Heading home to North Carolina on a Friday afternoon (10/2/20), I hit a piece of firewood that had fallen off a truck on I-40 in eastern Oklahoma - at 80 mph. We did not wreck my 2018 Honda, but the rim was bent and the tire exploded. We put on the spare and limped into Fort Smith. We found the Floyd Traylor Honda dealership, and the service department DID NOT HESITATE to help us out immediately. Service manager Jorge Huazo, aided by service advisor DT Neal, did an outstanding job trying to find a rim and a tire that would work on our Honda Fit. There were no rims in the area that would work, so Mr. Huazo made arrangements to have one overnighted by Fed Ex.
My wife and I spent the night in Fort Smith; while at dinner - after 7 pm on a Friday night - I received a phone cal from General Manager Glen Pirtle asking if we were okay and was I happy with the service I had received on a late Friday afternoon.
We were impressed!
We arrived at back at the dealership very early the next day, and the fellas in the service department were ready with the rim and new tire. We were quite pleased with the politeness of the crew, as well as their efficiency in the handling of our car.
We left very pleased. On Sunday, we were about 200 miles from home, just east of Asheville, North Carolina. Suddenly, on I-40 (again) our car lurched to the left...our new tire was flat! We (again) put on the spare and this time limped home. On Monday morning I took the tire to my regular Honda dealer in Cary to have the new tire checked out. The technicians discovered that the tire had been mounted wrong in Arkansas, and this had caused the tire rub against the rim and give out. I called Floyd Traylor Honda in Fort Smith and talked with service manager Jorge Huazo. I explained the situation to him, sent him photos of the tire and had emails sent to him from the service technicians at my home dealership.
My Huazo could not have been more helpful! He went to Mr. Pirtle and explained our problem, showed him the photos and the emails, and called me back several times to assure me he was working on the problem.
In a few days I had a check from the Fort Smith dealership, reimbursing me for the tire I had purchased.
Mr. Neal, Mr. Pirtle, and ESPECIALLY Mr. Huazo were exceptional in their service and attitude towards me! Since I live 1,000 Miles from Fort Smith, I doubt that I will ever do business there again, but that did not matter to these fellas - they were top notch employees - and top notch guys.
I highly recommend this dealership if you live in this area!