I received an E-Mail the other day from Mitsubishi Motors offering me a free Oil Change, first thoughts, “Damn it, I don’t want to bring my car to the dealer!” They are going to try and get me to buy a new car THEN when I tell them I don’t want a new car they are going to tell me I have SOME problem that will cost me a ton of money to fix
Generally, I hate bringing my car to anyone except my buddy who owns an autobody and mechanic shop. He is a little bit more expensive, but he is honest! Last time, I tried to save some cash on tires, I ended up feeling ripped off and PISSED OFF when the “cheap” tires cost me a lot of money after adding all sorts of extras I “needed.”
Then as I showered this morning, I started to think to myself, what the hell was my problem?
Could they force me to buy a car? NO. Could they force me to do work on my car beyond my oil change? NO.
So why the hesitation? I just hate being put in that position of high pressure sales tactics. So, it comes down to a balancing act my hatred vs. saving $30 bucks. Hmmm I think the 30 bucks wins!
So I am going to call in the morning to make an appointment. Has anyone else received something similar from a dealership or manufacturer?
UPDATE: I WENT! I didn’t even see the sales people, and the mechanics there were GREAT.