Albertson Auto Center Hours
Went in looking for a good reliable used pickup. Found a 2009 Ford that we liked and we test drove. Since we were going to be hauling cattle to fairs and... other shows we asked if he thought it would be able to tow our trailer. He said that it would with absolutley no problems. We had the engine checked out and then purchased it. We knee the steering was loose going into the purchase and we got that fixed right away. When we told him about the steering he said he wasn't putting another dime into the truck. Anyway....3 days later....first time pulling a trailer which was WAY under the load limit, we start hearing a high pitched noise coming from the truck. Daughter googles it and it could be just a worn out pressure cap. So we finish our trip, nearly dead but decided it was a good deer whistle. Anyway, next day took to a dealer and he didn't have time to look at it. Then on the return trip lost power towing up hill and then smelled smoke and burning rubber and plastic and wet material smell. It was coming from us. Anyway...ended up getting the truck hosed down by the fire department because the insulation on the transmission looked like it was burning. Contacted the dealership and he says "that is unfortunate". The dealer it was towed to said it was exhaust issues and there were cracks that had been there a long time so this was not a new issue. Only happens when under a load. The dealership I bought it from will not stand behind it and the dealer that looked at it said that they would never have put a vehicle up for sale that made that exhaust sound. We had no clue since this was the first diesel we had ever purchased. Buyer beware and run away. His vehicles are cheap for a reason. We thought it was because of the dented box.....boy were we wrong.
Bought a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan from here in November 2013. Drove over an hour one way to test drive it. Took it around and the brakes made the worst... sound I'd ever heard. Got back to the dealership and notified the owner that the brake pads needed to be checked and changed because they were grinding terribly. He told me, "oh it's just rust from sitting." So we went home for the weekend to think about it more and hope he'd at the very least look at the breaks. When it was finally time to go pick it up, pay for it, and go home, the breaks had not been touched. Took it into a mechanic friend and had to have everything replaced relating to the brakes other than the brake lines. Rotors, pads, everything, $900 worth of repairs. The owner is very shady and I would not recommend this dealer to anyone.