She will never overcharge you

I haven’t changed my own oil in several years. (Why should I? I write a check for $45, they lend me a car for the day, and they wash mine.) And my technique, I may as well admit, is no better than that of this presumably relatively-untried mechanic:

It’s the same oil I use: Mobil Super, guaranteed to contain dead dinosaurs. And while I’d be expected to dab some oil onto the filter gasket, apparently that’s no longer recommended on some newer cars.

What’s worse, she can also change ignition coils, which I can just barely comprehend at all.

(Via Fark.)


  1. McG »

    16 May 2017 · 7:41 am

    I use one of those express places where they don’t even invite you to get out of the car (anymore). It’s a little more expensive but I can fit the stop in with a series of other errands I might not have time or energy for if it took longer.

    I dislike waiting at our tire place, the waiting area has had its amenities scaled back over time. If it weren’t in walking distance of a convenience store and a sandwich shop…

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  3. millard fillmore »

    16 May 2017 · 9:56 pm

    I think I accidently clicked on a feminist website here.Just kidding,but I change my own,and still use the same cars I had 30 years ago,so I don’t worry about whether to dab oil on the filter gasket(yep,I do).That’s a terrific future mechanic in training you have there.I only wish more kids still had that interest.

  4. Holly H »

    17 May 2017 · 9:48 am

    Robots are gonna take over mechanics’ jobs too, though, right?

  5. CGHill »

    17 May 2017 · 6:59 pm

    They’ve taken over rather a lot of assembly jobs, to be sure.

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