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Chris communicated well the work to be done and the... - pootmom
Chris communicated well the work to be done and the price. He was courteous and friendly.This dealership has always done exceptional work on my vehicle at a fair price.
Bad experience. Poor service skills - MikeY
Worst body shop I've been to. They'd have done a better job at Macao. After Joe telling me he'd work the deductible in for me, they call me once it's finished to tell me that it's all set but I have to pay the deductible. I figured no big deal so I went down to pay and pick up my truck. Upon examining my truck, they didn't prep the truck correctly and I had a flaw over a foot long that nobody even checked over or looked at before they tried giving it back to me. While letting joe know that i was upset over the issue, he displayed his poor customer service skills by walking away from me mid conversation and going into the back. Grated i wasnt yelling or being a dick, just talking. After a weekend of having my truck still and them racing through it again, there's still a section that they never fixed. I paid to get it out of there out of their hands. First off, how do you give a car away with a huge imperfection, then bang through it and still have it look like crap? Very unreliable and rushed here.
Sold me a car with no breaks or K208 form. Dishonest people - Michelle
I had the most dishonest experience at Schaller in New Britain. I would never recommend to anyone to go through what I had to go through or to work with the incredibly manipulative BILL PAPALEO and I am currently filing a claim with the DMV. Schaller sold me a car with 0 breaks and did not provide a K208 form... which means that they NEVER INSPECTED the car. I drove the car off the lot and then went on a three week long mission trip. When I came home and really started driving the car, I noticed that there was something funny with the breaks. I am in my 20s and not too experienced with cars (this is only the 2nd one I've ever owned) but I brought it to Torrington Hyundai (it was a Hyundai Sonata) to get checked. They told me that the breaks were metal to metal... and that is was extremely dangerous to be driving. They would not let me drive my car off the lot and said that I needed breaks before they would feel like I could drive again in good conscience. I explained that I had recently bought the car and they said that it was physically impossible to buy the car that had been properly inspected with these breaks. Torrington Hyundai called Schaller and spoke with BILL PAPALEO who explained that he swore that the car was sold at 6mm breaks on the front and back (he went back to retract this statement later). After explaining, that I had the actual breakpads in my hands and that they were down to the metal and that they would not let me drive the car off the lot, he agreed to have Torrington Hyundai fix them.
However, my issue with Schaller was that when I went back to ask them how this could have happened and how they could have sold a car to me with 0 breaks, they came up with one million false stories. I am a young woman and felt so taken advantage of as they tried to explain to me how I was wrong. First Bill said that they did sell the car to me at 6mm breaks and that he could see it on the service forms. I asked to see the forms and he said that they were being digitized and that he could not retrive them at the moment. Then I reminded him that it is physically impossible to go from 6 to 0mm in three weeks (or even a year!) and he started to change his story saying that there was no way the breaks were that low, etc, etc. I told him I physically had the breakpads in my hand and I was coming to show him and he changed his story once again. He then said that Torrington Hyundai had "xxxxx them" (his words) in charging for the break rotors because those would not have needed to be replaced even if there was no breaks. Thankfully my dad had informed me that if the breaks were this gone, then the rotors would also not be in good condition. When I reminded him of this, he changed his story once again.
This continued over and over. He kept making excuses about how it was my fault that I had no breaks and how the car was in perfect condition when they sold it to me. He was rude and disrespecful and lying through his teeth and I felt so taken advantage of as he screamed to me over the phone.
Luckily, the mechanics at Torrington Hyundai told me that all of this should have been documented on a K208 form that they are REQUIRED to give every person that buys a car. I never received one... and I am certain of this because I put every single piece of paperwork from the car sale (including the car title... which my dad later yelled at me about and made me put in a safe place in my house) in the glove compartment. There is no K208. I told Bill this and he said he would go find me. He came back with a copy of a K208 with my car's plate number on it... except the signature and date portion of the form was conveniently cut of... as if he photocopied my name right off of it. Again, I never received this form and never signed it... so he was just making this up right in front of my face.
Bill ended with telling me that he thought the mechanic that did my car was suffering from eye problems because "he had diabetes" and that he probably just missed the breaks. BIG DEAL. He said the mechanic was on vacation so I couldn't talk to him.
At this point, I could not believe the lies coming out of his mouth. They don't have my K208 form with my signature because they accidently cut it off while copying it, they didn't sell me a car with no breaks... oh wait they did, it was just that the mechanic has eye problems and missed it. THIS IS A HUGE DEAL. YOU SOLD ME A CAR WITH NO BREAKS AND I COULD HAVE DIED! I could have gotten in an accident and it would have been your fault. This is a huge problem.
And Bill Papaleo made every excuse ending up with the "mechanic has eye problems". I have never felt more manipulated or taken advantage of than I did by this man. He straight up lied to me face over and over again. He was unkind and just not a good representation of anyone that should be working in customer care. In fact, when I told him I would be writing a review he threatened me.
I will NEVER recommend Schaller due to this man.
The service was more than Exceptional - MTB
Dear Mr. Weiss,
I want to thank you for your quick response and resolve for the miss communication between me and your Service Department. I was very please with the service that you provided for me.
You were on time and very respectful to my needs. The service was more than Exceptional.
I thank you very much, it made my time constraints more than manageable. Thank you and your service department for your great work. I would recommend your department to all.
Ernest & Mary
I am very picky about who works on my car and this shop... - sunlover
I am very picky about who works on my car and this shop was terrific! I know about cars and they didn't try to sell me work I didn't need nor did they pressure me into any "extra" services. All their recommendations were spot on and their prices are competitive but there was no pressure to "get it done now." Times are tough these days, and I felt like they understood that and would work out a time frame with me and prioritized my car issues to help out the old wallet! I definately will refer my friends to these guys!