What's Your Strangest Repair Shop Experience?
The next time you're in the repair shop, it might be interesting to ask the mechanics some fun questions and you might hear some truly insane stories from them.
Last night I went down to a generic retail-chain auto shop to get an oil change. Upon paying, I asked the mechanic which type of car is the most worked on at the shop. To my surprise, he said it's the Ford F-150. North America's best selling vehicle seems to be one of the most frequent visitors for repairs! Fords as a whole are repeat offenders. He said Jeeps are a close second.
FORD = Fix Or Repair Daily... Found On Road Dead ||Photo by Nadine Shaabana on Unsplash
I asked what the craziest thing is he encountered at the shop in terms of servicing. He had a good one ---
One time, a man brought in his Tesla for an oil change.
He was not joking.
Since last night, I have been baffled by how someone can buy a Tesla and not understand that they don't need oil changes, because well, there's no oil in them. This goes to show that some people have no idea what car they buy, nor do they care. The Tesla owner also wanted a tire rotation, to which the shop had to decline the service because the auto lifts are not equipped to fit Teslas and thus would have destroyed the flat undercarriage.
So, next time you find yourself at the repair shop (hopefully for nothing major!) ask some of the employees for crazy stories, because they surely have plenty! Or do you have your own?