posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 04:17 PM
a reply to: Quantum12
I have not read the whole thread just your OP but it struck a nerve.
Many years ago my partner at the time took her car to a reputable apparently firm here in the UK as had a blow on the exhaust.
They told her she needed a whole new exhaust and I think at the time it was about £250. After she got back she said it still did not feel right so I
went and got myself wet and dirty by having a look.
This is what some mechanics do.
My partner at the time was 22 years old, blonde, big boobies and in her own words dumb as a pickled onion. They scoped her out and took the easy route
by tacking a new shiny back box onto her clapped out exhaust yet charged her for the full job thinking she would only see the shiny bit at the
I took the car to the same place and asked to see the manager, he came out and I asked him to put the car on the lift and tell me what he thought the
As soon as he saw it he said "some cowboys have tacked a cheap backbox onto your knackered exhaust"
"I agree" I said as I passed him the invoice for the full exhaust system she had paid for 3 days before from his firm.
He looked at me and went a strange shade of red and I said that I could only assume there must have been an error somewhere along the way and as the
car was already up on the lift we would go for lunch and pop back in a couple of hours and pick the car up with a full exhaust system in place and
would assume that a full refund would be in the bank by the end of the day.
He looked at me and said not only that but we could have a free service in six months time as well.
As we left for lunch we could hear cheapskate mechanics getting screamed at and spanners getting thrown.