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What are auto machanics supposed to look for when inspecting your car?

I had my car inspected in Sept. Just in time for a road trip. I fill my gas tank up as soon as I leave the garage and the gas leaks all over! I drive back there, they say "Oh, big problem, your tank is rusted"! Paid $400 for a new tank and labor.
Then, the other day I'm driving my car, push brakes to stop and no brakes! Literally had to stop half block away to get to where I need to stop! It's now at the same garage and they say, "Not good, you need new brakes and brake lines"! Another bill for $450!
Weren't they supposed to check my brakes when I took it for inspection?

 
mamaada

Asked by mamaada at 9:23 AM on Nov. 12, 2010 in Just for Fun

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Answers (5)
  • A mechanic will only inspect what you have indicated is wrong - it is not like getting a total physical when you go to the dr.
    tasches

    Answer by tasches at 1:37 PM on Nov. 12, 2010

  • you would think...
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 9:25 AM on Nov. 12, 2010

  • TAKE CAR 2 NEW SHOP!
    My hubby looks at cars for the family I some times help Checking the breaks is a big deal and looking for rust.. Try a new shop before something else gose wrong..Good luck..
    mamagator

    Answer by mamagator at 9:28 AM on Nov. 12, 2010

  • BUMP
    newmom28

    Answer by newmom28 at 10:20 AM on Nov. 12, 2010

  • as far as I know, the inspection doesn't cover the mechanics of the car, it only check to see if your car complies with the law (headlights, horn working, etc.)
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 10:23 AM on Nov. 12, 2010

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