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Car Stereo Store
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12636 Totem Lake Blvd Kirkland, WA 98034
12636 Totem Lake BoulevardUSWashingtonKirkland98034
Car Stereo Store, Cell Phone Store
Car Stereo Store
Cell Phone Store
Car Detailing Service
Cell Phone Accessory Store
Today 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am – 9:00 pmTuesday 9:00 am – 9:00 pmWednesday 9:00 am – 9:00 pmThursday 9:00 am – 9:00 pmFriday 9:00 am – 9:00 pmSaturday 9:00 am – 8:00 pmSunday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Kirkland Car Toys - Car Stereos, Speakers, Amplifiers, Installation, Cell Phones & Wireless, Auto Detailing, Sport Racks and more!
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Retail chain specializing in mobile phones & auto electronics, from speakers & alarms to GPS tools.- Google
"Second I'm not inexperienced with stereo and sub installed."
"In the end they found that the remote start feature was on the fritz."
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M Silva
6 months ago
This Car toys is horrible with HORRIBLE customer service! I called yesterday 01/06 and made an appointment with someone at 6pm for an automatic starter. When I took my vehicle in, they told me there was no appointments and it was first come first serve. I asked the person on the phone to find out who worked last night because that person took my information for an appointment. The person I spoke to was rude and said "what do you want me to do about it?" Are you kidding me??? Find out which employee gave me the incorrect information instead of answering the phone like an idiot. When I asked for a manager he hesitated. I hung up. I will never take my business to this store EVER again. HORRIBLE!!
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P.N.W. Atlas
10 months ago
The most absolutely worthless store on the planet. Got sent here from lynnwood with promises of 244 in store credit and a 60$ install to program a new python remote. The install jumps somehow from that to $74. OK fine. Then apparently I only have 42 dollars in store credit because the lynnwood guy "read it wrong". After I pay for everything they can't do the install because my alarm is " broken" and they try to sell me on a new one. I'm so sick of them I take the alarm remote and walk. I google how to program the remote and it programs just fine. LIARS!!!! They just wanted to sell me on a new system. DO NOT TRUST THESE GUYS!!!!!!
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Jeff O'Day
a year ago
I installed an auto start in my truck & could not get it to activate. I took it to Car Toys, they said they would have to start from scratch on the installation & it would be $480.00. Extremely frustrated, I paid it, then once I got home I called 2 other car toys & they quoted me $210 for the same alarm to be installed in my truck. I went back to the Car Toys & told them to refund my money, the manager said he would match that price, & I told him I would rather ralph up a kidney than pay them one dollar. In this day and age of social media just how long can a company keep these type of practices going on.
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Response from the owner - a year ago
Hi Jeff - Thank you very much for bringing this to our attention. We strive to provide the best service possible and provide our customers with accurate quotes. We will follow up with this store to make sure they are providing accurate quotes to our customers. Once again, we do apologize. Kindest regards, The Car Toys Social Media Team
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Jon East
a year ago
I have had quite a string of bad luck with my Clifford installed alarm by Car Toys in Totem Lake. I had my alarm installed in 2011 if I remember correctly. As soon as it was installed my truck started acting up. Issue 1: My truck alarm would sound sometimes when I opened my door (when getting out after driving) and my truck wouldn't start. Car toys had me visit them several times and could not figure it out. They said it was my factory alarm and sent me to Dodge. Dodge said it was car toys alarm and to have them disconnect the ignition kill feature. I had Car Toys do that and it fixed the problem. Issue 2: 1-2 years later I was driving on the freeway and I lost throttle control. Literally RPMs dropped to idle and hitting the gas did nothing. All of a sudden it would kick back on. I took my truck to the dodge dealership (sounds like a transmission problem right?). They spent 3 weeks diagnosing and troubleshooting. In the end they found that the remote start feature was on the fritz. It was sending a signal to my truck telling it to start when I was driving. Ouch! $2,500 down the drain. Car Toys replaced the brain (Yay I guess) If the brain would have been replaced when issue 1 occurred this would have been avoided. Issue 3: Now my remote start/alarm has not been receiving signals from my key fob. I took it in and they said it was a loose battery terminal connection. They tightened it and it works. A few weeks later and its acting up again. I checked the terminal connection and it is tight, I am running other accessories off the same terminal and they work fine. *sigh Jon
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Response from the owner - a year ago
Hi Jon, Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Our top priority is to provide the best service possible, and I am very sorry to hear this was not the case for your remote start. If you would like to speak to someone regarding your experience, please direct message us or email with your name, number, and/or email, and I will pass this along immediately to our regional team for further follow up in the Region and Store. Kindest regards, The Car Toys Social Media Team
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Chris Jackson
2 weeks ago
If I could give this place zero stars I would !!! First of all I called for some information and the person that answered the phone was a rude smart ass. This place needs to be cleaned out and new faces put in places. If a customer calls for information, just give it to them and don't be difficult . after all last time I check you make profit on customers !!!!! BE polite and learn some customer service !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
john storm
10 months ago
I have to agree with all the bad reviews, This car toys is the worst. We went in for a new stereo told them the old stereo had no sound but would turn on, they told us probably needed a new stereo, He look at the speakers and said nothing about the amp under the seat that all the Mitsubishi eclipse have, something that they should have know sense they are a STEREO Installer, Anyway we bought the stereo and they went ahead and installed it with out checking if the amp was good or not and then called us after and told us the amp was bad and it would cost us another 200.00 to rewire the speakers.Needless to say we were pissed, I told them we didn't want the stereo then and they said because they already installed it , it would cost us 60.00 to take it out, What a bunch of BULLSHIT. So done with scammers. Anything for an extra buck. I should have known my brother had a really bad experience there, They do not know what there doing, BAD...BAD...BAD and now we just realized that they didn't even hook up or install the bluetooth, real winners. Well we went back down there and had everything fixed and they refunded the money back for charging us for a part that they didn't install. They did not offer us a discount for the inconvenience of having to go back down there and fix the problem caused by them but the manager was very nice.
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Crystal Milam
6 months ago
Spoke to two different sales people and was told an auxiliary input for my phone could be installed in my car. After scheduling an appointment and bringing my car into the shop and paying for the service I was told they couldn't install the transmitter, because they were looking at options for the wrong model year. Now I have to wait three days for the money to be returned via my debit card. Most places don't charge you until after the service is completed to avoid this.
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Timothy Golding
a month ago
Everytime I get some work done something is done wrong and I have to go back.


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