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Old 09-29-2003, 08:50 PM
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If you find a mechanic who allows you to supply parts, don't be disappointed if the part is flawed and he tells you it's now your problem because it is - you supplied the part.

You get to hassle with returning the item to the supplier and exchanging(assuming they will?), then returning with a new part.
Now the question arises - are you going to pay EXTRA labor for the tech to start over?

It could happen.

As Steve Brotherton mentioned in another post, parts pay the labor bill. If a customer is supplying parts, how can the shop make a living? I've seen this practice used, but only by very small operations and it's not likely they allow it to become a common practice.
Mike Murrell
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