Here Are Your Worst Stories Of A Mechanic Trying To Screw You Over

Here Are Your Worst Stories Of A Mechanic Trying To Screw You Over

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Therapist, bartender, mechanic: These are the three pillars of trust who form the foundation for a life well live (and secrets well kept.) A trusted mechanic can be as faithful and close to you as a family member. The entire thing falls apart if your own mechanic can’t be trusted.

Sometimes, a mechanic can be as dirty and as slick as the shop itself. They will take advantage of ignorance concerning cars, suggested or push repairs that are either wrong or not needed or just not do the job. You’ll leave the shop under the impression that whatever was wrong was fixed and then a couple of days later the problem creeps up again. Or worse. We asked readers when did a mechanic try and screw them over.

Welcome back to Answers of the Day, our daily Jalopnik feature where we take the best 10 responses from the previous Question of the Day and shine it up to show off. It’s by you and for you, Jalopnik readers. Enjoy!

Staff Writer at Jalopnik. Dad. Lover of all things with 4 wheels. Weird interest in buses.

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Tire Repair Shops

Tire Repair Shops

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From A Bogus Alignment To A ‘Warranty Repair’

From A Bogus Alignment To A ‘Warranty Repair’

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Jiffy Lube (Of Course)

Jiffy Lube (Of Course)

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Suggested by: Turbineguy: Nom de Zoom

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A $200 Repair With Parts That Cost A Couple Of Bucks

A $200 Repair With Parts That Cost A Couple Of Bucks

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Big Bucks From A Shop. A Mechanics School Charging Less

Big Bucks From A Shop. A Mechanics School Charging Less

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Sexism

Sexism

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From An Alignment To A Head Gasket

From An Alignment To A Head Gasket

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$1,150 Repair For A $85 Part

$1,150 Repair For A $85 Part

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Sears Automotive

Sears Automotive

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Staff Writer at Jalopnik. Dad. Lover of all things with 4 wheels. Weird interest in buses.

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