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Terry, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us. Each and every one helps us to become a better company. Based on the information you have I can certainly understand why you feel the way you do. You're absolutely right, there are cheaper part options out there. As we both know that cheaper doesn't always mean better. While these parts are cheaper, there's a reason for that and the end result is a repair that doesn't last. (the parts you googled were incorrect & didn’t have internal sensors or dual track) The decision we made when we started our business is to provide the very best value we can which means sometimes the repair has an initial higher price but a lower overall cost. And with this part quality, we can provide a 24 Month/24,000 Mile No Hassle Parts & Labor Warranty which is the best in the area. The one thing we did take from your review is to be clearer on any possible diagnostic charges before any work is started.
Thank you, Tanya Lex
Tanya, thank you for your response. I checked the other day on a Nissan OEM parts site and the motor was approx $340 MSRP and the regulator $150. If that is what you paid for the parts then I agree that your markup is reasonable. I don't think there was any misinformation that Neil gave me. I just hadn't mentioned the oil change. Again, thank you for your detailed response and addressing my initial issues. Terry C.
Cheryl came in today and we discussed her vehicle, we refunded her diagnosis charge and ended with a hand shake and a smile. Thank you for your follow up.Tanya Lex
They did their big diagnostic... topped off AC and said the skip was because the transmission had too much fluid and it was the "wrong color". So... they topped off AC - said I should replace compressor at some point ($450-500 estimate), drained/refilled Transmission twice and handed me a bill for $450.
Next day - it car was skipping worse than when I dropped it off. They took it in - called me back and said I needed a new transmission (only $3,500)... I asked if there was going to be any refund/adjustment for the $450.... They said no - all work they charged for was done. No mention of discounting new transmission or AC compressor if I did the work.
I did declined. Took car to another repair shop - they confirmed transmission problem (rebuilt for $2,300)... didn't see problem w/ AC... and ran another diagnostic (didn't charge as a separate line item).
Disappointed - I understand things happen... but for me... I can't trust Lex's for honest/fair work going forward.
We are very sorry to hear that you were dissatisfied with your last visit. You are important to us and work very hard to earn your continued trust.
We recommended performing the transmission fluid service first to see if it would improve the 3/4 gear shudder based on the poor condition of the fluid before incurring the cost of the transmission replacement. It was explained to you that we could not guarantee an improvement. When the service didn't make a difference, we provided an estimate for replacing the transmission with a remanufactured transmission which provides a 36month /100,000 mile warranty while most local rebuilt units only offer a 12 month/ 12,000mi. warranty. It is understood that the vehicle is still driveable and the transmission does not need to be replaced immediately.
I'd love an opportunity to talk to you about this to see if we can help you with this if you have not had the unit rebuilt already.
Sincerely, Tanya Lex (941)723-0806 x3
Your Silverado alignment was definitely a chore to correct with the 7" suspension lift & offset wheels you just installed. We apologize that we had to make corrections to re center the steering wheel but thought you understood why the truck still has a drift/pull. The offset on the wheels cause the vehicle to drift and that we did make compensations to the alignment in order to help minimize it. The best way is to have the original wheels on the truck after the lift was installed and you could see that the vehicle drove straight before installing the offset wheels that will cause a drift. Although with any suspension lift you will also change the driving and turning conditions of the vehicle too. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. Tanya Lex (941)723-0806
We apologize your visit did not meet your expectations. We strive to please our customers and make them aware of every step during repairs along with estimates. Your visit was a simple service and we did advised you of pricing for services before we began working on your vehicle. Unfortunately synthetic oil can be pricey along with some newer vehicles that have oil filters that are less accessible. We do have vouchers for a $15.00 rebate on the Kendall oil or online at BackatChaRebate.com if you didn't recieve one. Once again, we apologize that the price did not meet your expectations and hope to earn your business again in the near future.
Brought it back in with an additional request for an oil change, which seemed expensive compared to dealers shops. Informed there is now a transmission problem which was not earlier identified and with the same noise that was exhibited at earlier service call.
Estimated repairs are High costs. This condition was evident when I had car in previously and it would have been nice to have had it addressed earlier.
I'm not sure I could recommend or not at this time, so have to click No for recommend.
Mike, thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your experience with us. I’m sorry to hear you’re disappointed and want to review the order of events to make sure we’re on the same page. You initially brought your vehicle in on January 6th with only a rough running complaint. We diagnosed your concern and determined your vehicle was in desperate need of spark plugs, ignition wires, and an air induction service to clean carbon build-up in the engine.
In an effort to provide superior service, we visually inspected your vehicle for any other issues you should be aware of. We found your fluids overdue for service, a coolant leak as the system was low and a bubble in the sidewall on the right front tire due to something impacting the tire (pothole or curb most likely). Based on the age and mileage of the vehicle, and the issues this transaxle has, we recommended not servicing the transaxle because we felt it could cause more harm than good.We did recommend servicing the other 2 fluids and did not note any evident noises. Spotting the two issues we did address saved you from overheating your engine and having a tire blow out while driving. We replaced the coolant elbow and replaced two tires as per our estimate. When we finished with the work, we road tested the vehicle and it ran great!
I thought everything was going great until I got a notification of your review on January 23rd which is the first time I heard anything about a belt noise. I called you and we spoke that you were going to bring it back the following week. On February 24th the vehicle was brought in and we looked into the noise, we found it coming from inside the transaxle which would require rebuilding or replacing the unit which you declined further work at this time. While we hated giving you the bad news, we are always honest and want to help you with any options that are available. If you’re going to keep the vehicle, you’ll need a transaxle. If you’re thinking of replacing the vehicle, now is a great time.
Vehicle was brought back on Friday and determined that the transmission is still leaking and the symptom is from the transmission not engaging properly and not the brakes grabbing. Was able to show Jim the leak after removing the inspection cover of the transmission. Customer is returning vehicle to where the transmission was rebuilt recently. We appreciate letting us have the opportunity to re inspect and confirm the problem. Please keep in touch with the outcome. Thank you. Tanya Lex (941)723-0806
Below is what was found during your visit for an engine light & oil leak. It should have been explained that we cleared the code and that emissions leaks will not cause any drivability problems. If the same code has returned we will need to further diagnosis and perform a leak test of the complete system. Small emission leaks are harder to find & sometimes the testing is inconclusive so we rather wait to see if the code will actually return before running further testing which runs $160.00. We are very sorry you feel that you may not be returning as a customer based on this visit. Please call with any questions or concerns about your vehicle.
Invoice # 50772
SCANNED COMPUTER & PULLED DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P0456--VERY SMALL EVAPORATIVE SYSTEM LEAK. PERFORMED PRELIMINARY TESTING. CLEARED CODE. DID NOT RETURN ON TEST DRIVE. CLEANED OFF ENGINE WHERE OIL HAD LEAKED FROM AN OIL DRAIN PLUG NOT PROPERLY TIGHTENED, NO OIL LEAKS FOUND AT THIS TIME.
Thank you for the review. Troy, we do not scan computers to diagnosis engine lights unless instructed by the customer as it would incur a diagnostic fee. The vehicles appointment was for a A/C and oil leak check. We did note on the invoice that the light was on. Thank you for your business.Tanya Lex
As I looked at you invoice from last week I see we need to recheck for oil leaks as we degreased the engine & added dye. When we look for the oil leak we could diagnosis your engine light if you would like at the same time. Please call to arrange an appointment at your convenience. Tanya Lex (941)723-0806
Thank you Lorna for allowing Lex's Automotive to service your vehicle over the years. Tanya Lex (941)723-0806
Thank you so much for taking the time and leaving a review. Hope that you have a great weekend. Tanya Lex (941)723-0806
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Your business is greatly appreciated. Wish we could have seen one more star. Tanya Lex (941)723-0806
You're important to us and work very hard to earn your continued trust. Thank you for allowing Lex's Automotive to service your vehicle. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving with family & friends. Tanya Lex (941)723-0806
Our Monday morning appointments did take time before we were able to have a technician diagnosis your vibration issue. Our policy is to take care of the vehicles with appointments then all other towed in or dropped off vehicles. The vehicle needed 2 front tires only and you chose to take it somewhere else. Our estimate was $179 w/tax.
Tanya Lex (941)723-0806
Thank you for allowing Lex's Automotive to fix your no start problem with your Toyota Camry. It is never a good day for your vehicle to not start & must tow in to repair. We hope next visit will be just a routine maintenance. Have a great week.Tanya Lex
Thank you for allowing us to service your Chevy truck last week. It was our pleasure. Tanya Lex (941)723-0806
Lex's Automotive is appreciative for you entrusting us to fix your vehicle. Thank you for your business. Tanya Lex (941)723-0806
Thank you Lester for your continued business over the years. We deliver exceptional service with our trained stall and always looking to improve. I do see that you added several other services during this visit and yes it made the bill $100 higher.Tanya Lex (941)723-0806
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. The cost may have seemed high but the value is greater. We offer a 36 month/36,000 mile warranty on our repairs which should give you a better piece of mind that we stand behind our parts & labor. Tanya Lex (941)723-0806
Thank you for allowing us to repair your daughter's Jeep Wrangler. It is unfortunate that we had not seen the vehicle in the past or we could have prevented the u-joint falling off with our routine inspections. When the driveshaft fell off in the road and broke the rear yoke as well, we ordered the parts for over night delivery, but the used driveshaft was located in North Florida which took the extra day to receive. We apologize for the delay in parts but glad that she is back on the road safely. Tanya Lex (941)723-0806