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When a car is damaged by an accident or weather, what can be repaired and what must be replaced? Or is it time to buy a new car?
13663 W Interstate 10San Antonio, TX 78249
I bought a used 2005 Hyundai Elantra from Red McCombs Hyundai Northwest on Feb 10th of 2009. Same day when we checked the car before buying, the engine light was on and Jerry (the representative at Red McCombs) who sold us the car explained to us that it was due to the oxygen sensor failure and …
12908 N Interstate 35Live Oak, TX 78233
I didn't think they could work with my less than perfect credit. I had a small down payment and they ended up getting me approved and out the door in a new Versa! Thanks to everyone at World Car Nissan for the great Car!
340 Interstate 35 SDevine, TX 78016
Very poor customer service. They showed no concern that I was 600 miles away from my house in a $40k truck with 1800 miles on it, that had a blown pinion seal. Them as well as General "bailout" Motors refused to provide rental even though they claim to have a 5 yr 100k mile warranty. Thanks y…
5730 NW Loop 410San Antonio, TX 78238
From Business: * Special Financing Available * All Makes-Models - Price Ranges * Extended Warranties Available **Service** Mon-Fri 7am-7pm**Parts** Mon-Fri 7am-7pm Sat 7am-7pm New Toyota Corolla; Toyota CamryHybrid; Toyota Tundra; Toyota Tacoma; Toyota Prius; Toyota Yaris; Toyota Matrix; Toyota Venza; Toyota Avalon; Toyota RAV4; Toyota H…
201 Main StKerrville, TX 78028
Got a good deal on a nice dodge ram, highly recommended. Just made the last payment yesterday got my title and the truck still runs great- all I've had to do is change the oil
31480 Interstate 10 WBoerne, TX 78006
Anderson Jennings Ford has been a great experience for us. We have had experiences at other Ford dealers, but AJF has surpassed our expectations in customer service, like no other Ford dealer. We will continue to do business here. Thank you for being a great experience!
25840 Interstate 10 WBoerne, TX 78006
I read the reviews and I was a little concerned about buying a car from them, They mostly have bad reviews for customers that financed a vehicle. I talked to the sales man and he explained to me that this business “lives” mainly off the payements the receive and thats why they try to give you a …
28611 Interstate 10 WBoerne, TX 78006
Insolent staff, smug owner, no accountability,communication & courtesy. NONE! F- Bought motorcycle online, big mistake. All they care about money. As soon as they got my financing I never heard from them. I had to call. They dropped the ball at every aspect of the buying process. Two months of…
29277 Interstate 10 WBoerne, TX 78006
These guys know what they are doing. If you ever need services please look them up and get their services.\r You won't be sorry. They've services our RV times 2 and we have nothing but good to say about them.\r We rate these guys a 5 star facility. They have the best service secretary when we we…
31805 Interstate 10 WBoerne, TX 78006
I recently bought a used truck from Nissan of Boerne. I made an online inquiry via AutoTrader about a truck that was used, but in excellent condition. Joe Barry replied to my inquiry within the hour. He scheduled an appointment with me only hours later. That same evening, he stayed late so my fa…
When a car is damaged by an accident or weather, what can be repaired and what must be replaced? Or is it time to buy a new car?
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.
I read the reviews and I was a little concerned about buying a car from them, They mostly have bad reviews for customers that financed a vehicle. I talked to the sales man and he explained to me that this business “lives” mainly off the payements the receive and thats why they try to give you a good price buy you need to be on time in your payments. I got a mercedes from them its running good. I have made 3 payments so far on it and havent had any problems so far. So i think that if you follow through with your payments. You shouldn't have any problems at least thats my experience.
Do not buy a car at this establishment. They are crooks! The so called general manager "George" is very rude and thinks he knows it all. My son purchased a car well more like a lemon on Saturday morning and by that same afternoon it wouldn't run anymore. They take advantage of young adults. The cars power steering pump was no good, the valve covers were leaking oil, the alternator was no good, the air bags were missing, the odometer read 170,00 but the paper work stated 145,000 miles, the car shook if driven over 40 miles. And that's just the beginning of this piece of crap they sold him. Be cautious when buying a car here. They haven't heard the last of me. Places like this should not be in business.
My husband and I bought a car that was allegedly in great shape only to have the engine die on us immediately--as in less than 30 minutes--after buying it. They made us pay for the repairs which were almost $4000) and returned it to us a month later only to have the transmission die, among many other issues (radiator, oil, belt, etc.). I'm pregnant right now and this car lot has caused me unimaginable stress, they won't return any of our money (not even the $2500 deposit) and now we're out over $6000 when we were desperately in need of a vehicle. Be sure you know what you're getting into when working with this lot.
My wife and I bought a 2007 Mazda CX-7 from this place and the engine died within LITERALLY 30 minutes of driving it home, we didn't even make it to Fredericksburg before the engine overheated. After reaching out, they claimed this was our fault and that we could continue to make payments on a dead car or pay for repairs. Mind you, they claimed the car was inspected and in great condition and no problems; in light of this, not only did the engine die us but later the radiator needed to be replaced, the tires were low and bald, a belt needed to be replaced, it needed an oil change and the car had less than a quarter tank of gas when they sold it to us. Ridiculous. We chose to bite the bullet and just pay for the $3700+ repairs (the engine + the radiator, not the other stuff I paid for after receiving it back) because we needed the vehicle asap and after taking a full month to get it back to us, the transmission died on us within a week of driving the car around. Another mechanic claimed that after looking at it, it didn't even look like the engine had been replaced, which was what we spent $3k+ on. We returned the vehicle immediately but they've refused to offer any refund for the $3700+ "repairs" or our $2500 deposit, essentially putting us out a vehicle and $6200, an amount of money that myself and my pregnant wife cannot afford to lose. Be very wary of purchasing a vehicle from this place and definitely get it inspected prior to doing any business here.
Changed Review from 1 star to 3 starsHad a serious issue with this dealership. It got messy, but at the end of the day they got everything sorted.
Poor customer service and vehicle selection, overpriced vehicles for the condition they're in. Overall a very poor experience.
I recently bought a used truck from Nissan of Boerne. I made an online inquiry via AutoTrader about a truck that was used, but in excellent condition. Joe Barry replied to my inquiry within the hour. He scheduled an appointment with me only hours later. That same evening, he stayed late so my family could come check out the truck and test drive it. We put a small deposit down so the truck couldn't be sold while we thought on it. Joe was patient with us while we took the week to fill out the online credit application. We went in that Friday and signed the paperwork for the vehicle. They cleaned up the truck nicely and fixed the two things that bothered us on the vehicle. My only complaint is that we were only given one key fob, but we were promised two.
These guys are straight rip offs you put your money down on the car of dreams then if you miss one payment of 1000 bucks they are on you coming to repo your car and then you never see it again and please don't have any thing in the car worth value because it's gone just like your 1000 bucks you put down no matter what it is so if they do that to you just keep the key That the owner will hound you for because if you go and return the key the car not going to be there and once he has your car and the key back he throws all of your very personal belongings out and then he has the nerve to try to talk to you as if you where his child and not to you as a man to man so the owner doesn't keep his word at all so I would not advise any one to buy a vehicle from here because in the long run he will get you best believe that sorry car lot ever and I mean ever one day he is going to get what coming real soon I hope what goes around comes back around to do forget that sir but we know you have you think your better than other people as well but your not .
Excellent service! Really knows the business. Highly recommended! Thank You Nick and Your crew. I really appreciate it.
we had exceptional service from the moment we dropped off the car until we picked it up
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.