It's a real shame I can't give 0 stars, Midas Hoppers Crossing doesn't even deserve 1 star. I took my vehicle in as there was a noticeable radiator leak, I asked them to have a look and quote the repair. I went away and returned an hour later. Upon returning, I was told that they pressure tested the radiator and it failed the test. I was informed that this leak is not fixable due to the radiator not holding pressure and I require a full replacement. I was then quoted $850.00 for a full replacement supplied and fitted.
I was also informed that I require a new starter motor as they thought it was making a strange sound when they started the car. This replacement was quoted at $510.00. They also quoted me $690 for rear brake replacement. I wanted a second opinion because I felt that all this was far too expensive.
I went to Reg Radiator repairs who took the car and assessed it on the spot. I felt an opinion from a radiator specialist would be a good idea before I proceed to replace the radiator. Reg pressure tested the radiator in front of me and showed me that it passed the test without any issues. Reg inspected the radiator and found the leak was coming from the radiator cap that was worn. The cap was replaced, area was cleaned and the leak is completely gone.
Reg also took my vehicle down to a local mechanic who looked at the starter motor and informed me that there is nothing wrong with that either. They assessed the brakes and their quote was $310 for he same repair., Shame on you Midas Hoppers Crossing for lying to me about your findings and trying to rip me off for something that was a simple fix.
It's dodgy, rip off workmanship like yours that make other workshops in the industry look bad.