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Old 07-31-2019, 11:53 AM
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I work at a auto parts store and I am constantly amazed at the number of people that come in and want me to diagnose their car.
I'll sell them any part they want but I am not going to tell them what part they need based on some vague description of the problem.
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Old 07-31-2019, 02:32 PM
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I work at a auto parts store and I am constantly amazed
For 16 years I worked in a store that sold some auto parts and lots of industrial parts. I was not a mechanic nor was I an engineer, but I knew heaps more than a lot of mechanics and engineers. Not all of them, mind. There were some who really knew what they were doing.

However the general unwashed masses that were trying to fix their car/trailer/boat on a weekend and only had a small idea of what they were doing....

The guys who were not engineers and were trying to fix some mechanical concoction that they had put together themselves were the worst of the lot. They would bring in half a part, and expect me to sell them a whole new one when they couldn't answer any questions. You would think I was the police when I started asked them questions.

"What's the shaft size this came off?"
"Donno."
"What sort of a housing was this in?"
"Donno"
"What is this off?"
"Donno nuffink"
"This might fit." (It might not either)
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Old 07-31-2019, 02:59 PM
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Oh yes, we used to get those customers at the garage all the time. The boss doesn't charge for diagnostics (something he needs to change), so a guy comes in, the car is looked over, and the mechanic tells him what's wrong. Guy decides to take his car home, unfixed. Then he calls a few days later. 'That didn't fix the problem, can I bring it back to see what it is now?'
Uh, that would be a NO.
I've told the boss that he should charge $50 for diagnostics, and if they get the work done here, that $50 will come off their bill.
What like every other shop in the world? Mech must be flat time or they tell the owner to pack sand.

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I work at a auto parts store and I am constantly amazed at the number of people that come in and want me to diagnose their car.
I'll sell them any part they want but I am not going to tell them what part they need based on some vague description of the problem.
Mgr at A-z auto parts would not let me give these to the customer and say good luck-
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Old 07-31-2019, 04:25 PM
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Old 08-02-2019, 02:40 AM
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Old 08-02-2019, 05:53 PM
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