What Should I Do When My Car Dies on the Road? »
Four tips for keeping yourself and your vehicle safe while you wait.
Four tips for keeping yourself and your vehicle safe while you wait.
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.
They are very polite very professional and very Timely. I have used them several times, and each time... on my wife's vehicle, my wife's previous vehicle, my own vehicle, and my son's vehicle, they diagnosed the problem correctly and they only charged me a fair price and they did it in a timely manner. We are very pleased with this company and how they operate. I have sent other family members there, and they have been back several times.
I was searching for someone to lead me in the right direction. I had places tell me that my car was not worth repairing. i drove into Anderson Auto Repair and Danny found a broken pcv line that not only was causing my car to spit oil but made it run horribly. He charged me a half hour labor and the part which was under 10 bucks. I dont think I can buy a car for that. Thanks Danny for the great service
Tried to cal but the phone number listed goes to a fax! Ouch! My Ear!Website takes me to a guy in California named Jeff Johnston!
These are dishonest, lying, incompetent crooks. I took my wife's car in for an AC problem early Friday morning. They called me later that day and said she had a high pressure valve leak and it would be $200. I gave the go ahead and they called me Saturday afternoon to say it was ready. We picked it up and the AC stopped working a half mile later. They had told me their work was guaranteed.It was too late to take the car back and they were closed Sunday and Monday. We returned Tuesday at 0700 and left the car. The manager, Jason, called me around 10am and said the evaporator was leaking and it would cost an additional $1150. They had the car for 2 days prior and supposedly use dye to check for leaks but could not find it? He replaced a part that had already been replaced a month before. They made excuses for being incompetent but I gave him the go ahead to fix it as my wife will not drive without AC and I was having to use her car. So he promised the car in 2 days. I went by on Wednesday afternoon to check the progress as the hurricane was coming and they had not even touched it. I had had it with these idiots. I asked for a refund of my $200 as they had not fixed anything and I doubt they actually even did the dye test which they charged me $150 for. The owner, Darren, refused to credit my money back. I asked to see the part he had replaced but he didn't have it. I doubt he replaced it. We argued and he put his hands on me. I told him to never touch me again or I would file assault charges. I left. This is a very bad outfit. I advise everyone to stay away. I intend to pursue the $200 in small claims and I also considering filing assault charges.
PROFESSIONAL TOPNOTCH SERVICE!!! I have been using Gulf Auto Clinic for three years now for all of my auto repairs and maintenance. Every time I go I have received this same exceptional and professional service. Terry, the service manager, is very knowledge-able & attentive to my auto needs. I have referred several people to Terry and he has always delivered exceptional service. I highly recommend golf auto clinic to anyone that wants exceptional & reliable service for their auto.
11 years ago we started at Beach Vet when it was owned by the very caring and knowledgeable Dr. Berglund. Unfortunately he sold his his veterinary practice last summer to a corporation that owns 400 other veterinary practices. The quality of care isn't the same.We took our dog to Beach in January because he ate nylons. We agreed to let Dr. ---do the surgery only beacause the Dr. said there were no Vet surgery specialists in Sarasota and we would need to go to Tampa. We were misinformed. We also found out after the dog' s surgery that no one watches the pets at night at Beach Vet and they are left alone for over 13 hours. We had an additional expense to have him transported to a facility that provides all night care which was needed because we were informed that our dog arrived already in severe pain from Beach. After 48 hours of problems and mistruths from Beach, our dog needed another surgery to fix the problems encountered from Beach. He had leakage from the incision and peritonitis had set in. It cost us another $7000 at Veterinary Specialists(wish I had known about this Vet before the first surgery)to fix his multiple problems. If I had listened to Dr. ---at Beach and not insisted upon an ultra sound, the dog would not have survived. No one at Beach ever called to see how our dog was doing.
Dr Doyens is wonderful he is very caring and experienced and all his staff are so sweet and very knowledgeable they were so good to my kitty.I will not go anywhere else and I'm so glad that I found them.
Dr Luke has treated every animal I've ever owned. I couldn't have found a more intelligent and compassionate vet for my fur babies. Dr Luke performed 2 very delicate and complicated surgeries on my Archie. Won't have any other vet take care of my fur babies.
I have used them a few time Forestate and Jason are great. They have never said I need a repair that wasn't needed. They always explain the repairs to me. I trust them with both my vehicles
I have been going to the Beach Vet Clinic for over 10 years.Dr. Jade and Dr. Crit are the best doctor's and the staff are soknowledgeable and friendly. They really do care about you and your pets. They treat your pets like they are their own. Dr. Jade never gave up on treatingmy Aussie and because of her efforts I am able to enjoy havingSmokey with me. I also have a cat that they are treating and Meg is still with me because of them. If you are in need of good doctors, caring, and knowledgeablestaff, cleanliness, and genuine, warm people then look no further, you have all of that & more at The Beach Veterinary Clinic.Bonnie D
Choosing the right vet for your pet can be tough. After all, your furry friend can't tell you how he or she feels about the doctor. Even though you're not the one treated by the vet, whoever your animal sees is obviously your decision. Since many veterinary diseases and injuries can turn into emergencies very quickly, it's important to have a go-to vet. This way, you can ensure you'll know whom to see when your animal needs care.
Speak to your friends and family about vets who've treated their pets. You can even talk to your groomer or an animal shelter worker for referrals. When you visit the clinics you've been referred to, check that the facility is clean, animals are separated and the staff is calm and courteous. Not all clinics are American Animal Hospital Association accredited. This accreditation isn't a legal necessity, though a clinic that's AAHA-accredited is guaranteed to offer high-quality medical care. To receive accreditation, the clinic has to meet the AAHA's standards in the areas of facility, equipment and quality care.
If you're looking for a specialist, you want to make sure he or she is board-certified to practice in that specific area of animal medicine. You'll want to make sure your vet is also convenient to visit, so there are factors to take into account.
The type of animal you own should play a part in which vet you choose as well. While your options are vast if you have a dog or cat, you may have to visit an avian clinic for your bird or an exotics clinic for your snake.
Just as there are many types of doctors, there are many types of vets. Some focus on livestock or house pets, while others may specialize in dentistry or surgery. They may work in a veterinary clinic or zoo, working specifically with the animals housed there, or travel to farms to work with livestock. Since horse racing and other equestrian activities are so popular, some vets are trained to work just with horses.
Diseases, like malaria and yellow fever are also transmitted through animals. Some vets have insight to diseases that affect both humans and animals. Vets have contributed to the treatment and cure of many diseases that plagued both humans and their furry friends.
Government agencies employ veterinarians as well. When an animal comes from a foreign land, these vets quarantine them and check for any diseases that may be present in an effort to control new diseases that can be brought into the country. Other Specific types of vets include:
A vet assistant works alongside the veterinarian and helps out around the clinic. In some cases, they may assist vets in surgery or restrain struggling animals during tests or lab work. The everyday duties of a veterinary assistant include; monitoring and caring for animals after surgery, keeping medical records, cleaning animals' teeth, feeding and bathing them, cleaning cages, sterilizing surgical equipment, giving animals medication, collecting samples for testing and performing laboratory tests, and offering grief counseling to pet owners.
It's a good idea to bring your pet to the vet regularly. This way, he or she becomes familiar and comfortable with the care providers, and you can stay on top of your pet's preventative care. If the animal is small enough, bring it to the office in a carrier. Just as you visit the doctor for a yearly check up, you should bring in your pet for regular check ups as well. During a routine veterinary visit, the vet will probably begin by asking you if there have been any changes in your pet's behavior or habits.
The vet will then take your pet's vitals, like weight, temperature, pulse and respiration rate, and perform a physical examination of the pet. During a physical exam, the vet checks the abdomen for swollen organs, and the legs, feet and joints for any potential problems. Depending on the age, breed or condition of your pet, your veterinarian may also check the eyes, ears and mouth.
When your vet conducts a full body examination, he or she will check out your pet's coat and skin, noting any hair loss, itchy spots or lumps. Keep note of your animal's shedding habits so you can let the vet know if anything seems abnormal. The vet will check for parasites, fleas, ticks, mites and heartworms as well.
Vaccinations are also important to your pet, especially if you have a cat or a dog, and your vet will suggest that you make sure they're current. Keeping up to date with vaccinations can prevent your furry friend from getting distemper, rabies, hepatitis and lyme disease. Some vaccinations last longer than others, so speak to your doctor about staying caught up with your animal's shots.
Just like your own health insurance, you want to make sure your animal is covered before he or she needs veterinary services. Some common animal surgeries can cost thousands of dollars, and you don't want to end up having to foot a surprise bill that costs more than your paycheck.
There's no set price for pet health insurance. Costs can depend on factors such as where you live, the age and breed of your pet, and how much coverage you want. Before you take out a pet insurance policy, you'll want to meet with your vet to go over what he or she thinks your animal should be covered for. Many vets believe that you should make sure cancer, chronic disease, hereditary and congenital disease, and common breed-related medical conditions are all addressed in your policy.
Some pet owners can't afford insurance for their pet, so there are other options to make paying for surprise pet visits as easy as possible. Some pet stores have wellness plans - which tend to be much cheaper than an insurance policy - that offer shots, check ups, screenings and discounts on various procedures your pet may need. A lot of veterinary offices offer payment plans for pricey procedures as well, as long as you have decent credit history. For a last-ditch option, there are even privately funded organizations that offer pet owners financial aid for their pet's treatments.