There are two sides to every story
It is truly amazing to me how the News Media is so willing to bash the automotive repair industry based on one unscrupulous mechanic. When did “sensationalism” replace “journalism?” To pass judgment and warn the consumers of “Dirty little secrets”, by showing one bad apple out of hundreds of thousands of hard working mechanics is insulting and disingenuous.
As a 40-year veteran in the automotive repair industry, I am appalled at this tactic used so often by the News Media. Are there bad mechanics? Sure, but there are good and bad in every industry, including your industry, ABC News.
You will never see the News tell about the mechanic who risked his own life by heading out in a snowstorm to rescue a family, when their car slid off the road. Or, what about the mechanic that worked all night long to get his customer’s car ready for vacation. What about the countless shops around the country that donate their time, money and parts, all at no charge, to rebuild a car for a family in need? Why don’t you ever see THESE STORIES on Good Morning America?
The truth is, ABS News like so many other networks, would rather sensationalize in order to get ratings, with no regard to how it affects all the honest mechanics around the country. Be careful ABS News people, you don’t live in glass houses.