Originally Posted by MarkJ
Mechanics always try to make the most money
for. Each job generally by ripping you off. It suits them to rip off a few people than to do good jobs on many. Maybe they dont like the travel time?
No I don't like mechanics.
Get another one to have a look.
There may be a few shady operators, but most reputable marine service
providers strive to assist their customers to obtain the maximum safety
, performance, reliability
, and resale value of their vessel.
Any "professional" mechanic
whose goal it is too rip people off, won't stay in business long.
A responsible marine service
provider, always has to evaluate whether it is better value to the customer, to leaves as is, test, repair, or replace a suspect defective part.
It is fairly common practice on a blind call (symptoms described by customer, site unseen by the service provider) to provide best case / worst case scenarios. This establishes the valid customer expectation early.
In the case of the OP, if the mechanic
said, "Oh just replace your water
pump impeller and you'll be fine" (50/50 chance it would be) and in fact, something else was wrong, that would be a complete disservice to the customer, and damaging to the service providers reputation.
All I can say is, if you try to get ripped of by a marine service provider (treat them like crap, or shop for them based solely on lowest price) you probably will.
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