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San Antonio service dept. recommendations please

Discussion in 'Texas' started by Avatar, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. Mar 9, 2011 at 8:14 PM
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    I bought my 2011 truck out of state and now I need to find a service department in S.A. It's time for my first oil change.

    Does anyone have any recommendations for a good shop? Good/bad experiences? I live in Uvalde and will be driving a good hour just to get to San Antonio.

    I had a very bad experience with the sales staff at Alamo Toyota so I won't be going back to them. The waiting area at North Park looks great. Anyone have any experience with their service department?
     
  2. Mar 9, 2011 at 8:47 PM
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    i like red mcombs toyota....i always go at 7am right when they open and im outta of there in 35 to 45 mins
     
  3. Mar 10, 2011 at 5:41 AM
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    Thanks for your reply. I might give them a try. I bought my wife's Toyota there but never needed to use their service department.

    Anyone else?
     
  4. Mar 10, 2011 at 6:09 AM
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    North Park is good thats were I go. there not bad at all. its probley closer to you too.
     
  5. Mar 10, 2011 at 9:38 AM
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    Good to hear positive experiences for both of these. I was originally looking at North Park because the place is so spacious and if I had to wait too long at least they have plenty of really comfortable leather sofas. But I'd wait by the curb if it meant my truck was in good hands.

    I once took my ford truck to a ford service department for an oil change. I drove off and heard a noise under the hood. Pulled over and popped the hood and found a two foot long screwdriver on top of the engine. Aside from leaving it on the motor, why would they use a screwdriver for an oil change? I'm not bashing ford. I still own two fords, but this is the kind of thing that scares me.

    Thanks for your replies.
     
  6. Apr 29, 2011 at 10:24 AM
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    Toyota of Boerne by far the best and nicest. Awesome showroom. Been to Red Mccombs and Cavender. Both take forever. Cavender took 2 days on a 30k service. Boerne said can be done in about 4-5 hours. Been in and out for tire rotation and oil change in sometimes 20 minutes never more than hour even when they busy.
     
  7. May 1, 2011 at 6:15 AM
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    I ended up going to Northpark. 5k oil change, tire rotation, and complimentary wash took about an hour and a half from the time I drove up. Several plush waiting areas, two large tv screens, two large fireplaces, free beverages, outdoor covered patio, wifi, 3 desktops available. If you have to wait this is a cool place to wait.

    The only strange thing is the parts department also serves as a small boutique. It's seems more like an airport store with jewelry, womens items, stuff stamped "San Antonio", etc.. I was hoping to look at truck stuff. No luck. Still, this is a very nice place and I would recommend it to anyone.
     
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    For those new to The SA area, there are 5 Toyota dealerships in SA.

    Universal Toyota - Northeast SA - owned by Red McCombs
    Alamo Toyota - North Central SA
    Red McCombs Toyota - Northwest SA
    Cavender Toyota - Northwest SA
    North Park Toyota - Southwest SA

    North Park was originally North Park Toyota of Boerne. They were in Boerne for a couple of years; then moved to the southwest side of SA

    The Boerne Tx(30 mi from downtown SA on I10) dealership is now Toyota of Boerne and has been for awhile.

    Also - about 50 mi north of SA on I35 in San Marcos Texas is Toyota of San Marcos.

    You'll hear one person say dealer A was great; then another will say otherwise; therefore I won't include my opinions. I do 99.9% of my own work. Only go to dealers for warranty or recall work.
     
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