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!
  • 1836 Route 27-Lincoln Highway Route 27-Lincoln Highway

    Edison, NJ 08817

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  • 848-202-4035

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-F 7:30am-6pm, Sa 7:30am-4pm, 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.148@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
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The review is for the new owner who took over the store since April 2011. Today is 05/31/2012.

My car had shaking problem and P0302 and P0420 codes occasionally. I went to the Meineke store located at 1836 Lincold highway, Edison, NJ 08817 to have it checked. I had good experience with Meineke when I was in Kentucky. I left my car the morning on April 11th. At noon they called me they were going to charge me $300 to fix the problem. I said OK. When I went back at 6 PM that day, I was told the car was not fixed yet and was asked to call the next day. So I called the next day from morning to evening and got the answer "they are waiting a part". On the third day, I received a call in the afternoon and was told the car had been fixed. The manager came to my apartment to pick me up. When I got to the store, the manager showed me the bill of $1100. They told me what they had changed and how hard they got the old Engine Control Module (ECM). I argued with him about not being told the high cost before they changed so many parts. The store changed 3 ignition coils and did a tune-up, and they also changed the ECM because they claimed the original one was bad. They didn't tell me they would charge me $1100 for the fix (the used computer costs $100 at junk yard, but I was charged for $300). Finally, I had to pay to get my car back. The manager told me the engine light WAS still on and it should be off after 200 mile driving in order to make the ECM familiar with the car. if not, the dealer can reprogram the ECM and remove the codes. And I believed. So after several hundred miles driving, the engine light was still on. The original codes P0302 and P0420 dissappear temporarily, but three new codes appeared which were P1148, P0132 and P0031. I went to the store again, and the mechanic told me the oxygen sensors were bad and they would charge me more than $500 to fix it. I didn't believe them any more because they couldn't guarantee the codes would be removed and no new codes came out. Several days later (05/07/2012), I went to the Nissan dealership. After two-hour checking, a mechanic told me the ECM Meineke put in was a wrong model (different models for California and 50-state emission cars). There are no communications between oxygen sensors and the ECM. The mechanic at Nissan Dealership also told me the original ECM may not be bad. Then I went back to Meineke store and was told the original ECM was discarded and they can't do anything. I left a message for the manager and he has never called me so far. In summary, my car still had some kind of shaking (less), and new engine light codes were caused by Meineke. On the other hand, after their work on my car, the gas mileage was reduced from 28 mpg to 20 mpg. I was charged $1100, but problems not solved and new problems emerged .

Update:

I went to another Nissan dealer and they has the same conclusion: the ECU was from a 2004 Nissan Sentra which had 50-state emission, not California emission.

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The review is for the new owner who took over the store since April 2011. Today is 05/31/2012.

My car had shaking problem and P0302 and P0420 codes occasionally. I went to the Meineke store located at 1836 Lincold highway, Edison, NJ 08817 to have it checked. I had good experience with Meineke when I was in Kentucky. I left my car the morning on April 11th. At noon they called me they were going to charge me $300 to fix the problem. I said OK. When I went back at 6 PM that day, I was told the car was not fixed yet and was asked to call the next day. So I called the next day from morning to evening and got the answer "they are waiting a part". On the third day, I received a call in the afternoon and was told the car had been fixed. The manager came to my apartment to pick me up. When I got to the store, the manager showed me the bill of $1100. They told me what they had changed and how hard they got the old Engine Control Module (ECM). I argued with him about not being told the high cost before they changed so many parts. The store changed 3 ignition coils and did a tune-up, and they also changed the ECM because they claimed the original one was bad. They didn't tell me they would charge me $1100 for the fix (the used computer costs $100 at junk yard, but I was charged for $300). Finally, I had to pay to get my car back. The manager told me the engine light WAS still on and it should be off after 200 mile driving in order to make the ECM familiar with the car. if not, the dealer can reprogram the ECM and remove the codes. And I believed. So after several hundred miles driving, the engine light was still on. The original codes P0302 and P0420 dissappear temporarily, but three new codes appeared which were P1148, P0132 and P0031. I went to the store again, and the mechanic told me the oxygen sensors were bad and they would charge me more than $500 to fix it. I didn't believe them any more because they couldn't guarantee the codes would be removed and no new codes came out. Several days later (05/07/2012), I went to the Nissan dealership. After two-hour checking, a mechanic told me the ECM Meineke put in was a wrong model (different models for California and 50-state emission cars). There are no communications between oxygen sensors and the ECM. The mechanic at Nissan Dealership also told me the original ECM may not be bad. Then I went back to Meineke store and was told the original ECM was discarded and they can't do anything. I left a message for the manager and he has never called me so far. In summary, my car still had some kind of shaking (less), and new engine light codes were caused by Meineke. On the other hand, after their work on my car, the gas mileage was reduced from 28 mpg to 20 mpg. I was charged $1100, but problems not solved and new problems emerged .

Update:

I went to another Nissan dealer and they has the same conclusion: the ECU was from a 2004 Nissan Sentra which had 50-state emission, not California emission.

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I took my car for repair , I found out my car damaged more than the repair done. Especially for engine related repair ...I would not recommend.
Because of poor belt change and other damags caused by the mechanic(?) I am paying a lot to fix problem I never had befor I go to this workshop. I paid more labour hours than agreed intially by intentionally delaying, keeping the car for long hours and for their poor performance. I paid for parts brooken by the mechanic(??) who is not competent. The mechanic(???) who thinks he is skilled blaims Toyota for poor manufaturing. I would not recommend the workshop.

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I took my car for repair , I found out my car damaged more than the repair done. Especially for engine related repair ...I would not recommend.
Because of poor belt change and other damags caused by the mechanic(?) I am paying a lot to fix problem I never had befor I go to this workshop. I paid more labour hours than agreed intially by intentionally delaying, keeping the car for long hours and for their poor performance. I paid for parts brooken by the mechanic(??) who is not competent. The mechanic(???) who thinks he is skilled blaims Toyota for poor manufaturing. I would not recommend the workshop.

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I'm sorry if you did not have a good experience , I am the new owner as of April 2011 I have been in business for 20 years with Meineke and I would love the chance to save you money and make things right in the future. Nive owner
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I had my car oil changed at Meineke Car Care Center after I moved to this area. I want to say that they did an excellent job. The appointment was easily made through phone call. The work was done smoothly and in time. People are very nice there. I think I will keep getting services from them.

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I had my car oil changed at Meineke Car Care Center after I moved to this area. I want to say that they did an excellent job. The appointment was easily made through phone call. The work was done smoothly and in time. People are very nice there. I think I will keep getting services from them.

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My muffler broke on my old car once so I came here to get it fixed. They did a good job fixing it, pretty average price, but then they pointed out a lot of other ?problems? and I just felt like they were pushing repairs on me that I really didn?t need to get done. I really don?t like that but other than that, everything was fine.

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My muffler broke on my old car once so I came here to get it fixed. They did a good job fixing it, pretty average price, but then they pointed out a lot of other ?problems? and I just felt like they were pushing repairs on me that I really didn?t need to get done. I really don?t like that but other than that, everything was fine.

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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.. Meineke offers a variety of services to meet your auto repair needs.
We offer: oil changes,tires,brake services,brake repair,exhaust and muffler repair,factory scheduled maintenance,transmission and flush services.
Meineke also offers belts and hose replacement,suspension and ride services,alignment,tune-ups,air conditioning services and more.

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