Took my Honda Civic in for a front brake repair, and managed to escape with my wallet intact. Just a horrible experience that would have been much, much worse if I hadn't been retired from the auto/auto repair business. I had a pretty good idea what the problem was and discussed it with the writers who didn't seem to be very interested in doing the repairs from the start. I have a Honda extended warranty, and after I called their customer service, they said that if my diagnosis was correct the repairs would be covered. The service desk at the dealer immediately started to discredit the warranty as a scam. I left the car in hopes it would be covered by Honda...expecting that that wasn't going to happen. The dealer called with an estimate of a nearly $1100 repair, and the warranty wouldn't cover it. They had included parts that the warranty did cover, and that weren't needed for the fix. They didn't even have the parts in stock, and it would take another day to get them.
I talked to a well known indepentent repair facility in Dothan, and explained the symptoms with the Civic. They concurred and gave me an estimate of about $400 if my diagnosis was correct. They went with me to retrieve my car, and drove it back to their shop.
I recieved a call early the next morning that my car was done and ready for pick up. I took the rental car back, and went to get my car. The final bill was $278 as the repair didn't require the parts we had epected. I have put over 1000 miles on my car since, and all is well. The final bill was 1/4 the dealer estimate.
What more can be said. If I could rate this facility with zero stars I would.