Comments That Immediately Let Mechanics Know You’re Clueless

According to CarMD, auto repair costs vary wildly across the U.S.  One way you can keep repair shops from screwing you is to act like a car expert yourself.  So, avoid saying anything on today’s list of Comments That Immediately Let Mechanics Know You’re Clueless.

  • I was going to repair it myself but I didn’t want to get icky.
  • You should probably check the Cadillac-tic converter.
  • I tried to fix it by putting air in the tires.  No dice.
  • If I need a new battery, why didn’t it beep like my smoke alarm?
  • There’s a delay between the “vrrrrr-” and the “-rrrrom.”
  • It rained last night so I’m sure the problem is the car got wet.
  • It hasn’t run the same since I changed the license plate.
  • So, wait . . . there AREN’T actually horses powering this thing?
  • If a belt broke, does that mean the engine’s getting fat?