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Schow's, Inc.

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Phone: (208) 436-3755 Fax: (208) 436-4650 323 E. 8th St., Rupert, ID 83350

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This company provides new and used sales of heavy trucks as well as service and parts for heavy trucks and autos.

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Factors that raised the rating for Schow's, Inc. include:

  • Length of time business has been operating.
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
  • Response to 1 complaint(s) filed against business.
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.
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Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

1 complaint closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 1
Problems with Product/Service 0
Total Closed Complaints 1

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Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: October 15, 2007 Business started: 01/01/1949 in ID Business incorporated: 03/06/1978 in ID
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Type of Entity


Business Management
Mr. Donald Schow, Owner/President
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Donald Schow, Owner/President
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Service Area
Eastern Idaho

Additional Locations

  • 323 E. 8th St.

    Rupert, ID 83350

  • P.O. Box 94

    Rupert, ID 83350 (208) 436-3755


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Complaint Detail(s)

9/18/2013 Guarantee/Warranty Issues | Read Complaint Details

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Complaint: Schows trucking center in Idaho falls have replaced a starter that was still under warranty. I was told that I would get a reimbursement of the starter and repair in a "couple of weeks." It has been over a year and I haven't heard from Schow's. I was told that the warranty claim would be refunded into my credit card account but things change over a year so Schows truck center told me a year later that they would send me a check and they claim they did and that I would receive it 4 business days later. 3 weeks later, I called them back and told them I did not receive the check. Then they told me that they canceled the check since no one cashed it in. (Seems suspicious). To this day, I have not received the warranty claim.It seems to me that they know commercial trucks are always on the move and have no time to deal with issues like this. I want to put a stop to this. Makes you think who else they do this to.

Desired Settlement: I want them to send the warranty claim they promised for the replacement of the starter.

Business Response:

We are writing in response to the complaint about our business submitted by a customer.  This issue has been resolved to the best of our knowledge.


According to our records we replaced a starter on the customer’s vehicle on December 13, 2011.  Almost a year later to the day on December 12, 2012, the vehicle came back to our shop with a warranty issue on the starter.  We replaced the starter and the customer paid for the repair pending warranty reimbursement from the vendor.  We discussed reimbursing the customer for the repair after warranty approval was authorized.


We agree with the customer that there was a delay in providing the reimbursement for the warranty repair.  In most circumstances with a warranty repair a 90 day period should be sufficient for our company to submit the warranty claim and for the vendor to receive the defective product and determine whether the product was defective.  The period for this warranty return, analysis and reimbursement to the customer exceeded this time frame and we apologize for the delay.


We disagree with the customer’s claim that it had been over a year since they had heard from our company.  As mentioned above the customer’s vehicle was in our shop in December 2012.  We issued a refund check on August 19, 2013.  This complaint was created on August 29, 2013 and the check cleared our bank on September 3, 2013. 


Nevertheless, we apologize to the customer for the delay in reimbursement and trust the matter has been resolved.  It is not our business practice for this to occur and we thank you for making us aware of this complaint. 


Please contact us with any questions regarding this matter.


Schow’s Inc.

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I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID *******, and find that this resolution is satisfactory to me. 



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