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Four tips for keeping yourself and your vehicle safe while you wait.
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.
Our experience was terrible with dealership.My daughter purchase her first car .We got bad deal she paid 5000 cash for 2010 Ford fusion in June. We have to spend 100 to get it checked out at Ford dealership .The finding was the car was wrecked and airbags wont ever deployed if the car is wrecked again.Now we have to spend $1200 to get abs brake modulator fixed and another 2000 or more to get airbags repaired. My daughter cant drive her car because of fear of airbags not deploying. We got a bad deal. Please get your car checked out before you paid cash for any vehicle from these scammers.
They are not persistent, it has been going on six weeks and I still have not gotten my car back. He had suppose to put an engine in and flush the transmission but still I have not gotten my vehicle back. Run Run!
Very professional and patience with me. I would recommend them to anyone. Thank you for your consolation!
Tracy was respectful, trustworthy and friendly. I absolutely love my car. Thanks Tally Whips for my great experience on purchasing my 1st car. God bless you guys!
Aymen Beshay REFUSED MY CERTIFIED LETTER...HERE IT IS AYMEN...December 10, 2014RE:VIN # WBAVB13596KR56696As you know, the 2006 BMW 325i we purchased from your dealership on Nov. 4, 2014 was in a state of disrepair upon purchase. The car bore a sign at time of purchase that read “30 day, 1000 mile warranty.”On Nov 5, I returned to your dealership with the car due to a brake indicator warning lamp as well as another indicator lamp that was illuminated before I even arrived at home with the car on Nov 4th. I was also concerned that the steering wheel was whining when turned. You sat in the car, turned the wheel and heard the sound. You told me “it will work itself out, if not bring it back in a week or so.” You should recall that you opened the hood and waited for the engine to cool down so you could remove the cap to the coolant reservoir. It appeared to be empty. You had a mechanic bring around a bottle of antifreeze and poured it in saying it just needed coolant, everything is fine. 2 weeks later the car was deemed not operable without a new coolant tank, lower radiator hose and a new sensor. A $410.00 repair. Please see attached estimate. Also please notice that the mileage at the time of the estimate is less than a 1,000 miles and fewer than 30 days from the date of purchase. When I spoke with your office manager she called ME rude for being upset, and informed me that you were out of the country for several weeks and I would have to wait for your return and you would be in touch with me. Clearly several weeks have passed and you have not contacted me as promised to resolve these matters.You stood in front of your establishment the day I bought the car and told me that the brakes on the car I was buying had been replaced and everything was good, but the indicator light just needed to be reset to turn it off. "Go to BMW they can turn it off for you.” The fact was, that your mechanics put the brake pad sensors on the wrong wheels, left front to right rear, right rear to left front. In doing so, they broke the car side of the connectors forcing them in and cross threaded a lug ruining it. When I took it to a brake specialist to have the indicator reset I was told that "whoever worked on this car had no idea what they were doing and had no business working on brakes!" When I brought this to your office manager’s attention, she informed me that she had contacted you and respond to this issue by making a loan payment for me that will not cover the cost of the repairs. Please see attached receipt for the brake repair reflecting the notes from the brake specialist regarding the left rear wheel bolt being cross threaded when the brakes were worked on prior to my purchase. The lug has not been fixed at this time, rendering me vulnerable to yet, another repair cost I should not be responsible for.While no one at your dealership has contacted me or made any effort to resolve these repair issues the situation has escalated to the point where I am stranded without transportation. This situation left me no option other than to seek legal advice. I am, at this time, giving you 10 business days to respond to this communication and resolve these issues. If you choose not to resolve this I will then contact The FL Bureau of Consumer Affairs, The Better Business Bureau, The Florida Department of Professional Regulation, and will proceed with a formal complaint through my attorney, seeking repair costs as well as attorney fees and court costs. While I understand you are in the business to profit, you told me that you couldn't sell the 2011 Kia forte with 33,000 miles that I was trading in on your lot..."it will go to auction, no one wants a Kia". You gave me $5500 for it. You are now selling it for $11,000 on your lot. I believe there is room here for you to do the right thing. Not doing so would be shameful, morally, ethically, and fundamentally wrong.
Advertised for $2500 down but they tired to get $3111.00 by scamming. 2008 Buick Enclave Less than 7 days I tried to return the vehicle because of the lot not willing to fix the problems. Loud breaks we almost had a head on with a truck. 3/08/2018 and 3/16/2018 I have to jump the suv to get to point A and B.Axle bad Sway bars bad.16 codes for transmission.They sold me a warranty without me knowing of $405. After bringing this to Sunshine Auto attention they claimed to remove the $405 which should have been the end of any balloon payment. Returned to the dealer after Suv stopped in traffic they wanted to charge me for looking over the vehicle I went home crying and decided I’ll let someone fix it started the process and bam at 6am Andre and his minions New Link Finace company repoed the Suv on 3/31 I called my insurance to see if it was something I did they said no. I’m looking to build a major lawsuit with anyone out there with similar problems with this dealership and their others please let me know so we can take these people down.
Loved my experience with Tally whips made my dreams come true couldn’t believe it .... This is only the beginning my family and I will be back !!!!!
Tracy and Jeremy were very honest about everything. They will tell you up front about look fors and potential risk. Depending on your budget they can get any car to mee your needs! I went in for some simple upgrades to my Jeep and have since bought 5 cars from them! Amazing small business that truly represents the BEST of good ole American free enterprise! Thank you Tally Whips!
Very honest and trust worthy, instantly made me feel comfortable. Reasonable price, Great work. Definitely will shop with them again.
Courteous and kind and willing to negotiate .
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.