Originally Posted by BamaToy1997
I will say one thing that is partially in line with the thread, but also a bit tangent to it: I don't think anyone here would allow an unlicensed electrician to rewire their home, or an unlicensed plumber to fix a leak at their home either. In this day and age, one must be licensed in each state in order to do these jobs as a career. So why is it that when it comes to our cars and trucks, which we daily drive, and put our children into, that so many people do not trust their vehicle to a licensed professional? Can anyone answer that? Right now technicians do have a type of licensing (It is called ASE certification and is nearly identical to the same thing an electrician or plumber have to do) but this licensing is 100% voluntary, and there are NO federal or state regulations for this.
We take our cars and trucks into shops, and really have NO IDEA the quality of training and education that the people who work on them have. You take your vehicle into these places and have them work on your BRAKES! And yet I truly wonder how many people here actually have ASKED their shop to show them the credentials of the person who is working on their car. You refuse to let an unlicensed contractor work on your home. Why allow an unlicensed tech work on your cars and trucks, or your mom's, sister's, or your own child's vehicle?
We really should make this licensing a requirement. End of rant, we now return you to our regularly scheduled thread, already in progress....
Got a question for you...sort of a feeler. I have a CDL and drive an 18 wheeler. As you may or may not know, the driver can get massive points on their license due to bad tires, lights, brakes, etc. This can lead to a suspension of their license. I have discussed with other drivers, that the technicians who work on Commercial Motor Vehciles (CMV) should have a license, and should be required to sign off on repairs made or declined based on the mechanics call. Then if the driver gets stopped, and ticketed, the ticket should go to the mechanic, resulting in points on HIS
license, which could result in suspension of HIS
license. I know this sounds harsh, but you would not believe how tough the DOT can be on commercial drivers. Just wondered what you thought.
Sorry for the thread hi-jack. OP...glad no one was hurt and that the dealership is making it right. I would get in writing what happened and what repairs were made. Also would have the dealer sign something stating that they will be responsible for any other problems that could show up later on as a result of this error.