My post is not a question...I'd like to share information with you all in regards to my vehicle... 2005 Chrysler 300 base
Recently it developed mechanical
problems.... Where if I came to a
stop the RPM would accelerate and
if I pressed on the gas it would not
change gears also, lighting bolt on
dash would start flashing... At first I
was able to restart car however, that
was only helpful for a month after
that the vehicle was not drivable... I
wasted money on local mechanics
trying to go around a dealership let
me tell you worst decision ever...
Best place to go is a dealership
because they are equipped to repair
any vehicle... Turns out it was my
EGR valve, throttle body, accelerated
pedal and the PCM.... All under
1000$ just remember they are a
dealership you are paying top dollar
for their knowledge so don't give in if
they try to tell you "well we're going
to try this" you tell them "no you are
not going to try Sir you will fix the
problem " because if you allow them
to try you will drive away from that
dealership 3000$ short...
All due respect Lupita you picked the wrong 'local mechanic'. Sure, there are some that are mediocre, some just plain incompetent but plenty that are 100% honest, reliable, and stand behind their work. I grant you Dealers usually have better trained, better state-of-the-art diagnostic machines. But many independent shops were opened and operated by Factory-Trained mechanics that went in to business for themselves, good old fashion entrepreneur-ship. Especially specialty shops that advertise their specialty.. VW/Audi/Porsche.. Japanese.. etc.
Maybe so fordnut.... I stand firm on my opinion, I'll take my car to a dealership for anything rather than spending money on trying to find a good mechanic... They are hard to find
True, and you don't know if they are reputable until you use them. Your prerogative, valid and I respect it. Anything except tires.
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