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Apr 20, 2012, 3:55 PM

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2004 Jeep Wrangler SE 86k miles - Massachussetts inspection
Went to get an inspection and the guy failed me for saftey. Said I needed to the upper and lower ball joints in the front right wheel had to be replaced but he could do it for $250 right there. I said no I have a regular mechanic he tried hard to sell me and say I would find the price cheaper but I said no. So I took it to my normal mechancic and someone random mechanic just to get views and both said they didn't need to be replaced. Is tehre any way without filing a complaint to the state I can just get another inspection and be on way?

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Apr 20, 2012, 4:18 PM

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Also my mechanic said it would be a lot more the $250 to do the job and he thought he was trying to quick sell me and do nothing. Hence why I'm thinking of filing a compliant but I'd rather avoid the the hassle and just get it reinspected by someone reputable.

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Apr 20, 2012, 8:23 PM

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Well we are just here to give repair advice and not much in the legal dispute.. Some people may have more tolerance then others if there is just a tiny bit of play then one person may let it go where the other may not. Does seem kinda cheap for both lowers , tire and alignment check.. considering the tire new would probably be at least $100 not installed.

Long story short you can complain, but it will probably get you no where and alot of wasted time.

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Apr 22, 2012, 2:10 PM

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We aren't here for legal disputes - PERIOD.

From Mass so know the ropes. Inspections can stink and a way for the shop to screw people if so inclined. A red "R" sticker means that vehicle is not allowed on public roads - no games.

If you don't think this vehicle needs that work take it right away to any other shop for inspection or the repairs. You get a FREE re-inspection here once when just the listed items are tended to or God help us if that was a fake so pay a shop a couple bucks for an estimate if it needs anything at all.

Trust me - retired but we worked hard to help folks and most are still working that reply here. The other side is a bitching customer which happens too and quickly showed the door by me!


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