5 Mechanic Pet Peeves: Part 2

 5 Mechanic Pet Peeves: Part 2

Back by popular demand, here’s the latest edition of  ‘Mechanic Pet Peeves’ – featuring cheapskate mates, expensive tools and shoddy safety features!

It’s a rip off

Mechanics have thousands of pounds worth of tools, and even though cars are becoming cheaper, the cost of working on modern vehicles isn’t. Because of this, mechanics need to purchase a expensive new machines, software and tools if they’re to continue working on modern vehicles – a huge turn-off for garages up and down the country.

Mate’s rates

Ever heard the saying ‘a friend in need is a friend indeed’? Well, this could be true, but when it comes to work,  there are some exceptions to the rule. For instance, would you sacrifice a day of earnings to help a friend for free? Sure, maybe on the odd occasion, but it’s really important to remember that it can’t become a regular occurrence – you too have mouths to feed!

Safety first

Mechanics bear witness to some blood curdling moments. For example, a mechanic may see a family car that has been severely neglected. Owners who do this may be putting themselves and their families’ safety in danger. Sadly, finances play a big part in cases like this, because a few individuals may not have the money to maintain their car. However, a professional mechanic will always want their customers to be safe while driving a vehicle they’ve worked on.

Blocked in

Whether you’re a customer or a mechanic, it is very frustrating when you have a blocked bay. Car technicians may need to back a vehicle out or have access to the bay for a variety of reasons; so having a car parked too close to the bay can create a shed load of problems.

Shoddy workmanship

If a customer had their vehicle worked on by a mechanic and the problem hasn’t been resolved, it can be very annoying. Moreover, this scenario is similar to a mechanic who has to undo the damage of an amateur mechanic’s work. On top of fixing unprofessional and incorrect work there are pressures and suspicion coming from the customer, who has had to pay twice for the same work.

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