The Lousiest Things Mechanics' Customers Do

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Tom and Ray Magliozzi of Car Talk deliver the Top 10 Lousiest Things Customers Do on Cars.com today. Why such a list? Well, mechanics can literally make or break your car. Wouldn’t you want to know how you can help them get your baby running like new again?

Check out the list and discover how even the family pet can become a problem for mechanics.

Top 10 Lousiest Things Customers Do

By David Thomas | August 6, 2012 | Comments (2)

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Skankzilla

#7: So true.

#8: I certainly charge a customer more in diagnostic charges if they decline the repair. It's the cost of doing business. Diagnostic equipment and subscription services are very expensive, especially when you service almost ALL makes and models.

Wain

Ok so blame the mechanic: well sometimes they damage your car.
Brought in my car to have the clutch replaced the mechanic placed the lifter wrong and damaged the car did not affect functionality but the damage is done. another mechanic worked on the drive shaft in the process he forced/broke the rubber hinges that keep the exhaust pipe in place, neither mechanic bother to mention what they damaged, how do i know, I do maintenance and wash/detail my cars so i know their condition.

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