A success story we all like to hear
I share the same complaint about mechanics. They used to be a form of craftsman, now just an unbolter/bolter of parts. Forget repairing, they want to replace.
Reminds me of a time my father brought in a lawnmower that didn't start. Some guy wanted to replace the entire carbeurator. One of the guys (an older gent)in the shop overheard the conversation, walked over, and poked a hole in the gas tank cap. He gave it a pull and it started right up. You see, during a spring cleanup of the mower my dad painted the gas tank; the cap has a hole to let air in. With the hole painted over, the mower wouldn't start. The older guy just said , "you owe me a six pack" and walked away.