Auto Repair: The Top Ten Mistakes Made By Your Mechanic

September 22, 2010 by · 88 Comments 

Number One: Not confirming the concern. Confirming a repair concern is a basic diagnostic principle frequently overlooked. To fix a problem, the first thing one must do is recognize it. Number Two: Insufficient Road Testing. The importance of a thorough road test (even for an oil change) is well documented in automotive training manuals. Yet, […]

Car Repair Prices: There Are No Honest Mechanics!

September 22, 2010 by · 39 Comments 

I enjoy reading the tips and suggestions on finding an honest or good mechanic. These can be found on various government and consumer websites, and in a variety of auto repair articles. I think the same guy wrote all the suggestions, and for all 50 states! You’ll be advised to check around by word of […]

Auto Repair: How Can They Screw Up An Oil Change?

September 22, 2010 by · 34 Comments 

“It’s all about beating the clock.” This quote comes from a wise old service manager, advising me on how to maximize my income as a flat-rate technician. If you have ever wondered why your car doesn’t get fixed correctly, or all your concerns weren’t addressed, you can blame, in part, the flat-rate pay structure. Flat-rate […]