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This is not normal behavior of a typical mechanic. Most mechanics/shops will still continue to charge their normal hourly rate no matter if you bring in the parts or if they get you the parts. The only difference is, they will not warrant the parts you bring in. You may want to look at the fine print of why they are charging the extra $15/hr. If the reason ...


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Mechanics make money off of the parts they buy for you. Look for a small shop with 1-4 mechanics. They like business even if it's not the most profitable. They are about building a relationship with their customer. If you're cool and your mechanic is cool, they'll install just about anything that's legal for their regular rate. Keep going back to that ...


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It sounds to me as though they didn't put (enough) oil back in after the engine flush. First of all, it didn't need an engine flush. Mobil1 and other synthetics are renowned for not leaving deposits in the engine. I would bet your engine would have been sparkling clean on the inside. They sold you something you didn't need. (I'm betting something along the ...


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For anyone else reading this, an "engine flush" can be done by draining the old oil, filling up with new oil, going for a quick 100 mile drive, then draining and refilling again. It's not quite as thorough as a chemical flush, but it doesn't destroy the motor either.


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Most shops will charge their normal hourly rate. But its not uncommon to see mechanics try to charge you something extra (whether flat fee or more houyrly) based on you bringing your own parts. When you hear people or mechanics say "we will not warranty it", its not completely true. I heard from a more legitimate mechanic that it is by law that all mechanic ...



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