Date registered: Jun 2006
Vehicle: 2000 ml430
Location: stamford, CT
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Chris Auto Center in Yonkers OK But......
I used Chris Auto Center for 5 or 6 repairs on my ML430 2000 & 97 honda Odyssey. He definitely is an expert on vehicles & repairs and almost gets it right most of the time . Examples:
1) Damaged the running boards on the ML because he did not put the lift in the correct place. Vehemently denied it, but HE IS THE ONLY ONE TO EVER PUT THE CAR ON A LIFT AND I ALWAYS CHECK THE VEHICLE BEFORE DROP OFF.
2) Did not adjust torsion bars after doing front end work. This means he did not test drive after doing the work.
3) Did not tighten the center bolt on the crankshaft pulley on the 97 odyssey and stripped the spline when I drove it. I then had to pay $550 for him to change the pulley and weld it in place, its not exactly straight, but there's nothing I can do. Actually he ruined the vehicle because the bottom of the engine would have to be rebuilt to change the crankshaft. It is his word against mine and I can't force him to do anything about it.
4) Never checked the viscous clutch on the fan and the BRAND NEW OEM water pump he installed went bad in 1.5 years. It should last 13 years!
He does know his vehicles but I believe that he can't keep his mind on his work and rushes too much, screwing up things in the process.