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Condescending Mechanics !!

Hi everyone,
I dont know if anyone else gets really exasperated with "know it all" mechanics when you go to a garage.
Just after New Year (between parties) I took my car in for the wipers to be checked and put right. They wouldnt go to the park position when I stopped at lights etc.
The mechanic told me "French cars arent really meant to be driven in wet weather and the problem would probably right itself" Result I went away with no repair done.
The next day my Dad took it in and the repair was done in about 5 minutes flat. The same mechanic told him it was a minor electrical fault.
Do older people get treated better by mechanics or is it just me ?
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I used to have similar with my 1st car, my dad would take it for work and get it done straight away
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That's how it is I'm afraids luv...........

Sorry just being silly for a moment! My wife went to get a quote for new tyres on her agila. I went to the same place a few days later and they were 15 per wheel cheaper and my quote included balance - hers didn't.

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The trouble is most Mechanics/Technicians don't really know how to communicate properly with the general public.

Company's spend time/money training their staff to deal with the technical side of things but very little on how to deal with customers and in todays environment where customers want an explanation/reason for why their car is showing a fault or even why they are being presented with such a large bill ...........................
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