If I could rate this dealership any lower than a 1-Star, I certainly would. Preston Toyota of New Castle does not lead by their statement, "We aim to be more than a dealership. We aim to be a pillar of the community with a positive local impact." The only thing that I can see that this dealership "aims to do" is to take advantage of the elderly and accuse them of fraud. My father and his wife purchased a 2019 Toyota Camry with 14,000 miles on it in September 2020. The Camry supposedly was "inspected" (I use that term loosely) in August to "pass" state inspection.
They had driven less than 300 miles on those tires when my father was sitting in the vehicle waiting for his wife to finish a doctor's appointment when a bystander at a doctor's appointment walked by and got his attention and stated, "that the steel belts were showing. My father got out of the car, and both gentlemen looked at the tires. All four tires were in terrible condition and were extremely dangerous to drive on."There is NO WAY that the tires on that vehicle at the time of purchase were the same tires that passed "inspection" in August.
When my father and wife took the Camry back to the dealership, the employees were not only rude but insisted that they "must have driven pretty far." for the tires to be in that condition. The odometer proved differently. The comments continued to be snotty; the employees told them that tires were not covered under warranty and had the audacity to accuse my father and wife of changing the tires. It would appear that an employee decided that the rims and tires that were initially on the Camry were nice, and no one would know the difference if they swapped them to these death trap tires after the Camry "passed inspection." To add insult to injury, the dealership employees offered my father and his wife the option of purchasing three new tires and getting the fourth tire free as their "solution." It sounds like a good scam they have going on at Preston Toyota.
I DO NOT Recommend ANYONE to use this dealership, and if you do, BUYER BEWARE!! I will continue to write negative reviews on every social media platform and file a BBB report until this matter is corrected to my father and his wife's satisfaction. My father and his wife may not have the strength or means to fight a "well-known" dealership, but I do, and I refuse to allow them to be taken advantage of or any other elderly person for that matter.