While reading the June 3 edition of The Wave, I noticed a letter from a Rockaway resident regarding a gas station that possibly cut his or her rubber boot on the axle of a car brought in for inspection. I too have brought a car into that service station on two separate occasions, only to be told that the rubber boot on the axle was ripped and that I would be needing not only a new rubber boot but a new axle at a cost of several thousand dollars. I felt victimized and the letter that I read seemed to confirm my suspicions, but I still do not have any proof of any intentional wrongdoing.
The Department of Consumer Affairs should investigate this service station to determine if the possibility exists that the damage incurred was created while the automobile (on two separate occasions) was in the shop on the lift. Maybe the damage was done while I was driving. Maybe it was not.