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No matter whether an accident involved a freshly licensed teen or an experienced driver, knowing what to do (or not do) is essential to bouncing back.
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I have had numerous experiences at Team Ford Lincoln. The service I have received has been above and beyond what I expected in terms of customer service. After reading the previous review, I found myself compelled to write this statement. First thing, what kind of battery dies while the vehicle is engaged and in motion? Second, I would think the dealership that charged $350 to assist you would be the one taking advantage of a person's misfortune. I have had dead batteries in my lifetime and I have never paid that much. Having battery issues here in Las Vegas isn't uncommon. It's 100+ degrees, dry and dusty. Secondly, I believe I know the sales manager you are referring to. I find it impossible that she would have said the things you are claiming she said. In the event that your recollection of the conversation could be incorrect, I would like to introduce a couple of words as well as their definitiion to you. Defamation—also called calumny, vilification, or traducement—is the communication of a false statement that harms the reputation of an individual, business, product, group, government, religion, or nation. Most jurisdictions allow legal action to deter various kinds of defamation and retaliate against groundless criticism. Under common law, to constitute defamation, a claim must generally be false and have been made to someone other than the person defamed. Some common law jurisdictions also distinguish between spoken defamation, called slander, and defamation in other media such as printed words or images, called libel. I am so frustrated over people looking to hold someone accountable for everything that happens to them. Wether in their control or not. We now live in a society where so many are looking for something for nothing and refuse to take accountabilty for anything. Just accept that things just happen. And when you don't get the answer you wanted, think about it before you slander another person just because you don't like the answer you have received.
I recently went on the hunt for a repair facility to have work done on my vehicle. I had asked around and actually had a few friends that recommended One Stop Auto Service Center. They have been around for 18 years and the owner has been a local for 37 years. It is a family owned and operated business and it has become a family affair. The owner has his two sons working for the business as managers/mechanics and his daughter does all of the ad design and correspondence to commercial accounts. His wife maintains the books and 'keeps an eye out' to make sure the operation continues it's great service. On my recent visit, my vehicle was inspected because of a leak in my heater core. The dealer had given me a quote for $1,483.00 and made me feel like I had to do the job, now. Well, I went to One Stop Auto and I was given a quote of $746.00 for the same job. I did'nt tell them what the dealer quoted. The job was done and the vehicle was fixed. Everything was working (A/C, heat) and I had no more leak or foggy inside windshield. After I paid for the repair I told the owner what the dealer had quoted. He was not surprised with the quote I had received. Based on his experience in the business and the numerious stories he is told on a daily basis, this was just another one of those stories. Needless to say, I have become a customer of One Stop Auto and I have now recommended this shop to other friends. I would not hesitate to recommend this shop to anyone. All I can say is this shop is a well kept secret and I was able to find them by word of mouth. They do not believe in coupons or 'special monthly discounts.'. Their prices are already low to begin with. I'm one happy customer who is glad I found them.
After taking my car to Pep Girls thinking it needed a starter, I was told they would need to run a diagnostic on the car for $89.00. I said ok. They called me and said yes, I do need a starter. I authorized it. They then called back and said it's not the starter, it's the ignition switch AND lock cylinder, AND the starter to the tune of $720.00. They said the parts are not in town and would have to be ordered. I called around and located the parts, but along the way was told that if the key rotated, why do I need a lock cylinder? I pulled the car and had it towed to Keith at Swing Shift Auto. He accurately diagnosed it and it turned out to be a faulty Park Nutural Position Switch. The part was $30.00. I also learned that most franchises like Firestone, Goodyear, Purrfect Auto, Tire Works, And Pep Girls don't hire very qualified mechanics. They also try to upsell every customer that walks through the door. They use cheap quality parts. Most often doing more damage to your car along the way. Keith was professional, courtious, honest, accurate, has over 25 years experience and is certified a Master Technician by ASE. What also made me comfortable was he's a one man show. No iddle man, no miscommunication. Does everything himself. Keeps a clean facility. And you can tell his love for the automobile and prefessionalism seperates him from the people just trying to make a quick buck! Highly recommended!
My California vehicle overheated just 30 miles outside of Las Vegas and could not be restarted. I called AAA & asked to be towed to a AAA approved repair facility and was taken to The Car Works. "Tony", the owner, personally looked at my minivan and performed a quick test on the engine and was told that head gasket failed and/or possible cracked engine block had occurred. The bad news was that it would not be worth repairing for the age of the vehicle and gave me honest possibilities on what next to do. I was still in a state of shock and unable to think clearly or process what to do next. Tony and his daughter were very helpful in arranging a rental car so I could continue on to check-in to my hotel and allowed me time to make arrangements to properly dispose or donate my inoperable vehicle. When I asked "How much do I owe you for your help?" Tony replied "No charge because I was a longtime AAA member (30+ years)" Being from out of state and stranded, I could have been easily taken advantage from similar past experiences, so without reservation I would like to recommend this AAA approved repair shop for all your local or out of town automotive repair needs.
Great family business! They may not all be related but you can count on seeing the same faces there every time! This group of people are so warm and inviting that they make you feel like you are part of the family without saying a word. I bought a used car from a private owner and brought the car to Eagle for a new tire. They balanced my tires and put nitrogen in them (even the spare)! The low price of the tire with the nitrogen fill came with a year of road side assistance. A month later I had a flat on one of the existing tires. I called the road side assistance and they came to my house and put on the spare! They estimated 44 min for the assistance and they were there in 20 min. Ten minutes later I brought my car back to Eagle and they fixed it and rebalanced my two front tires and the spare just in case. All the people at Eagle are concerned that my tires are safe and they stand behind their work. Don't let the looks and laid back attitude fool you! Eagle has state of the art equipment and great technicians! This used car needs all kinds of work and they do everything! I will be sure to go to Eagle for all my automotive needs! Great service and state of the art equipment without the franchise prices.
Bryan and his entire staff of professionals are the very best I have dealt with in over 50 years. I have an antique 1976 Chrysler New Yorker Broham I have owned for many years. I live in Las Vegas, Nevada and auto air condition is a must in our 120+ heat in the summertime. I tried for over 6 months to get a reasonable estimate on getting it fixed and $2000.00+ was out of the question. I went to the internet and found this site and business with so many satisfied customers it was unbelievable.I called for an appointment and got in the very next day. I met with Bryan the manager and was immediately impressed. He gave me a rough estimate of $250 to $350, depending on what they found in the system and what new parts were needed. Bottom line is it took about 4 yours of work and a return 2 days later because of a freon power hose that had to be ordered. I now have ice cold air with a total cost of $352.00, including taxes. All these positive write-ups of Bryan and his staff were 100% right. The repair workers even took time to talk with me personally, which is highly unusual. A 5 star rating isn't high enough. I give them all a "PERFECT 10". A super- happy customer in Las Vegas Nevada. Don.
We recently bought an "07 Ford Econoline Van, and to our dismay discovered it was about 2" too high to fit in our garage. Leaving it in our driveway became a non-option when, within a week, we discovered that the filler hose to our gas tank had been cut during the night, and all our gas was siphened from the tank. A local dealer recommended Skip's Springs in Vegas, and I called and spoke with Randy the owner who said he could lower the rear of our van 3", quoted me a price, and said the job would take 4 -5 hours to complete. Long story short, we dropped the van off about 8:00am on Monday morning, the work was completed before 1:00pm that same day, the price was exactly what Randy quoted me over the phone, and, hallelujah (!) the van now fits in our garage. Randy impressed me as a friendly, gregarious individual who knows his business, and delivers what he promises. How often these days do we get a quote from an auto repair facility (or anyone) and have the work completed at the quoted price or less, and ready at the time promised? I highly recommend Skip's Springs to anyone in need of similar or any other spring-related work. B & D, Pahrump
Craig at this MIdas location is fantastic. We brought him a used car to check out that we were interested in buying from HondaWest. It was a 2004 Saturn Vue they were selling for $5200. Within 10 minutes he was telling us not to buy the car -- it had some major repair issues -- over $2700. He directed us to CarMax because he thought they had good used cars around $5000 (they don't unfortunately). We also told him about a car that a salesman was willing to sell us for $4000 (his own car) and once we told him the year and make he advised us he thought the price was high -- which after a check on Kelley's Blue Book -- we discovered it was -- by about 1/3. Then about an hour later I got a call from Craig telling me he knew someone at another Midas location that was selling a car within our price range and that he thought it was a good car. We went and looked at it and bought it. THANK YOU CRAIG!!! We thought we were out of luck in finding a car for my brother before I returned the next morning to Chicago but because of Craig's tip we were able to buy him what we think is a mechanically sound car that was within our budget ($3000).
My wife and I have been taking our cars to Qualified Automotive for about fourteen years. I go to Don at Qualified for the big repairs. They do great work and are very honest. They are across town for me so I go to a local place for routine maintenance. Here are a couple of my positive experiences with Qualified: I called Qualified for an estimate to have the spark plugs changed on my ’99 Expedition. I was given a price and told it was labor intensive because Ford had the engine compartment so cramped. After dropping off my vehicle, I received a call back from Don, the owner. He told me he was dropping the price because I had the smaller engine and it wouldn’t take as long to complete the tune-up as he had anticipated. When is the last time a repairman in any field came in “under budget”? I had a radiator replaced at Qualified and it eventually developed a leak at a faulty weld (a factory defect for the after-market radiator). The guys at Qualified replaced the radiator for free even though it was outside the limited warranty of the part. They truly stand behind their work.
I am impressed. I was given Absolute Auto Services as a referral from a friend. I had already gone to several shops and got different information and outrageous quotes from other shops. Kris actually took the time to diagnose the problem and make sure that he was going to repair the proper thing. I had a code for the catalytic converter come up and one shop just wanted to go ahead and replace the whole thing. They didn't even use the computer diagnostics. Kris did a complete diagnostic and found that my catalytic converter and oxygen sensors were operating fine. It was leaks in the injectors and fuel system along with a vacuum leak that were causing the problem. Kris saved me hundreds of dollars and follow up visits by diagnosing the problem. I did have a follow up problem with a pinhole leak that blew a few days later and Kris took responsibility and took care of the problem promptly without digging into my wallet further. I will happily tell all of my friends and family about Kris and Absolute Auto Services. Not only that but I will be a repeat customer!
There are more than 700,000 auto service technicians and mechanics in the U.S. Finding the right one to repair a dent in your car door or fix an engine that won't start can be overwhelming, especially when it's an emergency. Review a few important facts about auto repair professionals and what you can do to get the best possible mechanic working on your vehicle's issues for a fair price.
Looking For Reliability
Unlike home repair services that evaluate a property, meet with homeowners and have time to prepare before their physical work begins, auto repair businesses are often asked to make fixes on the spot. If you come into a garage with a tire issue, the expectation is the mechanic will know how to correct that problem quickly.
That is why reliability is so vital when searching for a trusted auto repair shop. It may take going to several different mechanics before you find one you are truly comfortable with. Pose questions to this professional to find out what approach they will take to repair your car or what alternatives are available. Shopping around also gives you the best opportunity to find the cheapest rate or the fastest service, as some garages may be backed up with other vehicles that need repair first.
A recommended way to locate a trustworthy auto repair professional is to seek out customer reviews. Online sites offer honest opinions from real customers who have used a business. Read through this feedback to learn how a business operates and what you can expect if you were to take your vehicle there. Look for reviews about how quick maintenance was completed and if prices were fair. By learning what other people have said about a garage, you can gain a better idea if it's the right place to go when you have a car problem in need of fixing.
It can be difficult to know which automotive problems are serious enough to require expert assistance. A ripped seat cushion or broken radio don't involve safety and will not warrant enough of a problem that going into a garage is required. However, setbacks with brakes, lights and other parts that are vital to the safety of your car's driver and passengers, as well as others on the road, necessitate quick fixes. Many modern automobiles will notify drivers of an issue, in the form of a signal on the dashboard or a noise within the vehicle.
In the event of an accident, even if your vehicle does not appear to have any damage on the outside, it is generally recommended that you see a trusted auto repair professional. Internal damage may have occurred, or an important part may have been knocked out of place. Fixing these issues before driving much further can prevent further vehicle breakdowns in the future. In the case of a serious accident, a body shop can assess the problems and determine the best course of action for repairs, as well as evaluate how much they will cost.
Beyond that, regular checkups are recommended. Tires must be rotated, fluids needs to be replaced and the engine must be evaluated. After driving 25,000 miles, most auto dealers suggest having the vehicle checked out to ensure everything is running smoothly. Taking the car into the auto repair professional you trust will protect you from further problems down the road.
Not every type of auto repair work needs to be done by a certified mechanic. You can fix some of a vehicle's issues just by paying attention to how the automobile is running and having a basic understanding of auto repair. Look over the ways weather may impact your car and what preventative measures you can take to avoid having to take it into the shop. At the same time, be aware of mechanic scams that can impact your experience.
Preventing Trips To The Professional
Some fixes to your car can be done without paying a specialist. Issues like replacing oil and air filters are relatively simple, with instructions provided in the owner's manual on how to make these changes. The same goes for replacing broken windshield wipers or burnt-out headlights. Such issues should be repaired quickly to guarantee safety, but don't require a visit to a garage. By handling these types of tasks on your own, you'll gain a better understanding for how your car operates and save time and money.
Along with understanding how to fix manageable vehicle issues that may arise, taking preventative measures to avoid future problems is a valuable time saver. Many problem-solving best practices are related to the seasons. Your vehicle will be in different conditions in the winter than in the summer, meaning it requires a different type of preparation.
In the spring and summer, you want to be sure your air conditioner and cooling systems work correctly. Given the high temperatures the vehicle will be exposed to, overheating is a common problem. Look over the system by ensuring there is enough coolant available. If it needs to be refilled, it is best to open the hood and add more to the car before it gets too warm out. Also, clean out fan ducts and other ventilation sources necessary for summertime driving.
For winter driving, features such as the defroster, heater and exhaust system are paramount. Look in your owner's manual for specific directions on how features should be checked and repaired. Many newer cars have a cabin air filter that can be replaced when needed, allowing warm air to continue to flow in. Also, check your tires before winter driving, as they need to be at the proper pressure to perform well on snow and ice.
There is a common worry among many people that auto repair professionals take advantage of the general public. Because so many people are unaware of how to fix the problems in their vehicle, they are nervous of being overcharged by mechanics or worried that the improper work is being done.
While the great majority of professionals in the industry are honest, hard-working people, a few bad apples can ruin everything. You should be extra careful when first visiting a mechanic to guarantee that the price you're charged and maintenance the vehicle receives are fair.
Among the common scams pulled are needless repairs, where a garage charges you for work that isn't necessary. Another popular one is attracting customers through a cheap oil change or tire pressure check. Then, when you are in the shop and your car is being repaired, they give you a long list of other corrections they'd like to make, therefore boosting the total cost of your bill.
The best way to combat these types of problems is getting a written estimate before work is done. That way, you can see how much repairs are expected to cost. If the final bill is higher than the estimate projected, ask to specifically see the work. Make sure information is put in writing as well. If a problem remains, you can have proof that work was not done to your satisfaction.
By working closely with an auto repair professional and doing some of the tune-up work on your own, you will be less likely to fall for these scams. At the same time, you'll be able to drive out with a clean and healthy vehicle, thanks to the repairs made by a trained professional.