That day went to change car battery. While waiting, heard a mechanic tell an elderly female customer to change all her tyres because botak liao. She said where got botak, still can drive. Only 5 years old niah.
It's a wonder she managed to live to her early 60s.
For people who don't know a lot about cars, especially for someone of her age, there is this fear the mechanic is lying to her.
I used to frequent this tyre shop in the Paya Ubi area.
The final time I visited them was when I went in for my free nitrogen refill, the person said, "Your tyres botak already. Must change. Have safety issue." I said, "Never mind, I'm in a hurry. Just fill the air and I'll come back another day."
Because I know most people change tyres at 2 years or 40k km. My tyres were only 1 year old and I clocked only 7k km, how can so fast botak especially when I rotate and align constantly?
I booked in to AD for my regular servicing the following week. Asked the SA. He said no need to change, still have at least 50% of life left.
I can understand where this lady is coming from. Lack of knowledge is one thing. Not having a trusted workshop makes it worse.
Edited by Lovemyride, 07 May 2019 - 08:42 PM.