do it yourself!
i went to mitsu dealer to purchase 2 rear cam seals which were notoriously bad from the factory and were improved (should have been recalled, but this way the make $$ instead of lose $$ - the bastards)
anyway these upgraded rear cam seals were $3 each.. and the nutjob mechanic tries to tell me "are you sure you want to tackle this yourself? we can do it for you and i'll only charge you 8 hours shop time
(no lie, thats what he told me)
well shop time is $40 per hour
needless to say, a 12mm ratchet wrench and 1 hour later i had new cam seals. what a crock!
looking at some of the repair costs, 600 for a new A/C compressor and $450 for an alternator makes me want to laugh at anyone who would pay these charges and not learn simple auto mechanics.. "Here's Your Sign"