Re: Has anyone tried Evolution Auto care in Manassas?
Date: January 13, 2012 12:35PM
Here is a REAL review of Evoloution auto Care:
If you are having car problems, DO NOT GO TO THIS SHOP, they are looking to rake you over the coals.
I came in with a squeak in my brakes, and they told me I needed new break pads, despite the fact that I had them replaced 3 months earlier!
Further, they told me I needed new rotors (not true) and new struts (possible, but unrelated to my problem and very expensive~800). They then told me I needed to flush my coolant, my transmission, my power steering and that I needed an injection service and so on and so on.
The next time I came in, I thought I needed a new battery, so they replaced it, but they didn't check the voltage output on my old one, which would have told them I needed a new alternator.(they also should have checked the alternator). Within a week, my car broke and I needed my alternator replaced--which may imply that I didn't need my battery replaced at all!
Also, when I did get my battery replaced, they told me my brake fluid was low due to a possible leak. At this point, I was on to them so I asked how much it would cost and they told me $59 for the diagnosis and I need a brake flush and then it depended how much more on what they found to be the problem. Then I opened the hood of my car, and showed the mechanic that my brake fluid was 3/4 full and not low at all! They apologized and topped it up the rest of the way for free. Now over a month later and it's still full. I took my car to another shop, all the flushes they recommended the other shop said I did not need yet.
They advertise the labor at $59, but after calling the dealer, I found they double the amount of time it take to do something, so really they charge $119 every hour making them more expensive than the dealer.
To sum up, they are a bunch of liars and cheats, the worst type of auto mechanic. They try to prey on their customers, and I would guess especially on students. My advice: Avoid at all costs!