What It’s Like To Be An Automotive Technician Episode 4. I Ran Out Of Gas!! Help!!

What It’s Like To Be An Automotive Technician Episode 4. I Ran Out Of Gas!! Help!!


so I finished the day off yesterday take a look at this o six Civic Si and it had this really bad tranmission wine on deceleration I’m guessing since it was like a deceleration it might have been like axle bearings or you know what I’m not exactly sure but it started really really bad so I’ve got them pricing me a like a you should I mention from a junkyard because that’s you know they don’t want to spend you know a crazy amount of money on a used car it’s a tow six a lot of miles and honestly what I’m trying to do is kick it to auction so I don’t have to work on this even the parts thing I was kind of on my side he was like I don’t worry about it I’m gonna you know make sure the price is up there so um yeah cuz if it comes too much to fix obviously they’re not gonna want to put too much money into it they’re not gonna be able to make a profit they’re just gonna take its auction so in the meantime I own this Mercedes ml350 just oil share just a it’s clean it doesn’t need anything it’s a really good shape yeah but um so I’m actually all cut up with my arroz I think I’m gonna have to go in there and ask for more work so um yeah that or they said I could uh if one of these two guys here behind on their arroz I could probably ask them and see if maybe I can get some good ol tickets yeah if you’re you know attack whatever you’re running out of work or whatever don’t be afraid to just go up and ask management go ask whoever’s in charge of writing off the work go asking for more work you got to kind of speak up sometimes and you know they might not be aware of your situation cuz like just the other day I had like a stack of arroz I think might think that I’m still in the middle of them but really I knocked them all out so they might not be aware of that so I’m gonna go talk to them and let them know like you know honey I need more shit to do all right I got some work um okay so I got a 16 lexus rx350 and this is actually a certified pre-owned so i’m the certified it’s actually like on another tier of how thorough they want you to be looking through the car like on the value cars the ones that are you know budgeted to be affordable yet reliable that’s that’s how they advertise it it’s like a ten point inspection but on the certifies it’s like a hundred and forty point inspection and you actually have to go through the entire car and make sure there you know it’s legit and they’re more likely to actually put money into these because the certify it’s cost a lot more you know on the front lot they sell them for a lot more so yeah these actually pay two hours plus the state I got put nitrogen in the tires but that’s pretty easy there’s like this these little green machines they’re like nitrogen exchangers you just hook them up to all four tires at the same time and it’ll drain the oxygen or not actually just drain the air out of tires and then refill of nitrogen okay let me go grab this car just got dumped parking the Mercedes the part seats said he’d be able to have a price for me on the transmission around nine o’clock for the Honda Civic so it’s a little bit past line so after I pull this in I think I’m gonna go to a course department and see if he has a price for me and then I have to run that down to the sales manager and make sure that uh Nezumi auction car hopefully it is but you never know sometimes they actually have you just fix it like if they bought the car like a thousand dollars or however much and they plan on selling it for like eight and the transmission costs like two g’s and maybe a thousand five hundred for labor and I’m just no numbers out there but they might actually want to fix it it’s a small possibility but I’ve seen it before where it’s like you think and they’re not gonna fix it but the profit margin is so big that they actually and do it so yeah about to find out here in a couple minutes in the meantime I’m gonna take this Lexus for a quick test drive every car you know you got to do the right away I grab it and I do the first test drive and then I bring it back in the shop and don’t throw it I’ve been getting in the habit of doing the Saints fashion before I even put it in my bay so it’ll go test drive say inspection and then put it in my bag just the case you know I got to change the battery or reset some codes or do anything that might possibly reset the the ready monitors because if you reset them you know if you got a dismissive battery or do whatever you got to do sometimes you could uh we set the borrower’s are well past eight anymore and I just get one chicken biscuit that’s it so it wasn’t as much stuff that was gonna be they only want 930 to get a you shuttin and I’m gonna charge 12 hours of labor so that comes out to like two thousand dollars for parts and labor to replace this transmission so right now I’m just kind of going through the car I’m making sure I’ll have everything on the ticket I already looked underneath it looked all through inside of it check this up gross that’s cigarette ashes everywhere as far as really nasty I just want to make sure you know I’m going through the whole car not missing anything I think really if I just replace this hand mission and get rid of that crazy wine probably be a good car to sell it needs a lot of cosmetic work that’s for sure right now see if I can so the most well her job so pretty much without question he kicked the sibling straight to an auction I was gonna try sell I don’t sell it like I wanted to do the job a small part of me wanted to solve the chair mission on this si just cuz I want the experience of working on these cons agents on these K series motors the case never end up with one one day we asked know pigtail well what does suck when this happens this this particular inspection only paint one hour is the 10 point inspection on these old high mileage cars so you know I had a price of Commission wait for it wait for the fucking junkyard whoever to open at nine o’clock wherever they prices for had a way for them open they finally got the price it’s been said my bait for a little bit I had to go through it basically when he gets kicked auction I kind of get screwed a little bit because I only get that one hour even though that car has been on my life a lot longer than that taking out my BAE and I don’t know just slow frustrating but it’s you want some you lose some you know sometimes I get these inspections like on that Mercedes I did before before I priced out the strap mission that paid an hour and I knocked it out 20 minutes maybe but uh yeah what’s up loose some I guess that Civic was definitely a waste it’s arm making some progress in the shop yeah wait I think all the space between here and there’s you mean parking lot so on the certified used cars they have a stricter standard um tires and the front sides of low spec so I’m gonna price to Michelin tires and they’re usually pretty expensive like Georgia two-piece at least got to find out a doctor how much that’s gonna cost so the cheapest matching brand is 452 for the pair and the cheapest matching speed rating is 372 I’m not exactly sure what they need here because every place is a little different I’m gonna assume as long as the speed rating is matching it’s gonna be 372 for two uh they’re actually good years and the rears have Michelin but you know as long as they’re the same size and speed rating and you know it should be fun or it will be fine I’m gonna see exactly what which times they want to order [Laughter] [Music] so I got kind of stuck between two jobs that certified East Carl was doing needed two tires but before I can have him ordered I need to get the the shop foreman to add a new labor line so that the parts department can build it to that labor line something like that I mean he was nowhere to be found he’s probably oughta launch or something even though it’s pretty late I don’t know I’m not sure where is that and a part came and for the Ford Fusion the motor actuator that I had ordered but now it’s in the body shop so I grabbed the part you know did all that and then come to find out I can’t even work in the car so those are only two things I really had going on right now so I went ahead and grabbed another repair order it’s a 2014 GMC Acadia it was just a used car check out it’s not certified 100 thousand miles no way I would have saw this thing in a lot less than a hundred thousand miles for the most part the cars that I work on they’re in really good shape this is a good example of that the Carm driving right now is running out of gas as I speak god I’m so close to the dealer oh my god I’m not gonna make it fuck I’m so close oh my god it was on e but I didn’t think it was this slow shit oh my god if I spend like two minutes in this car with how hot it is it see me fucking miserable the dealership is like right where that sign is come on I’m having like cranky to neutral just to get going damn it I didn’t think it was this long yes okay I’m just gonna call somebody I don’t want to be out here that long okay I feel like I’m gonna get fucking rear-ended just sitting here you know what I’ve seen too many scenarios where this shit happens when you get stuck on the highway and I see all these fucking idiots get out of their car and stand behind their car stand it on the side of the fucking road or anything what I’m gonna do is I’m gonna fucking put my seatbelt on and just sit right the fuck here and basically I’m not going anywhere just recently there was like three incidents where somebody they broke down and they got out and they get fucking run over while they’re sitting on the side of the road so now I’m not gonna be one of those people I’m just gonna fucking sit tight roll the windows down and wait for some gas to get here [Music] [Applause] okay so it’s hard to be or to like say what you’re gonna do in a situation before you actually in this situation for yourself but you know the common sense says to stay in the fucking car and as I’m sitting there I swear I had three close encounters with motherfuckers doing like 70 miles an hour and swishing lands at the last second now if somebody’s doing 70 and they were in this fucking car that I’m in it’s not gonna be good [Applause] so I was thinking like what’s the next best best thing I could do and I just got in the car and I’m going in this direction behind the car not in front of it I’m thinking that somebody burns that bitch they’re gonna you know shit’s gonna go everywhere and go ahead of the car beside it so I’m kind of coming up I’m in this retching behind the car okay somebody’s Carly get in here thank God all right oh come on come on I’ll pull like fucking one gallon in there first fuck [Music] it’s dead it’s dead not enough gas I would feel like half the jug because I don’t want to get fucking uh smeared all over the highway damn it well fuck that was an ordeal something going a real test drive one that doesn’t involve getting stranded on the side of the highway dad my fault it’s completely my fault the gas gauge was on like E but some cars the needle will actually bury below the keyline no this Acadia it was dead even with the latin with the you know the elan it was even with it so my god i could probably do this fucking one-mile test drive real fast and get back you know most cars when they say low on fuel there’s like a 30-mile reserve but apparently the reserve has been met in this Acadia I just thought I could make it I didn’t think it was literally empty but so I just found out that we have a gas pump on the dealer property just to froth up so now I know now if it’s anywhere near empty I’m gonna fucking gas it up and not risk this happening again because that shit sucked man I was on the side of a road for like it took 30 seconds for me just started sweating balls and made miserable fuck fucking hands for like gas and I just rubbed my eyeballs I want a shitty day back at the shop and I’m scanning this Acadia because it has a check in his life and I did have it before the running out of gas situation so I’m just gonna do I’m scanning every module right now I’m a little scanner just saying exactly what phone codes it has so far module the ABS module largely that the leak detected now is on before I ran out of gas that’s not good actually this would be kind of good because I wondered they should have a smoke machine here most dealerships have smoke machines so this would be a good opportunity to try and do that smoke it out and see exactly where this is leaking from so some of Jesus’s focus you right now let me go ahead and do the two tires that I got a food on the Rs 350 see a two front tires and they end up approving the michelin’s the more expensive tires because on the certified these cars they all have to match as far as like a brand size speed rating it ought to be exactly matching all the way around the car [Music] [Music] three popsicles again Italian ice the woods blown right now where one stops see the canister spoken there it is so right now I’m about to try and sell two tires diagnosed with check engine light event canister and its parts and labor battery parts and labor total of 2050 is sixty-two cents wish me luck so whatever I was in the process of getting everything approved and written up on the GMC Acadia I got into a little bit of an argument with this I don’t know what his jobs had all this but what he does is he routes out to work and then if I have to have her ad label on two tickets he adds Alliance he doesn’t approve anything he just physically like puts in the lines and reprints the daro so I can have it updated take it but um okay so I’m gonna try to explain this because it’s gonna get kind of complicated but they treat the used car department like it’s it’s own separate business like they’re not even a part of Lexus which they are they just get treated to like their knots like they pay full retail price for labor they pay markup or parts they pay basically it’s like they’re just a walking customer it’s it I don’t understand it to me it’s like it’s all internal but it’s like now you know I saw where the parts department is – it’s like they make money off sells to the used-car department oh no I don’t really understand I’m sure there’s a reason okay there’s the value our cars is like as low as it gets right through the cheapest they have this really cheap labor II like 75 an hour as opposed to the regular 175 and our devices charges so anything other than a value car it’s 175 an hour for labor and value is 75 an hour so I’m doing this used car that’s not a value card and you know I press everything out 175 an hour and it’s like comes out to 2 grand I think I actually shot that 2 grand for the EVAP canister diag 2 tires this and that he’s like no I’m not paying for that pressing out as a value it comes out to like a thousand nine years so it comes out way less so this dude and the sales manager right they start debating if it’s gonna be a value car or a non value car because if it’s 175 an hour it’s better for the shop the shop makes more money off the deal and I said something like I don’t mind doing it for the value pricing labor rate or something like that I gotta stop saying his name but he based this dude already kind of like flips out it says why would I want to get paid less I don’t make as much money if it’s a value car this and that but and then I’ll I came back at him like my hourly rates what I get paid an hour and how many hours are gonna flag does not change no matter what fucking shop rate they agree on that doesn’t affect me you know this is like my second week and that’s just what makes sense to me right so we’re going back and forth we kind of like agree to disagree I never convince them that that can’t be the way it is then after that I actually go to the you know to the fucking manager service manager this is what this dude said this can’t be right of course he’s like no no that’s not right that doesn’t affect you in any way now you pay the same regardless or whatever the shop rate is blah blah blah I don’t know this is just like extra extra bullshit that I got a deal with I don’t know I’m just trying to share with you like the extra shit I got to deal with you know it’s not sometimes it’s not just getting shit approved you know there’s like kind of Hoops and shitty gonna jump through but then I gotta jump through I’m sure every place is different I just thought I’d share this sort of experience with you but if you liked today’s video please like them subscribe it really helps out you know I don’t let me know if I should keep doing these if there’s an interest out there in the comments if you liked the video and I’ll keep doing them but uh thanks for watching


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