Tales From an Auto parts store.

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by silverado113, May 3, 2012.

  1. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    So after a few weeks of part time work at a local auto parts store I thought I would share a few of my favorite customer stories.

    1. Guy walks in and says, "my oil light came on but I don't have a dipstick on my CTS". I respond with, have you checked behind the wheel? He said, "why would it be there"?

    2. A lady calls in and says. "my check oil light came on what does that mean"? I responded with, check your oil. She then says, "well I added three quarts about 2k miles ago why do I need to check it?" I asked, when was the last time you changed it? She replied, "you mean just adding oil isn't good enough, you have to change it"?

    3. Man comes in and says, "my outlets don't work and I can't get the fuses out with my fingers". I walked out and showed him his fuse pulled sitting in the passenger seat attached to his fuse box cover.

    I just don't know how some people seem to make it in life. As the old saying goes, common sense is not a common virtue.
     
  2. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    I worked at an oreilly for a year or so. I understand this completely lol. Best one I can remember right now, fella asked for a set of sparkanators for a camero....
     

  3. rjd3282

    rjd3282 New Member

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    You guys should try being a mechanic for awhile. I had a customer bring his car to me saying his radio didn't work when I went to bring the car into the shop he had no brakes either but the radio was his priority. :confused:
     
  4. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    I worked in a Maintenance shop for the Marines for most of my career. We had a truck come in where the individual put cherry juice in for power steering fluid. I guess he thought since it was the same color it would be alright..lol
     
  5. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    Well if you gotta die at least go out with your favorite song on the radio :D
     
  6. rjd3282

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    That makes perfect sense. :D
     
  7. akers06

    akers06 New Member

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    I worked at advance auto for 3 years the best is probably a guy arguing with me because he swore his Ford diesel 7.3 had spark plugs and he needed to change them
     
  8. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    Well he had the plug part right...lol
     
  9. akers06

    akers06 New Member

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    Yea just couldn't get it through his head that they had glow plugs which youdidnt have to change unless they went bad.....he argued with me for prolly a hour
     
  10. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    I would have sold him some spark plugs and laughed when he brought them back, it would have saved you 40 or 50 minutes...lol
     
  11. akers06

    akers06 New Member

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    Thats true lol....should've just grabbed him 8 random ones
     
  12. COclaw

    COclaw New Member

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    Pssh... you auto parts guys are all the same. I go in for new muffler bearings and you just laugh at me. Just because you're intimidated by my bad-ass 92 civic twin turbo V8 with noss (not NOS) doesn't mean I can't buy the parts i need like everyone else! I'm fine with just ordering my parts special order from Japan.
     
  13. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    Make sure you pick up that exhaust relief valve for your civic as well....lol
     
  14. akers06

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    Lol what about a radiator for a 70 volkswagon
     
  15. COclaw

    COclaw New Member

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    Duh, of course I know that... I replaced those when I was tuning my canooter valve.
     
  16. BlueTurf

    BlueTurf New Member

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    I remember a guy at a service station telling unsuspecting motorists that their fan belt was leaking.
     
  17. rjd3282

    rjd3282 New Member

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    How about changing the summer air in your tires with winter air.
     
  18. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    Actually with nitrogen fill ups one could argue that it's "winter air"....lol
     
  19. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    listening to you guys, just reminded me i need to go replace my blinker fluid!:eek: