A precursor to the fate of our civilization.Our local tire shop has the alignment machine. The ole feller that used to do it isn't there anymore. The machine sits there collecting dust.
While everybody knows that painting stripes on it will make your car go faster, a well-kept secret is that removing an unused front license plate holder adds a couple of HP (or is it MPG, or ft-lb or newton-meters?).Well it's not like it's set up to run at Daytona. It has seen better days. I didn't get to drive it much because of the pandemic. I found 4 alloy Honda Civic rims that came off an EX. (Not pictured)
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They need to rename that to "Free Let's Pad This Sucker's Bill Trough Fraudulent Scare Tactics Inspection."Most dealers will perform a "free multi-point inspection" anytime you bring a vehicle in for any type of service.
They just want to help you keep your vehicle in peak operating condition.
Valid points, but it comes down to this simple paradigm:Why the hate towards mechanics?
I don’t blame them for up selling. They make so little money off of oil changes and let’s face it, most people do the bare minimum maintenance so it’s not like the things they suggest are unreasonable (most of the time). I know people who go to the dealer and appreciate being up sold because they know nothing about what kind of service their cars need. Maybe they pay a little more for some stuff they don’t need, but it’s better than no maintenance.