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Old 06-05-2013, 10:40 PM
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Mein Auto: BMW 5-series E39
Originally Posted by evanwest94 View Post
I do at least 5 brake jobs a day.
A mechanic who is fixing cars all day every day uses a totally different algorithm for maintenance and repairs than does an individual owner.

For one, getting the car off the rack and out the door is paramount (time = money).
Also, not having that car come back for a repeat fix is critical (more time = less money).
In addition, the shop charges retail (or even double retail) for parts replaced (parts = money).
And, it's easier (read faster) to replace components than it is to diagnose them (more parts = more money).
Plus, it's often easier (hence quicker for the mechanic) to replace the whole assembly than it is to replace a part inside the assembly (time = money).
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