Midlothian, Virginia
4 comments
Not resolved

I DROVE my car to Autozone today to have my battery & alternator tested due to a faulty alternator code.An employee came outside with me & placed his tester behind my battery leads & advised me that my alternator is perfect but my battery is DEAD???

WHAT?? My battery is dead yet I was still able to start my car & drive it across town?? How did I restart it when we got back outside to test it?? How did I restart it to leave the parking lot??

This employee then advised me that the alternator powers the car & not the battery!! He claimed that I needed to come in & buy a battery ASAP!! He never even tested the alternator!! Now, he messed up when he thought he could get away with it because I'm a female!!

I obviously know how a car works better than the employees of auto zone!! So here I am, still starting & driving my car around town with a DEAD BATTERY!! I must have magic that I'm unaware of that powers up the car & alternator!!! Watch me start my car & drive off with my DEAD BATTERY!!!

Maybe next time I can come in with a missing engine!!SMFH

Review about: Battery & Alternator Testing.

Review #858267 is a subjective opinion of a user.

1.0
Product or Service Quality
Discounts and Special Offers
Staff
Turnaround Time
Price Affordability
Reliability
Service Scheduling
Website
Advertised vs Delivered
Exchange, Refund and Cancellation Policy
Diversity of Products or Services
Value for money
Customer service
Reason of Review / Monetary Loss Bad quality / Not specified
Preferred solution Not specified

Had an Experience with Autozone?

Write a review

Comments

Comment as anonymous or
Terms of Service
Post Comment
Cancel
Anonymous
#1189180

Your battery could've had a bad cell.Those testers put a load on whatever they're testing to see if it's giving out enough juice.

If the tester said bad then your battery is dying if not dead already.Don't be a *** unless you know forsure what you're talking about.

Anonymous
#1167899

The gadget AutoZone uses checks the voltage from alternator by plugging in the battery terminals.If the battery is dead or under undercharged, you will not be able to get a reading on the alternator.

The car does run on the alternator not the battery.Maybe so some research before bashing people for doing there job!

Anonymous
to Anonymous Pascagoula, Mississippi, United States #1183319

So true the alternator does run the vehicle , WHEN IT IS STARTED FROM THE BATTERY, absolutely foolish to say your battery is dead, maybe weak and dying but not dead, its all in the wording.

Anonymous
to Anonymous #1184411

The guy read what the machine told him plain and simple.You can have a battery with a dead or weak cell and it will still start the car.

Kinda like having cancer but not dead yet, get that?My god...Why didn't you go to a shop a pay the $95 diagnosis?

You May Also Like

GMC Air Conditioning Services - Poor service, shoddy hookup GMC Air Conditioning Services "AVOID this company!!! Poor workmanship, cheap equipment, and shoddy installation make for a very bad investment. I had a system, both units, attic and ground, replaced in spring of 2012...." Read more Brakes For Less - Brake Job gone wrong Brakes For Less "This is single handedly the most incompetent group of people working on cars!!! The only thing they do day in and day out are brakes, so you would think that..." Read more Mavis Discount Tire - PREYED ON MY WIFE AND TRIED TO RIP US OFF!!!!!! Mavis Discount Tire "On March 1st my wife took our 2006 Hyundai Sonata into the Mavis Discount Tire located at 1860 North Olden Ave. in Ewing Twp. NJ. Our driver side window would..." Read more Autozone - Wiper blades dangerous Autozone "I bought a pair of your Duralast DL-18’s at our Bellevue WA Store after the Bosh wipers they sold us didn’t fit our 1994 Ford F250 at all and the..." Read more Techrabbit - No customer support and false promises. Techrabbit "CNET Cheapskate presented TechRabbit's offer for a refurbished Parrot Bebop Drone on May 8, 2017. I commented/posted about the many mediocre/poor reviews they get, and the customer complaints about the..." Read more Pizza Hut - Delivered pizza Pizza Hut "Ordered a lg handtoss pepperoni and mushroom pizza with extra sauce on line to get special. No spray or seasoning on crust. 11 minutes after I placed my order it..." Read more Prudential Visas Scam - Beware from big scammer  Prudential Visas Scam "Beware from big scammer - They don’t have valid trade license for immigration activity. - They are not authorized agent for Canada, Australia and new Zealand immigration they even don’t have MARA..." Read more Smartstyle wrecked my daughters hair Smartstyle "I showed the stylist 2 photos of how I wanted my daughters hair cut. (Shes 3) By all appearances he paid zero attention to me or the photos. (Cute little..." Read more