Caught on camera: Mechanic takes customer’s car on joyride

Caught on camera: Mechanic takes customer’s car on joyride


AUTO STANDARDS. WITH MORE PEOPLE GETTING
DASHCAM’S INSTALLED, THEY ARE
FUNNY MORE EVIDENCE OF THE
PROBLEM. HE WANTED TO CAPTURE VIDEO OF
ANYONE WHO MIGHT MESS WITH HIS
EIGHT-YEAR-OLD RED MUSTANG,
WHICH HE SAYS HE TAKES
EXCEPTIONAL CARE OF.>>IT’S MY LITTLE BABY. KEVIN: WHILE THE CAMERA IS
ALWAYS VISIBLE, DOESN’T ALWAYS
LOOK LIKE IT’S READY. BUT IT IS RECORDING, AND WHAT HE
SAW AFTER TAKING HIS CAR INTO A
MANGO — BIG O TIRE SHOP AND ELK
GROVE LEFT HIM REELING. HE NOTICED SOMETHING WAS AMISS
WHEN THE CAR HANDED HIS CAR BACK
AFTER A BREAK ADJUSTMENT.>>I NOTICED ON THIS STUFF.>>ONCE HOME, HE CHECKED THE
VIDEO AND DISCOVERED THE
MECHANIC TOOK HIS CAR OUT FOR A
SHORT DRIVE, NORMAL FOR AN
INSPECTION.>>I SAW MY CAR PULL INTO A
PARKING LOT AND IT CAME TO STOP,
AND I SAW ON THE ASPHALT, ALL
THESE TIRE MARKS.>>BUT THEN HE SAW THIS.>>REVVING UP, AND THERE HE
GOES. SPINNING AROUND. GUNS IT, AND I SEE MY CAR JUST
START SPINNING AROUND.>>THIS WASN’T THE BREAK CHECK
HE WAS EXPECTING. X I CAN’T BELIEVE IT. IT STILL MAKES ME VERY UPSET.>>WHAT IS WORSE, HE SAID HE WAS
SITTING IN A TIRE SHOP WHILE ALL
OF THIS WAS GOING ON.>>I WAS FURIOUS. I DON’T EVEN DRIVE MY CAR LIKE
THAT.>>WE SHOWED THE VIDEO TO THE
STATE BUREAU OF AUTOMATIC
REPAIRS.>>UNDER N CIRCUMSTANCES IS
THAT NECESSARY FOR THE OPERATION
OF A VEHICLE. WE WANT TO LOOK INTO THE ENTIRE
TRANSACTION.>>HE SAID THEY TOOK SWIFT
ACTION AND FIRE THE EMPLOYEE.>>AS SOON AS THE CUSTOMER MADE
US AWARE TO SITUATION, WE FELT
EXTREMELY EMBARRASSED AND
APOLOGETIC, FOR SURE.>>THEY ALSO OFFERED HIM A
REFUND AND FREE SERVICES TO MAKE
AMENDS. TO MAKE SURE IT DOESN’T HAPPEN
AGAIN, OUR ARREST SAID HE HELD A
TEAM MEETING, REITERATING THEIR
RULES AND POLICIES.>>THIS IS THE ONE INCIDENT THAT
WAS BROUGHT TO OUR ATTENTION AND
WE DON’T CONDONE THAT TYPE O
BEHAVIOR, SO DEFINITELY THE
FIRST TIME AND THE LAST TIME.>>I DIDN’T WANT TO LOSE MY
COOL, BUT I WAS FURIOUS WHEN I
SAW THIS.>>HE STILL CONSIDERING HIS

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  1. oh it woulda been hands on sight with that tech for sure. AND them keys would have been fasholllyyy snatched. eye for an eye my guy.

  2. This is the type of guy to hold back his anger and then one day walk back into McDonald's with a shotgun because they didn't put cheese on his Filet O' Fish.

  3. Everyone saying who cares it's an 08 v6 when if someone touches thier non functional spioler on thier 99 ricer Honda they'll thrown down to the death 😂

  4. I was expecting comments about how it’s ridiculous that the guy joyride his car, nope it’s just roasting the v6 mustang. What’s the point of roasting the car, it’s like beating a dead horse

  5. There is no way it wasent like a inside thing going on I bet if multiple people did this it would turn out multiple employees did this and probably joked and discussed it when they was in private. Manager probably fully knew what was going on and prob made jokes about perks of the job. All them tire marks on the ground it wasent a one off it was clearly there spot they would go lol

  6. Are you sure it wasn't just a hard U-turn?! Didn't even see any smoke, but it was a Mustang after all 😉

  7. I'd sue their asses. But that's just me. That is about the same as being violated yourself. Your property is your body, your car, your house. So yeah, this man was violated.

  8. This happens more than you'll ever know. As a lifelong mechanic, I've heard several of my comrades tell stories of things they've done in customer's cars. I, in the other hand, treat my customer's cars like they're, well, my customer's cars. My customers are very important to my success and abusing them or their vehicles is not beneficial.

  9. lol i bet a lot of v6 drivers have more balls then you in the comments lmfaooo
    also im not surprised. ive seen mechanics literately J turn cars out of the bays at this one spot i go to lololol

  10. At least the tire company made amends instead of denying it, like some companies do! I like that cam. I might get one for myself!

  11. Im glad i didnt bring my 2005 town and country mini van there, he wouldve knocked around all my wifes groceries with those spin arounds

  12. As an ASE master mechanic, this customer is a dork.

    I am going to punch it on your car. If you are asking me to do an inspection, i have to see if it is preforming properly.
    Suspension, motor mounts, driveline vibrations, over all performance.
    2 minutes in the drivers seat and i know what your car needs.
    He took it to a closed lot where he test drives.
    His company should have stood behind him.

    I have put all kinds of cars through paces.
    If the customer is uptight, i put them in the passenger seat.
    Most memorable was a Ferrari.
    He just picked it up from the dealer.
    We pulled right back in the lot,
    I showed him, and fixed the issue, then ran it hard with him shitting his pants.
    The dealer never even drove it

  13. That’s why I work on my own cars. So much corruption at dealerships and mechanics these days. YouTube is a great resource for working on cars yourself.

  14. That's a nice clean Mustang. You can tell this guy loves his car. I would be pissed also. First off I never trust my car with anyone. You will only see it in the shop when it needs tires and an alignment. Never do I just sit in the lounge. I'm watching their every move. No test drive for new tires.

  15. This yuppie clown owns a six banger stanger…but then again the gran National was a turbo v6 ….but then again this guy and that mustang could never get on a gran National level.

  16. “Haha! It’s a v6!! Get it? V6! By the way, if you didn’t know, that is a v6 mustang!! Good thing no one else has made the same joke as me!”

  17. How many other Big O employees quit after being more or less scolded?
    I just had new tires put on my 2011 Raptor with 6.2L V8 and if any shop employee wanted to take it for a ride in the dirt, lemme go with him, keep it short n sweet.

  18. I would have asked to talk to the person then once introduce 💪👋💪👋💪then the police station would be my next stop being booked for felony assault

  19. I hope the customer took that deal. I dont care if it's a $200 shitbox it was his property and they offered him very reasonable compensation for a few seconds of abuse IMO

  20. What a bummer! Hate to say it but this kind of abuse to cars is Not Uncommon. I would not trust that the Manager followed through with getting rid of the employee that drove the Mustang that way. I would want the employees name and follow through that he's gone. I'd also Sue that auto facility. From the looks of that parking lot he's had a lot of fun over there at numerous car owners expense.

  21. What do you think the 18 year old lot man is doing to every car? I worked at several dealerships and have seen or heard it all.If you ever abused a rental car you did the same thing to a car that does not belong to you.

  22. There is a better way where a mechanic or valet will never know.

    You can turn your phone into a tracking device nobody will ever suspect.

    The wigle wifi wardriving app can also be used as a tracking app.

    Because it uses GPS to record where it picked up a wifi hotspot, you can use that is a tracking device nobody will ever suspect.

    Just hide it somewhere it will never be noticed or found.

  23. That guy is the poster child for the v6 mustang. He is why ford makes them. Let's buy a rear wheel drive sports car but oh wait I can't afford the gas so let's get the 6. If they made a 4cyl that year he would of been all over it. Sell it and buy a Camry. You deserve it

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