I am truly disappointed with the service I received the last time my car was in your shop. The issue is not with the mechanics or the quality of their work, it is with the “selling” or representation of the work that needed to be done.
I brought my car, a 2013 Altima, into the service center at Bel Air Nissan/Hyundai for the purpose of having my brake pads replaced. Following your mechanical inspection, my service advisor, Daniel Moore, called and explained to me that along with break-pads for each wheel, the four rotors also needed to be replaced. I questioned this assessment since I brought the car in for service after hearing the first “chirp” of a pad wear indicator. Mr. Moore explain the problem was not that the rotors were worn, it was that they had rusted to the point of being unserviceable. I had never heard of this happening so I specifically asked Mr. Moore to save the brake rotors for my inspection.
Mr. Moore recommended several other services for my car. Wanting to keep it in good operating condition, I took his recommendations. This work is shown on invoice number NICS661704.
When I arrived to pick up my car I asked Mr. Moore to show me the rotors. While I was standing there, he asked another employee to “get an Altima rotor out of the bin and bring it out to him”. After the employee returned with a rotor, Mr. Moore began talking to me as if this rotor came off of my car. I saw minor grooves on the surfaces that the brake pads grip, the type that can easily be machined out, but then this wasn’t even a rotor from my car. I asked to see the rust that rendered this rotor unserviceable. Mr. Moore pointed to the rusted outer rim and stated that was the problem. I was both amazed and insulted by this conversation. This is not what I expected from a dealership that wants to have a valued “lifetime relationship” with their customers.
The complete lack of honesty regarding the necessity of replacing the brake rotors calls into question the necessity of doing the other work.
Typically the service department contacts me by email and/or phone to confirm that I’m satisfied with the work that was performed. Perhaps it is just a coincidence that there was no follow-up for this vehicle service.
The service department has lost all trust and credibility with me. It is safe to assume they have also lost a customer “for life”.