Adam@Home by Rob Harrell

Adam@Home

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  1. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, over 1 year ago

    Well, since you’re obviously robbing your customers blind, have a few of these.

    BLINDER

    2 ounces Scotch
    5 ounces grapefruit juice
    1 teaspoon grenadine

    Pour the Scotch and grapefruit juice into a highball glass almost filled with ice cubes. Drop the grenadine into the center of the drink.

    From: “The Bartender’s Bible” by Gary Regan
    Published by: Harper Collins 1991
    Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 91-55104

    Highball glass

  2. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 1 year ago

    Alternate translation:It might be cheaper to buy another car.
    Or walk.

  3. WoodEye

    WoodEye GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    At least they are honest about stealing!

  4. Bob

    Bob GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Had the “check engine” light come on so took the truck in for a check. The check normally is about 90 bucks, but when the mechanic found out what the problem was he told me “no charge” and how I could fix it myself.

  5. pcolli

    pcolli said, over 1 year ago

    @Alexikakos

    Sorry. What a waste of perfectly good Scotch. It’sbest on its own.

  6. Mark

    Mark said, over 1 year ago

    @pcolli

    Amen. I thought I was reading Lovecraft for a minute there…

  7. Jon Smyth

    Jon Smyth said, over 1 year ago

    Labor now is 60 to 100 dollars per hour, and parts are marked up 20 to 40 percent. Most jobs that give a $500 or higher quote can be done yourself for $150 or less.

    All you need to replace parts is a good set of wrenches. YouTube and Google can help you figure out which part to replace. A Haynes book pays for itself the first time you use it.

  8. fairychatmom

    fairychatmom said, over 1 year ago

    Reason 2895 why I love my car guy! Not only does he talk to me as if I understand what’s going on (and I usually do) but he’s never cheated us. We’ve been going there for 8 years with various vehicles, and he’s always done right by us. I’m confident enough to leave a car there, say “Check it over and let me know if it needs anything other than an oil change” and come back to a bill for an oil change only.

    Paul, if you’re reading this, you da man!!!!!

  9. EJ Burke

    EJ Burke said, over 1 year ago

    @Bob

    And thus a repeat customer is born.

  10. davelock

    davelock said, over 1 year ago

    FAIRCHATMOM: those places are few and far between. I used to have one of those places, but, the owner died and the placed closed up.

  11. Saucy1121

    Saucy1121 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Time to hit the Car Talk website and look for recommendations of trusted mechanics in the area.

  12. coz69

    coz69 said, over 1 year ago

    Mmmmmm…single malt Scotch!

  13. Fetching

    Fetching said, over 1 year ago

    I have a fab and honest mechanic, Sam Lee. When I bought my Lexus, the dealer charged me $600 just for the 30,000 mile check up…and I never went back. Sam services it every 5,000 mies for about $100… It’s got 93,000 miles and performs like new!

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    Sounds like Three Stooges Speak.

  15. JusSayin

    JusSayin said, over 1 year ago

    @Jon Smyth

    " Labor now is 60 to 100 dollars per hour, and parts are marked up 20 to 40 percent. Most jobs that give a $500 or higher quote can be done yourself for $150 or less."


    Labor costs are about that here, until you get into labor on European and/or luxury cars. Parts markup is a lot more than 20 – 40 percent, but yes, for some things it is cheaper and more convenient to do it yourself, if you have any spare time.

    But so much is computerised, you need to have access to a diagnostic suite, and a good repair manual. Parts Houses will usually loan you need any unusual tools, if you leave a deposit or a credit cards.

    Most automatic transmission is beyond my skillset.

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