Canadian Tire Auto Service: Review | I Got Scammed

I’ve done business with Canadian Tire over 10 years, easy.

I mostly buy parts and hardware from their store, and from time to time I would use their auto service. Usually I would just get my alignments done at the shop.

However, after going for an alignment yesterday, I was told I couldn’t get it done. I was told that many suspension components of my vehicle were worn out and broken; making alignment not possible.

So instead of paying for the alignment, I ended up pay $57 for the inspection they did to deliver this report to me.

On top of that, Canadian Tire was trying to get me to pay at least $1,800 in auto repairs before they would do the alignment for me.

Fast forward an hour later…

I went back home to check their claims. I found 6 out of 7 claims to be complete bogus. 

I complained to the manager. I was told if they indeed made an incorrect diagnosis, I would only be refunded my money in full.

I told the manager I’ve been doing business with them for over 10 years, and now they pulled a scam on me? I said they need to offer me more than just a refund. That’s fuel and more time I have to spend to go back to correct their mistakes.

The manager refused to make a better deal.

So I said, “No deal.”

Your Friendly Neighborhood Scammers

Now you know how Canadian Tire treats you after doing 10 years of business with them. So there’s my review of this so called “Local Establishment.” They are nothing but crooks, and I wont ever use their Automotive Service Center again.

From now on I’m going to get my alignments done at other independent shops.

With this bitter experience, I think I’ll slowly move to other stores for my hardware as well.

Watch how badly Canadian Tire misdiagnosed my suspension:

8 Days Later…

I got my alignment done at another shop. Not only did they charge me less than what Canadian Tire charges, but they got the job done without any hassle!

In the end we see that none of the suspension components Canadian Tire claimed, were at play. And that indeed they were only trying to scam me out of more money to do one easy alignment.

Here is the follow up PROOF video:

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October 22, 2022