Kyle I understand your frustration but unfortunately sometimes one problem can have multiple effects on a vehicle.
Fred I am very glad to hear we did a good job fixing your Volvo.
Shop fees are standard on all auto repair invoices.
Glenn Sable, your caliper was painted. I know this is not what you want to hear but it is the truth. I even called the supplier we bought the caliper from to look at the core. He confirmed that it was painted. He even said if there was a cover on it they would have called us and sent it back to us. I spoke to Brittany she said you asked her if the tech would put the cover on she said yes. Because if there was a cover thats what we usually do. however I do apologize for the tech not communicating to her that there was no cover, that would of avoided all this confusion.
On another note we treat all our customers like family we are fair and honest with everyone. I think anyone who knows us and reads your comments will figure out what kind of person you are.
Neia your car was towed us because it died while driving and the battery light came on. Our tech tested your charging system and found your alternator not charging. All Alternator jobs are different, We have done some for a couple hundred dollars and we have done some that are well over 1,0000. Because yours was on the higher end we advised you that we would recharge your battery and then retest it. Maybe we could save you some money and we did. Battery tested good after a 3 hr charge.
We always look over the cars before they leave, check all the fluid, air in tires etc. the basics. We don't like to go looking for problems (fishing) on our customers cars unless the ask us to check everything over. I know my mother and grandmother hated going to a shop with one issue or sometimes for just simple maintenance and the shop would tell her she needs all this work done and most of it was not required or related to what she was there for. Now with that being said if we see or hear something that doesn't look or sound right we will call you and tell you we need to a closer look at it.
If your oil light came on after you left please feel free to bring it back, we will look at it for you.
Zach we have thousands of customers that will disagree with you. But Lets get the facts straight, before you try to bash us online for something we have no control over and told you and your mother that from the beginning.
Fact #1 the car is a 1997 VW Jetta that sat for almost a year, you had oil mixing with your coolant, we could plainly see the trans cooler and engine cooler rusted and knew they were causing the issue. after we replaced the coolers we had a hard time starting the car. That when we starting checking for spark, crank signal etc. We came across a "nest of some sort" we told you at some point you had a rat or possum living under the cowl. This was not visible. We remove the cowl to test the power/signal to and from the computer, that's when we saw the straw, twigs, fur and droppings. Then when we saw wires damaged/eaten. Again I called Barbara and told her that we had a mess on our hands. she asked if it could be fixed and I told her, we could repair the wires that we could see but didn't know how far the damage went or how many more wires were damaged/eaten. Then I proceeded to tell her this could be an on going issue.
We repaired the damaged wires and the car started. We test drove the car and everything seemed ok. Since then the car came back 4 times not 10, and all 4 times I fixed more wires for you/her at no charge, The last two times I spoke to her I advised her to trade/sell the car because it is going to continue to be a problem. I told you the car needs a fuse box but I know your mother doesn't want to spend any more money on it. That why I have been fixing at no cost to her...that does not sound like taking advantage of the elderly as you put it?
Tony your driver side rear window was stuck down we told you that it was either the regulator or the window motor. you declined the repair (i don't really want to put any money into the car) was your exact words. "Just get the window up as cheap as possible" So we just put the window up. I told you personally to put something over the window button so no one uses it and accidently puts it down again. You told me "only the dog goes back there". i said OK....The next day you came back and said "i did something stupid and hit the button" and you want to fix it now i said OK the regulators are the most common issue, I will order one from the dealer. We took your door apart a second time but this time instead of just getting the window up we removed the motor and regulator and found out it was the motor not the regulator that had failed. I called you gave you to options to replace the motor or now that we have it out we can put it back in but keep it unplugged so that no one could hit it by accident again. You choose to just keep it unplugged which i agreed with you (motor is $400+ dollars). we put it all back together for you. I am not sure why you think we miss diagnoised anything and i am even more shocked that you would think that we would redo the work when you hit the button.
I was expecting some sort of guess and how can this happened again jst next day morning . They should have checked my car properly
Partia, I am sorry to hear your car started shaking the next day. We had no issues when we test drove it. There are so many things it could be. Is the shake in the engine or in suspension while your driving? That's why we asked you to bring it in to us. If its related to work we did, we will surely warranty it. We worked on the cooling system so I dont belive it is related but maybe a wire or something came loose.
Stanley, when you brought your car to me with the suspension issue, I advised you that in all our years of experience, the best thing to do was to convert the system from air to conventional springs. I also told you even though it is more expensive to do, in the long run, it would save you money by eliminating other potential air suspension issues such as compressor, air lines, valves ect. the bags would be new but everything else is still 19 years old and still at risk to fail. I would more then happy to see what is failing in the system, please feel free to bring us your car at your earliest convenience. I will help you out any way that I can
Ray, I would like to apologize for the confusion/Miscommunication. We always strive for total satisfaction and as a returning customer driving all the way up to us from Fort Lauderdale you know we always take care of our customers. I spoke to both the girls upfront and the techs in the back and bottom line is we dropped the ball. The tech were under the impression that you only wanted the coolant issue addressed and failed to inform the girls that you needed additional work done. If you need anything in the future please free to call me.
Overall, I would recommend the Boca's Best Auto Repair to anyone. However I would recommend that all of the employees should be aware of every situation and explain to the customers. Just incase in the future if there is any confused customers (like I was) wanting to know what's going on, the employee is able to help out and provide information.
David I apologize for the delay in shipping on your part. As you know your part came from the dealer. Dealers do not keep parts for older cars in house they keep them in a Ford regional warehouse (Orlando). This time of the year shipping tends to take a little longer. I order your part Monday Afternoon and it arrived to us at 3:45 Wednesday afternoon and you picked your car up at 5:00 that same day. I enformed your part had to be ordered. When you called me on Wednesday to check your status, I told your timing was good, that I had just signed for it and we would get it done that day. I think our techs did a good job getting it done that day. As far as cost saving you would need to conctact the dealer. I know they charge 499.63 and we charged you $449.67...But my est would be over $140.00. $50.00 on the part alone and we do not charge diag time which is usually 90.00 at a dealership plus our labor rates are less.
Tom, Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I am very sorry to hear about this. We take a lot of pride in keeping everything clean our shop, waiting area and especially the customers car. I am not sure what happened or who dropped the ball here. I shared your review with our techs, to help ensure this doesn't happen again. Please feel free to bring the car in for a free detail. Call me or Rianne at your convenience to make the appointment.