I love Car Talk, and still listen every weekend. Also own an auto repair shop, and have been a fixit guy,whatever is broken, my whole life.
I can appreciate your frustration. But If you don’t live it, you can’t give it.
But work changes when it’s your shop, and your $250 k you’re betting will fix it.
With a BSCE, my education emphasized cost efficiency. Don’t over or under design and build. And that is what I have done in this shop for 40 years. We have never charged a shop fee, and never will. And there are shops in your area that don’t charge that fee,either.
And if it’s your problem, fix it yourself, and don’t ask Cadquilla to do it for ya.
So, if you don’t live it, you can’t give it.
Hope you’re feeling better one day.