Back At The Car Dealer

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A dove on the neighbor’s chimney.  Taken from my garage when we were leaving.

So we’re back again to the car dealer today.  Last Thursday’s service was not completely successful.  Only one and the first task has been done and we had to come back today to have them finish the service.  There didn’t have the parts for the second.

The service manager at the car dealer put my car down to the afternoon service appointment which is 1:30 P.M.  I dropped off my car at 1:15 P.M.  He said the work’s gonna take about a couple of hours.  I was confident on that so I told my husband we will just go to the nearest store to kill time.  My daughter and I had lunch at Rosa’s Mexican Restaurant which is a walking distance from the car dealer’s premises.  We took our time eating our Chicken Enchalada with rice and beans.  I thought of getting some dessert so I ordered a couple of .Sopapillas.  I think we stayed there about 30 minutes.

After we had our late lunch, my daughter and I walked to Costco.  It’s located at the back of the car dealer’s building.  My husband and I had a membership at Costco but that was long time ago.  He didn’t want to renew for now.  So my daughter and I went in there and looked around.  She saw a very nice book and she wanted to buy it.  Since we were not members, we cannot buy anything.  I really had to talk sincerely to my DD about not buying the book.  Gladly, she listened.  We tried some food samples, too. 🙂  We had enough of that so we checked the home department.  Bored and tired, we sat down on a very comfortable rocking recliner.

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Pretty flowers at Costco.

It was close to 4:00 P.M. when we left Costco and walked our way to the car dealer.  I asked the receptionist if my car is done.  She asked my name and checked in her file. She said it’s still at the service because she hasn’t got my paperwork yet.  So my daughter and I didn’t go anywhere else.  We waited for another 30 minutes.  The service manager talked to me apologizing it took so long.  My car’s difficult work because they had to service the brakes.  Good thing my cellphone and DD’s Amazon Kindle Fire have enough power that we entertained ourselves with watching cartoon videos on Youtube thru their free Wi-Fi.

It was exactly 5:00 P.M. when the service manager called me to sign the paperwork.  In no time, my daughter and I walked out and hopped into the car and head home.

Pay Attention To Vehicle Recalls

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Service area.

I don’t have a car for 24 hours.  It has come to the time when we need to bring my Toyota Scion 2009 to a nearest Toyota dealer for a recall service.  Currently, two recall services should be accomplished for my car at no charge to me.

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My car is scheduled for service today.  Hopefully everything will be done today so we won’t be coming back.  The head technician called and recommended some extra services because they’re due.  Of course, there is an extra charge for that, too.

It is very important to always pay attention to your vehicles maintenance schedules.  This way, you are aware when a specific maintenance is due to prevent major vehicle problems from occurring.  In addition, you can take your vehicle to an auto service that is cheaper and dependable.

As per recall matters, be in the know of the recalls that concerns your vehicles.  These are for your own safety and for the longevity of your vehicles.  Your vehicle companies will send you a communication regarding the recalls and you are required to respond as soon as possible.

Road travel is easier and safer if our vehicles are well-maintained and serviced in accordance with the Laws.

Get A Car Insurance That Fits Your Lifestyle And Budget

It is very important to take really good care of your car.
It is very important to take really good care of your car.

A quality insurance provider should be concerned with more than just getting you adequate coverage on your car insurance or trying to up their commission. A good agent focuses on providing quality customer service and adding value that goes beyond expectations. With so many companies and providers available, you don’t have to stay with one that offers you anything less than the best. Here are some signs that it’s time to shop around for a new provider.

1. Unexplained rate hikes. If you have a spotty driving record or you’ve been found at fault in an accident, you’ll expect your insurance rates to be a little higher than average or to temporarily increase. However, if you find that your agency offers less than competitive rates or that your rates have gone up unexpectedly without reason, it’s time to look elsewhere for coverage.

2. Evasiveness. A professional agent will readily answer any questions or concerns that you have. They should also be able to explain the details of your insurance contract and provide accurate information. If your agent doesn’t have facts at hand, doesn’t know where to find vital information or avoids giving you direct, concise answers to your questions, you’re better off finding an agent who can.

3. Not answering or returning calls in a timely manner. If you’re constantly playing phone tag or your agent cuts your calls short, they’re not showing you the kind of respect and service you deserve. You need to know that if you’ve been involved in an accident or you have an emergency, your agent will be there to assist you when you need them.

4. Pushing you to buy services or coverage you don’t need. Your agent is your advocate. If they’re constantly trying to sell you unnecessary coverage or up-sell you on other products, chances are they’re more worried about their bottom line than they are about your best interests. A good agent will find you the maximum amount of insurance at a rate that fits your lifestyle and budget.

You don’t have to stick with a company out of habit or use a certain carrier because that’s the one your parents always used. Insurance agents in Austin can be found through such resources as auto club recommendations and even online rate comparisons. It’s important to find the best provider for your needs, so shop around until you feel comfortable with your agent and in what their company has to offer you.