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Vehicle Inspection

Discussion in 'General Chat Forum' started by ExRIGuy, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. ExRIGuy

    ExRIGuy New Member

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    Advice on a local auto shop that won't try to run up a big bill? Thinking might be better off in Sterling or Leesburg.
     
  2. afgm

    afgm Ashburn Farm Resident

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    Do not use the Goodyear in Ashburn Farm or on Waxpool. I have gotten inspections at both places and they use the event as revenue generating opportunities.
     
  3. afgm

    afgm Ashburn Farm Resident

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    With that said, any suggestions on a good place to get four tires mounted and get a front end alignment?

    P.S. Just noticed a new Sears Automotive Center on Rt 7 in Sterling. Next to the Chevy place. Sure hope it's better than the Sears Automotive Center at the Dulles Towncenter Mall.
     
  4. Villager

    Villager Ashburn Village Resident

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    Based on a recommendation on this board, we just used Fallon Automotive for some repairs and liked it. The shop is off Old Ox near Moran Rd.
     
  5. Villager

    Villager Ashburn Village Resident

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    I've read negative reports about the Goodyear places in Ashburn but when I had inspections done at the Waxpool one I never had any issues with them recommending any other services. That's just my experience. But you'll notice from my other post that when our car needed service I didn't go there!
     
  6. ExRIGuy

    ExRIGuy New Member

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    COSTCO for tires is as cheap as it gets . . .
     
  7. Villager

    Villager Ashburn Village Resident

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    Yeah, for cheap tires I hear Walmart and Costco are the best.
     
  8. BellaRu

    BellaRu Member

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    LeeHigh Auto Body in Sterling off 606 is a great shop.
     
  9. mdcrim

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    We go to Ashburn Service Center in the Ashburn Village Giant parking lot. We've been going there for years. Very honest business.
     
  10. afgm

    afgm Ashburn Farm Resident

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    I already purchased the tires over the internet. Looking for install, balance and front end alignment.

    BTW, Tirerack beat the Costco price by $80. Including the shipping. As long as I can get 4 tires mounted and balanced for under $80 I saved money.

     
  11. Mike-and-Kim

    Mike-and-Kim Member

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    Goodyear in Ashburn Farm gave me significantly higher quote on tires vs. the same tires at Costco.
     
  12. kevinq

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    I also haven't had an issue with add-ons from the Ice Rink Plaza store. I just tell them I get my car serviced elsewhere and I am happy with that service.
     
  13. dbundy

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    Mike Fallon is the best. Repairs, maintenance, and yes, tires. Reasonable, knowledgeable, and dependable.
     
  14. Rhaegar

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    Always had a good experience for minor-medium issues with the Shell station on 28.
     
  15. afgm

    afgm Ashburn Farm Resident

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    Scheduled an appointment with Fallon for tomorrow morning. Thanks for the reminder, VACliff has been speaking highly of that place for years.
     
  16. T8erman

    T8erman Well-Known Member

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    BIG +1 for Fallon
     
  17. sportzfish

    sportzfish New Member

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    I would add that at Costco, during the life of the tires that you buy there, you can get free rotation/alignment/balancing, fill up on air (or nitrogen as is the case these days), and get your tires patched when they get a small repairable hole in them as many times as necessary or desired. If you do not care about any of the above, then saving the money is a win situation!
     
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  18. Magna72

    Magna72 New Member

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    Stay away from Goodyear they are thieves, I had brought in my SUV for an inspection and they said everything looked good but there is a slight looseness in my front bearings and it cant pass. I took it somewhere else and told them what Goodyear said and they laughed. They said they hear it about Goodyear all the time, they passed my SUV and I was on my way minus the $500 charge from Goodyear. Pass the word around they are terrible, also I purchased tires from Sears who happen to match Tirerack and DisountTires.com. Goodyear also wanted over $100 more per tire plus installation for the same tires.
     
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    Villager Ashburn Village Resident

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    That's why I went there. :)
     
  20. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    Had an inspection done today at Fallon. Made the appointment yesterday. In and out in 20 minutes. They found a burnt out license plate bulb, charged a whopping $3 to put in a new one.
     

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