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2005 N Tustin Ave Ste ASanta Ana, CA 92705
From Business: Firestone Complete Auto Care is a full-service auto maintenance and repair shop offering a large and affordable selection of tires, convenient hours & locations for…
800 S Grand AveSanta Ana, CA 92705
From Business: Vehicles we service: VOLVO, LEXUS, TOYOTA, INFINITI, NISSAN, ACURA, HONDA AND MOST ASIAN VEHICLES Free shuttle service to your home or office-SAAS makes itÂ conveni…
It’s time to bring long sleeves and long pants out of storage, prep your home and car, and contact the cool weather home/yard contractors.
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Recently my wife, Kristina, and I took delivery of a new 2011 BMW 535i from your facility in Santa Ana. This is the fifth BMW we have owned and the second from your dealership. Needless to say we are loyal to the brand, the design, handling and performance. Craig Silva took care of our special order needs, tracked the production of the car and stayed in close contact with us every step of the way until the car arrived... even a bit earlier than expected. When I arrived at the dealership to actually meet Craig for the first time, he understood I was pressed for time beforehand, and made sure the required paperwork was in order prior to my arrival. Craig escorted me to the car and gave me a quick demonstration of some of the new features. My comment was that it is the prettiest BMW we have ordered to date. Back inside, Craig made sure I was properly taken care of while visiting with the financial personnel. Soon I was on my way back to a busy day, leaving the new car behind for my wife to pick up and drive home. But before I departed, I mentioned to Craig that the transaction and service he provided was the best and smoothest I had ever encountered. It was not only big things that Craig did for us that impressed me, it was the little things that most people may not notice. Two days later Kristina called me at work and told me that she found several severe scratches and fish eyes in the clear coat on the hood of the car. After work that evening I inspected the car and we came to the conclusion that Craig should see the damage. Neither of us noticed the damage at the dealership on the day we took delivery, however the damage was not as noticeable in natural sun light as it was under very unforgiving fluorescent lighting. The fact that Kristina's special ordered, brand new car was damaged created a level of overwhelming devastation for both her and I. We visited the dealership five times, sometimes both of us, to discuss the damage and possible solutions. All the while, Craig happily received us and insured us with confidence that the problem would be resolved to our satisfaction. Meanwhile, he utilized the resources available to him and stood true to his word. Craig could have simply directed us to the Service and Body Shop Managers and gone about his business. But he didn't. He not only followed through with the sales transaction, but went well above and beyond the call of duty to make sure the overall experience with doing business at Crevier BMW was of the same standard of quality as the brand itself. Crevier has built a reputation for being one of the best automobile dealerships in southern California. It is a person like Craig Silva that encourages people like us to return to Crevier. Tremendous assets like Craig are what make your business outstanding. Kind regards, Rob Spindler
Honestly, my orginal goal was to see McKenna or Shelly BMW because I've talked over the phone with them and checked out their sites because I found the right car white/beige colors, miles, and price. Nothing bad about Crevier's site but I just couldn't find the colors. Also, I wasn't even looking at a 335i because it was over my price range. A co-worker had the best experience at Crevier after she went to Irvine and left very happy from your dealership that I decided to check you guys out during lunch. From an outstanding expericence from greeting, car information, ultimate driving demo, and intelligence of finance how I can manage an upgrade to a 335i from McKenna's 328i for about the same price got me to decide that very night without having to see what McKenna or Shelly has to offer. You made it all too easy and I'm very impressed with the entire experience. Even friends and co-workers are impressed and I hope they seek you out when they decide to trade in. Believe me, I got a lot of eyes and brows thinking about it. It's only been a couple days but I've searched around for tinting service and decided to go with Crevier's BMW services. Even though the price was a bit higher with you guys, just from what I've spoken to you about Crevier's service, I knew I would be getting 100% satisfactory work. So I took my car in yesterday and again the immediate greeting was 100% awesome for checking in. I stood there for barely a 1 minute and Jason Beers came out and immediately got all my questions answered about tinting and services. Normally I'd be waiting about 5 minutes at Toyota or Acura dealer (old cars) before I got to see a service tech. Also without having to check a computer systems or anything, Jason had I'm guessing a diagnostic paperwork of my car in his had and notified me I had a recall of a fuel injector that you guys will check and repair if needed all covered as a certified vehicle. Something I didn't expect since i just got the car two days ago but this was the excellence I was anticipation and got. He listed a carwash, checking filters, fluids, air pressure, and loaned me a 328i so I didn't need to wait the entire day there. I was in and out so fast I was just impressed with their professionalism as I was with you. This was an outstanding service that I've never experienced anywhere else. I'm sharing my experience with everyone I know and I hope they seek you out. It's funny, even people I know that have BMW's are impressed. I'm definitely going to revisit Crevier on every new car for life now!!! Thanks again for all your help! :) Have a great day! I know I am!!
I just had my best car buying experience ever. Without a doubt, Crevier Mini knows what they're doing and has a great team in place. I've been looking to replace my Yukon XL for three or four months. I've driven everything from corvettes to VW. In fact, I've driven a lot of cars I actually like, but nothing compared to the Certified Pre-Owned 2010 Mini I purchased. However, it was just as much the experience as the car that made me write this review. First of all, Dana Eastman is second to none in knowing how to showcase a Mini. He's a complete expert and a pleasure to deal with. He never wasted my time talking down other cars or trying to "hard sell" me. Just gave me the facts and proved these Mini's are quality cars. I doubt there's a better "motoring advisor" on the planet. After I decided on which Mini I wanted, and believe me with so many cars to choose from this was no minor decision, I worked with the Floor Manager, Enrique Aguilar, to finalize the deal and trade in my 2003 Yukon XL. Enrique was straight forward and easy to deal with. What more could you ask for? Buying a car shouldn't be rocket science or mentally draining. All I ask for is straight forward, honest communication and that's what I got. Once the deal was finalized I worked with the Business Manager, Anthony Scolieri, to obtain financing and complete all the necessary paperwork. Again, just as with Dana and Enrique, dealing with Anthony was nothing but a great experience and pleasure. When I buy my next Mini, and I will………I’m going back to Crevier - no if, ands, or buts. Thank you again for my new Mini. Awesome car!
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.