I was at a service outlet ( not to be mentioned ) and while leisurely sipping my coffee, the mechanic walks to a man beside me and told him he should perform engine flush because his mileage is time for him to do engine flushing.
So the man asked for the price of engine flushing and then verbally agree to let the mechanic proceed with the additional work done.
Before I can finish my coffee, the mechanic walks back to the man again.
He then mentioned that the spark plug not so good. He suggest change all since doing engine flushing.
The man ask for the price again.
The man realise it is a bit expensive so he is a little rejecting the offer.
The mechanic immediately assure the man not to worry as he will ask the shop boss for discount.
Came back shortly and say the management agree to give discount on the spark plugs for $xx amount.
Hearing that there is discounted price, the man agrees again.
OK I don't wish to stereotype people out here, but the car is just beside you, you should stand up, demand to see the condition of the spark plug, judge for yourself if it is rightful to change.
However all this while, that man's butt was stuck to the seat. He never took a blink of an eye to look at his car, nor ask for more detail opinion. He readily accepts.
Engine flushing, whether it is legit or snake oil, you should also judge.
But looking at the man's reaction from the proposal, he seems to be nullified of his knowledge of cars, even basic servicing.
He would listen to what the mechanics says. His only concern is price.
That is no way you should even offer your car to a service outlet or workshop to take your hard earned money.
Sometimes ignorant is bliss.
But when comes to ignorance of basic car care, it is blitz.
Edited by carloverguy2017, 23 November 2018 - 07:46 PM.