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Mike S

Syracuse, NY

#62 Oct 20, 2011
fake or not I took my daughters car to the one in New York mills after about 10 mins of looking it over I was tod I had a craked manafold about $900 bucks to repair. anyway to make a long story short, it needed a donut gaskit cost $16.00 so if you ask me it true

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#63 Oct 20, 2011
Rip off artists for sure!

Little Falls, NY

#64 Oct 24, 2011
Coles/Davis is just as bad. Midas is another. Do yourself a favor & stay away.
Monro Stinks

Yarmouth, ME

#65 Oct 24, 2011
I'm trying to spread the word, so please don't hesitate to write your story here: #!/pages/Monro-Muffler-Stinks/ 183379471741488
Or/and like and share with everyone your know.

Manlius, NY

#66 Jul 3, 2013
Just had an inspection done at Monroe. Surprize! You guessed it, Balljoints! I have had people do this before and was told by a different mechanic who inspected and passed it that balljoints are not part of the inspection. Rat bastards!
Monroe Scam

Ithaca, NY

#67 Sep 22, 2013
They only get 21 dollars for 45 min inspection, so I guess thats not good enough. I left there with pulsating brakes. Figured it was the front because I had just done the rear.Couple hundred in parts later I still had the problem.Finally traced the sound to the rear, and found two loosly hanging, VERY rough rotors.Thats odd, because I didnt notice anything wrong with them when I replaced the calipers and pads. I dont think rotors just loosen up like that. Broke chunks off the front trying to get it off.Bottom line; I think Monroe put them on during the inspection to generate business. Always watch them work!

Middletown, NY

#68 Wednesday Feb 28
NO, NO, NO The sticker is still good and remains on the Vehicle until it Either Passes or the Month Punched Elapses

BTW, some of you are quoting POSTINGS from a whatever ..../ny/us website.

This is NOT an official location and is a PAY site, which will help you with INFO from ALL States.

Its accuracy is Highly Questionable

Also, I wouldn't trust a Monroe Muffler, A Midas, a Jiffy Lube, a Havoline, an Autozone etc...

They Hire KIDS right out of High.

Middletown, NY

#69 Wednesday Feb 28
About 15 Years ago;
New York State, a Major American Car Manufacturer and a Car Dealership were involved in a LAWSUIT regarding Ball Joints.

Suffice to say they ALL lost and the Lady WON.

Subsequently NYS DMV was told by a Legislative Committee to REMOVE Ball Joints from the Inspection Process.

This is FACT and easily checkable, here is a copy below of the exact ording form the DMV:

General information for inspection stations
What do I need to know about inspection station best practices?

The best resources for information about inspections stations are the

NYS DMV Motor Vehicle Inspection Regulations (CR-79)
Facility Requirements - Inspection Stations (VS-143)

What standard items of vehicle equipment are NOT required parts of a safety inspection?

The items in the following list are not a required part of a safety inspection for light-duty and medium-duty vehicles. While some of the items are illegal equipment, the inspection station is not required to inspect the items. You can inform the customer that the item is illegal or that the item does not function. These items cannot cause you to reject a vehicle. The items are

fog lights
studded snow tires (tires must pass other inspection standards)
rear window defogger or rear window defroster
rear window wiper
ball joints
CV joints and boots
the thickness of brake rotors
activated Anti-lock Brakes (ABS) Warning Light
activated Airbag Readiness Warning Light (you must use a rejection notice to inform the customer, but do not reject for inspection)
a rear view mirror that is mounted on the outside of the passenger side of the vehicle (unless the rear window is obstructed. The customer must remove the mirror or the mirror must meet inspection standards to pass the inspection)
brakes on a trailer (the brakes are not required, but you must inspect the brakes if they exist)

United States

#70 Wednesday Feb 28
69Krazy wrote:
NO, NO, NO The sticker is still good and remains on the Vehicle until it Either Passes or the Month Punched Elapses
This is true. It is illegal for them to remove a good sticker, period.(This was tried on me about 20 years ago but I called them on it and they didn't remove my sticker.) If you're in this situation (especially in a small town) and they want to remove your good sticker, call the STATE POLICE, not the local police. If you're not watching them and they've already removed your good sticker, you can hit them with the violation and shut them down (no more inspections). The best thing is to stick with your own personal mechanic for inspections, instead of going to a place you're not familiar with.
Dave Cretin Bumbablow

New Hartford, NY

#71 Wednesday Feb 28
Is a state inspection required for my Segway? I don't want cops hassling me when I'm out stalking men & boys.
Set to go

United States

#72 Wednesday Feb 28
Dave Cretin Bumbablow wrote:
Is a state inspection required for my Segway? I don't want cops hassling me when I'm out stalking men & boys.
Just put a condom on your exhaust pipe and they'll leave you alone.

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