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Mr Copper

Posted by goldielocks @ 23:58 on October 10, 2018  

What ever happened to those mechanics classes in high school? I don’t remember seeing them back east but in Calif they had them. I think they should have a 101 for both sexes to know to change oil even if they don’t do it, change a tire and do it. The first tire I changed I didn’t know you had to loosen the lugs first before cranking it up nor how heavy the tire was and fell on me. My work cloths were toast. On hand learning experience and making sure the lug nuts are on tight. Now they’re making them so tight it takes a machine to get them off. They should learn for safety reasons though they don’t want to get stuck somewhere in a bad place. They do have that foam if you have a small compressor in the car. Battery care and other simple stuff. Some of these engines you can’t even see there covered. I used to be able to fix simple things like carbaraters, timing belts, and few other things and could hit wire case I lost my keys.
Once mechanics could figure out what’s wrong by listening to it.
They at a lot of auto places like auto zone that have a meter they can plug in and it will tell you what’s wrong or you can buy one. Good to have if buying a used car. Also have one for electrical check on each wire and if not to deep in the engine you could probably replace it yourself.
To think at one time they didn’t even need a battery, you just cranked them to start but that wouldn’t run lights.
Yes he should of had them refund his money or take them to small claims.
If the place doesn’t look relatively clean organized and have the diagnostic equipment you should pass with a newer car. Also you can read reviews on a lot of these places.

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