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  AL PACKER FORD - SUCKS !
by Tom Hyland
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
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"CAVEAT EMPTOR!" ... "BUYER BEWARE!"

ANOTHER 'NON-POEM' TRUE STORY ...






Al Packer Ford ... SUCKS!


© - Tom Hyland - 6/27/12


On November 4th, 2011 Purchased Set of 4 Continentals.
Total Cost - $680.46 * 70,000 Mile Warranty!
Their Website Showed 4 or 5 Icons of Benefits Included!
Thought I Got a Great Deal ...


Yesterday, Left Front Tire - FLAT as a Pancake!
Got my $129.00 SEARS Diehard Charger/Inflator Out of Trunk -
DEAD as a Doornail!
Took Inside and Connected Charger ...


Got Can of FLAT-FIX from Trunk & Shot In ...
Drove to Royal Farm & Filled with 50-Cent Air ...
Thought I was ‘Good To Go’ ...
Five Hours Later ... FLAT Again!


Second Can of FLAT-FIX ...
75-Cent Air at Gas Station ...
25 Miles & 30 Minutes Later ...
Still Leaking - Found NAIL ...


7:30 at Night - Pasadena, MD. -
Drove 20 Miles - Not ONE Freakin’ Repair Center Open!
5 TIRE STORES - ALL CLOSED ...
Tire FLAT Again!

Friend Mike Removed & Installed ‘DONUT’ ...
This AM - Took to AL PACKER FORD for Repair.
Talked to DAVE WORTH - Dropped off Tire.
Returned 1 Hour Later ...

Was Told - Can’t ‘PLUG-PATCH’
NO HAZARD INSURANCE COVERAGE!
Would Have Been $15. Per Tire ...
I WAS FLABBERGASTED!


Thought EVERYTHING Was Included for $145. EACH!
DAVE Could Do NOTHING!
Only Offer Was a New Tire at COST ...
And Installed FREE ! DUH?


Told Him - IF Anyone Had Explained That ...
An Additional $60. Was Needed for Hazard ...
Would Have Included! Had IT on All Tires on Last Car!
MOST FLATS ARE FROM ROAD HAZARDS!


Told DAVE I Was a Writer & Would POST ...
This TRUE STORY to WARN Thousands of People!
He Would Not ‘EAT’ the Cost of One Tire to Save a Customer!
UNWILLING TO DO ANYTHING TO HELP!


Told DAVE to CANCEL OIL CHANGE ...
I Would Never Spend Another DOLLAR At ...
AL PACKER FORD !
And Would WARN Others!


CAUTION - “Quick-Lane” ...
Is At EVERY FORD DEALERSHIP!


Took Tire to FOUR Places ...
NO ONE WOULD REPAIR ...
Because NAIL & CUT Were Near Edge of Tread & Sidewall!
7 Months Old ... And RUINED ! ONE NAIL !


Went to a Mexican Tire Place ...
On Philadelphia Road - Route 7 - Rosedale ...
Dropped Tire Off - Left $20. Deposit ...
Returned in ONE HOUR ...


Tire Mounted Immediately ...
TOTAL COST ... FORTY BUCKS!


MORAL ? LESSON ?


I DOUBT - I WILL EVER BUY A NEW SET AGAIN!

I KNOW - IT WILL NEVER BE AT ...

AL PACKER FORD !!!


© - TKH.



* THERE WAS A $100. REBATE ...

THAT I HAD TO WAIT TWO MONTHS TO RECEIVE!

‘THEY’ KEEP YOUR MONEY IN ‘THEIR’ BANK ...
AND EARN ‘INTEREST’ ...
WHILE YOU DON’T !!!





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Reviewed by Chip Bergeron
The innermost circle of Dante's hell is reserved for money grubbing lawyers, venal politicians, and weasely car dealers. I brought old faithful to the Hyundai dealer last inspection and he found a small hole in part of the exhaust system. Needed a whole new system, said he. Cost you around $1500.- said he. I went to Pep Boys for a second opinion. They could help me, but told me I could save evenh more money if I went to a custom exhaust place they recommended. Went there, simply replace a section...five minutes while I waited, inspect and change oil...all told $150.-. Thank you Pep Boys. And a speciasl thank you to Lou'sd Custom Exhaust. Since they do general automotive, they arer now my default place to go...

Keep fighting the good fight,

Chip Bergeron

Reviewed by Ed Matlack
I think most big car dealerships are like that, especially the ones that are part of the big 3, Chrysler, Ford and Chevy...keep an eye on that tire, as if the nail was on the edge, those dealers are all right, that could be dangerous in a turn or if you hit a big bump...sure tires are expensive, but if you want to be safe or not is the end result...e
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