The worst of the worst I brought my Dodge to them in April with an overheating issue, I spent over seven hundred dollars for them to fix it. In May I continued to have problems so I brought it back to them and paid over three hundred dollars. In July I continued to have overheating issues, Woody had my fluids checked and stated by process of elimination it must be my thermostat and it would cost an additional $325. I thought it was odd how he could spat out a cost without looking up to see how much a thermostat would cost for my car. I decided to take it to a mechanic who I have dealt with for years, the only reason I decided not to take it to him to begin with is the fact that his shop is in Kissimmee. He found some unidentifiable junk in my radiator which cause me to have to replace the radiator, the thermostat because it found it’s way through, the thermostat house because of the junk, and a new heating sensor. Another $810 and ten dollars. My question to Honest 1 is how and why did that junk get in my radiator to begin with and why would you charge me for coolant when you filled my radiator with water?
Duanne, this looks like sludge that builds up in a vehicle's cooling system when the preventative maintenance hasn't been done as suggested per vehicle's manufacturer. This also looks like there may be some coolant /oil mixture in the radiator. Our records show that we performed the following tests for a Red 2014 Dodge Journey on 04/23/2018: pressure and block test of a cooling system, replacement of upper radiator hose, radiator cap, and a cooling system fluid exchange and flush. All of which were covered under warranty which should have been explained to you. Unfortunately, it's difficult to determine what vehicle this picture was taken of. If only water was added to your cooling system on 04/23/18, your vehicle would have overheated after running for about 30 to 45 minutes as the water would have heated up and evaporated. Please give us a call ((407-479-3063) at the store tomorrow so we can get a better understanding of the issue and help with our investigation.
- Honest-1 Auto Care South Semoran