The enclosures include two (2) invoices ... for reference only. Legally, my claim would be hard to prove ... especially after/when the "evidence" burned up. [The Left Front rotor had turned blue, from the heat, ... only after it cooled down four (4) hours later.] I am quite familiar with the Service Industry and I know when to trust "gut" instincts concerning "poor service" from same. I (also) do not appreciate the MIDAS treatment ... especially from Ferraro Cadillac. Because of the seriousness of the above-described incident and the near-fatal possibility, I will not be returning to Ferraro for Sales or Service. Since the damage (induced by the Ferraro Service Team) was repaired by County Auto Service, Inc., my 2001 Buick is (now) braking properly ... the way it did prior to the 18 February (2005) service.
In closing, Craig D’Anjolell is a true gem of a salesman and one of the best representatives for the "sales" end of your business. Some customers, though, have to be sold on both sales & service. [The best (or worst) advertising has always been by word-of-mouth.] From my recent experience, I most certainly would hesitate to recommend your dealership to any new customers.
26 May 2005
Ferraro Cadillac-Buick, Inc.
674 Baltimore Pike
Springfield, PA 19064-3030
Re: Invoice No. BUCS xxxxx
This is just a brief note as to why dealerships lose customers. The enclosures explain my problem involving a first encounter with the Ferraro Cadillac-Buick, Inc. Service Department. You and the rest of the Ferraro sales force are the “front line” of the business. A good portion of service revenue does not just come from warranty and standard automotive maintenance repair work. It is derived from a sale that fostered a good relationship between Dealer and Customer. Return/Repeat business is a direct result of that relationship.
On 5 May 2005, I sent – via Certified Mail – a letter (with enclosures) to Mr. Anthony Ferraro, Jr., detailing my first & last encounter with Ferraro’s Service Department. To date, I have not received a response to that letter as Mr. Ferraro, Jr. has not given me the courtesy of a reply. Not only did I eventually end up spending more than $650.00 for brake work, but I felt that my personal safety had been compromised due to the original shoddy workmanship. The shoddy workmanship is all too reminiscent of the treatment that one could expect from a second class shop!
In closing, I will no longer be recommending Ferraro due to the above-referenced matter. It’s true that the best (or worst) advertising has always been by word-of-mouth. If you think that I’m kidding, just spend some time in the Customer Service waiting area. There is some real BS being thrown at unsuspecting souls. By the way, ... The customer is ALWAYS right!