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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?
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.
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After my car was totaled in an accident in late November, I spent about a month looking at vehicles through CarMax, AutoTrader, Craigslist, etc. Trying to stay within the insurance proceeds on the price and getting a comparable replacement for my Acura was extremely challenging. Add to that the number of people out there who do not respond to emails, or call you back and it became quite frustrating. I stumbled on SML Auto Sales through an ad on Craigslist for a car that roughly fit my parameters. Johnny Lee, the proprietor, met us at his office where my son and I test drove the car – a beautifully maintained 2007 Infiniti G35x. Johnny was professional, engaging and informative, and best of all, no pressure! I told him that while I liked the car, it had a few more miles on it than we wanted, and he totally understood. He walked us through the process of how he purchased, inspected and serviced his cars and offered to help us find exactly what we were looking for. When I asked him when we could get started (this was a late Saturday afternoon), he said he needed just a few minutes. He drove home to grab his laptop and about 15 minutes later we were sitting in his office looking at used inventory available to dealers all over the US. Johnny spent more than an hour with us explaining the process and showing us the inventory online. He provided total transparency to the process, which is pretty much unheard of in this industry. It is clear that Johnny is very passionate about what he does – and very meticulous. We talked more about the car that we test drove and Johnny told us about what he did during the evaluation process of the vehicle and what maintenance had been performed – the same process he uses with all of his cars. We left about two hours after initially meeting Johnny and told him we’d check back with him in a few days to see what new cars were available. On the way home, my son and I discussed the car we drove and how Johnny made us feel comfortable about the process. We talked about how reasonable the price was compared to what we had seen elsewhere, and how the mileage was still less than what was on my Acura when it was totaled. Long story, short, I ended up buying the Infiniti two days later. It’s an amazing car by the way.Overall, the process was simple and painless and I would not hesitate to buy from Johnny and SML again. I actually look forward to purchasing my wife’s next car (probably this year) and being able to work the process with Johnny when we actually have time to go through the inventory over a longer period. This experience definitely changed the way I look at the car buying process.
"I became acquainted with "SML Auto Sales", via my search for a well maintained pre-owned vehicle. Via the Internet, I came across a number of private and dealer ad sales.A short time ago, sellers of items employed effort and possessed a sense of pride, when electing to sell their possessions. Currently, this way of life has sadly disappeared, thus leaving us with an environment where people just do not care about what they sell, how they sell, what condition their possessions are in and a price which is fair to all parties.Two days prior towards becoming acquainted with "SML Auto Sales", I took off of work and spent the time visiting selected sellers. During that time, there were two appointments which were confirmed; however, the sellers never showed up thus seriously wasting my time and gas money. Then there were the situations where the intended vehicles failed to appear as in the picture which it was advertised; not to mentioned the lack of cleanliness which a large number of vehicles possessed.I continued my search and was blessed by contacting "SML" for a vehicle, which unfortunately was sold; however, a conversation ensued and an inquiry was conducted regarding other vehicles which could be purchased. Via this discussion a vehicle was identified and an appointment time to examine the vehicle was scheduled.Unlike the other sellers, the owner of "SML" was highly professional and kept his appointment. We met at an agreed location and agreed to allow the vehicle to be examined by a nearby mechanic of my choice. The vehicle flawlessly passed inspection, so much so that the mechanic wanted to purchase the vehicle if I had not chosen not to. The purchase was a cash transaction which took about twenty minutes to complete. When I brought the vehicle home, my family members and friends were extremely elated and pleased regarding my purchase. Without hesitation, I'm totally pleased with my purchase and relationship with "SML Auto Sales"; as well as that I would and will highly recommend them to my friends and family. You will not regret it."
Look no further. SML Auto is the one.For over a month, I was looking for a vehicle for my college bound son. It was a stressful, time consuming and daunting task….until we met Johnny from SML Auto. His professional and meticulous demeanor made our car buying easy and stress free. He’s very knowledgeable about the vehicles in his inventory. After our test drive with Johnny, we told him we had another car we planned to see at the Audi dealership and would get back with him on our final decision. That afternoon, while at Audi, we drove an Acura TL and noticed the air conditioner was not blowing cold air. We mentioned it to the sales rep and he asked the service team to add Freon. As my son and I waited in the lobby to see if adding Freon would “fix” the problem, we decided to call Johnny and get his feedback, even though we just met him. Johnny felt it may be the compressor. The service manager came out and confirmed that indeed, it was the compressor and it would cost about $1,000 to fix. Johnny saved us from making a bad decision and this spoke volumes about Johnny’s character. He gave us honest and objective feedback and, on the spot we decided to give Johnny our business. For me, it’s all about peace of mind, investing in a vehicle that will be safe and reliable for years to come. Johnny did a complete car inspection prior to the purchase and the car was extremely clean. The best part of the transaction was the fantastic deal we got on a 2008 Infiniti G35. I have another child that will need a vehicle soon, and without any doubt in my mind, we will be working with Johnny again. I recommend Johnny and SML Auto without any reservations. We’ve had the vehicle for about 2 months now and Johnny still checks in to make sure we are happy with our investment, and we truly are! Johnny, THANK YOU for the opportunity to work with you.
WHY IS CAR BUYING SO HARD!!! Those were the words my wife and I said to each other after nearly 2 months of looking. Craigslist, AutoTrader, CarGuru, Cars.com… you name it we tried all the tools available to us with no luck.I’ll admit we made it hard on ourselves. My wife was very specific that it be a Silver Camry SE, light ash cloth interior, sunroof, spoiler, no push button start, low miles, and then compound that with the fact we’re both very particular about the condition of our cars… oh, did I mention it had to be a 2011 model?I had come across SML Auto Sales on AutoTrader and checked out his web site and was intrigued with his Customer Buy Program. I called Johnny and spoke to him about what we were looking for. He was confident that he could find the exact car my wife wanted and invited us to his office to see a live auction and explain the whole process in detail. We scheduled an appointment, saw the whole process and set the task for him to find my wife her car.Throughout the search Johnny kept in touch via text messages, phone calls, and email. Then one evening he called and told me a car that met all our specifics was to be auctioned the next morning. He emailed all the pertinent info with pictures for us to verify and sure enough it was the car we wanted and still under manufacturer’s warranty! Unfortunately we weren’t able to be there for the auction but Johnny videoed it and sent it to us. I honestly don’t know who was more excited, Johnny or us?We’ve had the car a couple of weeks now and are very pleased. Dealing with Johnny was a pleasure. He’s up front about everything and genuinely concerned that you drive away completely satisfied. Car buying used to be hard until we met Johnny.
I’ll be the first to admit that it’s easy to write a negative review and that most people don’t take the time to write a positive one, so I thought I would write a few words about my visit to Ed Voyles Chrysler in Marietta. Particularly the Body Shop. I brought a Chrysler Town & Country in for an oil change but stopped off at the Body Shop first because I damaged trim on the rear. Gerami Henson, the manager, quoted me a repair price. Like all body shops the price depends on parts and the labor necessary to repair and install the parts. I felt that the repair labor was high but Gerami said if the labor was less he would make an adjustment. Yeah, sure! Who ever heard of a dealer charging you less than the price quoted. It’s always more. Paying less was never going to happen.A part had to be ordered and when I received a call from Melai Trout that the part had arrived, an appointment was set for the following Wednesday at 3:30 PM. I arrived a little early at 3:15 and at 3:29 the car was pulled into the shop and repaired. And exactly what Gerami promised, happened. The labor was less so Melai charged me less. Thank you Gerami and Melai. What an honorable way to conduct business.I have an appointment with the service department tomorrow morning for a mechanic to look at a broken seat part that should be covered under the manufacture’s warrantee. I will keep you posted as to what transpires.
I have purchased 2 vehicles from Amigo Auto Sales - both times I ran into some financial trouble and called the general manager to either move my payment or lower the bill for a few months, and each time they worked with me. If you're a liar, they will find out and will not work with you because liars don't deserve a break. If you are a truth teller, they will work with you because you deserve a break for being honest. Idiots don't pay their bills write bad reviews because they think they're owed something - that's called Entitlement and it is extremely immature and tacky. Grow up and pay your bills and your car won't get repossessed. Both of my cars were reasonable - had normal wear and tear repairs on both of them but my first car I bought there i had for 5 years and loved it. I just bought a Honda and I love it too. This business is completely legit and LEGAL. There are NO illegal immigrants on their payroll and they are doing everything by Georgia law. They offer competitive employment and prices on their vehicles during difficult times. This is a reputable business and I highly recommend them for the purchase of used vehicles.
I visited Nalley Lexus last week and had the pleasure of working with Dwayne Lee in the service department. He exceeded my expectations in every way. He was not only professional and very reassuring but he also let me know that I was a priority. I was somewhat panicked when my car arrived via tow truck because a significant amount of oil was leaking from the vehicle. He assured me not to worry they would get to the bottom of the issue and let me know by lunch time what was causing the issue. He provided a loaner vehicle and said "not to worry, the car is in good hands." I went to work and the my phone started ringing just before 11 am. I hesitated to answer as I braced myself for the news. Dwayne was on the other end of the phone, I'm sure we exchanged greetings but the first words I remember were "your car is ready, you can pick it up whenever you are available." He stated the issue was pretty minor and they took care of it so the car was ready to go. The relief was overwhelming but Dwayne really made me feel like a valued customer. Great job Nalley for selecting Service Department Staff like Dwayne Lee.
About three week ago, I had the privilege of purchasing a 2007 Infiniti G35 w/ journey package from SML auto. This car was exactly as their ad described it...............immaculate! I purchased at the asking price because I had already done the pricing research online and at local dealers. It ran flawlessly. The 2007 G35 the shares the same body style as the G37, so my friends thought it to be newer due to its condition. The test drive and sales process took about 25 minutes. I was there, though, for about 90 minutes, just talking! I felt I was conversing with an old friend whom I was just meeting. I found Johnny to be genuinely nice, knowledgeable and professional in as sincere a way possible. His sincerity extended weeks beyond the sale. Since then, he has checked on my ride home (I came from Macon, Ga for this great deal), he overnighted my title to my county's tag office, and recently checked to see if I had any registration issues. He had already made sure I would not. I would recommend this car broker to anyone, This is the kind of business you want to see prosper!
I called SML last week in need of two Camry SEs. I located one of them in his inventory immediately. Johnny was very responsive and knowledgeable, answering all of my questions and more. We quickly came to an agreed upon price, and scheduled a time to complete the sale. Since I was from out of town, he took it upon himself to Skype with me and show me every possible detail of the car before I drove 3 hours to see it. In my experience, there are not many honest people in the car business, but Johnny is one of them. There was no haggling and no broken promises. He delivered on every single commitment that he said he would. In fact, I enjoyed the experience so much that I guaranteed him my business for the second Camry and will likely be back to pick it up next weekend. If you want dealer quality (or better), great prices, and the benefit of not having to deal with the traditional car salesman, then SML should be your first stop. If he doesn't have your dream car, he can get it quickly and his quality standards are higher than most consumer standards.
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.