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Do mechanics ever take their car to the mechanic? #4981445
01/16/19 06:34 PM
01/16/19 06:34 PM
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tookien Offline OP
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Do mechanics ever take their car to the mechanic?

Question explains itself.

Re: Do mechanics ever take their car to the mechanic? [Re: tookien] #4981452
01/16/19 06:41 PM
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If they need tools that they don't have to do certain things, they do.


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Re: Do mechanics ever take their car to the mechanic? [Re: tookien] #4981456
01/16/19 06:44 PM
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No one touches my car but me. Which is why it never gets fixed, because at the end of the day I don't feel like wrenching anymore!


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Re: Do mechanics ever take their car to the mechanic? [Re: tookien] #4981463
01/16/19 06:47 PM
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Id hope not. If they need the tool, they should buy it and sell the job on customers cars. The only thing I cant do is programming, but my guy comes to me. A mechanic friend of mine actually leases cars, which boggles my mind.


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Re: Do mechanics ever take their car to the mechanic? [Re: tookien] #4981465
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Of course, when it is under warranty.

Re: Do mechanics ever take their car to the mechanic? [Re: tookien] #4981467
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I could see a mechanic having a friend who is also a mechanic of transmissions do a diagnose or rebuild. Not every mechanic is also skilled in trans rebuilds.

Re: Do mechanics ever take their car to the mechanic? [Re: tookien] #4981473
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I've seen dealers sent jobs like rim refinishing to tire shops that does it day in and day out. I've seen mechanics send heads and transmissions out to shops specialized in them. I've also seen them hire people to work for them and give simpler jobs to the junior employees.

So, why not?

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Re: Do mechanics ever take their car to the mechanic? [Re: 14Accent] #4981501
01/16/19 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by 14Accent
No one touches my car but me. Which is why it never gets fixed, because at the end of the day I don't feel like wrenching anymore!


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Re: Do mechanics ever take their car to the mechanic? [Re: tookien] #4981506
01/16/19 07:27 PM
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Most of the ones that I have had drive beaters, so I would guess not.


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Re: Do mechanics ever take their car to the mechanic? [Re: tookien] #4981515
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I was not allowed to work on my own car at the tire shop I worked at, but got 20% off other peoples' work. Used it once, for a state inspection. Very quick and smooth process that year. LOL

Re: Do mechanics ever take their car to the mechanic? [Re: tookien] #4981518
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I do. We don't do alignments or Emission repairs. Both of those things I farm out to other shops.


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Re: Do mechanics ever take their car to the mechanic? [Re: tookien] #4981528
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My mechanic was diagnosed with cancer a couple years ago. Since then, his energy isn't what it used to be. The big, heavy lifting jobs he used to do are not possible anymore. He sends them out to another mechanic who apprenticed under him.

Re: Do mechanics ever take their car to the mechanic? [Re: tookien] #4981537
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We have random shops bring cars in when they hit the diagnosis wall or they need programming that their scan tool cannot do. Others will find a customer's car needs work done that should be covered under warranty, I get a lot of those calls and don't mind telling someone when warranty should cover something. They will just drive it down for their customer so we can take care of it.

We do sublet repairs, but for things we can't do. We have someone that does our interior repairs beyond parts changing, a wheel repair guy, a convertible top person, glass installers for windshields, panoramic moonroofs, and truck back glass. We don't have a body shop, too much of a headache plus no room. There are a couple different body shops locally we will use.


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Re: Do mechanics ever take their car to the mechanic? [Re: 14Accent] #4981699
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Originally Posted by 14Accent
No one touches my car but me!


Same - - I **ALWAYS** come out ahead $$$$ wise - -

even if it means I have to buy a $400 tool

(which I can always sell later and get most of my money back)

But, this also means I ALWAYS have a spare vehicle handy (something many can't pull off)


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Re: Do mechanics ever take their car to the mechanic? [Re: tookien] #4981731
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NO.....Except tire mounting/balancing & alignments. On the look-out for an old Coats tire machine......


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