Over the past few weeks, i've been seeing a lot of Kevin and Lenny, the guys who work at the car repair shop just up the highway.
#1 Son's car needed some serious repair, and so did the Jalopy. The Honda needed brakes, too. In fact, between all the repairs and that crazy ABS light being on, and then going off, and then coming on again, i've been over there at least twice a week for the past 3 weeks!
On one visit, Kevin asked if my ABS light was still coming up, and i said sometimes. As i drove home, it popped on again, so i turned right around, left the engine running as i pulled straight into the bay, and told him he could get his reader, it was on right now.
Based on the codes, Lenny thought he knew what it was, and it was something that a lot of GM cars had trouble with a few years ago. While picking up #2 Son's car, he said he had ordered a part. When i asked how much that was going to run, he said, "We'll talk about that later."
Yesterday i ran up there to see about that part, and get the headlight replaced that had burned out four days prior. Kevin ran me home, and i awaited the call telling me it was ready. When it was, Bigger Girl took me back up there to get it.
"I'm only charging you for the headlight replacement," Lenny said, right off.
Are you sure? i asked. That doesn't seem right to me.
"We've been working on your ABS system for almost 2 1/2 years, and when we work on a car, we fix it, we don't just keep working and working on it. So until I know whether or not this is even going to fix it, I'm not charging you. In fact, I'm only going to charge you if it ever bothers my conscience that I didn't make you pay for a problem we should have caught at the beginning!"
And that, my friends, is service, and why i keep going back to Kevin and Lenny.
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