Originally Posted by GRIP_SPEED
Come down to Los Angeles and we'll see if you still think that way. Obviously I dont see why you would get annoyed by the statement. it wasn't even a direct remark to you despite your a auto mechanic yourself.
whatever your trying to defend you have to admit sometimes mechanics do try to fix or charge things that dont require fixing or replacing in order to get more money out of the customer. There were couple of times where I did my own oil change and was at 1000mi into the change.. took it to a shop to have some other things check out and the mechanic tells me my engine oil is dirty and needs changing.
Or how about 60% tire tread. "I think your tires needs re-placing"
I shouldn't have to come to your geographical location to substantiate your generalized comment.
I know there are some dishonest mechanics and technicians out there. I also know that for every dishonest one, there are at least a dozen or more honest ones.