Are you in California...
Are you in California? I hope that the BAR in California takes a dimmer view on repair shops that recommend unnecessary repairs. About a year ago or so one of the local TV stations did a sting operation on car repair shops that sell unnecessary repairs/services/parts. I seem to recall that quite a few shops got busted and actually got in trouble.
1989 300TE "Alice"
1990 300CE "Sam Spade"
1991 300CE "Beowulf" RIP (06.1991 - 10.10.2007)
1998 E320 "Orson"
2002 C320 Wagon "Molly Fox"
Res non semper sunt quae esse videntur
Not in this weather!