Please let the record reflect that I HATE CAR MECHANICS. No offense to any of you out there who are, or aspire to be, a car mechanic. I’m sure you are an exception to the rule.
My theory is that car mechanics mail you coupons for really cheap oil changes so they can lure you into their shops and then charge you an arm and a leg for all these extra things that “you really need done or your car will simply fall apart within a half mile of driving it on the freeway.” (We’ve all heard the rhetoric.) Last time we got an oil change, we ended up paying like $500 when it was all said and done. This morning, we had a mechanic quote us $25 to install a light bulb in our car (and we had already purchased and supplied the light bulb)!!! Our response was: “No thank you, that is highway robbery. We will figure out how to do it OURSELVES. We will go to the LIBRARY and check out a BOOK on it. We will search the INTERNET (yay for Google). It is the INFORMATION AGE and we will NOT be imbeciles and fall prey to your shady, twisted schemes.”