I can’t be the only guy, that when I walk into the auto mechanics, feels completely outgunned and vulnerable to being scammed.
I know the ‘man in the relationship’ is suppose to know how to deal with auto repairs, mechanics, car dealers… all that technical mumbo jumbo.
Well, not me. I don’t know a fan belt from a rust belt. Whenever I take my car into be serviced, I just nod along with the guy workmen there. And when they say ‘this is going to be expensive’, I just continue nodding, occasionally adding some vacuous comment like ‘yup… I can see that’.. as they take me to the cleaners.
Well, it turns out I’m not alone. A new study fro insurance company Sheila Wheels, has found that men are charged, on average, about 15% more for the same mechanical services on their cars. Apparently, nether men nor women really know much about what the mechanic has to do and can be equally well dupped. But mechanics tend to be slightly more generous to female clients and bring their prices down slights (or inflate them less) for female clients.