Why don`t people take pride in what they do

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Tekman

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Took my car down local tyre center for new tyres on rear I have shadow chrome wheel`s,
I came home car needed a good wash and dont leave tyre soap on wheels any way so happy I was washing car came to wheel`s and yep the nice fitter had scarpped about 8 inches of edge taking powder coat off down to bare alloy 🤬 🤬🤬,
So finished off car went back showed them and guess what they say it could have been done by previous fitters and not them :wallbash::wallbash:
I can say I am not very happy about it has I take great care with my car
So went down to son`s garage next to is unit`s is car repairers and body shops luck have it there is allso a paint shop so he came out and color matched wheel and did me a pot of touchup for £4 so with being on edge I have painted it good match and your eye not draw to it.
what happened to pride in what you do and respect to customer`s really 🤬 me off will be somewher else in future
 
I've fitted many, many tyres using a tyre machines over the years both in the car trade and the caravans one.....and although I'm not defending them in anyway, scratching wheels is easily done....the lower profile the tyres the more likely it is to happen. The main thing is them not putting their hands up to it....inexcusable. I ALWAYS get the tyre place to look at the wheels and note any marks/damage on the wheels before they start....they usually don't mind as it protects both of us as there are customers who kerb an alloy and try and blame the tyre fitter. It would have helped your case if you had noticed the fresh damage before you left them too.
Glad you got it sorted....sort of.
 
I always wash my car/wheels before I have anything done. It’s the only way I can see what they may have done.
 
ALWAYS get the tyre place to look at the wheels and note any marks/damage on the wheels before they start....they usually don't mind as it protects both of us
The place I use do this as a matter of course - they do a walk round with the customer before and after fitting, having noted and agreed any pre-existing damage.
But they are a small family run outfit ; I'd guess you're unlikely to get that level of service from one of the major tyre places.
 
I've used the same tyre depot for years , always ask the fitter to be careful with the alloys and give him a tip when he's finished. On occasion when I turn up there I can see my regular fitter making a beeline for my car before any of the other fitters. He normally wedges a piece of thick cardboard between the wheel and the metal pad that prizes the tyre off the wheel.
 
......................................I'd guess you're unlikely to get that level of service from one of the major tyre places....................................
Especially as the average age of the staff in those places seems to be about 12!
 
Same goes for the old wheel weight stickers.

Wash wheels before going.

Come home remove wheel. Remove residue from weight with toffee wheel and polish.

Refit wheel
 
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Don't get me on about tyre fitters!

My worst peeve is getting back in the car and the steering wheel is minging!

It once was so bad I had go go straight home and wash my hands and steering wheel before going elsewhere, needless to say I won't use that garage any longer.
 
I've fitted many, many tyres using a tyre machines over the years both in the car trade and the caravans one.....and although I'm not defending them in anyway, scratching wheels is easily done....the lower profile the tyres the more likely it is to happen. The main thing is them not putting their hands up to it....inexcusable. I ALWAYS get the tyre place to look at the wheels and note any marks/damage on the wheels before they start....they usually don't mind as it protects both of us as there are customers who kerb an alloy and try and blame the tyre fitter. It would have helped your case if you had noticed the fresh damage before you left them too.
Glad you got it sorted....sort of.
I always video my wheels & bodywork before any workshop visit. A few years ago my son took his X6 in for service and they smashed a wing mirror and tried to say that it had arrived like that. They hadn’t realised who they were dealing with . :)
 
Responding to the OP’s headline. For too many people these days there is no pride in what they do & too often there is some sort of strange pride in taking short cuts and doing a half-job.

Jordan Peterson (look him up) was talking about jobs and what people get paid etc. Paraphrasing, he was saying that every job is valuable and everyone should try to do their job to the best of their ability. You wouldn’t want a brain surgeon that did not care operating on you. Likewise, I don’t want a tyre fitter that does not care.

I try to do everything, I do, as well as I can. My wife is different, she was a fantastic nurse (Registered Nurse and ran wards) is meticulous about housework & her appearance but “that is good enough: when it comes to cooking and other stuff. Cause of many rows.

I don’t get not doing your best whatever you do, otherwise why bother.
 
Cook your own dinner?
More often than not. I’m an accomplished cook. ;) Started on the BBQ in the 60s (not holding mummy’s apron) , long before many of our current bunch of “foodies”.
 
So you first learned your cooking skills on a food cremator?
“Ford cremator” - very appropriate description in the UK. Where I grew up, we knew how to use a BBQ and cooked proper meat (not mystery meat like bangers and shop bought burger patties). ;) :)
 
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