201709 - Call 8

Amy’s husband bought the car for $500 and decided to fix rack and pinion himself. He got a used one from a junkyard, a Chilton’s manual, and a hammer, and did it for about $500. A mechanic said the job would cost $1500-$2000. Amy is scared that the car is unsafe, because of the price difference. Tom and Ray tell her not to to worry--price difference can be attributed to labor costs, which her husband didn’t pay, and that he got his rack more cheaply than mechanic would have.