Here are actual pictues of the struts on my Camry. As you can see, the dust boots are also ripped. Everything is covered in dirt, except for the strut rod itself. It may seem hard to believe, but it's not unusual.Yeah Im seeing that the oil looks old. Whats weird is that there is no dirt on any of those parts that used to be covered by the rubber. The spring is filthy in comparison.
On the other hand if you find one you trust, use them if you need to.I had a 90 Celica that had sticky struts on the trunk lid. I told them to be careful and not force the trunk closed. Of course, they did and bent it.
Fought with them for weeks over it and they finally agreed to pay the bodywork bill. That was the last time a tire monkey touched my car.
Tire shops are a giant rip off. I buy all my tires online. Way Cheaper and safer for your car. I don't trust any of them.
I wish you the best of luck.
I have been driving for over 40 years and do all my own Maintenance. I have built and replaced several engines in my Cars and Trucks. All the tire Chains are in it for one thing and it isn't your Satisfaction.I've tried them all and it just leads to frustration.On the other hand if you find one you trust, use them if you need to.
a bridge to be crossed then but thinking out loud, consumer protections laws are very strong in my State and what's called a "93a" demand letter to the CEO usually gets results with minimal efforts. Its very easy for the company to not follow statutory requirements when responding and often lose by default subject to treble damages. If its really egregious a complaint to the AG could be done.Let’s say that the other shop finds “evidence” of intentional wrongdoing, what then?