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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.
3350 S Central ExpyMcKinney, TX 75070
I bought a new car from Pat Lobb's Dealership on last Saturday and I am so glad I went to that dealership.\r Mel Williams and Phillip Pratt assisted us and they were both professional and knowledgeable. Instead of it taking all day we were in and out in maybe 3 hours. \r Mel was great to work wi…
1001 Preston RdPlano, TX 75093
We bought a used 2007 Highlander from Pat Lobb McKinney in 2010. Car has been performing fine, but couple weeks ago the alternator went out. Luckily we purchased the Toyota Care package. They towed us FREE to dealership. While there, technician discovered water pump was also bad. They replaced a…
1221 N Central ExpyRichardson, TX 75080
went in told them I was paying cash salesman was a gerk acted like giving me a price was a personal favor got a average price on the truck told him it will take 3 days for the money to be in my acc. will be back sat acted like I was trash for not putting money down the next three days he was on …
12650 Lyndon B Johnson FwyDallas, TX 75232
I had an unbelievable experience! Sam & Tim have gone beyond the word customer service. I will and do recommend you guys to everyone I know. Toyota goes beyond customer service they make you feel like you are a part of their family.
1250 E Interstate 30Rockwall, TX 75087
Told sales person Moses exactly what we needed. He was very professional and honest. We told him what we wanted to pay in the beginning and kept his word to the end. Next time we buy another car and will refer to friends Toyota of Rockwall! Thank you again Moses for a pleasant experience. Tom …
3966 Lyndon B Johnson FwyDallas, TX 75244
Take care of the customer and that will make them come back. Job well done Hector.Posted as a service & under authority of this business, comment shown as expressed by a true customer of this dealer.
4100 S Interstate 35 EDenton, TX 76210
If there was a way to leave less than 1 star, I would. I lease a 2014 Corolla with them. I returned my Corolla early because they were having a buy back event and I wanted to take advantage. When I gave it back to them, under mileage, I used it as a down payment on a different car they had on th…
9525 E R L Thornton FwyDallas, TX 75228
From Business: Fowler Toyota is an automobile dealership that offers a wide range of new and pre-owned vehicles. Its models are available in various styles, such as cars, coupe, sedans, convertibles, wagons, pickup trucks, sport utility vehicles, vans and minivans. Its Toyota models include 4Runner, Avalon, Camry, Corolla, Highlander, Cr…
1999 W Airport FwyIrving, TX 75062
I waited in the lounge and was able to use the dealer provided internet and also looked at the current year model trucks. The time passed very fast.--Posted as a service per authority of business, review written by customer.
701 W State Highway 114Southlake, TX 76092
1661 Wet N Wild WayArlington, TX 76011
I recently bought a 2014 Toyota Corolla LE from here and I must say, I LOVE IT!!! It was my first time financing on a car, and it was a really great experience. I highly recommend coming here and ask for DeVonte Hedge "Dante" to help you out. He knew what he was talking about, was super professi…
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.
My wife and I visited this dealership in hopes of getting a deal based on the advertising on tv and the buick website. However, we were more than disappointed to find out that this dealership would not honor their own advertised prices and deals. One salesman, Wade, even admitted that the ads were misleading and only used to bring in customers. He further explained that this is the industry standard so every dealership does it. Another salesman, Byron, kept using salesman tactics to get you to sign today. He grossly misrepresented the financing costs to try and get us to sign that day. I understand the feelings of the consumer who would feel bullied and pressured by these salesmen. The best rights you have as a consumer is to stay away from this dealership and warn others about their misleading practices. There is one saving grace about this dealership, and that is our first salesman Josh Lewis. He was honest and upfront about the process. He never tried to strong arm us or make us feel bad about the experience. If you do ever consider going buying something from this dealership, please deal with Josh only.
Jay and the whole family go above and beyond!!! We were on the hunt for a reliable car for our 16 yr old son. The Tiburon that my son loved that they had on the lot was over our budget so he had his brother drive to his house the same day to get the one almost identical that was in our budget that they were about to put up for sale. Not to mention...on our way home I was following my son and the car stalled, so we thought it was the battery, well I couldn't get it to start with the jumper cables so I called Jay and within about 15 minutes he and his mechanic were there to help...turned out it wasn't the battery but something with the oil line. Stressed out and almost in tears, He said don't worry I'll take care of this for you and he got a tow truck out there and said he would tow it back to the shop and get it fixed for us! I mean who does that… Technically he didn't have to help us with anything after we drove off the lot! A+++ for customer service!!! Highly recommended!!!!
Bobby Shark was awesome to deal with. He took the time and thoroughly went over everything in when I bought my car. He has since called me a few times to thank me for my purchase and make sure I didn’t have any questions. Anita in the service department has also been awesome! She is prompt and is always ready with a loaner car waiting if I need to drop my Camaro off. She calls me to let me know every detail of change or if it's ready. She is the most professional person I have ever worked with in a service center. Overall, my experience at El Dorado Chevrolet has been top notch. From the sales to the service, I have been taken very good care of. I would highly recommend El Dorado Chevrolet to my friends and family, a great place to do business.
Gil McDaniel has been my salesman for years at Bob Tomes Ford. Gil is very professional, and understands the car business. He will listen to your needs, and educate you on the vehicle(s) of your interest. No high pressure sales talk, he wants to earn your business, but more importantly, he wants to earn your loyalty as a Bob Tomes customer for life. I am, and will always be. Bob Tomes is a fine gentlemen, his customer service dedication & direction is evident in Gil McDaniel. Call Gil for your next Ford vehicle, you will not be disappointed. NJR
I went in last Wednesday to do an alignment on my xterra, and to my suprise they weren't able to do the alignmemt because pf some parts that needed to be replaced. It was really out of our budget, but the man in front helped us out to get the cost down to a range we could afford. I've never had someone do that and I really appreciate that brakes plus in Mckinney have excellent employees that will help their customers out in a tough situation. Thank you brakes plus! I will definitely take my cars back for further maintaince if needed!
I researched Subaru for several weeks and noticed online Brandon Tomes Subaru had a greater selection of pre owned subarus than other retailers in the area. I dealt with Roger in online sales and he sat up a test drive for us the next day!! He was very helpful and not pushy at all . I would not only recommend a Subaru , but definitely recommend this establishment .Everyone from the front desk to the fianance team were friendly and made my experience easy and even better than I had hoped!! I ❤️ My Subaru!!
Thank you so much Deanna Oatman for making my car buying experience the best ever. Deanna was very knowledgeable about the vehicle. During the test drive she explained many features, as well as providing a route that allowed me to get a better feel for different aspects of the vehicle. When we returned to the dealership, Deanna provided more information about their service department, as well as explaining and familiarizing me with the technology in the vehicle. - Thanks again!!
My family has boughten numerous cars fromy Burls. I had an unfountante event and needed a car ASAP. I went to him and was driving off the lot in a car that got me going where I needed to go. This man is a very honest an and isn't out to screw you over. He is honest about each of his cars and gives good prices. I would recommend him to anyone looking to buy a teen a first inexpensive car or needing another car at a low price. I can't say enough about him.
I'm currently in the process of purchasing a vehicle at Bob Tomes Ford and trying to decide between a truck or SUV. I've been working with a sales consultant, Tyler Shock, who has been very helpful and patient while I sort through what will serve me best. Tyler provided the vehicle details and suggested various options for me to consider. I look forward to purchasing my new vehicle and appreciate the service I'm receiving at Bob Tomes Ford.
I recently bought a 09 Tahoe from this dealership and dealt with Persia and my sales experience with her was great! Not only did she not pressure me into buying my SUV but she went out of her way to ensure that my husband and I felt comfortable with this purchase. She was super friendly and came across as very caring. I have no problem recommending Persia or this dealership to anyone based on my experience as a satisfied customer!
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.