Jim, you're RIGHT! Arent I almost always on YOUR side?
But i do my OWN repairs, always had until I made good money, then a
professional 'friend' replaced my leaky escort water pump. Which bearing
then went out and ruined the engine 30,000 later.
And which same "friend" I saw scam ANOTHER acquaintance with a new PCM on
a fox tbird when the obvious fail was the relay in the kick-panel. I
freakin SAW the evidence on his COUNTER!
Since then, I went BACK to doing my own. Because the ONLY GOOD shop I
knew of always has a 1-2 week backlog.
So, I say to those who read this.. if you have a shop that treats you
right, NEVER try to low-ball them. Whether you DIY or pay for service,
NEVER low-ball parts either.
Never install cheap pads, or cheap rotors, either. But if your brakes
work right, they work right... up to you.
"Jim Warman" <email@example.com> wrote in
> Thanks, Dave... in actuality there are many consumers on my side... on
> a Friday night, these people are enjoying an evening with their loved
> ones or are pre-occupied with a hobby or other interest. These folks
> aren't bothered with shoddy, low ball repairs. They aren't worried
> that they wont make it to work or their next appointment.
> There are those that are only concerned with "what's broke".... there
> are those who prefer to avoid addressing a related concern on a
> subsequent visit. It's a matter of taste.... we can drive from one
> scheduled service to another, comfortable in the feeling that we wont
> be stranded or embarrassed - or we can drive from one breakdown to the
> next, bitching about the poor quality of service we doom ourselves
> "Dave Combs" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> As a professional you do indeed have an obligation to do the right
>> thing whether moral or legal. I just had my injectors replaced on
>> my '90 LX
>> They said they could locate the bad one and replace it but there
>> might be others going bad down the road so I agreed to have them all
>> also recommended Ford OEM ones over the NAPA ones at a higher price,
>> obviously, to which I agreed. So I guess I'm your kind of customer.
>> As I mentioned in my earlier post on this thread when I used to do my
>> own brake work I just replaced the pads but that's my problem. When
>> I pay good
>> for a professional job I expect a trouble free repair so I am. maybe
>> the only one, on your side.
>> "Jim Warman" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> > Well, let's take a brief interlude from the usual (and quite
>> > evident)
>> > mechanics are asshole scammy bastards" and "all shops will pouind
>> > it up yoiur ass hard enough to make you scream" and get into real
>> > life.....
>> > is no to say that there aren't scammy bastards out there, and
>> > there's no lack of shops that make you supply you're own
>> > vaseline.... BUT...
>> > Someone said your rotors aren't too good.... I've said similar
>> > things
>> > times.... Not being able to see yours, leaves me (and the scammy
>> > bastard advocates) at a disadvantage.
>> > Your rotors aren't too good can also mean.... if they were on my
>> > car, I would replace them....... these rotors may have you telling
>> > folks my
>> > job stinks but I have no legal reason to fail them at this
>> > time.....
>> > Isn't it interesting that everyone wants the "cheap bid" yet
>> > everyone
>> > pissed when the cheap bid proves to be cheap.
>> > FWIW... I serve what might be described as "high end" customers.
>> > These
>> > folks that insist on dependale, reliable vehicles. They aren't mad
>> > at
>> > price of the repair... they are mad at repeat repairs. They hate
>> > but they want me to be sure that they don't have to visit me
>> > anytime in
>> > near future.
>> > The art of auto repair has many definitions... Some on this NG, if
>> > they
>> > to meet me professionally, would probably consider me a "scammy
>> > Truth of the matter is that I will service your vehicle in a manner
>> > that will almost eliminate the chance of unexpected breakdowns....
>> > Others
>> > my son) prefer to operate from one breakdown to the next all the
>> > while insisting they "service" the vehicle regularly.
>> > Unfortunately, I can't
>> > how we can substitute the word "service" for the word "repair"....
>> > In my world, I have two options... replace suspect parts and be
>> > called a scam artist.or fail to replace suspect parts and have the
>> > quality of my repairs called into question. Surprisingly, I can
>> > throw unecessary part after unecessary part at someones vehicle in
>> > a vain attempt to cover my
>> > of diagnostic ability and that would make me a "thorough
>> > mechanic"....
>> > "BradandBrooks" <BradandBrooks@shaw.ca> wrote in message
>> > news:tpNYe.248966$Hk.208589@pd7tw1no...
>> > Took my 5.0 into Ford for some brake work - a little squeaking and
>> > a
>> > pedal.
>> > (Car is a 93 and has 36,000 miles. Original brakes as far as I
>> > know.)
>> > Well, they replaced the front pads but said the rotors are not too
>> > good.
>> > worth replacing, but that they will "warp quickly". WHAT the HELL
>> > does
>> > mean? Either you replace them or not??? If I burned them out,
>> > okay, I'm
>> > dummy, if not, they will work. Ford techs, help me on this one.
>> > The brakes work nice now and the pedal is high and light. All stock
>> > btw...
>> > Thanks guys!
>> > Brad