There’s a certain strange anxiety unique to the experience of having to get work done on your car when you don’t really know much about automobiles yourself. You’re having to put your faith into another human. Not only that, but you’re putting your faith in someone who pop culture since the dawn of the automobile has warned you about: the mechanic.
When you need an oil change, it’s tempting to go to a quick-service location. But when they quote you on the price, how do you know it’s fair? Is it just an urban legend, or is it truly common for auto mechanics to overcharge customers? Read the rest of this entry