My Review Of Eastern Shore Toyota:
2009 Corolla brought in for 90,000 mile checkup and oil change. First thing out of the can was I needed a new timing belt and my water pump needed to be replaced as it was seeping water. Also the usual filters and wipers were recommended for changing. Well, I'm here to tell you that one of the selling points for that vehicle was that it has no timing belt so I immediately knew he either did not know what he was talking about or he had been misinformed. He also gave me a quote on the bad water pump of $460.00. I advised him to just do the oil change and I would take care of the rest. When I returned home, I immediately placed a length of cardboard underneath the car and let it run for 30 minutes, accelerating every so often. No leakage whatsoever. I checked radiator level and reservoir and saw no loss of fluid. I took it to a mechanic friend who looked at it and informed me he could not find anything wrong with it. I contacted the service manager and she advised me that yes, the adviser was wrong about the timing belt and that if I brought the car back in, she would check the water pump herself. I advised it had been checked already and that dealership will not see my car again. I can only say there are customers who want to trust these dealerships as we are suppose to be bargaining in good faith and count on them for their guidance. I find it outlandish that this situation could occur. This appears to be the extent of where this can go, but I can assure you if the Eastern Shore Toyota owner can be contacted about this situation, he will be notified. Also, I feel for those that trust their service advisers and are scammed out of hundreds (maybe thousands) of dollars. My advice is, if the car was running when you drove in, take the time and get a second opinion from a reputable mechanic. As for my rating of Eastern Shore Toyota, they seem to be nice enough and that's why they got a 4 out of 5. You should be able to figure out why I rated the rest the way I did.. If not, you need to go there and figure it out for yourself.
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