare key to steal MY car. That's right these bozos forced me to steal my own car! Then they called the police! For $35, I thought forget it. I paid over the phone and asked that my receipt and key be mailed to me. Three days later they said it had been mailed. Seven days later they said I needed to speak to the owner to get my receipt and key. Nice policy. So this time, I called the police.

Got my key back and will never trust them with ANY of MY property again. By the way, I took the car to a reputable shop after I "stole" it off their lot. It was test-driven, diagnosed and fixed for under $900. These morons at Larry and Dan's told me it would run $1,600 for them to take the car apart and figure out the problem--then parts and labor for anything that needed to be done. Do the math youself--it adds up to incompetency at best and to thievery at worst.

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DO NOT believe anything good about Larry and Dan's you read here. These guys are posting their own phony reviews about "prompt work, great service..." It's total boloney. But this is fact:

I had a dispute with a charge. They told me I couldn't even have my car back unless I paid a bogus "service & parts" fee for them to look at the car. So I used my spare key to steal MY car. That's right these bozos forced me to steal my own car! Then they called the police! For $35, I thought forget it. I paid over the phone and asked that my receipt and key be mailed to me. Three days later they said it had been mailed. Seven days later they said I needed to speak to the owner to get my receipt and key. Nice policy. So this time, I called the police.

Got my key back and will never trust them with ANY of MY property again. By the way, I took the car to a reputable shop after I "stole" it off their lot. It was test-driven, diagnosed and fixed for under $900. These morons at Larry and Dan's told me it would run $1,600 for them to take the car apart and figure out the problem--then parts and labor for anything that needed to be done. Do the math youself--it adds up to incompetency at best and to thievery at worst.

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Great work, get technicians and very prompt with quote and work. I would go back in the future for all my car needs and would recommend Larry and Dan's to any one I know.

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Great work, get technicians and very prompt with quote and work. I would go back in the future for all my car needs and would recommend Larry and Dan's to any one I know.

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I called and explained my problem over the phone. They said it sounds like it's the clutch, which is what I told them it probably was. Mechanic drove it, but did not notice a problem. Said they'd have to take everything apart to figure out what was wrong and it would run about $1,600. I said, "No thanks." They charged me $35 for "looking" at it. No mention of a charge to "look" at it was made when I dropped it off. Would not recommend this place to anyone.

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I called and explained my problem over the phone. They said it sounds like it's the clutch, which is what I told them it probably was. Mechanic drove it, but did not notice a problem. Said they'd have to take everything apart to figure out what was wrong and it would run about $1,600. I said, "No thanks." They charged me $35 for "looking" at it. No mention of a charge to "look" at it was made when I dropped it off. Would not recommend this place to anyone.

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I had my car towed in to this service station because it would not start, After changing two parts they still could not get it running and they tried to charge me $190.00 but I complained to Dan the owner and he reduced the charges to $79.95 for nothing.
I had to get the car towed again but this time to the dealer.

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I had my car towed in to this service station because it would not start, After changing two parts they still could not get it running and they tried to charge me $190.00 but I complained to Dan the owner and he reduced the charges to $79.95 for nothing.
I had to get the car towed again but this time to the dealer.

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