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I have to share my story with everybody. So i was car hunting for several weeks got approved in another dealer for a car that I really wasn't feeling it, my stepdad send me an ad for this car that he found on craigslist, so im thinking craigslist ????? big red flag, so I ignore his suggestion but he keep on insisting to go see because the specials were extremely good. I decided to go and check out this vegas valley motors. First thing i saw very nice cars, space very clean, walked into the office and it was very clean, the girl in the front that i kept on forgetting her name even do she introduce herself is very polite and amazing customer service, then i get introduced to Ivan very nice guy and explained to me all the process, liked what i Saw and i applied in 5 minutes, very fast process, got approved but came back next day because i was in a hurry. I told Ivan my top 3 cars i liked and i said i was coming the next day to test drive. Next day I arrived with some bad news the top car i wanted he had discover a bad nice and didn't wanted me to tested, so i started thinking this is BS so regardless what he told me i test drove the car, which it was very good to me , he said he would send to see what was the problem because he didn't wanted to sale me a car that he didn't even know where was that noise coming from ( that right there caught my attention) usually dealerships start giving you excuses kind of saying is just a belt, or a screw blah blah blah so you can still get the car right at that moment but in this case i was surprised that he offered to take it to the dealership to see what was wrong with it and he told me if it something wrong that i know its going to cost a lot we gonna take the lost and not sale it at all because it didn't have that noise before. My Jaw drop, i was completely in shock, coming from my experience i got a car sold by a big dealership that had changed the carfax on me and sold me a total loss car. Next day obviously he said im sorry we have to look for another car, so i go back and look at all the new cars they brought which are 2014, 2013, 2012, im like this dealership is a very good one ,owner has a lot of potential, again i already felt like home and appreciated because of the way they were treating me i didn't feel like they were looking at me just with dollar signs in my face they were treating me as a person, that they care i didn't get screwed. while looking at the new cars, I met the owner Grayson, very nice down to earth guy , Ivan explained to him who i was and he start talking about the problem the car had and he straight told me, i am not selling you a car if i dont know how much would it cost me to fix because that would be a lost for me but not just that , is just because if it has a problem now six months down the road you have to fix something else then i would have not done my job correctly, then he goes , i believe in karma and is not on me to sale you something is giving me a problem now, i rather get you in something i know it will last you long then something i see it can give you a problem later, i want you to be happy and i care for customers, he said give me minute let me look at your deal again, so at this point my jaw dropped again (he was leaving but decided to stay to look at my deal and see what other car he can get me , something i wanted ). after we started talking about the problem i had with a car and a dealership before. My point is I really have never met a person that actually cares for somebody needs, specially on a dealership. Everyone is very professional,and im very happy to do business with vegas valley motors. I totally recommend this dealer, they are extremely professional and know you will walk away with good quality. Affordable prices and payment for everyone. Couldn't give more stars because it allows only 5.
First off, I am moving across the country in less than a week, and I am doing this trek in my 01 325i BMW with one other person. I have only my stock HU and I have the Harmon Kardon system which I plan on utilizing and I need to work on my stereo system so the trip is less bland with only using CD's. Here is how it went down, purchased a USA SPEC: PA12-BMW iPod/iPhone integration kit online (from Pacific Stereo [fantastic to work with]) and I had held onto my 2ch amp and 10in kicker sub in a ported box from my pervious car. The kit arrives on Monday and at 2pm I roll to City Car Radio (based off of the reviews of you guys) looking to have my iPod kit and amp/sub installed, that day! (was not expecting them to, just hoped) Talk to the owner Boj, very nice guy. Then he introduces me to this guy Darren (who was incredibly nice), who as it turns out was in on his day off. Darren and I discuss placement options of the iPod cable and go through the work order. I let him know my travel plans and why I need this done asap (I honestly have no other time to get my audio work done this week, I am currently writing this while my car is at another shop getting my radiator fixed...) This is around 2:30, concerned that my car might have to stay over night, I ask them when they close--6:00pm--he tells me not to worry that they can stay late to finish the job! (5 star service right there) Spend the day on Las Vegas blvd, and my phone dies, I walk to the shop at 6:30 and they were just starting the car, (30 min after they close, so awesome of them) they tell me it will be finished at 8pm. Meet up with a friend for drinks and decide to call em at 7:45 to see if we should wait to eat and just pick the car up. They answer the phone (they have technically been closed for almost 2 hours) and tell me to come by in 20 min. Long story short, Darren (on his day off) and some over guy, I think his name is Jorge, did an AMAZING job with the wiring of the iPod kit and they even played around with it, showing me how to use it. These guys work in the service industry and man do they understand customer relations. I hope to find a shop out in NC that is as sweet as this one. The price was a little higher than I had hoped for (but competitive non-the-less) and as they had stayed really late to do the job i cant complain. They had to wire the amp into my rear speakers since the stock HU does not have rca so that added to the additional cost. Now I just need to work on damping my trunk... rattle rattle.
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.
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.