Know Thy Vehicle

A new customer came in this week and told me a story about a previous situation she had. She started by thanking me for helping her through her issues and commenting oh how nice it was dealing with a woman. Then she proceeded to tell me that her last car was a 1968 Mustang that didn’t run well and she was having a hard time getting it to the mechanic. She finally got it there, left it and waited for the phone call. When it finally came he informed her that she needed all new fuel injectors. Fuel injectors?” she asked. “My car has a carburetor not a fuel injection system. The reply “Well I tried”.

WELL I TRIED? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? He was so used to ripping people off that he thought it was ok to admit he tried to rip her off too. Stories like this disgust me beyond words. Lucky for her she had knowledge of her car. All I can say is I hope you do too, and if you don’t, it’s time to get some basics down. They’re out there preying on you, don’t let them get away with it.


About dontgetwrenched

Elayne Kling, was the owner of a downtown Manhattan auto repair shop for 25 years and recently in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Elayne knows the particular ins and outs of the auto repair world and keeps up her blog because people will always need help navigating the potential pitfalls of that world. Due to the crazy NYC real estate market she has since closed down her shop and started a new business called Projects Unlimited Inc., helping other small businesses.
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1 Response to Know Thy Vehicle

  1. Donna says:

    Nice!! And you’re right. What a pisser!

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