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Overpriced Mechanics

Old 04-21-2012, 10:04 AM
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Default Overpriced Mechanics

I miss my old mechanic when I lived in Mass. Living in CT things are expensive in the auto problem world.

I went in for a transmission flush, I waited for 2 hours. When it was done the mechanic said he found the following problems...Some of which I already knew about. Here's the list. (2000 Camry CE 4 cyl. 120,500)

LF inner tie rod (worn and loose) $434.39

Rear sway bar bushings (worn and loose) $192.39

Power Sterring belt (cracked) $113.48 (had this replaced @80,000 miles, squeaks a little)

Exhaust leaking at the flex pipe (flex pipe needs to be cut out and replaced) $217.40

I called where I used to take my car in Mass. and asked them "how much would a new inner tie rod be?"

"$130.00 parts and labor, but you'll need an alignment after"

I know where I'm going...
Old 04-21-2012, 08:09 PM
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Doesn't CT also have personal property tax on cars billed separately from the license tabs?

Click and Clack would state the CT shop was trying to make their boat payments.
Old 04-23-2012, 09:06 PM
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yah, those are seem to be overprice it should be change.

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