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By: Beul J.
Lakeland Car Company
In July I purchased a 2004 Chevy Avalanche from Lakeland Car Co. Here is the story. I actually went to the dealership to look at a Chevy Tahoe that they had. I showed up right at the end of the day and they were going to be closing in about 30 minutes. I met with Kurt and checked out the Tahoe. As I was looking at it I happened to see the Avalanche. Kurt had just bought it at the auction. He hadn't even put it online yet. I checked it out and I loved it. I told him to sell the Tahoe to someone else because I was more interested in the Avalanche. He ended up holding onto the Avalanche for about a week while he attempted to find the best price for my car that I was trading in. Ultimately, I ended up selling my car to a private party on Craigslist the very same morning that I bought the Avalanche. I got a great deal on it and I was very happy with the price. Later I found 3 small issues with it. 1) the headlight was loose (broken bracket) 2) the oil pressure gauge stopped working and 3) there was a CD jambed in the CD player. Kurt resolved all three issues at no cost to me. Kurt worked hard at making this deal happen I can't thank him enough. My only constructive criticism to offer is that they could work on their communication a little better. Other than that they did an outstanding job and I would highly recommend them!
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By: Chase B.
Sharp Car Company
Quick and painless buying. I recently traded/ bought a vehicle here, it was fairly simple, they seemed like decent people at first. They didn't do a whole lot in prepping or cleaning the car it was kinda gross and there was a ton of garbage, stains, and spare change under the seats and console I bought but I figured id deal with it because it was a good price and they gave me a good trade amount. However I jad the car for literally an hour after signing papers and driving home the check engine light came on, tried calling my salesman Jason's personal cell a handful of times and left voicemails and never heard back from him. Called the office as well and talked to someone who seemed a bit uninterested in my issues with the vehicle. Good thing I am a mechanic by trade and do my auto repairs myself anyways. I will not recommend anyone to them, and won't willingly go back. Very unprofessional in my opinion.
By: Alex R.
Paris Motor Sales
i bought a 2007 Subaru Putback from Paris Motors a couple months back.The salesman were very professional and I am pleased with my experience.I noticed a few small problems after I bought the car. I spoke with some of the guys at Paris and they got my car in and out and fixed the issues at no cost. A few weeks later, my check engine light came on and it was reading a P0420 code. I brought the car in to a muffler shop and they said that my catalytic converter was bad and they quoted me at 650 to repair it. After having a sour taste in my mouth because my warranty had expired, I contacted Dave, the owner. He seemed to be really personable and pledged to fix the car (even if it's out of his own pocket) whenever im able to drive it back to MI from North Carolina. I am really pleased with the way they have done business with me and I believe they do honest work.I would recommend doing business with Paris.
By: tonyacobb
Merl's Towing Service
Tangled mess of enclosed dual axle trailer and a Ford F250. Only 1 wheel of 8 was on the ground when Merl'sTowing Service team of "Post Accident Engineers" (others humbly call them "tow truck drivers") arrived on the seen. Our enclosed Gutter machine trailer was flipped upside down and the truck was on its edge about the tumble down the embankment. The occupants were safe and now it was to up to the experts to pull apart the 2 without causing any more damage. To our amazement they did it using 3 tow trucks and 4 experts. At risk of being damaged was nearly $30,000 of uninsured equipment, actual additional damage during the process less than $500 bucks! Thanks for being there when we needed your team Mark Fredette, Todd and the rest of the team and dispatchers. Sincerely, Tony Cobb owner All Gutter Systems Grandville, MI
By: sdankyi
Auto Sport Inc
Are you looking to get you a used car to buy that is reasonably priced, drives well and also where customer service is excellent? Look nowhere else but Auto Sport Inc. in Gran Rapid (Wyoming) MI. I just got a car (02' Toyota Avalon) from them and I am a very satisfied customer. Mr. Albert Smith was awesome from scratch. He got all my questions/doubts answered very well. Helped to get the car financed and I was driving the next day.On top of it all, when I went back to them for the car to be checked because I thought there was an issue, the owner (Mr. Emir) took the time to ride with me to see what the problem was. He asked his mechanic to check out the car for me and all my issues got fixed. My affordable used 02' Avalon is driving like new. Thanks guys and please keep up the good work.Samuel.
By: Bette S.
Lakeland Car Company
Todd, thank you for your help with the purchase of our Saturn Vue for our daughter. Your dealerships knowledge and low pressure approach was awesome, she loves the car!!!! We look forward to buying from you again with our next car purchase. Thanks again DougTodd, thankyou for your help with the purchase of our Saturn Vue for our daughter. Your dealerships knowledge and low pressure approach was awesome, she loves the car!!!! We look forward to buying from you again with our next car purchase. Thanks again DougTodd, thankyou for your help with the purchase of our Saturn Vue for our daughter. Your dealerships knowledge and low pressure approach was awesome, she loves the car!!!! We look forward to buying from you again with our next car purchase. Thanks again Doug
By: John G.
Value 1 Auto Sales Inc
Now this is how car buying is suppose to be! Hilda did an exceptional job at helping me decern the differences between two models I really were interested in. She took the time to learn about our family and what would make an ideal vehicle for us. After working with many used car dealerships, Value Cars Inc. takes the cake in how a customer should be treated. What I found most amazing is how easy going, and not pushy Hilda and her sales staff were. She explained all the available financing options and was able to pull a few strings to put us in the best position.The result: my family and I have a great vehicle we believe in at an affordable price we can live with.
By: Brian W.
Jay's Garage
Jay's garage did great work on my 2003 Yamaha V-Max last fall. I had been referred to him from some friends at AutoZone as a very competent mechanic at reasonable rates. He went well above what I ever expected and made sure things were right.I had Jay do a lot of maintenance that I had been putting off for quite some time. He did a valve adjustment on my bike's V-4, took care of some leaking carbs, did some front end work to resolve some pesky wobble issues, replaced tires & more.All I can say is my experience with Jay was great. I haven't checked out his new location yet, but I soon will as I need him to look over a 2010 FJR1300 I recently picked up.Brian W.
By: Izzy D.
Lakeland Car Company
I personally can attest to the fact the fact that everyone who works at Lakeland Car Company is knowledge and friendly too. The personalized touch given from the day I stopped in, to the time of actual purchase of my vehicle was superb. They know their cars and what to do in time of repair work. I highly recommend that you please consider them as your choice in finding your next vehicle. I also know that when it comes time for another ride, that I'll be going back. I think that the pricing is fair and affordable. They can match any dealership with quality service, and that goes a long ways in saying that these guys can be trusted to deliver!
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By: Linda N.
Complete Automotive Repair Inc
My died when I stopped in Coopersville for gas. Tried to Jump it and nothing. Called AAA and they sent out A two truck. Checked the battery and was good but the connection was bad. He got it started and said I should not drive to Bath, Mi. Said he would follow me to the Alpine Exit and replace the connections. Took about 15 minutes and only charged me for the parts and I was good to go. So grateful for what he did for me. Very nice. I like auto repair shops like this. Would go back if I needed anything if I didn't live so far. Might just go anyway. thank you Complete Automotive Repair.
Tips & Advices
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 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 so 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.
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 tires before winter driving, as they need to be at the proper pressure to perform well on snow and ice.
In the spring and summer, you want to be sure your air conditioner and cooling systems work correctly. Given the high temperatures, 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.
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.
Yes. 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.

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