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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.
6700 University AveMiddleton, WI 53562
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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.
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.
There are two sides to every story and most of these are totally one sided. There is a lot more to say about sales situations and it is incorrect for anyone to think the staff at Schoepp Motors would 'yell' at any customer for any reason. It is a family owned, professional business with a good reputation in the Madison/Middleton area for over 35 years. I have bought 2 cars from them and my family/friends have dealt with them also. It isn't always peaches 'n cream every time you buy a car because sometimes the circumstances related to money & credit aren't perfect. All I know is that they try very hard to get you a loan for a car that you will be happy driving. They don't yell at anyone or try to make anyone do anything they don't want to do. I would recommend Schoepp Motors to anyone who wants to buy a decent used car that has been tuned-up, cleaned, and wont be a headache to own. They are a big company and definitely respect people and want to keep their reputation positive. **You have to respect the rule of 10's: One person that is unhappy with their purchase will tell 10 people about it - It takes 10 happy customers to tell 1 person they had a great experience. 1% of the customers [that aren't happy] make 75% of the noise (especially ONLINE). People that are disgruntled feel the drive to make everyone know about it (misery loves company), while happy people are just content with themselves - hence the rule of 10's I used to work in trailer/RV sales so I know a little bit about how this works. I just feel bad because they try so hard to help people get cars, and if you just read these reviews you wouldn't know that at all. I rated them 4/5 stars instead of 5/5 stars because they aren't perfect and given the nature of used car sales, credit, & banks you can't expect them to be. If you go to Schoepp to buy a used car you have the best shot at getting a good car, a good deal, and the best possible bank terms available. I don't have perfect credit  and have been shocked at how well they've done to get me a good loan on a car I wanted. Just take all the negative reviews with a grain of salt keeping in mind there are two sides to every story. Be well!
I would HIGHLY recommend M&M Auto Body for anyone looking for quality detailing or auto body work in the Dane County area. For a lot of years I detailed my own vehicles because I could never find someone who had the same attention to detail that would satisfy my expectations. That all changed recently when I had one of my vehicles detailed at M&M Auto Body. The experience I had there was a customer’s dream from start to finish. Mike Myagawa and his staff showed incredible customer service from making the appointment, providing a clean and dependable loaner vehicle, to the pick up of my vehicle the next day. I checked my vehicle from bumper to bumper when I arrived home and was absolutely amazed at the quality of work and attention to detail that M&M showed in working on the vehicle. It surpassed even my very high expectations of quality workmanship and I will be bringing my wife’s vehicle there in the next week for a similar job. I also would not hesitate to bring any auto body work there that is needed for any of our cars based on the quality of work provided. To top it off, the pricing at M&M is very fair, their location is very easy to get to (one block off of Stoughton Rd.) and Mike’s staff is second to none. I hope anyone who reads this will give serious consideration to doing business with such a quality establishment. David W. Dahlin Verona, WI 608-845-5829
I have had nothing but positive experiences working with the owner of Staves Auto Sales at 648 east Washington ave in Madison Wisc. Steve is professional, down to earth, willing to go above and beyond what most car dealers would do for the little man. The quality if vehicles is beyond what you would find from a USED dealership, no hidden fees, and he is knowledgeable in mechanical issues, pricing for repairs is not only honest, but low cost. He is honest, patient, personable, takes time to listen to what you are looking for in a vehicle, price range, and is willing to go the extra mile for you. Definitely a good businessman. I refer all I know who are in need of a vehicle, whether it be car, truck, suv, minivan..he has upgraded inventory worth checking out!! He also is fairly quick in repairs, oil changes, etc. Good place to get that first care for your teenage driver, or when your car breaks down either repairs or a new/used vehicle. Vehicles are unremarkably clean and in great mechanical working condition, with some extras, such as seat warmers, moon roofs, dvd/cd players, good tires, etc..A Must Ck out dealer if you desire honest, friendly service!
I bought a VW jetta tdi from A to Z autosports. I have put more than 20k miles on it and it has been one of the best vehicles i have owned. My previous car was a a 2012 , and like all cars require maintenance expected or not. I really dont understand why some people who buy cars that is 5 or 10 years old are suprised that they have to fix or replace something that stopped working. I had to do that on my 2012 acura that i bought from the acura dealership. Let alone cars that are 7 or 10 years old with over 100,000 miles. People are quick to jump and blame a dealership anytime something has to be fixed or replaced in a their car. 99% of the time, the parts has to replaced or car needs service, and NO the dealership did not program the part to fail a week or a month after you bought your car. It is part of owning a used car that is 5 or 10 years or older. The guys at A to Z where more than helpful any time i needed help, even a 2 years after i bought my car. Go there and see for yourself. Even if you dont buy a car , and just browse you will see they are laid back and honest.
Great service. Our fleet of trucks (6) have never been running better. Labor rates are lower then the rest of the truck shops in town. The owners Greg and Dan who are also the only two mechanics are always helpful and completely honest. Our ford 6.0 trucks have had thousands of dollars of work done at the dealer. We have been using them for 4 years now and they have been servicing and maintaning them at half the cost and half the down time of the dealer. We call last minute and they always work us in. They also have a mobile service truck that we use for our loaders and bobcats since our loader is aways at the yard and our bobcats always on jobsites. They service them around our hours which is unheard of by other compainies that we have tried. When they stop by to repair something afterwards they are always pulling dipsticks to make sure the oil is up and checking to make sure we are staying up on our oil change intervals on our trucks and letting us know what they believe should be worked on next. All around a Great Company. They have our business for life because of honesty.
I have a hard time believing these negative reviews. I suspect some may be from the competition and perhaps others from unreasonable customers? I have had nothing but the best experience from Goben Cars. I typically go through several cars each year or so and now buy all of them through Goben. I am a bargain hunter and they consistently have the best prices. They have always gone above and beyond with any issues on vehicles within the warranty period and have provided nothing but the best service outside of the warranty period. If it wasn't something they could fix themselves they always pointed me in the right direction or found the best on price on parts needed. Not to say I've had a lot of problems with the vehicles I've purchased from them - because I haven't. However, vehicles are bound to have problems, even new ones. I highly recommend Goben Cars if you can look past the lack of mega dealer facilities etc and realize that, instead, they pass the savings on to you as a consumer.
I normally don't take the time to do reviews on my experiences but felt it was necessary because Harmony was able to make it possible for me to buy my new car. Some of my family had previously went to Mad City Sales so I figured I would give a try too. As soon as I got there, Harmony greeted me and got to know exactly what I was looking for. We looked at a few cars and then found the perfect car. It is a 2011 Nissan Altima. We talked about financing after I took it for a test drive. Now I don't have the best credit in the world so I thought I was going to have to put thousands of dollars down to get into a car but was I surprised! With only a couple hundred dollars out of my pocket I was able to drive off the lot with my new car! I wanted to make sure that Harmony got praised for her diligent work. Thank you Harmony.
My parents had been driving this nasty old suburban around for years. Buying a car is like THE scariest thing for them!! They had been looking at various places but just couldn't find the perfect car or a good trade in price for their suburban. When they stopped at Goben they met with Quinn, he took such great care of them. He spent a lot if time with them and was never the least bit pushy. Their manager was extremely helpful as well. My parents finally went with a barely used Yukon and were able to get a really good price on their trade-in. They haven't had any issues and are very impressed w/ it, especially w/ the gas mileage compared to their old clunker. I will definitely be back for my next car purchase, Thanks guys!
Recently my wife and I were looking to add another SUV to our family. We had been looking at a Toyota 4Runner or Sequoia and went as far as 200 miles outside of Madison to search. A couple weeks back we just happen to drive by Ultimate Rides and drove through there lot on a Sunday. We saw the 2006 Sequoia they had on there lot. Long story short both Jon & Vince were extremely professional, accommodating and understanding of everything we wanted. We decided not to purchase the Sequoia only due to an unexpected expense. Once we are ready to pursue a vehicle, I will most definitely contact them. We look forward to hearing about there success in the Madison community for years to come.
I took my Honda Civic in for its 90k checkup. They called me within a few hours with a short list with a long dollar figure of things to address: timing belt, transmission fluid, new tires and alignment. Bill candidly helped me prioritize them and we decided to just do the timing belt for now, given my budget. He called back a few hours later saying it had already been done, so there was no need. Being I had consented to the repair, he could have easily gone through anyway and I never would've known. I could then get the transmission fluid changed. They did so and were ready the next day. They've earned my future business, and the location for downtown residents is unbeatable.
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.