Get Inspection Here at Your Own Risk!

I had an older car, in good working order, inspected at Virginia Tire. What a mistake! My car was failed, but not to worry--for only $1,100 they could make it pass! While nothing was really wrong with the vehicle, I had to make the repairs which were now "of record" on the VA inspection system. I went elsewhere to have the work, the unnecessary work, done but for $650 by AAA. Virginia Tire uses the inspection service to keep their work bays full. This is not a trustworthy operation so please go elsewhere.
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#1091953 Review #1091953 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Gainesville, Virginia
Service
Virginia Tire And Auto Vehicle Inspection
Reason of review
Poor customer service

Don't have your car inspected at the Gainsville, Va location

My truck failed inspection for a nail in the tire. The nail was in the tread and not causing an air leak. I waited in line for over one and a half hours and then another forty-five minutes while my truck was "Inspected". I also noted that the employee was sitting in my vehicle running the air conditioning during the forty-five minutes that I was sitting around waiting for him to finish. I asked them to fix the tire and was told that I would have to wait another three to four hours since they were busy. Busy, really. How long does it take to pull out a nail and put a plug in while it was on the lift. Steer away from this store and this company.
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#1049476 Review #1049476 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Gainesville, Virginia
Service
Virginia Tire And Auto Vehicle Inspection
Cons
  • Entire experience
Reason of review
Poor customer service

BEWARE of FRAUD - VA Tire and Auto of Broadlands

BEWARE! BEWARE! BEWARE! These guys are CROOKED! Bought a used car recently, had the dealership go over it and my own mechanic, to check it head to toe. It was performing perfectly. Took the car in to Virginia Tire & Auto of Broadlands for a simple emissions inspection and was told that the car flunked because of the check engine light being on. I told the rep that there was no check engine light when I took the car in. He said that he contacted me because there would be additional charges to run a diagnostic and to repair whatever was wrong with the car. I told him that this smells fishy, and picked up the car and took it to a trusted mechanic, who ran the check engine light code and diagnosed that someone at Virginia Tire & Auto had loosened the band clamp on the air-flow intake, which caused the mass air flow sensor to put check engine light on. He told me this is a very common FRAUD TECHNIQUE. He tightened the band clamp and cleared the code. He checked everything on the car for several hours, and there is nothing at all wrong with it. I even took it to a competing inspection station and it was cleared for emissions, NO PROBLEM! This fraud perpetrated by inspector ROOZBEHAN, ROOZBEH, or someone else at Virginia Tire & Auto not only cost me the $28.00 emissions fee TWICE, but also expenses for the time and efforts of a reputable mechanic, and the 150 miles I had to put on the car to get this all done. WE SHOULD ALL BE OUTRAGED THAT THESE GUYS WILL STOOP THIS LOW JUST TO MAKE EXTRA MONEY ON UNNECESSARY REPAIRS. I see several others who have claimed they tried to get them to do hundreds of dollars of unnecessary repairs to their vehicles during safety inspections too!
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#850838 Review #850838 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Leesburg, Virginia
Service
Virginia Tire And Auto Car Repair
Reason of review
Bad quality

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