It is not uncommon to hear stories about mechanics taking advantage of their customers. When you are clueless about vehicles and how they operate, you are putting a target on your back every time you bring your car in to a shop. Whether they replace something that you didn’t need or even charge you for work which they didn’t even do, mechanics have a long history of taking advantage of vulnerable people. Very similar to finding a great doctor, once you find a trustworthy and reasonable mechanic you should hold onto them for as long as you can.
Not all mechanics are crooks and their jobs aren’t always very easy; even a simple oil change can turn into a scavenger hunt looking for a needle in a haystack, but the following vehicles are not like that. These customers’ cars have issues that tend to be a bit more noticeable.
This person thought the diesel went in the front and the washer fluid in the back.
It is important to note: any vehicle should have at least one oil change for every 84,000 KM.
To be fair this does solve the problem of getting the fluid from point A to B.
It is nice to see that people are trying to do their own diagnostic work.
Another reason why I am a dog person.
This person is just trying to be environmentally conscious. There is no reason to throw away a tire that has perfectly good tread still on it.
All vehicles need some TLC to get started; when that doesn’t work it is time to go to plan B.
Duralast batteries are at fault on this one. How you can sell a product without an instruction manual?
The five second rule still might be in play here. Technically it never touched the ground.
And you said duct tape can’t fix everything.
I am not suggesting that every car owner needs to be an automotive mechanic, but when you are reliant on a machine that is worth thousands of dollars to transport you safely on a daily basis, some basic knowledge is helpful. Perhaps a driving test should include a bit more than just the rules of the road as it is difficult to operate a piece of machinery properly when you do not understand the basics of how it works.