Began using Chapman Northeast Ford for service in 2008 (before VW addition). We had a great relationship for eight years. I gave them great reviews, bragged on and recommended them to those who would down dealer operated service centers. Things began to change last year when I took my 2012 Edge (which I purchased (certified) from them in 2014) in for ' The Works' and was told I needed front brakes which I did not believe and did not get. (Two weeks later I took the car in for inspection, it passed, brakes and all.) When they finished with the car and I left the center it cut off before I'd gone half a mile. I restarted it and returned to the service center. They fixed the problem which supposedly had nothing to do with the work they had done earlier, and was under warranty. The thing that really made me start paying closer attention to what they said and did was: the paper work I was given to sign. after signing one sheet I noticed it was folded in half, when I attempted to open it, my adviser, Bob snatched it out of my hand stating it was just for towing, they have to get their money too (with a smile). However, I wasn't towed, I drove back to the center.
Three months later, I took the car in for an alignment and was told I needed a new battery. The car cut off while it was up in the air and they had to charge it. I told my advisor there was nothing wrong with my battery when I brought it in, I'd had no trouble whatsoever, so what did they do? I let him know that I was losing confidence in their credibility. So the service manager himself, Pete Wilkens brought my car out, along with his portable charger and told me how he had to charge the battery and how concerned they are about me getting stuck somewhere out there. When my response did not change he walked away stating "IF I had tested it, I know it would have failed. What he didn't know was that it was tested two days earlier as a courtesy when I bought some new tires. My question for him, IF you were so Concerned why Didn't you test it? This last indecent happened in June of 2016. I went back once in August for the Works but haven't returned. It's difficult to take your car to someone when you can no longer trust them to do what's right; when you feel like they're just out to make money. I need to take my car in for service but I first have to find a service center I believe can be trusted.