Originally Posted by meanjoaquin
The thing I hated about working as a mechanic was how all the customers thought you were trying to rip them off, or they somehow knew better than you on what was wrong with the car. If you know what's wrong, why did you bring it to my shop?
If it's a woman, I don't blame them. So many crappy shops try to take serious advantage of women & people they've figured out don't know anything about cars. I have several female coworkers that have been taken for a ride by places around here - things like a 900 dollar wheel bearing change (for just one bearing) or 300 dollars for 2 new tires (we're talking $60 all seasons, not fancy tires at all).
It definitely goes both ways. There are many bad customers, and many bad service shops. It's the human condition.