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2 roadys with in 4 months on the same car and picked completly different things

Discussion in 'General' started by 11doob1, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. 11doob1

    11doob1 New Member

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    got a roady a few months ago to check out what needs to be done so got it all fixed took it back a couple weeks ago to have them find ten completely different things on the same car that just sat there. any one had this problem before?
     
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    Sabbath' Redblock Jesus

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    Depends what the problems were. Things can deteriorate while a car jus sits. Or things that might have been borderline may have tipped over the line. Or, them seeing that you have made little to no attempt to get things fixed in a timely manner have then thoroughly gone over the car and been more harsh than before.
     
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    wraith Hand over the dog bikkies

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    This is probably what's happened.
     
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    yer thats understandable but the uni joints?
    and ajustment of the doors cause it slightly touched and couldnt close it with one finger as he showed me. the rest was globes and bushes
     
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    Wombles Cars cost too much.

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    Closing a door with one finger? Wtf goes on there? Its not a new car..
    Bushes and globes are understandable.
    Unis could have movement. Which is bad. Depending on the amount.
     
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    yer he sat there and just pushed it and said see it slightly touches as it closes.
    yer globes is fare anough but i replaced the lower caster rod bushes but they said it was the upper the only problem with that was they didnt clearly mark it.
    the oil leak they picked up the first time didnt get picked the second time and i didnt touch the oil leak
     
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    or he's just trying to make work for himself.a guy done that to me,so i got another roadworthy done problem fixed.
     
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    MikeCuzzy Jumping puddles

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    If you think he is ripping you off, go elsewhere. We have a local mechanic, he just makes sure that all the issues are fixed during the year so very little, or otherwise nothing, needs doing.
     
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    yer goin elsewere is the plan i recon
     
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    MikeCuzzy Jumping puddles

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    I recently got a wheel alignment and balance at a different place to my mechanic, and they gave me a massive list of things that needed to be replaced and gave me some quotes, including:

    $380 for Broken Engine mounts - which were replaced 25,000km ago, they are perfect.
    Rear brakes were apparently at 5 and 6mm showing signs of uneven wear - they were replaced literally the week before. Upon inspection, they are perfect.
    $320 for a Center Muffler - fair enough has a bit of a ding, but $320?!
    $520 for Power Steering Rack (not including alignment) - yeah it needs doing, but not by these bastards.

    AND to add to all this. The tyres with only 10,000km were balanced in such a way that they are in fact worse...

    Never again.
     
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    I found that mechanics are a lot like the coppers - If you are an arsehole or look gullible then they will take you for a ride with the price. If you are decent and friendly then they might look after you.
    My mechanic will generally let minor roadworthy issues slide IF you are not selling the vehicle.

    As others said, head to another mechanic as he is probably just trying to recoup his losses from the christmas shopping spree.
     
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    strgas GRA = REAL HP

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    Sounds like you went to a company run store where they often practice the art of rip the owner for all you can to make the figures look good for the shiny bums at head office , my suggestion try an independent owned and operated workshop who doesn't have the shiny bums of head office telling him he has to make
    budget for the week .
     
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    Indeed I did, they tried to take me for a ride, before they figured I had an idea of what I was on about. Never again, they were great last time, but that bloke has left and they have some new people. I'll probably just go to the local guy next time.
     
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    these days u dont no wat machanic to trust unless u no them personaly,
    i stopped trusting them the first time i put my first car in for a tune up and a service costing me 180
    and then to tell me the car was still running crap cause the dizzy was seized, so they still put new points in the seized dizzy
    so got the car back the same as i left it.
     
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    MikeCuzzy Jumping puddles

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    My Dad's been going to the local mechanic for about 15 years, he's really good and very well respected in the town. I've continued going to him and wouldn't think of going somewhere else. He's never ripped us off, and done plenty of stuff just because he's helpful. For example, last week my radiator shat itself badly, he was booked out for weeks as normal - but he still squeezed me in before his holidays and didn't charge me extra. It was about $425 to: identify that it was the radiator (which we weren't sure given it's age and km's), change the radiator and all associated with it, take it for a decent test drive (probably 20mins or so I'm thinking), checked everything again and made sure it was all good. All this when I dropped it off, with no warning on Tuesday morning and got it back Wednesday night, he did it all on overtime - without over charging me.

    That's a good mechanic, all it takes is to treat your mechanic like a person and not a money pit.
     

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