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Factors that raised the rating for TriStar Indemnity LLC include:
- Length of time business has been operating.
- Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
- Response to 5 complaint(s) filed against business.
- Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.
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|Problems with Product/Service||1|
|Total Closed Complaints||5|
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|Total Customer Reviews||0|
Licensing, Bonding or Registration
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Ohio Department of Insurance
50 W. Town Street, Third Floor Suite 300, Columbus OH 43215
Phone Number: 800-686-1526
Type of Entity
Limited Liability Company (LLC)
Business ManagementBrian McDonald, President Mr. Rich Oakes, Vice President of Sales and Business Development
Related BusinessesSecurity National Automotive Acceptance Company, LLC
Insurance - Auto Auto Warranty Plans
Hours of Operation
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|T||:||8:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|W||:||8:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Th||:||8:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
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Method(s) of PaymentCheck
Refund and Exchange PolicyVaries on state law
Service AreaUnited States
Alternate Business NamesTriStar
Industry TipsInsurance (General Information)
6951 Cintas Boulevard
Mason, OH 45040 (888) 801-8888 (866) 585-9747 (866) 250-5160 (800) 995-0591 Directions
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Complaint: I had purchased a car while stationed at my first unit and got the extended warranty with TriStar. After completing my first tour I was stationed in a different state. About 2 months ago my car had broken down on me. I had it towed to one of the few car shops in my area that worked on the make of my car. I informed the owner of the shop that I had a warranty on the car and that I would be giving TriStar a call to let them know that my car had broken down and that it was at a shop. The next day the owner of the shop had called me in stating that they had some papers I needed to sign that TriStar had sent them in order to run the diagnostics on the car. The paper that they had sent to the shop stated that I had to give them permission to do a diagnostics test on the car and that I might have to pay for the test in the event the failure of the car was a result of lack of proper maintenance. Of course wanting to get my car repaired I signed the paper and the shop went to work on trying to figure out what was wrong with my car. Almost a month later I had received another call from the shop asking me to come in to go over what they found was wrong after doing the diagnostics test and to go over what repairs were needed. I went into the car shop and spoke with the owner he then told me what went wrong with my car and what caused it to break down. The owner of the shop told me he sent the TriStar a copy of the diagnostics test and an estimate of how much it would be to fix the problem. The owner of the shop informed me that after speaking with TriStar they had informed him that a part on my car should've been changed out at the mileage that I bought it and that it didn't get changed. TriStar had the owner of the shop run another diagnostics test on the car and after doing so gave faxed the shop a quote on what they were going to give for the repairs. The owner of the shop looked over the estimate that TriStar had sent and told them that if they fix the 2 parts on the car that they only wanted repaired that I would run into further problems with my car shortly down the line resulting in me having to take the car back in for more repairs costing me. The owner of the sop sent them a second estimate with the repairs they wanted done and then what it would cost to replace the parts that they recommended get replaced as well. After calling TriStar I spoke with a female in the claims department and I had asked her to explain how they got the estimate they wanted to give the shop and why it was that I was getting the bill for the diagnostics test. I was told that the estimate that was sent to the car shop had a portion of what they were paying for the test. After speaking with the lady and feeling like I was getting no where I got off the phone and was feeling very upset and frustrated. I now have a car that has a warranty and I have to pay out of my pocket a little more then half of what it would take to fix it and that's including the price of the test.
Desired Settlement: I want my car to be at least repaired to same way it was when I bought it without extra cost to me.
A member of TriStar’s management team is reviewing the details of the complaint in hopes of reaching
Problems with Product/Service
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Complaint: I purchased an extended warranty with this company on a used vehicle I bought. I had the check engine light come on and then a few days later it went off. During those few days I called to double check what was covered in my contract, where I could have it serviced and how long I had left to use it. I was told by a male employee that I had 36 months or 100,000 miles added to what was on vehicle when purchased which was 60,830. I am now over 100,000 and the engine light has come back on. I called today (02/11/13) to make sure what I needed was covered and I was told at that time that my contract was expired. It had expired once I hit 100k. I took my complaint of being misinformed by an employee and now in a huge bind to the Rep. I was talking to and then further to a Supervisor. I was told there was nothing they could do because there was no notation on my account from the first phone call and that an employee there would never misinform and make a mistake. I did not realize that it was my responsibility to make sure their employee was trained correctly and did their job fully. I was spoken to rudely, spoken to with a raised tone, threatened, called a liar, brushed off, and hung up on twice. I also had to fight tooth and nail just to speak to a manager in which I received the same treatment.
Desired Settlement: I desire to have this warranty amended and reactivated to the mileage I was told I had till (160,830 or 36 months) or refunded.
Cincinnati Better Business Bureau 7 West 7th Street, Ste. 1600
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Re: *** ********** ***** *** ******* **** *****
Contract Number: ***********
This letter is to respond to the complaint levied by ******* **** *****.
The customer purchased a 2004 Dodge Durango from ***** Auto Center on July 30, 2010 and chose to purchase the optional TriStar Protection Plan® offered by the dealership. The included contract indicates the customer chose the comprehensive level of coverage with a thirty-six month term limit and mileage limit that expires when the vehicle reaches one-hundred thousand miles.
I cannot speak to the customer’s statement of a conversation with any employee of our plan administrator indicating different coverage terms. The claims manager reviewed all call files in the time frame and numbers the customer said that they had called from and there is no record on file. Currently we do not know if there is any mechanical problem with the vehicle.
Even though, we have no contractual obligation, I have spoken with the customer and he stated that currently there are some indicator lights on the dash. He is currently moving to ************* ** and he will contact me once he completes his move. I informed him if there is a current mechanical issue that would be covered under an active policy we will explore the possibility of any goodwill assistance once it is diagnosed.
|10/24/2012||Guarantee/Warranty Issues | Complaint Details Unavailable|