Originally Posted by winds-of-change
I think the worst part is paying for labour. I don't know how to work on my car myself so I am at the mercy of a mechanic.
i've only once come out ahead when it comes to mechanics, the alternator went out on my Cadillac & i spent all weekend trying to get the old one out to no avail, even with a shop manual. i sucked it up & took it to a shop, they told me it would take 2 hours. it took 4. but luckily they only charged me for the 2 hours they quoted
as i was paying, the mechanic that worked on it came in to drop off the keys & asked me "is that your car?" i replied yes & he said "thanks for the business, please don't bring that stubborn sonuvab*tch back again." it felt really good to see the frustration on someone elses face