Southern Wisconsin Tire & Auto Review

On January 5, 2017, I purchased and made arrangements to pick up a 1978 Truck from Southern Wisconsin Auto and Tire (SWAT). I found the vehicle on Ebay and paid $9, 900. I had to wire the money in advance before I could pick it up. Dan was the gentleman I conducted business with at the time of the sale. I asked many questions before buying the truck. He told me that the vehicle was in good mechanical condition and and he was aware that I would be driving the truck home. This was an eight hour trip. | On January 9, the vehicle was delivered to me at a truck stop in Kansas City, the truck ran for about two minutes and then died. Before starting it the first time, the exhaust pipe was hanging down, strapped by a bungie cord. The transport man helped me put in a bolt to secure the pipe. There was not much fuel in the truck and it would not run. While I had gone to get fuel, the delivery man left, knowing that the truck was not running. | I found a wire that was not plugged in and after plugging it back in, the truck did run. As I was hooking up a trailer to it, water begin running out and after an hour looking for the problem, I found that it was a heater hose that had a stripped clamp that someone had left that way. I added two gallons of antifreeze to fill it back up. On checking, I had brake lights and turn signals, but no tail lights. I then turned on the heater and it was not working. It was around 25 degrees by then and three hours later, I was still trying to get the vehicle ready to leave the truck stop where it was delivered. | I called SWAT three times with the intent to return the vehicle for a full refund before it left the parking lot. Three times, I spoke with Mark who told me that he was an hourly employee and would not, at my request, call someone that could make a decision about the truck. He informed that no one would be there until the next day. | I started home with no heat and no breather on the motor (unbelievable!! ). When I got to Bella Vista, AR, I heard a noise in the left front that turned out to be a bearing that had gone out because there was no oil cap or oil in the bearing. I pulled into a parking lot and had to have the truck towed home the next day. The tow bill was $980.40. When we pulled the truck onto the roll back, the wheel came off of the truck. The vehicle was extremely too dangerous to be driving. | This was in no way how Dan described the truck to me. I was assured that everything worked and it was safe to drive home with no mechanical problems. This vehicle was not safe and not in mechanical working condition. I have now spent an additional $656.63 for repairs on a vehicle that I was told was in sound mechanical order. | I have done business on E-bay for 17 years and have bought and sold many vehicles. Southern Wisconsin Auto and Tire has been the only rip off in all my transactions. I wish I had done more research on this company before I made my purchase. My advice: Do your research! Do not buy from this company!


  • Name: Southern Wisconsin Tire & Auto
  • Country: United States
  • State: Wisconsin
  • City: Muscoda
  • Address: 1139 N Wisconsin Ave
  • Phone: 608-739-3222
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