Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Los Angeles, CA
One Dealer Down... Try the next one in 5,000 miles
So I put my first 5,000 miles on my G8 GT since buying it back in October. I took it in to the closest GM dealer in my area for its 100% free oil change, tire rotation and service checkup, which is covered under the 2 year Certified Pre-Owned maintanence plan. Of course with all dealers you have to drop and come back because it takes them hours for what takes a quickie lube 15-20 minutes. They tried to upsell me on needing rear diff oil change and Fuel Induction Service on a car with 24,000 miles, said no thanks.
Got home and looked under the hood to check their work, sure enough, the factory air intake was half on the intake manifold, which was really obvious since the hose running from the coolant res to the radiator was now running over the air intake block... also the engine cover was improperly reattached and was pinching one of the vacuum hoses.
Needless to say I will now try the 2nd closest GM dealer next time. Or I may just pony the money and use a quickie lube where at least I can hover and make sure they don't screw the pooch... I called the dealer and expressed my concerns and the fact that I may seek elsewhere for my business next time...
Living in an apartment in LA makes it impossible to do it myself, so it's always a fun challenge not getting your car screwed up by idiots.
I know it isn't everyday a mechanic sees a G8, but common under the hood it's still just a GM... If this is that dealer's level of attention to detail I fear bringing it in for anything too major...