America’s Service Station Ripoff Couldn’t Detect a Dead Battery Given Two Opportunities Charged $42.50 Norcross Georgia!!
When our pick-up truck failed to start one weekend morning, we recharged the battery and drove it to America’s Service Station, because it is only a couple miles away, thinking they could verify that it was indeed our almost-new battery that had failed and not something more serious. They said the battery was fine, claimed to have cleaned the terminals of corrosion, and charged us $42.50. They strongly suggested that we let them service the cooling system, said it needed it badly. We declined this service. When the truck failed to start again the next day, we charged the battery again and took it back to them for another check. They claimed to have checked the battery again and could find nothing wrong. And again they kept talking about the cooling system needing immediate servicing. A mechanic said that perhaps the mercury switch on the hood light was keeping the light on even when the hood was down and was running the battery down. Even I, a 65-year-old, non-mechanical female could check the hood and tell that the light went off when the hood was opened less than 8-12 inches. When we finally got the battery to the point of purchase, they detected that it was bad in less than five minutes and offered us full credit. Joanna s. Duluth, GeorgiaU.S.A.