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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?
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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?
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I bought a car from Nissan sutherlin in September. ..when i started the process everyone was so extremely helpful and made me feel valued as a customer. ..my finance was a challenged so since it took a bit longer to get an approval my sales person lost interest in me...he didn't call me the next day when i was to return or even acknowledge me when i came back to the dealership. ..i asked to have a different sales person...Kelvin..he was nice...but not thorough...mt mirrors bulbs needed replacement and it tookn3 calls and me to fome hack to the dealership to assist. Also, my tag was not ready because my car did not have an emissions done when i bought it..which cost me time and a fee to pay for the emissions. ..i was told by Kevin in used car sales...to bring in the receipt and i would be repaid...i came in a month ago and i have not received my check. I called today abd the lady answering the phone was not very friendly because i askedwhy i couldn't speak to someone. ..she told me she was doing me a Favor taking the takin a message. I asked who could i contact. .i have a complaint and want to our it in writING, the ladySaid contact who i need to. She had no care for my frustration. You know almost all car places send an email or card to thank you for your purchase. I feel like me buying a car is not appreciated. The reason i rated it a 2 is because James in finance is awesome and Kelvin was good. Not appreciated as a customer
Its seems kinda funny that every time Ive taken one of our vehicles in for a repair they are right back in for another issue. I recently had the front suspension fixed on my vehicle and when i took it up there the engine was running perfect. We had just replaced all the hoses, spark plugs and wires, along with a few other things. When I pulled off from motorhead the car started running like it wanted to blow up. A couple days later it started making terrible sounds at the pully and belts. The next day the car started making a terrible winding sound and and totally shut down. the stearing went out along with the brakes. Its funny because when we looked at where all the noise was coming from it was right where they were working. When I called motorhead about it they were like you need to bring that car up here right away. He said from what it sounded like that was atleast a $600 job. So basically I wont be taking any more of my vehicles there again.
I pulled in Motor Heads with my classic 72 Chevy Cheyenne 427 truck with a busted power steering hose pooring fluid. I am traveling threw GA from SC and was expected to be told to leave the truck or return later to get hose repaired. Within 10 min from the time I pulled in Steve the owner had me in his truck and we were off to find a power steering hose to repair my blown one. 45 min or so later I was pulling back on the road. This was my first experience with Motor Heads I just took a chance they would help me as I traveled threw and had a problem . Steve went out of his way to assist my problem . I felt lucky to meet theses people late on a Friday afternoon and they were so willing to help. O yea when I received my repair bill I looked at it 3 times to make sure it was correct I then tipped him a $ 20.00 for the great service. Thanks Guys you made my weekend a lot better. Respectfully Todd C. Townsville SC
I can't say enough great things about Steve and his mechanics at Motorheads Auto Repair on Buford Hwy. I initially took it in to Steve, the owner, for an assessment re: my rear end differential needing repair as well as front driver side boot/axle. He quoted me a really fair price so I took it to them for the repairs as they had some good reviews and were located nearby. I went to pick it up and was shocked at how much better it drove; like new!!! These guys give you a honest, fair quote with no surprises when you pick up AND do an absolutely spectacular job. Motorheads is where I will continue to take my vehicles for repairs. Thanks guys!!!
I can't say enough great things about Shannon and Bob at Shelby's Auto Repair. I'm always weary of who I leave my cars with but after hearing so many great things about their shop, I had to give them a try. I'm so glad I did. Shannon is always smiling and happy to get me in right away! Bob is the ONLY person I will bring my cars to. He goes above and beyond to fix any issue big or small while answering all my questions. These folks are the perfect example of good, honest, hardworking people. Thank You for another fantastic experience at Shelby's!
Troublesome engine light before a trip out of town. What a great group of folks at Team Ryan Automotive! They had a look, ran diagnostics, drove the car several times over 1.5 days to encourage the stall issue, but nothing. They could have easily made a repair and charged $$$ but their ethical business practices left me with a small bill to pay. Its been 6 days and no issues so far. I felt comfortable with the staff and the owner Dan. Thanks so much for speedy service. I will be back when the time comes for service on my Volvo.
Sometimes it can be intimidating for a gal to go into a mechanic shop. Team Ryan is so clean and comfortable, you almost feel like you're walking into their home! The staff were all extremely courteous and very informative. They took time to explain to me all my options and did not try to sell me something I didn't need. Their services are very fairly priced and their work was done quickly and professionally. From now on, my family will take all our vehicles to Team Ryan.
I have given a great review on this specific employee, Carolina Guzman, because she is a very attentive employee. She was extremely helpful in helping me find the truck I was looking for. She listened to my needs, and she helped me find exactly what I was looking for. I would definitely recommend this dealership, and more specifically Carolina, for your purchases. And I will have no doubt in coming back to this dealership for my future car needs.
I have recently purchased a vehicle from Laras Trucks.I would like to say that the service that was showed to me was excellent.I expressed the kind of truck I wanted and Carolina did everything she could to find it.I expressed the price range and the description of the truck and she looked until she found it which i appreciated very much.The service was excellent and would recommend Laras Trucks to anyone because of the service which was given.
I had my wifes car serviced at Motorhead Auto Repair, Steve the owner was very helpful and treated me very well. Its a small shop in a little town called Rest Haven and from the looks of the area may not look the greatest but you will be treated fair and they are reasonable with their labor rate. They are honest people and that is very rare to find in the Auto Repair world! I would recommend this shop to my friends and family. Thx
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.