"I took my '07 Outback in for a 60k mile service..."
- '07 Outback Wagon
I took my '07 Outback in for a 60k mile service yesterday. I also asked them to look at a vibration in the steering wheel I had noticed when driving at higher speeds. I don't have any major complaints, but their customer service was rather sloppy and a bit disingenuous. First, I told the gentleman who scheduled the service that I wouldn't need the oil changed because I had just had that done. Apparently the message was not passed along, and they performed the completely unnecessary service anyway. Even if the message wasn't passed along, one would think that the perfectly clean, brand new, oil would be a clue. I had also told the scheduler that my check engine light was on because of a loose gas cap, something which had happened before and which I had zero concern about. But when the sales representative called me to tell me how the service was going, it was clear that this information was not relayed either, and he tried to make it sound like they had caught some big problem until I told him it had happened before and then he admitted that it was the gas cap. Next, the sales representative told me that the vibration in the steering wheel could be caused by the low quality tires on the car. The tires, however, are Yokohama Avid Envigor high performance grade, with quite a bit of life left on them. From then on, he had no credibility in my eyes and I tuned him out when he tried to sell me on a bunch of add-ons. I assume the service was fine; I'm not a mechanic, but everything seemed to be operating fine. But that probably has more to do with the quality of the car and the fact that I take fairly good care of it. I would just like more forthright dealings with sales representatives. I have had a customer service issue with this place before and the reason I took it back here is the convenience and price, but I'll now consider other places.
I promptly got a call from the representative and he apologized for the miscommunication between himself, the scheduler, and those performing the work. He offered a free oil change and honored a coupon I had forgotten about yesterday. Like I said, my complaints were not major and Stohlman's attentiveness to them was a pleasant surprise.
"Stohlman Subaru is a first class operation. We purchased..."
Stohlman Subaru is a first class operation. We purchased 4 Subarus within trhe last 5-6 years from them and are planning to go back soon again to trade in one of our cars for a new one. The last car we purchase was an Impreza Outback Sport and Stohlman sales Associate Mr. Anson Lee was very helpful throughout the process. Honestly, very hard-working, professional, and pleasant -- not annoying. What a big difference a good sales person makes. Today, 4/26/2011, I took our Subaru Forester in for a reg/ular maintenance/service. Mr. Carlos Coreas saw me through from the beginning to the end with utmost competence and professionalism as he had done the last time I was there for a similar service. I highly recommend Stohlman's Subaru both for purchasing new cars (they have a large inventory and will get you what you want if they don't have it -- no kidding) and also for service and maintenance. If you're a Subaru owner, check them out, you won't regret it.
Other Employees Tagged:
Carlos Coreas, Asst Service manager