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I'm sorry to have to be the one to break this to you Laura, but your husband is a fucking moron.

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.............................. who doesn't know how to replace a freakin' bulb??! WOW.


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Beth Riggs, who lives near Lebanon, Ohio, took her Chevy Trailblazer SUV to a car-savvy neighbor nearby who charged $500 to replace her front and back brakes, far less than the going rates at nearby repair shops.
When did replacing brakes become so expensive? Then again we've never had a shop replace the brakes, so maybe it's a normal price?

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Mechanics say they've seen it all in recent months, including incorrectly applied brake pads and antifreeze poured into engines.
I thought humans had alittle more common sense and knowledge, I guess I was completely wrong.

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People are stupid! If you don't know what you're doing, at least read the owners manual.
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So full a shit, what oil change takes hours to complete. some people are just stupid...

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Ugh.... how do you break a lamp by changing the bulb... that is so idiotic. Even if it's not in the manual go join a FORUM!! How-to's galore. I wonder why they never mentioned those in their ad....

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Took 5 seconds to type a search in google and come up with this

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the author obviously also knows nothing about auto repair.

$500 for brakes would have to include pads, rotors, full flush of the system and god knows what else. maybe a new master cylinder.

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New rotors, and pad plus bleeding and other install fees from a dealer would be close to 500$ or WAY more depending on make and model. But that lady got RIPPED, Id'a done it for 50$, and done it right.

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Beth Riggs, who lives near Lebanon, Ohio, took her Chevy Trailblazer SUV to a car-savvy neighbor nearby who charged $500 to replace her front and back brakes, far less than the going rates at nearby repair shops.
Local repair shops around here would just changed the pad and shoes and charged her like 200$ at most. Maybe another $50 for resurfacing, but most mechanics are too lazy to do that shit.

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