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305 E Lancaster AveWynnewood, PA 19096
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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.
All it takes is a little preparation to get your car winter-ready and to keep from getting into an icy situation.
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Disclaimer: I always have a fear of dealerships charging way more than necessary for services. Service: oil change. Representative: Shelton Jackson. I had visited this location on a Saturday afternoon 15 mins before they closed and asked if they could do an oil change. Shelton greeted me and declined the service since they were done for the day. I respected the decision because I work in a bank. When we are about to close WE ARE ABOUT TO CLOSE. I asked him what the hours were on the weekdays he said 7a to 7p and he even gave me a tip of coming in the evening because it wouldn't be so busy. Which leads me to Monday. As soon as I arrived I was greeted by Shelton again. I asked for an oil change and he remembered me immediately. He ran my information noticed that I had never been there an told me my first oil change would be on Martin Honda Main Line. I was ecstatic because of my previous ordeal with my oil change just 3 days prior. (Read my review prior to this to see what horrendous experience I had with another mechanic.) It took a good 30-45 mins for the oil change to be completed. When Shelton called me up he stated they changed my oil and filters and rotated my tires for me ALL for no change. For me it's not all about the services being free it's about this dealership making it there priority to go out of their way for their customers. Shelton had no idea what he did for me because I never told him what happened days prior. He just did what he thought would be best for me without trying to take advantage and charge me up. I appreciate Martin Honda Main Line and will be using them from now on.
As the rating says "Woohoo! As good as it gets!" I got my first Honda from them in 2010, a Civic LX. It was a great experience to work with Gary from the sales team. Moving to 2014, I decided to go for a CRV. This time I worked with Tony Longo. Again, I had an absolutely wonderful experience getting my car. Initially I planned on going with a certified one from 2011 or 2012 but ended up getting a 2014. Tony is an absolutely fabulous person to work with. No pressure, patient. We were there was for over 3 hours with a 3 year old. Even my daughter enjoyed being there! They gave me the discounts without me having to haggle over the price and I got a great price for my trade-in. It was at the top mark as per kbb. Some friends had asked me to get a price and check with other dealers but I really didn't want to. I got a great price for my trade-in, got a great price for the new one and I really like the dealership so simply put, I didn't have any motivation to search for a better deal (if there was one) As far as the servicing goes i saw some negative feedback here. I have had my civic serviced here for 4 years and not even once have I had issues with any of the process. Scheduling and appointment is as easy as can be. At each service you get a clear picture on the status of your car and what would be the upcoming expenses, if any. They email you the updates. One time I remember the wait was a little longer than was promised. I got a free oil change on that day! So all in all I would highly recommend this dealer to anyone in the market for a Honda!
I had my 2010 Honda Accord serviced there opn 11-15-2014. The young man who took my car for service was so sweet and honest--my wife thought her key didn't work, but he told us the key worked fine after he checked it. He even delivered a cup of hot chocolate to me when I was in the waiting room. He made me very happy that morning. When I came into the main hall, the lady receptionist gave me warm greetings. I met the representative ,Lucy Hu, who helped me a lot when I bought this car 4 years ago and we had a friendly brief chat. I saw a female service advisor kneeled down to clean up the trash on the floor in the waiting room. The girl cashiers were very nice too. Even the man(tall) who delivered my car at the end was also friendly---he ran to get my vehicle after he checked my document. Last year when I had my car serviced at MainLine Honda, they miscalculated the price at the beginning, but they corrected it afterwards even though I didn't notice it. The only thing was the 2 hour waiting time. However it was not their problem because it was a Saturday and I was pre-cautioned by the lady when I called to make this appointment. So far I do not have any complaints about MailLine Honda. Good people, good jobs.
Mel was such a pleasure to work with. He greeted us right away when we arrived and did not try to pressure us at all. He was more than willing to take whatever car we asked about for a test drive. During the drive he was knowledgeable on all the features and ratings and answered all our questions. When I asked to return the next day, he did not hesitate or hand me off to someone else, even though, it was his day off. He took all the time I needed to be comfortable with the car and the deal. He even set up the phone sync for me! My husband and I have been looking at different brands of cars and this was the first dealership we visited that the sales rep was relaxed and seemed to genuinely like the products he was selling. The car is great, but I would never have considered it without Mel's help. Lauren handled all the paperwork for me. She was personable and very good at explaining all the details surrounding the lease. It was nice to have someone go over everything instead of just saying "sign here and here." Since I have never leased a car before it was great to have Lauren explain what I can expect.
First time here, last time anywhere else. Easily one of the most enjoyable car leasing experiences ever. Allan called us back with information promptly and firmly giving us an idea of what leasing a Honda would be like. Since he was the first to respond and even follow up with a barbecue invitation, they were our first stop of the day. Our salesman, Patrick, made us feel like long time customers and in that probably made us one. Highly recommend if you want a no-nonsense deal. We walked in, saw the car we'd like, test drove it to be sure, grabbed a complimentary barbecued hot dog and soda, made an offer, and signed the lease within an hour of being there. Having planned to go elsewhere, it speaks to the quality of the car and service that our day started and stopped after pulling into Martin's Honda. Though it's probably not totally in your hands, Patrick was especially helpful as a salesman and someone to ask for. His stories alone made the necessary administrative waiting game breeze by. Couldn't have asked for a more pleasant leasing experience.
My family and I have been buying cars from this dealership for 12 years! The sales people are very helpful. Joe Casey is amazing!! The first car I bought myself was a 2005 Honda Accord. I went on black Friday so they had amazing deals. I was 20 years old and was able to afford it on my own, I couldn't believe it. I have never had any problems with it since. I bring my car into the dealership for inspections and maintenance and the service is great, although if you are planning on waiting for your car to be done, do not wait in the waiting room. Every time I bring my car in it's an all day fiasco. They have a shuttle car to take you to work or back to your home if you wish to wait there, and they give you a taxi voucher to get a free ride back to the dealership when you need to pick up your car. Slow body shop service, but always a great outcome in the end. I am never planning on buying any future cars anywhere else very pleased, and now I know why my mom has been such a loyal customer to them!!
This was my first car buying experience and personally I was VERY happy with the service I received. I actually approached Steve asking for a test drive since i had already saw the car online and knew some things about it. To my surprise He wasn't pushy, and didn't give off that "salesman" vibe that makes me uncomfortable. Instead he was really down to earth, answered all my questions and helped me to make sure the car was exactly the way I wanted before pulling off. After a long fight with finding a first time insurance company, I was finally able to finish buying the car. Even though my transaction went passed close on a Saturday thanks to setting up insurance, he and Gale in finance didn't once act anything but friendly and professional. I was nervous going to a dealership because of bad experiences I read online but for me, Steve and Gale were perfect at not pressuring me and just letting me decde what I want and helping me get it.
About a month later, I notice that my passenger side mirror is floppy and just sort of hanging off the side. Other than just being unaligned, there was no breakage or dents or marks. It was the weirdest thing. I brought it into the dealership to have them look at it and they said it was going to have to replaced and that it was going to be close to $700 between parts and labor, and that it's not covered by the warranty. Naturally, I was very upset at the circumstance. I called Mitch, the associate who sold me my car to explain the situation to him, and within the day I got a call back from the dealership stating that the parts and labor were going to be free due to the oddness of the damage and the fact that it was a brand new car. This was definitely beyond anything I would expect from a dealership! I truly appreciated the effort and responsiveness. I brought my car in and it was fixed within hours.
I recently purchased a Certified Used 2011 Honda Pilot from Martin Main Line Honda. I had already visited several other dealerships in the area, such as Conicelli and Piazza. I was 100% positive on the model and features of the Pilot I wanted by doing my research. At the other dealerships I felt like I was going back in time and dealing with the typical BS Old School Car Salesman where you spend hours haggling and being BS'd to death by cheeseball tactics. If you end up at Conicelli and deal with an old dude name Charles Blue, just run. Hes still stuck in 1984. The prices at the other dealerships were obsurd. Conicelli was also trying to sell me a damaged vehicle. They were trying to sell me an LX model with 44k miles on it for over 30k. I know more about cars than Conicelli does. Terrible place. Who cares if you are nice to me while you are ripping me off.
Great car buying experience!!! Recently bought a Nissan and the finishing dragged on forever. Saw Mike Murnane at MainLine Honda because I was interested in a new Pilot. My wife had an'04 Pilot that has always been a fantastic car. 10 years old and it never did not start. Explained to Mike I knew what I wanted to pay and I wanted in and out in a hurry. He promised one hour and he delivered on time. I was stunned because most of us do not get what we want when we walk into a car dealership. No back and forth hogwash talking with my manager. Mike got close enough to my price immediately so we inked a deal fast as I had hoped. The finance guy did the same, asked what I wanted and got me out in a hurry. My wife is happy with her new Pilot and I was happy to have a positive new car experience for once.
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.