I bought my car at Longo Toyota in 1985 and still bring that same car in for service. My rating is based on all the years of service I have received and continue to receive from Longo Toyota. Yes, I take it to the dealer because I can depend that it will stand behind its work -- the mechanics/technicians must meet certain requirements -- and the service advisors really know Toyotas. Personally, I have been taking my car to Randy James for almost as long as I've had my car. All I have to do is ask him what I need to have done and he will tell me; he will also let me know what I might need a few months down the road (like new tires, new brakes, a major service, etc.) which helps cut down on unexpected costs. Randy James is the person I seek out in the service drive as I trust in what he tells me my car needs -- he services my car as he would his wife's car -- with an eye towards safety and economy. If in doubt, Randy will go to the service bay to look at what the technicians tell him my car needs. My experience with other employees at Longo Toyota has been similarly gratifying. Given that my car is so old, parts are harder to come by and I have had to have after-market parts used. I had to have the radiator replaced after 20+ years and Longo Toyota put in at least 3 after-market radiators in a short period of time -- I only paid for the first one, Longo Toyota covered the failures, including labor and my rental car each time. Longo Toyota has done this for me on several different items, the latest being the starter. A company that stands behind its work! And, Randy James always gives me the best pricing available, even if I don't have any coupons.
I give Longo Toyota an excellent rating for service because it has proven itself over the past 24 years to be honest, trustworthy, reliable, fast without cutting corners, treats me like an honored guest (remember, my car is a 1985 Toyota, not a new car), friendly, and has amenities such as an on-site car rental office (Enterprise), an on-site AAA satellite office, an on-site Starbucks, etc.