It took me too much time to find a good auto mechanic after years of bad experiences at every single one I tried.
My most recent mechanic sold me “new” brakes that ended up being used. I wondered why they were getting worn after a year’s worth of light driving and that’s when someone looked under the hood and determined that the brakes looked like they were five or six years old at least at that point. While the exact age of the used brakes could not be determined, it was obvious to an untrained eye that they weren’t new or even lightly used when the brakes were installed. This was the last mechanic I visited because the others I’ve tried to call for services all rubbed me the wrong way for one reason or another. Sadly, I have the same exact issue with the heating and cooling companies that I have tried. Some of them charge too much money for quality work while others are charging a tiny bit for terrible services. I can’t expect much when I’m paying half the price of what’s normal for this area, nor can I expect the services to be done carefully when I’m working with these pricing tiers Thankfully I finally located a quality HVAC company that does a fantastic job of servicing and maintaining my heating and cooling system. This HVAC company also provides plumbing services to those who need it. I like having one company that handles both my plumbing and my central HVAC system. I get a discount on a maintenance contract for each category, regardless of whether or not I maintain the subscription for longer than a few months at a time.