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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?
2401 NW 23rd StOklahoma City, OK 73107
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1400 N Kennedy AveShawnee, OK 74801
Shawnee DHS has always been very helpful with me and those I work with. All you have to do is have patience and be respectful.
201 NW 63rd St Ste 210Oklahoma City, OK 73116
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.
All it takes is a little preparation to get your car winter-ready and to keep from getting into an icy situation.
I have used Terry's for a couple of years and they have always been friendly and dependable. He guarantees his work and for a woman that means alot. They font try to get over on ya, they give you a quote and that's what I have paid. I trust them and I won't take my vehicle to anyone else.
Typical poorly ran security service. DO NOT HIRE OR WORK FOR ROCK SOLID.First of all, I worked for them. The owner who likes to be called Chief. That tells you a lot. Puts the guest, residents, or employees at extreme risk by not following standard safety protocols and procedures. He uses unlicensed personnel. Agents the law by the way. I had two paychecks bounce and one time he went on a vacation to Mexico and did not pay me and others that week. He said one time he could not make payroll if not for winning at the casino so he gambles with payroll money. But the biggest reason I no longer work here is the lack of concern for public safety. He will get someone killed some day. If you are looking for work check out someone else. You may not get paid. Or looking for a security company look somewhere else. Your guest or employees are at risk from Rock Solid. He has lost many accounts. And if you hire him you will know why.
I have been a customer of theirs for 14 years and two houses. When I notified them that I was moving out of state, they said I would have a $301.21 fee for early cancellation on an upgrade they did. I asked the rep to waive the fee given our long history. He said he could cut the fee in half but the rest would have to be paid.. When I asked to speak to the owner, he refused, saying "he would pass my comments along". He also said that he knew the owners "would not agree to" a waiver. Very frustrating here is a person who cannot waive a fee and is not willing to allow me to talk to someone who could, but he knows what the owners would say.
Wow!!! After two court dates with this judge she completely and udderly ignored me and one of the three times I spoke during two different court dates she told me to be quite she's not talking to me. Like I said I've been in her court room twice now. I am in her court room over guardianship for my kids. My wife's sister, who filed against us, filed the wrong papers. My lawyer, who I paid a lot of money for, fought and won against the guardianship. So in turn the judge helped her out in filing the proper papers for her right there in court. That's fine. I get it. Help her out cause she needs it. So court got pushed another month away. In turn we asked for weekend visitations with our kids. She said we could have that if we moved out of our RV. Yea that's one of the allegations against us. We live in a RV cause I took another job around the city and before we signed a year lease we wanted to make sure it was the right move. Let me tell you about the RV. It's a 34' 2015 Keystone Bullet Bunk House. Which means it has a kids room with three bunk beds. We have three kids. That's why we got the RV cause it fit us all comfortably while we stay in it. We use it a lot. We have lived in it before during summers cause we love being outside. Got of topic. So in turn we can't have our kids on weekends, just Friday night to Sunday night I might add, cause we live in a RV. Before all this went to court I asked multiple lawyers if a RV was a suitable place for kids. Not one lawyer I talked to said it wasn't. So that brings me to believe that this judge is biased against me or does not know the law. I might add that this judges apperance was well let's say unfitting for a court. If you have this judge then I say to you to be very very weary of what you are getting into cause she doesn't play by the law. She plays by her own set of laws and can because she can get away with it. Good luck to everyone that has her.
If I could give 1,000 negative stars I would. As another person wrote, you try to cancel your service and you get "Maurice" who is rude and doesn't return phone calls. They have the ABSOLUTE WORST customer service and are COMPELTELY OVERPRICED. Their equipment is outdated and subpar. Within my first year I had the equipment go out several times, to get it replaced I had to pay for the new equipment and the service call, but it hadn't even been a YEAR. Sounds like defective equipment to me and I shouldn't have to cover that. PLEASE LISTEN TO ME AND GO WITH A DIFFERNT COMPANY!!!!! The Alarm Group is AWFUL. Take my word for it and save yourself some heartache, stress, and a ridiculous amount of money and time!!
Don't get this company for your security because they will rip you off , it will cost you a fortune because you pay for every time they come to your house that's not including the equipment
The employees are seasoned professionals and provide prompt service. This is rather small garage conveniently located in downtown Norman.
I was not impressed with their customer service. When you cancel, they "forget" and you get another bill. It's hard to reach anybody. When you cancel you get "Maurice" who won't return calls or do what he says he's going to do. Their contracts are not very clear on purpose and they basically hook you into a long-term contract without giving you any details. Upon cancellation, I told them that they need to update their contracts to be more clear and they basically shrug it off. Be sure to read the fine print. Horrible experience and over-priced. They run their business unethically! I would stay away from these folks.
I have had the worst experience here. One: We drop it off on a Tuesday and he tells us he will get to it the next week. We do not hear from here ONCE in FIVE, that's right, FIVE weeks. We have to keep calling him, he never called us. Two: At one point, we were told the head was at the machine shop, but there was some racecar show in town, and they wouldn't be able to get to it that weekend. REALLY? Unprofessional. Three: We were initially quoted $800 at most, for the repair of a head gasket. Get there, mind you again five weeks later, and I see the bill says $850. There are two additional things that he changed, and I get it, if it is detrimental to how the car operates then of course I would want that, but did he ever call to ask if these additional charges would be okay? No, he did not. So when he wanted to talk price, I made sure that I would not be paying that much due to the long wait, additional charges, no phone calls, etc. He at first stated that he wasn't going to put my car in front of others. I stated that I never asked, this, that all I asked was for the car to be done when we were told it would be, a week after bringing it in, and if it was going to take longer he could have called. After getting upset, because at this point I am LIVID, he does negotiate the price down. Four: After a few days I notice the amount never came out. He didn't finish the transaction. He can't even get paid right! Five: I drive the car to the first stoplight and it starts missing...I continue to drive it thinking I might be paranoid and it continues to miss. I get home, turn the car off, turn it back on, and the check engine light comes on. My brother-in-law uses some gadget to check it and a couple codes come up. Then, just 2 hours later, after getting gas, it completely dies on me. Much more to the story but can't go over the word limit here (vomit) so just PLEASE, WATCH OUT!
Thank you. Your service enabled me to feel safe. I really appreciate that
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.