Niharika Pab
map-marker Houston, Texas

Corvettes of World

We purchased a vehicle 6 weeks ago and were told that the vehicles go though a rigorous inspection process. The vehicle only had 15k miles when we purchased it and we have only added about 800 miles since we bought it. The brakes started making noise last week and now we find out that we need a front and rear brake job! In my opinion, the dealership should pick up the cost but as you might imagine that is not the case! Why do dealerships not pay attention to the power of social media? Please buy from a dealership with ethics and respect for their customers---not this one!
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Guest

In my mind there is a logical way to approach this problem. You should go ahead and have the brake pads checked for wear and (if need to be replaced) ask for the old pads.

If the friction surface of the pads is level with the wear indicator then the pads are indeed worn and the squealing was caused by the warning indicator. You can then return to the dealer and show them the pads. Given the proper approach the dealer will likely accommodate since there would be proof that the "rigorous inspection" may have missed the worn pads. The dealer on the other hand may get the feeling that the car's new owners were "riding the brake pedal" as they drove the car causing the brakes to wear prematurely.

If so the dealer should have record of the thickness of the pads as recorded in the "rigorous inspection report". If I were the dealer (in this case) I would probably (at least) offer to pay for 1/2 of the brake job as a fair alternative in an effort to keep a customer happy which nearly always generates "more business". However it is their choice to go to that extent. On the other hand, if the pads are not worn then "technically speaking" there may be nothing wrong with them by design.

Some high performance brake pads are notorious for squeaking due to the friction compound used in their construction. Is it possible that the previous owner upgraded the pads for some more aggressive pads (such as Hawk HPS for ex). Any rigorous inspection from any shop will not expose these type pads. In fact these inspections normally focus on the thickness of the pads.

Replacing the pads is considered a brake job however it may not be the best method to correct this problem. Another possibility may be the mechanic who installed the pads failed to put the provided grease on the back side of the rotors prior to installation or (if original pads remain on the car) the coated shim between the pad and caliper piston has worn through the coating so they are now metal-to-metal inducing the annoying squeal. In either case the simple fix is to remove the pads and apply some brake pad grease on the back side of the pad and re-install the pads and (like magic) the squeaking is gone...

problem solved.

Guest

Take your Corvettes to Vetttech in Katy Texas 77494 to get honest estimates and repairs . This guy doesnt rip people off and cares about his Business AND his customers.

Guest

The shop probably suggested a new brake job because of the noise. We're they really worn out? Did you inspect the pads?

Guest

They rolled back or changed out the odometer or worse stole the new brakes off it to put on a higher priced vehicle. :(

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stvintex
map-marker Houston, Texas

Cracked by door

had door panels pulled and amp cards installed also outer window seals on doors, they used a screw on passenger side door and "cracked the fiberglass on door". Spark plugs, radiator flush, steering wheel install to the tune of over $ 1300.00. I'm sure the installer knew he damaged the door and screws are not supposed to be used to make this installation, he never said a word. I did not complain dealership as will never return to this shop. I would not let this place change a tire for me. Consumer beware of this place I would recommend Frank's Vette in Sping Texas as a more reputable and honest service.
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All they do is clean up and polish the ones purchased at auction. Now you can guess what condition auction corvettes are in can't you.

They are repos, wrecked, or confiscated in some drug bust. Or they are probably run into the ground by some previous owner.

All Corvettes of Houston and Dallas does to these cars is make them look good. The cars will most definitely have all sorts of mechanical problems because these guys don't fix cars.

Chris F Mev
map-marker New York, New York

CORVETTES OF HOUSTON IS A RIPOFF!!!

I brought my 89 vette to Corvetes of Houston to get a problem fixed on the car that it was having. I initially talked to "Chris" the service manager and he assured me the problem would be fixed. I had confidence in this guy after I talked to him so I agreed to have my car transported down there. I had the car down there in September of 2009. The car had supposedly some module that had to be ordered from Detroit in order to have the car fixed. Long story short, Chris called me in January 2010 to pick the car up and he informed me that the car was fixed. I pick the car up and drive it about an hour north to my house. The next day I go out to start my car and the same thing was happening. (security light coming on and not letting the car start.) So I called Chris and I will admit I was furious because my car was supposed to be returned to me fixed. (1700 dollars later) So Chris told me that he would have a tow truck pick my car up and brought back down to have it fixed. I finally said O.K. but I cannot afford to be without a vehicle again for months. The car was brought down in at the end of January. In the middle of February he informed me that the car was ready to go. I left February 12th to pick it up. I get all the way down there and I get ready to get the keys and there is a $250 tow bill. I was irrate when I found this out and I demanded to speak with Chris. The guy behind the counter, pulls a gun on me and tells me to pay it or I am not getting the car. I was furius to the point that I was gonna snatch the gun out of this rookies hands and stick it down his throat. Chris finally came out and the billing issue was resolved. I left and get not even a half of a mile down the road and the car breaks down. I decided not to bring the car back to them because obviously Chris or the 8 dollar an hour technicians do not know what they are doing. I asked Chris and the technicians if they graduated out of the hillbilly backwoods mechanics club. So as far as bringing your car to Corvettes of Houston, I would think twice. Chris and his boys are obviously highly un-educated in the car fixing business. They should all retire. Maybe they should go out and get a job at Wal-Mart and try fixing cars there. Chris, nexttime your boys pull a gun on me, they had better use it or they will be sorry they ever pulled it. Have a great day and remember to BRING YOUR CAR SOMEWHERE ELSE!!!!!
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Guest

Corvettes of Houston will cheat you. They DO NOT REPAIR CORVETTES.

They have no idea how to repair a fine automobile. What they do is buy at auction or repos then polish up the damaged worn out junk to give it eye appeal. They will however, make sure there is not a glaring fault like missing muffler or window but that is all.

They most certainly have some way of rolling back those odometers. Don't tell me it can't be done because the cars they are selling are just too worn out, require repairs and replacements too soon for the low mileage they are being sold for.

Guest
reply icon Replying to comment of Guest-562645

Nowadays with car fax tracking all transfers and work done on a vehicle, "turning back" an odometer is much easier to spot. That plus the difficulty of reversing mileage of a vehicle (sealed modern odometers) and the federal laws that would be violated, there isn't any reason to do this any longer.

Again, accusing these people of this on a public site is opening you up to a rather costly liable action.

Guest

The problem is when the Vette place agreed to try and repair a 1989 piece of *** for a bluegum that wanted a free bumper to bumper warranty.

Guest

8) , HI, MY NAME IS IRRELEVANT AT THIS STAGE BECAUSE I AM CONCERNED ABOUT THE HOUSTON,TEXAS POLICE AIDING AND ABETTING, CRIMINALS THAT ARE EMPLOYED AT 15350 I-45 HOUSTON, TEXAS 77090.

THE CREDIBILITY OF THESE FRIVOLOUS ACTS OF THE GOOD OLE BOY SYSTEM IN THE STATE OF TEXAS IS GETTING, AND EARNING MORE EXPOSURE ON A DAILY BASIS.

NOW, WE ALL KNOW THE HOUSTON, TEXAS COPS RAN OVER AND BEAT NEARLY TO DEATH A 15 YEAR OLD BOY, NAMED CHAD HOLLEY. WE ALSO KNOW THAT JUSTICE WAS NOT SERVED UNLESS THESE CRIMINAL COPS ARE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ACTS. BUT AS WE ALREADY ALSO MIGHT KNOW IS THAT IN TEXAS, IT WILL NOT HAPPEN.

SO, IF THEY WERE CAUGHT IN OTHER COUNTRIES DOING WHAT THEY DID. THESE COPS WOULD HAVE BEEN BEHEADED FOR THEIR ILLEGAL ACTS. I DO NOT CONDONE CRIMES, OR ANARCHY. BUT, IF THESE COPS WERE TO ATTACK ME,- IT IS BEST NOT TO TALK ABOUT THEIR DEMISE.

CORVETTES OF HOUSTON, DID STEAL MY MONEY.

THEY ASSAULTED ME WITH A DEADLY WEAPON.

THEY DESTROYED MY CAR AND COMMITTED BREACH OF CONTRACT, LARCENY AND OTHER EXTORTION ACTS OF VIOLENCE IN A BUSINESS ENTITY.

THEY DID EVERYTHING THAT THE MAFIA DID JUST ABOUT, AND I AM TESTIFYING TO THE ENTIRE WORLD AT THIS TIME BECAUSE THEY ARE PROBALLY PAYING OFF THE COPS, IN MY OPINION.

I FEEL THAT THE HOUSTON POLICE ARE AIDING THESE CRIMINALS AND THAT IS THE ONLY REASON WHY THEY WILL NOT OFFER ME EQUAL PROTECTION OF THE LAWS.

INSTEAD, I HAVE NO OTHER CHOICE BUT TO SUE THEM WHEN MATHEW WILLOUGHBY, CONFESSES TO HIS ILLEGAL ACTS IN A BUSINESS ENTITY.

PLEASE PROCEED TO RIPOFF REPORT.COM AND TYPE IN CORVETTES OF HOUSTON.

THERE IS NO JUDGE FOR THE INCIDENT OF MATHEW WILLOUGHBY AND THE CRIMINAL GANG OF CORPORATE, WANNA BE'S, AT THIS TIME.

SO, AS FOR THE CREDIBILITY OF THE BOYS IN PINK IN HOUSTON. THAT IS SIMPLE. THAT IS EQUAL TO A BABY RAPISTS IN CHARGE OF A DAYCARE SERVICE. THEY GET EXPOSED DAILY BY THE SECOND.

AS FOR CORVETTES OF HOUSTON. IF YOU NEED YOUR CAR REPAIRED. PLEASE CONSIDER ANY OTHER COMPANY BECAUSE THESE PEOPLE ARE UNETHICAL TRASH, IN MY OPINION.

AS FOR MY CREDIBILITY,- I WILL NOT DEPRIVE THE MEDIA OF WHAT THEY WANT AND DESERVE TO KNOW.

NEXT PROJECT, - CRIMINAL ACTS OF CORVETTES OF HOUSTONS EMPLOYEES, BEING BROADCASTED TO THE ENTIRE WORLD A.S.A.P.

THEN, THE CRIMINAL COPS THAT ARE GUILTY OF AIDING THESE CRIMINALS TO MORE ILLEGAL ACTS. THEIR CREDIBILITY BECOMES PUBLIC INFORMATION WHEN THEY TOO ARE BEING INVESTIGATED FOR THEIR ACTS WHILE BEING A PUBLIC OFFICIAL. AS FOR THE CRIMINAL COPS THAT BEAT, CHAD HOLLEY. THEY ARE PROBALLY RUNNING OUT OF PLACES TO MOVE TO, BECAUSE I AM ASSUMING THAT THEY ARE SUBJECT TO PEOPLE WANTING TO SEEK JUSTICE FOR WHAT THEY DID. I AM ALSO VERY SCARED THAT THOSE CRIMINAL COPS, WILL GET THEIR CRANIUMS SMASHED TO SMITHERINES, IF THEY DO THESE CRIMES TO THE WRONG PERSON. SOMEONE, MIGHT HIT THEM WITH BRASS KNUCKLES OR EVEN WORSE.

WHAT CAN I SAY? SOCIAL MEDIA IS A WONDERFUL TOOL FOR MOST OF US. BUT, IF YOU ARE A CRIMINAL ***, LIKE MATHEW WILLOUGHBY, DAVID NASH, KIM NASH, AND CHRIS TAPIA. OR, THE HOUSTON CRIMINAL COPS THAT NEEDED THEIR BRAINS BEAT, FOR WHAT THEY DID TO CHAD HOLLEY.

THEN, WE HAD FLEMING, ANOTHER BALL JOB, WONDER FOR THE HOUSTON POLICE THAT TRIED TAKING HIS GIRLFRIENDS LIFE BY FORCE.

PLEASE DO NOT QUESTION MY CREDIBILITY, IT IS UNDISPUTABLE; AS YOU ALREADY MIGHT KNOW. AGAIN, I HAVE NO REASON TO LIE. I WILL SOON BE TESTIFYING AGAINST CRIMINALS AND CRIMINAL COPS THAT I AM DYING TO EXPOSE TO IRAQ, OR AFGHANISTAN IF THAT IS POSSIBLE THROUGH INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS. HA,HA,HA,HA,HA,HA,HA,HA,HA,HA,HA,HA,HA,HA,HA,

FREEDOM TO EXPOSE ILLEGAL ACTS OF CORPORATE THUGS, AND CRIMINAL COPS ALIKE.

YOU BE THE JURY, I LIKE IT WHEN I GET FEEDBACK AND SUPPORT AS IT IS NEEDED TO SUPPRESS MY EMOTIONAL DURESS.

Guest
reply icon Replying to comment of Guest-521072

Actually, your name is very relevant. You are calling out these people with alleged crimes and posting their information.

The internet has spawned so many arm chair quarterbacks on every subject. You are making these accusations, so post your name and address as others may want to contact you.

Guest

THIS PERSON THAT WROTE THIS, HAS THE CREDIBILITY OF A REDNECK GUNSLINGING PIECE OF GARBAGE. THE HOUSTON POLICE ARE AIDING THE DRAMSHOP, CORVETTES OF HOUSTON WITH THEIR ILLEGAL ACTS, AND THAT IS WHY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES WAS CONTACTED. THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT, ALSO WAS CONTACTED. MATT WILLOUGHBY, THREATENED "JAKE", AT THE JERRY SPRINGER SHOW. THE BETTER BUSINESS AGENCY, LIED TO THE ENTIRE WORLD ABOUT RESOLVING THE CASE WHEN IN FACT IT NEVER WAS. IF YOU ARE A LAWYER, OR NEWS MEDIA, TEAM. PLEASE ENSURE THAT CORVETTES OF HOUSTON'S MAFIA TACTICS, OF AGGRESSION BY FORCE ARE IN FACT A STORY THAT YOU CAN SPEAK TO THE PEOPLE THAT WITNESSED MATHEW WILLOUGHBY AND THE OTHER CORPORATE THUGS ACTIONS. NAMELY, I WILL TELL IT ALL TO THE ENTIRE WORLD AND THEN, I AM WRITING A BOOK ABOUT IT NEXT.

REMEMBER, IF I HAD SOMETHING TO HIDE, I WOULD NOT BE WRITING ANOYNOMOUS. THESE PEOPLE HAVE A PERVERTED WAY OF CONDUCTING BUSINESS AT 15350 I-45 NORTH, HOUSTON, TEXAS 77090.

TEXAS POLICE ARE CORRUPT, AND THEY ARE BEING ARRESTED DAILY FOR THEIR CRIMES. IF THEY EVER ATTACK ME EVER AGAIN. I HAVE A MAJOR SURPRISE FOR THEM.

7. Written by anony on November 22, 2011 from

houston, texas, US

you should hear the true story.. the other side...

It is quite different.

Guest

:) , This company is a criminal operation that has been aided by the Houston, Texas police. As for their credibility. All the World, has to do is see how these pathetic cops ran over a black boy. In my opinion, for that incident. These pathetic pig cops, had no reason to beat a kid that they got caught on camera for. I do not care what was going through these pigs heads. If they ever attack any one that I know, They will be exposed to the media for their perverted acts just like corvettes of houston, is. Except, The case of the 15 year old black boy. I do not know how these cops were allowed to get away with their acts when they can be found on the internet where they live, work, and carry on more illegal acts daily.

Now, lets stay on subject here. Mathew Willoughby, is exposed to the mass media at large for the crimes that he committed. This White Collar, *** of a criminal can be viewed at ripoff report. com for his aggressive acts of perversion.

Corvettes Of Houston, do need the media to get involved , because the cops in houston, texas, are like placing a phedophile in charge of a daycare service.

Justice was not served and this ongoing dispute of criminal *** and a customer that had his property destroyed while this Thug, Aggravated Assaulted me at his free will and help of the Houston Police.

For the readers of this forum. Please do not listen to the person that responded and would not give his name to the media. This person is a *** piece of human trash, that carries his ethics in a manner of a child ***, or phedophile. Go to Ripoff Report.Com, and type in CORVETTES OF HOUSTON.

Guest

8) I keep on getting contacted by others that have been victimized by Corvettes of Houston. I am suggesting a Class Action Lawsuit, but what these criminal trash did to me. Can only be considered an act of a sadistic phedophile like Jeffery Dahmer.

Mathew Willoughby, carries illegal weapons and threatens people when he pleases. The Houston Police, are in fact aiding this criminal. And, I am scared that He will hurt an innocent person or kill them.

If there are any good F.B.I., agents that would like to get this criminal off the streets before he kills someone. Please feel free to contact me immediately. I will and am testifying against this corporate wanna be.

15350 I-45 North, Houston, Texas 77090 , is where these criminals operate. I am calling them all criminals because they witnessed him threatening me with a weapon in his office.

Then, through a detective website, the Arrests of these individuals, can in fact be verified.

Chris Tapia,

Mathew Willoughby,- AKA, The Corporate Thug in Charge

David Nash,

Kim Nash

I will talk to the news media as soon as possible.

These peoples crimes were left undetected by the authority figures that ignored it.

The Houston Police Department, - or possibly, the police that beat teen suspect chad holley.

Guest

:grin , Is he a criminal that gets away with his acts because of the Houston police that he knows?

Or, is this Corporate Criminal, that Assaults people at will more than a White Collar Gangster?

Is he a phedophile?

Is he a Rapist?

A methamphetamine User?

No matter who he thinks he is, - He is exposed for the crimes that he did while the neglect of the Houston Police have just allowed this ***, to committ his illegal acts.

As for the Houston Police,- They are being arrested daily for crimes of rape, beating Teenagers, "Chad Holley", and Their girlfriends, in the case of, Officer Fleming.

So, as for credibility. The Media, wants to know why Corporate Criminals that Assault people and attempt to Murder them are roaming freely at "Corvettes of Houston", 15350 I-45 North, Houston, Texas 77090?

Why Civil Serveants are not arresting Mathew Willoughby for his illegal acts that the "Justice Department", was already contacted about.

Except for one thing, The Jerry Springer Show, and "Jake", were not threatened by what Mathew Willoughby had said to him on the phone.

Why? It is simple. Mathew Willoughby Assaulted a customer and the Jerry Springer Show was contacted because the Houston Police are incompetent. I am testifying that this person committed crimes that the h.p.d. are aiding him with. That is not a lie. I will swear to anything that this thug is a criminal parasite that is exposed no matter what way you look at it.

Media, This story is for you.

Guest
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Well, being ex law enforcement, I will say this. You should of called the police immediately after the initial weapon incident.

Posting all these accusations, if not provable, have opened you up to a huge liable action, to say the least.

I am looking for a newer vette and I will now stay away from this dealership because of this accusation(s).

I wish you luck in whatever action you may or may not take in the future, but suggesting that the Houston PD are in on this seems pretty ridiculous to me. They have better things to do than "cover up" an alleged Corvette dealer.

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