Something i learned today. don't get every car serviced from the same mechanic or the service station.
Today gave my santro for service. After getting my verna serviced from them they are just completely different people.
Asked 350rs as labor for oil filter and oil change (not even the air filter was changed since it was in good condition) for the santro and i was like
i asked him sarcastically " did you wash my car as well ", he started laughing.
Told him i pay only 150rs for this work. He said oh yes , i thought some other work was also done.
Some work was done but he told me the money for that before telling me the cost for oil change.
Santro's gear shifts became hard , especially the 5th and reverse. Sometimes had to really struggle to engage these gears and there was a lot of play in the lever as well.
He said the bush or something has gone bad so asked him to replace it.
Gave the car to him and went back to collect the car after 3 hours.
Thank god , i went to take a TD of the car. I wanted to check the gear work. All seemed fine. Then a noise started coming from the front driver side wheel , mechanic was with me so stopped the car and saw that the fender lining was touching the tyre.
That seemed odd because i was not having that problem before. They put a jack to lift the car so i thought they did something while removing which damaged the lining.
I told him something (the jack) has caused thisand told him to put a screw so the problem could be solved.
After reaching , at the time of paying he said some more items needed to be changed which costed 120rs. I said ok since i believed him.
I paid him and when i was enetering the car , saw the fender was out from the place. That time i was sure they have done something wrong and the car got hit from the bottom.
Called him again and asked him what really has happened. He said it was like this only but i knew it wasn't.
Called the main mechanic and in the mean time the guy which was standing besides me said " see this was damaged"
I took a good look and the underbody was damaged. I got furious but he was adamant that nothing happened.
The main mechanic came and said o'll get this fixed , bring the car on tuesday. Apparently his denter didn't come todat
Odo at 127200kms.
Engine oil mobil 1(10w30) - 700 rs
Oil filter - 60rs
Denso spark plugs - 300 rs
Labor - 150rs
Gear kit - 130rs
Random thing which he bought - 130rs.
Labor given to fix the kit from other shop-150rs
Labor given to mechanic - 350 rs.