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Surely file a claim on them. Even if you never actually get it fixed. Get estimates file claim, threaten litigation if must, get paid, decide to fix or not. (Of course we are all rooting for fix馃檪)
 

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I am now officially worried, seeing just this many people this has happened to.
There are people out there calling themselves mechanics that think they can lift a vehicle with post lifts on pinch welds!馃槵馃槦I mean, proper adapters being used of course, but without?!
I wonder what else they are doing.
 

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There are adapters that would be put on the pads of the lift to fit around pinch welds the way the OEM jack does. There are also block type adapters for differences in elevation in parts of frames for frame lifting. Most mechanics just go to the frame.
It is plain to see a few people there didn't know what they were doing.
What pray tell did the manager say?
 

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I liked that too. I use my horn so rarely that when I need to, it takes me a second to find it and another to figure out how hard to hit it.

The shops are necessary for the estimate. They don't have to do the repair if they don't want to. Neither do you really. In some urban areas you'd think it's another source of income to get damage, file claims get paid and not fix.
If the shops don't want to do the repair they give the estimate for, once you get paid, you can go about repairing on your own if you want.
The job @Rod's Trucks looks decent enough. I think if he didn't point it out, nobody would know and as he pointed out, even if it's not perfect, neither is the van. Unless one is recently restored to perfection, almost none are.
 

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I got tires for my Equinox last week at Discount Tires. I asked them if they lifted on the pinch welds and if they use the hoist adapters and they didn't want to talk about it (I should have checked before I took it in). All I could get out of them was that it shouldn't be an issue with the Equinox. I think I'll start asking every shop about this just so they know somebody is paying attention.
As we all should. After seeing what happens, I'm likely to move on until I find someone that does.
 

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Didn't want to talk about it- don't care, they're GONNA talk about it if they do it to my vehicle.

Still waiting for a response- I called and e-mailed the guy from Bridgestone and was told he was off for more than a week. The message I heard when it asked me to leave a message said he would be off from Dec 12-Dec 18, or something like that. Nice to see someone is detail-oriented........
Souns like you are being blown off until you lose interest. That is their hope anyway.
 

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I just saw in your quote of my reply I missed the "D" in sounds. Oh well, it works. I'm not changing it馃槅
There is small claims court. It is usually less expensive to cover the repair or insurance claim from a business' standpoint, than it is to go through that, and will usally settle once the claim has been filed. Don't forget to include the filing fees in the settlement too if you have to do that.
 
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