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Internet Reviews: The Good, the Bad and the UGLY!

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Internet Reviews: The Good, the Bad and the UGLY!

 

I strongly recommend periodically checking internet reviews; from Google reviews, Yelp and as many others as you can. Get to know what others are saying about you and your business. Most are probably good, some may be bad and you just might find that there may be an ugly review that may portray your business in a negative manner.

 

Recently I found an ugly, nasty review of my business that shocked me after reading it. After a little work on my part I contacted the person who wrote the review, sat down with her and was able to understand her frustrations with us and convinced to her to give me an opportunity to rectify the situation.

 

The customer initially came to us for a check engine light and rough idle complaint. We found a dead oxygen sensor and fouled spark plugs. The customer came back a week later saying that the check engine light never came back on, but the car is bucking at times. After a few tests we found nothing.

 

The customer still had the problem at times and felt that we sold her a repair she did not need, did not care and was angry, hence the ugly internet review.

 

When I got the car back, it did indeed buck intermittently and further testing found a faulty spark plug. We installed a new set of plugs, which solved the problem. The customer was very happy that we solved the problem and removed the review.

 

So, pay attention to what people are saying about you online. If you get a bad review, do all you can to contact that person and work to solve the problem. Also, always listen to the customer, make sure you communicate properly and perform follow up calls to catch problems before they escalate.

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