Car Talk's Top Five Signs Your Mechanic Is Ripping You Off


#5. He giggles uncontrollably whenever he gives you an estimate.

#4. There are local TV news investigative teams on permanent vigil outside his garage.

#3. His mechanics are all wearing Ralph Lauren Polo coveralls.

#2. He has a private heliport on top of his garage roof.

#1. He has you make your checks out directly to "Vinnie's Marina."


P.S. There is one other we forgot: He's dating Anna Nicole Smith.


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