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(CBC)   Women complain of feeling screwed by car-repair industry. Don't worry hon - it's nothing that a lube job and some rear-end work won't fix   (cbc.ca) divider line
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2009-02-26 02:38:53 PM  
These shysters won't victimize ME.
I like to hunt bargains, you see.
My negotiations
Make spark-plug rotations
And top-offs of blinker juice free.
 
2009-02-26 03:32:27 PM  
It evens out... most men get overcharged when they go to the gynecologist.
 
2009-02-26 04:45:51 PM  
Flakes

/just get yourself some blinker fluid and you will be all set
 
2009-02-26 04:46:16 PM  
APPROVES (new window)
 
2009-02-26 04:46:25 PM  

MaxxLarge: These shysters won't victimize ME.
I like to hunt bargains, you see.
My negotiations
Make spark-plug rotations
And top-offs of blinker juice free.


Maxx, you are all over the rhymes today, hoo boy.
 
2009-02-26 04:47:11 PM  
Never send your wife to the parts store for a left handed torque wrench and horn fluid.

She will be mad when she comes back.
 
2009-02-26 04:47:42 PM  
The mechanics are men that have been divorced and have to pay outrageous alimony. So they will overcharge women to pass on the cost.
 
2009-02-26 04:48:33 PM  
Nothin' a Johnson Rod adjustment won't fix
 
2009-02-26 04:49:32 PM  

busy chillin': Flakes

/just get yourself some blinker fluid and you will be all set


Just make sure you pour it in the 710 tube.

I showed my girlfriend how to change her air filter after the oil change place she went to wanted $60 to do it.

It cost us $8 and about 30 seconds.
 
2009-02-26 04:49:35 PM  
It all comes out even if you factor in traffic tickets.
 
2009-02-26 04:49:47 PM  
If they weren't so farking ignorant about the machines they depend on they wouldn't have these problems.

/drtfa
 
2009-02-26 04:50:03 PM  
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2009-02-26 04:50:06 PM  
It's all about ball bearings these days....
 
2009-02-26 04:50:35 PM  
I used to work in a transmission repair shop as an apprentice. The guys that would come in for repair work would get just as screwed as the ladies.

I do just about all of the work on my car. What I can't fix, the friend-of-the-family mechanic can.
 
Bf+
2009-02-26 04:50:54 PM  

RocketRod: It evens out... most men get overcharged when they go to the gynecologist.


Keyboard-- Now!
 
2009-02-26 04:50:59 PM  
This is nothing. Just wait until you see how much it cost to manufacture those shoes.
 
2009-02-26 04:51:02 PM  
Women complain? Color me shocked.
 
2009-02-26 04:52:05 PM  
Don't forget a new Johnson Rod (pops)

For all your other needs Kalceo Auto (pops)

They have spark plug wire cleaner, blinker fluid, summer AND winter air. All in-stock and ready to go for reasonable prices!
 
2009-02-26 04:52:18 PM  
Are muffler bearings not on sale this week?
 
2009-02-26 04:52:21 PM  

RocketRod: It evens out... most men get overcharged when they go to the gynecologist.


FTW!
 
2009-02-26 04:52:50 PM  
You also have to make sure that the air in your tires is switched over twice a year. It's very hazardous to drive around with winter air in your tires when it's summer time.....


/S.O. is a mechanic who owns his own garage
//I ALWAYS have the proper air in my tires
///and proper attention to my chassis as well *nudge nudge, wink wink, say no more*
 
2009-02-26 04:53:05 PM  

Mr.Giblets: Nothin' a Johnson Rod adjustment won't fix


Damn you Mr Giblets. Damn you!
 
2009-02-26 04:53:15 PM  
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"Drain out all the water, take in plenty of oil, grease up that back end, get out on the highway and go at full speed for about ten miles. See how it feels...."

/if you've seen this movie, you have no life.
 
2009-02-26 04:53:17 PM  
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This sh't never happens to me...
 
2009-02-26 04:53:58 PM  
Why is headlight fluid sooOOo expensive?
 
2009-02-26 04:54:44 PM  
My mom went to get a new tire on her car, she came back saying the mechanic said she would have had to buy 4 brand new tires because they only sell them as a set.

Thankfully she knew better.
 
2009-02-26 04:56:22 PM  
I took my car to a mechanic for an oil change, and they gave me a "this brake thing needs fixed, it'll be $450, and if you leave right now you're going to have a massive accident and die" thing. Sad, because they were the one mechanic that I thought wasn't trying to screw me on everything.

So I left. After HALF AN HOUR of telling the guy to go fark himself, and three months later, no accident (also, still no money for repair, which they quoted my dad at $300, because I'm a broke college student)

But I can go to a Midas shop, and they will immediately find something wrong that costs at least $75. If I go anywhere else, they don't mention it. Yeah, sure Midas...
 
2009-02-26 04:56:23 PM  
I actually work on cars and I have had to seriously argue with these fools at the mechanic shop before about what they need to do/don't need to do on my car. They talk to me like I have the IQ of a squash, even when I am explaining something simple like "well the car is only getting 2 miles to the gallon when it used to get 14, something is clearly wrong with it- fix it, it is under warrantee". And they are like "nope nothing to see here, move along". No. Something is clearly wrong. You don't have to work on cars to know something is wrong.

/Hate the fools down at the Jeep dealership
//No I don't drive a jeep- it was my friends car- she took me cause she knew I wouldn't let them get away with that shiat.
///65 mustang FTW
 
2009-02-26 04:56:24 PM  
Novices are ripped off all the time; computers, jewelry, cars, etc. If they're really that concerned, maybe they should take the time to learn the basics about their cars.

That said, mechanics who deliberately tweak things to cause customers to have to bring their cars back into the shop, especially if they're doing something that could lead to a breakdown or accident, deserve to be shot.
 
2009-02-26 04:57:05 PM  

Steigen: It's all about ball bearings these days....


I'm gonna need 'bout ten quarts of anti-freeze, preferably Prestone. No, no make that Quaker State.
 
2009-02-26 04:58:49 PM  
I believe that women should take basic car repair courses. If they don't feel comfortable with a guy teaching it, there are plenty of girls like myself that were raised around them that would love to teach a basics class.

I've always enjoyed sticking it to a shop that tried to take advantage of me since I was a girl.
 
2009-02-26 04:59:27 PM  
WOMEN?! Hell, us men get screwed by the car-repair industry too.

The fact of the matter is, ALMOST ALL business conducted with one side knowing significantly more about the details of said business than the other side knows works out like this:

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/hotlinked
 
2009-02-26 04:59:28 PM  
I have had a few problems with my turbo encabulator, but my mechanic insists that there's nothing wrong in spite of a hiccuping noise.
 
2009-02-26 04:59:32 PM  
Seige101

For all your other needs Kalceo Auto (pops)


Thanks for that...I could not remember the name. I really need to buy one their round tuits.

So expensive though.
 
2009-02-26 04:59:34 PM  
If you don't understand that you're constantly getting farked over every single time you buy something, anything, you're a fool. It's a matter of degrees. Sometimes you get farked worse than others. Sometimes you get farked worse than the times you get farked worse than others. Sometimes you get farked worse than that.

That's life. farking, farking, farking.
 
2009-02-26 04:59:40 PM  
This happened about 25 years ago at a Sears Auto Center. I was waiting to pick up a battery, when an elderly lady drove up in 1966 Mustang that was quite noisy. She told the mechanic it sounded like a water pump. He opened the hood, listened to it, and told her to shut the motor off. He waited a few minutes and then checked the oil. It was 3 quarts low and added the oil and the noise went away.
He could have changed the water pump, but he was honest.
 
2009-02-26 05:01:15 PM  

Dennis_Moore: /if you've seen this movie, you have no life.


Moving Violations. How in the world did you have that screenshot handy?

By the way, doing a GIS for "Moving Violations" is surprisingly not safe for work. There appears to be a porn series with the same name.
 
2009-02-26 05:01:46 PM  

oldandwiser: It was 3 quarts low and added the oil and the noise went away.


I hope that it was lifters that were making the noise. If not the lower half of the engine was shot and they should have recommended that she have the pan pulled and check the rods and mains.
 
2009-02-26 05:01:57 PM  
Join the farking club
 
2009-02-26 05:02:05 PM  
I own a Japanese car so I don't know what the car-repair industry is.
 
2009-02-26 05:02:09 PM  

RocketRod: It evens out... most men get overcharged when they go to the gynecologist.


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Nightsweat: This sh't never happens to me...


Good god. How does she even fit?
 
2009-02-26 05:02:50 PM  

oldandwiser: This happened about 25 years ago at a Sears Auto Center. I was waiting to pick up a battery, when an elderly lady drove up in 1966 Mustang that was quite noisy. She told the mechanic it sounded like a water pump. He opened the hood, listened to it, and told her to shut the motor off. He waited a few minutes and then checked the oil. It was 3 quarts low and added the oil and the noise went away.
He could have changed the water pump, but he was honest.


Wonder if she made it home.
 
2009-02-26 05:02:58 PM  
DaShredda: I own a Japanese car so I don't know what the car-repair industry is.

Just throw it away and buy a new one?
 
2009-02-26 05:04:44 PM  

WFern: Nightsweat: This sh't never happens to me...

Good god. How does she even fit?


I think she takes the falsies out and probably slides under there just fine.
 
2009-02-26 05:04:51 PM  
You haven't come a long way baby. There is a big rack in every auto parts store with maintenance manuals. Buy the right one and use it. You can even get a real shop manual that gives estimated times to effect each repair so you can tell if your being overcharged. Some people would rather complain than take charge of their lives.
 
2009-02-26 05:04:52 PM  
Some mechanics are dishonest. Some motorists are too ignorant to know better.

Why hasn't Ric Romero made an appearance yet??
 
2009-02-26 05:05:00 PM  
Hate to break the news to you boys but most guys don't know their ass from an exhaust pipe when it comes to cars today.

I stopped counting the number of times I have guys offer me a jump start when my truck is turning over but won't start (was the fuel pump), and the number of men I have stopped to help change a tire (I keep a hydraulic jack in my truck).

Or the mechanic who told me my coil wire was shorting out against the hood of my car, even when the hood was open (that one is a longer story, but was so obviously not the coil wire or anything electrical at all).

I love how guys act like they know what they are talking about when it comes to things automotive (especially on the new not carbureated cars) when they don't have a clue but think that I am an automotive idiot because I have breasts.
 
2009-02-26 05:05:15 PM  
littlett's
I believe that womeneverybody should take basic car repair courses.

FTFE

/pref as a requirement for getting a driver's license
 
2009-02-26 05:05:46 PM  
My worst mechanic story.

I figgered I needed a new battery but the mechanic told me I needed a new starter. I paid for it and it still did not start the next day. So I went and got a new battery. Plus they broke my odometer.

Oxymoron: honest mechanic
 
2009-02-26 05:05:52 PM  

RedT: (especially on the new not carbureated cars) when they don't have a clue but think that I am an automotive idiot because I have breasts.


Duh, you have a vacuum leak.
 
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