Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Off-Topic > General Automotive

Notices

Funny dealership experiences.....

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-22-2008, 05:19 PM   #21
chris4x4 [OP] chris4x4 is offline
With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine.
chris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
chris4x4's Avatar
Name: FlimFlubberJAM
Joined: May 2008, #6497
Location: Tenoe, AZ
Gender: Male
Posts: 96,581
chris4x4's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by BeefTaco View Post
I guess I will put a different spin on this subject since I am an idiot tech looking out from the inside.
I never said that ALL Techs are idiots. One of my closest friends was a Master tech for Toyota. And from what I have seen of your posts, I agree that you are one of the better "swimmers". That being said, it just seems to me that people like you are becomming a minority.
And yes, Im can only imagine the stupid customers you come across.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2008, 05:24 PM   #22
chris4x4 [OP] chris4x4 is offline
With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine.
chris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
chris4x4's Avatar
Name: FlimFlubberJAM
Joined: May 2008, #6497
Location: Tenoe, AZ
Gender: Male
Posts: 96,581
chris4x4's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ridingontrd View Post
I also have issues.If i wanted 50/50 work done I'd go to a shade tree mach.The letters out front say TOYOTA. At 85 an hr my level of expectations for quality go way up.Being charged 2.5hrs labor for a job done in 45mins.is not good service.It's extortion.End of rant. Carry on.
Consider yourself lucky in that the labor rates at the dealership near me is $125.00 hr. Also, the estimates they give are whats called a "flat rate" or "book rate". It means that if Toyota says the job should take 1 hour, and they finish in 30 min., its a bonus for them. On the other hand, If the book says it will take 2 hours to complete a task, and it takes 5 hours, you are only charged for the 2 hours. HOWEVER, they do seem to half ass a job to get it done faster than whats quoted so they can make an extra buck.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2008, 05:30 PM   #23
Senior Member
Ridingontrd is one of the sharper tools in the shedRidingontrd is one of the sharper tools in the shedRidingontrd is one of the sharper tools in the shedRidingontrd is one of the sharper tools in the shedRidingontrd is one of the sharper tools in the shedRidingontrd is one of the sharper tools in the shedRidingontrd is one of the sharper tools in the shedRidingontrd is one of the sharper tools in the shedRidingontrd is one of the sharper tools in the shedRidingontrd is one of the sharper tools in the shedRidingontrd is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Ridingontrd's Avatar
Navy: '83-'87 Hull Tech.
Name: Richard
Joined: May 2008, #6459
Location: Laughlin,N.V
Age: 49
Gender: Male
Posts: 7,931
Ridingontrd's Tacoma Gallery
Send a message via Yahoo to Ridingontrd
Thanks for showing me the other side of the coin.That part I didn't know.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2008, 05:32 PM   #24
chris4x4 [OP] chris4x4 is offline
With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine.
chris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
chris4x4's Avatar
Name: FlimFlubberJAM
Joined: May 2008, #6497
Location: Tenoe, AZ
Gender: Male
Posts: 96,581
chris4x4's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ridingontrd View Post
Thanks for showing me the other side of the coin.That part I didn't know.
Your welcome. Keep in mind, Im not saying what they do is a good thing. I would much rather pay for a job well done for the time it took, rather than pay for a crap job that took less time.
And your right, at $85.00 + per hour, they SHOULD be doing a GREAT job!
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2008, 06:55 PM   #25
WESTern Alliance: NORCAL COAST
BeefTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedBeefTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedBeefTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedBeefTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedBeefTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedBeefTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedBeefTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedBeefTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedBeefTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedBeefTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedBeefTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
BeefTaco's Avatar
Joined: May 2008, #6481
Location: Santa Cruz County Ca.
Gender: Dude
Posts: 633
BeefTaco's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by chris4x4 View Post
I agree that you are one of the better "swimmers". That being said, it just seems to me that people like you are becomming a minority.
Thanks I have taken a lot of swimming lesson's over the years and no I did not take offense from the idiot comment either it can be tuff on both sides of the drive. Finding quality techs has been a struggle for every dealership across the country for the last five years and there is actually a shortage of good people to hire. You take a gamble on a guy if he don't work out you cut loose before he hurts your customer satisfaction index number. It has forced dealers to go out recruiting techs from other stores and offering a signing bonus and vacation packages and big money. The young guys coming in don't want to put the time in and learn the trade there is a word that they have never heard of APPRENTICESHIP they want big money for no experience out the gate.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2008, 07:54 PM   #26
Member
SongDog is on a distinguished road
 
SongDog's Avatar
Joined: Apr 2008, #6057
Location: DFW, TX
Posts: 30
SongDog's Tacoma Gallery
Chris...I new we had something in commom from the time that you told me about your truck. My stomach turns every time someone touches THE TRUCK. Lucky for me I know a few people at the dealership and the let me look-over-their-shoulder when I want to.

Off the subject, I can't find anyone in DFW that knows how to "adjust/re-arch" the drivers side rear spring in order to allow for the additional weight.

If you don't mind, could you post a new thread about your lift details...I think that your truck has THE BEST stance that I have seen. I would love to copy.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2008, 08:00 PM   #27
My hair is all natural
lsocoee is one of the sharper tools in the shedlsocoee is one of the sharper tools in the shedlsocoee is one of the sharper tools in the shedlsocoee is one of the sharper tools in the shedlsocoee is one of the sharper tools in the shedlsocoee is one of the sharper tools in the shedlsocoee is one of the sharper tools in the shedlsocoee is one of the sharper tools in the shedlsocoee is one of the sharper tools in the shedlsocoee is one of the sharper tools in the shedlsocoee is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
lsocoee's Avatar
Name: Hotdog
Joined: Feb 2007, #872
Posts: 10,098
lsocoee's Tacoma Gallery
one time I went to the dealership for an oil change and all they did was an oil change.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2008, 08:09 PM   #28
Senior Member
itsmyturn is a name known to allitsmyturn is a name known to allitsmyturn is a name known to allitsmyturn is a name known to allitsmyturn is a name known to allitsmyturn is a name known to all
 
itsmyturn's Avatar
Joined: Mar 2008, #5502
Location: Victorville, CA
Gender: Male
Posts: 414
itsmyturn's Tacoma Gallery
you have to blame the auto industry as a whole. the U.S. is the only place where tech are paid in this manner. european techs are on a salary, so they can take their time with your vehicle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2008, 08:22 PM   #29
chris4x4 [OP] chris4x4 is offline
With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine.
chris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
chris4x4's Avatar
Name: FlimFlubberJAM
Joined: May 2008, #6497
Location: Tenoe, AZ
Gender: Male
Posts: 96,581
chris4x4's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by SongDog View Post
Off the subject, I can't find anyone in DFW that knows how to "adjust/re-arch" the drivers side rear spring in order to allow for the additional weight.
There should be a spring shop in your area. Call a truck stop and see if they know of one. You may also want a front coil shim for your driver side spring.

Quote:
Originally Posted by SongDog View Post
If you don't mind, could you post a new thread about your lift details...I think that your truck has THE BEST stance that I have seen. I would love to copy.
Thank you! My front is OME 885 springs, OME NS140 shocks, and Total CHaos UCA's. My rear is TSB springs, I had the AAL's made by a spring shop, and Bilstien 5100 shocks. Wheels are Helo Maxx 6 18" with Nitto Terra Grapplers 285/60/18. Feel free to PM me for any other details.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2008, 08:23 PM   #30
chris4x4 [OP] chris4x4 is offline
With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine.
chris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
chris4x4's Avatar
Name: FlimFlubberJAM
Joined: May 2008, #6497
Location: Tenoe, AZ
Gender: Male
Posts: 96,581
chris4x4's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by lsocoee View Post
one time I went to the dealership for an oil change and all they did was an oil change.
So you think......
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2008, 08:28 PM   #31
chris4x4 [OP] chris4x4 is offline
With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine.
chris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
chris4x4's Avatar
Name: FlimFlubberJAM
Joined: May 2008, #6497
Location: Tenoe, AZ
Gender: Male
Posts: 96,581
chris4x4's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by itsmyturn View Post
you have to blame the auto industry as a whole. the U.S. is the only place where tech are paid in this manner. european techs are on a salary, so they can take their time with your vehicle.
I agree. And its not just the auto industry. Houseing, retail, etc.., but it should not be tolerated. I wont tolerate anything less than what is advertised by a company. If a company claims "Best service", "Quality work", "Factory trained technitions", they better be able to do a better job than the meth head down the street. And if Im going to pay for "skilled" labor, then the company BETTER be sure that they have said "skilled" people working on my vehicle. If they cant do that, they better start chargeing Apprentice rates.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2008, 06:31 AM   #32
NOMAD
ANDYTACOMA is a jewel in the roughANDYTACOMA is a jewel in the roughANDYTACOMA is a jewel in the rough
 
ANDYTACOMA's Avatar
Joined: Sep 2007, #2760
Posts: 270
ANDYTACOMA's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by tigerfan00 View Post
see this is why i refuse to go to any dealership

assholes wouldnt even talk to me when i wanted to buy a truck...they just assumed that a 20something year old was just looking

so i got my truck from carmax and it hasnt been back on a dealers lot except the one time i needed touch up paint
X2 i was ignored for like 30mins while looking at a trd sport on a lot here in elkhart so i left went to Southbend got the truck drove back to the first dealer and was like awwwww shoulda coulda woulda..... Asshat!!!! They saw i was 20 something and didnt even give me the time of day now at the one in Southbend i had a sales Woman help me within 5mins and i gave them the business (paid $5,000 cash on the truck that day)
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2008, 06:33 AM   #33
NOMAD
ANDYTACOMA is a jewel in the roughANDYTACOMA is a jewel in the roughANDYTACOMA is a jewel in the rough
 
ANDYTACOMA's Avatar
Joined: Sep 2007, #2760
Posts: 270
ANDYTACOMA's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by chris4x4 View Post
So you think......
exactly! maybe its just me but i always ask for the old oil filter when someone besides me does the oil chang.lol ........ but i'm paranoid
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2008, 09:04 AM   #34
Senior Member
nagelg is a glorious beacon of lightnagelg is a glorious beacon of lightnagelg is a glorious beacon of lightnagelg is a glorious beacon of lightnagelg is a glorious beacon of lightnagelg is a glorious beacon of light
 
nagelg's Avatar
Army: 173rd Airborne, Pathfinder, MACV
Name: George
Joined: Mar 2008, #5184
Location: Northern Wisconsin
Age: 68
Gender: Male
Posts: 444
nagelg's Tacoma Gallery
Send a message via Yahoo to nagelg
My grandpa and grandma always had cadillacs as their 'goin to town' car. Once, when I was at their place they decided they needed a new car as the old one was getting on. We all piled in one of his work pickups and drove to the caddy dealer. Gramps was wearing dirty bibb overalls and gram was in an old house dress, they were working folks is all. Well, we couldn't get a salesman to even look at us, they were all busy with obviously more well healed and successful people....these hicks probably were just there to see how the "other half" lives. There was ample time for them to pick the model and color they liked and after an hour or so a salesman finally asked if he could help them. Gramps said "we want that one" pointing to one of the models on the floor, the guy kinda smiled and said he'd have to sit them down and qualify them for a loan. Gramps then told gram, "pay the man Queenie" at which she pulled a big roll of 100's out of her apron and started counting out the money. The guy's jaw dropped to his chest....it was a hoot. You can't always judge people by their clothes
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2008, 10:13 AM   #35
nd nd is offline
Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!
nd is infamous around these partsnd is infamous around these partsnd is infamous around these partsnd is infamous around these partsnd is infamous around these partsnd is infamous around these partsnd is infamous around these partsnd is infamous around these partsnd is infamous around these partsnd is infamous around these partsnd is infamous around these parts
 
nd's Avatar
Name: Nate
Joined: Mar 2007, #1047
Location: Greenville, SC
Age: 32
Gender: Guy
Posts: 12,740
nd's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by BeefTaco View Post
I guess I will put a different spin on this subject since I am an idiot tech looking out from the inside. My top three customer complaints of all time first generation Prius customer car towed in customer yelling screaming does not want car itís a lemon we pull codes lean and misfire codes ask customer what happen says dash lights came on mil came on coasted to the curb service manager talks with tech then customer Ma you do know you have to put gas in these cars right it was out of gas.
Customer brings in early 2000 4runner states on cold mornings all the windows defrost except the right rear the defroster is not working sir that is not a defroster that is the a.m. radio antenna in the glass.
Female customer brings in 2006 Camry xle states drivers seat was making grinding noise when moving now it wonít work at all says she does not have a lot time and would like it looked at right now. Service manager brings car in to shop to have team lead look at it service manager brings customer in to shop to look under seat with him hand customer a flash light she looks then has a blank stare and turns fire engine red service manager ask her if she would like us to remove it for her she says no she will what we found was the cord from her sex toy caught up in the electric seat track preventing it from moving. I guess you can say there are idiots on both sides of the steering wheel it is the luck of the draw. I happen to see myself as one of the better swimmers in the Toyota tech gene pool as what you guys have encountered.
haha! its cool hearing stories from the other side of the fence. Peronally, toyota of greenville has be nothing but great to me. i have no issues with anyone there, mechanics or otherwise. however, when i went up there to buy my truck, i had to argue with the salesman about what transmission i wanted. it went something like this.... (keep in mind he already knew i wanted the V6 DC)

Me: I'd like the 5 speed automatic

Him: so you want the automatic or the stick?

Me: The automatic, i just said that

Him: The automatic is a 4 speed, the stick is a 5 speed

Me: Thats in the 4cyl, i want the V6. the V6 transmission has a 5spd auto or a 6 speed manual

Him: you're thinking of the Tundra, it has a 6spd.

Me: No, the tundra has a 6spd auto, the tacoma V6 has a 5 spd auto.

Him: No i'm pretty sure you confusing it with teh tundra, the tacoma has a 4 speed auto.

Me: i have been researching this truck for months now, i know what each model has, do we need to get a set of keys so i can show you?

(we get a set of keys and go to a V6 DC auto)

he unlocks the truck and we look at the shifter.

Him: see, the auto only goes up to "4"

i just looked at him and pointed to the "D" on the shifter box

Me: "D" is a gear too, it stands for "overdrive", thats teh 5th gear

Him: oh

i guess you cant expect all the salesmen to know everything about every car on the lot but when you have a customer that has done his research dont get in a full blown argument with him, take the time to find out before you look like an idiot
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2008, 10:21 AM   #36
Living vicariously through mjp2
eordonez is one of the sharper tools in the shedeordonez is one of the sharper tools in the shedeordonez is one of the sharper tools in the shedeordonez is one of the sharper tools in the shedeordonez is one of the sharper tools in the shedeordonez is one of the sharper tools in the shedeordonez is one of the sharper tools in the shedeordonez is one of the sharper tools in the shedeordonez is one of the sharper tools in the shedeordonez is one of the sharper tools in the shedeordonez is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
eordonez's Avatar
Name: Ed
Joined: Mar 2008, #5340
Location: Chihuahua, Mexico
Age: 33
Gender: Dude
Posts: 8,410
eordonez's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by nd View Post
haha! its cool hearing stories from the other side of the fence. Peronally, toyota of greenville has be nothing but great to me. i have no issues with anyone there, mechanics or otherwise. however, when i went up there to buy my truck, i had to argue with the salesman about what transmission i wanted. it went something like this.... (keep in mind he already knew i wanted the V6 DC)

Me: I'd like the 5 speed automatic

Him: so you want the automatic or the stick?

Me: The automatic, i just said that

Him: The automatic is a 4 speed, the stick is a 5 speed

Me: Thats in the 4cyl, i want the V6. the V6 transmission has a 5spd auto or a 6 speed manual

Him: you're thinking of the Tundra, it has a 6spd.

Me: No, the tundra has a 6spd auto, the tacoma V6 has a 5 spd auto.

Him: No i'm pretty sure you confusing it with teh tundra, the tacoma has a 4 speed auto.

Me: i have been researching this truck for months now, i know what each model has, do we need to get a set of keys so i can show you?

(we get a set of keys and go to a V6 DC auto)

he unlocks the truck and we look at the shifter.

Him: see, the auto only goes up to "4"

i just looked at him and pointed to the "D" on the shifter box

Me: "D" is a gear too, it stands for "overdrive", thats teh 5th gear

Him: oh

i guess you cant expect all the salesmen to know everything about every car on the lot but when you have a customer that has done his research dont get in a full blown argument with him, take the time to find out before you look like an idiot
Damn the same thing happened to me, most of the sales person dont know the product at all, i could ask her a lot of questions and she would only go like , oh sir, look we added 2 extra cup holders on the door.... hehe, that always happens, when i bought my cell phone i did the same a lot of research, so when i came in to pick it up, and asked all this questions the guys didnt knew what i was talking about....
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2008, 10:28 AM   #37
nd nd is offline
Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!
nd is infamous around these partsnd is infamous around these partsnd is infamous around these partsnd is infamous around these partsnd is infamous around these partsnd is infamous around these partsnd is infamous around these partsnd is infamous around these partsnd is infamous around these partsnd is infamous around these partsnd is infamous around these parts
 
nd's Avatar
Name: Nate
Joined: Mar 2007, #1047
Location: Greenville, SC
Age: 32
Gender: Guy
Posts: 12,740
nd's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by eordonez View Post
Damn the same thing happened to me, most of the sales person dont know the product at all, i could ask her a lot of questions and she would only go like , oh sir, look we added 2 extra cup holders on the door.... hehe, that always happens, when i bought my cell phone i did the same a lot of research, so when i came in to pick it up, and asked all this questions the guys didnt knew what i was talking about....
yeah i hate that, sales people should have extensive training before tehy are "let loose" on the customers
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2008, 11:02 AM   #38
Senior Member
rpoint16 is a splendid one to beholdrpoint16 is a splendid one to beholdrpoint16 is a splendid one to beholdrpoint16 is a splendid one to beholdrpoint16 is a splendid one to beholdrpoint16 is a splendid one to beholdrpoint16 is a splendid one to beholdrpoint16 is a splendid one to behold
 
rpoint16's Avatar
Joined: Sep 2007, #2588
Location: Tempe, AZ
Gender: Dude
Posts: 575
rpoint16's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by chris4x4 View Post
its not feasable for me to try and find someone who SHOULD know these trucks like the back of their hand. Im always a nice guy to people (Techs included) and I belive that if Im paying for a service, it should be done beyond my expectations. Too many people only seem to give 70% in their field of expertise, when they should be giveing 100%. I digress, but its one of my pet peves.
X100! Except after being jerked around & BS'd, it is really hard to ba a nice guy.

If I may digress as well... I'm winding down on a major remodel of my house. JUST because you use a "liscensed contractor w/ 15 years of experience" does not mean they will do a acceptable job..AAAARRRRGGGGHHHH!!!

It seems Quality, Care & Concern, going the xtra mile, etc... is not a common benchmark these days. Having said that there are many reputable people out there.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2008, 12:52 PM   #39
small town girl
Skies20 is on a distinguished road
 
Skies20's Avatar
Joined: Dec 2006, #387
Location: Morris, Connecticut
Age: 33
Posts: 145
Skies20's Tacoma Gallery
The last time I went in for an oil change they neglected to close the hood properly..the only thing holding it closed was that little latch! Thankfully I noticed as I was pulling out of the parking lot!
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2008, 12:57 PM   #40
BECAUSE INTERNETS!!
tigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtigerfan00 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
tigerfan00's Avatar
Law Enforcement: beat cop...putting bad people in jail
Name: Jeff
Joined: Apr 2008, #5966
Location: Dunkin Donuts
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Posts: 34,428
tigerfan00's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skies20 View Post
The last time I went in for an oil change they neglected to close the hood properly..the only thing holding it closed was that little latch! Thankfully I noticed as I was pulling out of the parking lot!
most oil change places wont even touch my truck anymore

i have 2 options...one is the dealership down the road...havent been there yet but i know a guy who does the oil changes and he's promised to take care of me...and then the locally owned garage about 15-20 minutes away...the owners are big custom car folks and know what its like to modify vehicles etc etc and have done an incredible job with my truck...i pay a little extra but i dont drip oil for 50 miles afterwards and i know things are buttoned back up correctly
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dealership vs. Non-Dealership (Mechanic) hvaughn 2nd Gen. Tacomas 18 08-23-2011 09:39 AM
CarMax Experiences samsonite 2nd Gen. Tacomas 35 08-19-2011 12:33 PM
anybody have experiences with any of these setups articcs22 Lighting 0 10-04-2010 03:35 AM
Post your funny dealership stories doodle_cakes 2nd Gen. Tacomas 0 12-10-2009 06:54 AM
Dealership Experiences - Good and Bad DriverSound 2nd Gen. Tacomas 1 04-13-2009 10:25 AM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.