I took my car to the shop yesterday (for the first time since I bought new tires for it the week I got it) to have the rotors turned and the caliper replaced. The reason I decided to take it to the shop was because the pedal feels spongy and I assumed there was air in the system, but the bleeder screw was rusted in the caliper and it sheered off when I tried to loosen it. So, instead of fight with it myself and possibly break something else I figured I would take it to a professional and let him do the job right with all the right tools and whatnot. So begins my nightmare.
They decided to close early for some unknown reason the day I was supposed to pick up my car, so I had to find another way to work which consisted of me making my girlfriend stay up till 2am the night before school. The next day after several phone calls I go get my car...and almost run off the road on the way home. They didn't tighten the fitting where the brake line meets the caliper and I had no brakes. I take it back and they tighten it, now there's no leaks but it still doesn't stop the way it should and I don't feel safe. I take it back for the third time and watch them do a poor job of bleeding the brakes. Now it feels a bit stiffer, but still not near what it should be. So, now here I am having to flush the system myself because I have given up on the shop that was supposed to do the job better than I could have. Never again will my baby be touched by anyone but myself.
Sorry for the rant but this really made me mad.