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Nigerian Car Owners Share Sad Experiences With Mechanics by Mecka: 8:11am On May 26, 2021
"The part that kills me with Lagos mechanics is the fuel. If I
had a full tank sef, the car will always always come back
empty."

By Kabir Yusuf

Nigerian car owners, on Twitter, shared bitter experiences they
had with mechanics in several parts of the country,
The car maintenance business is largely informal in Nigeria
with many mechanic workshops being individual standalone
businesses.

However, the Nigerians that shared their experiences,
suggested that while the mechanics may not be working in
groups, they share similar traits in cheating or defrauding car
owners.

“I gave mechanic my car to fix the A/C, nigga went to drop
my car as a collateral for his debt,” a Tweeter user, Emmy
Walker wrote. “How do you drop an ES350 for a 1.5m debt,”
he said.

“The man who collected the car as collateral completely
refused to release the car. He has chosen violence and was
even threatening,” he said

“The part that kills me with Lagos mechanics is the fuel. If I
had a full tank sef, the car will always always come back
empty,” said Ms Jinaidu recalling her experience with a Lagos
mechanic.

“I started leaving the bare minimum petrol in my car before
they pick up the car and the mechanic actually had the gut to
complain,” she added.

Ayoola Abiola said: “What of Mechanics that remove the
catalytic converters from cars that are brought to them for
general checkup? Most mechanics are into this practice and
unsuspecting car owners will notice a change in the exhaust
sound but can’t figure out what’s wrong.”

Iyke Kolie tweeted: “I gave an AC guy my car to fix the AC…
He decided to change the entire sensor on the dashboard. It
turned out he used it to settle another guy whose sensor I
suspected he may have damage.”

“An electrician sold my brother’s car and disappeared,”
another user said. “It was the buyer that was disturbing the
electrician for the car docs that saw an old photocopy of NDL
in the car and called the no, that was when my brother knew
that his car had been sold, though he has since recovered it,”
he recalled.

A user who identified himself as Oladipo said he “Gave
mechanic the ECU of a car to help check for a replacement &
gave him 35k for the same,”

According to him, the mechanic later suggested that the issue
with the car may not be the ECU, that other diagnoses be
made.

“Ok, return the money; it took 3 weeks for him to transfer,” he
said. “Return ECU; stopped taking my calls.”

Jamike Toch tweeted, “…one dark skinned mechanic boy
called Sunday at Awoyaya , told me my catalyst is bad, that
he would remove it and work on it.”

“I didn’t know he was lying until I told him to bring the bad
catalyst after removing them. He and the supposed catalyst
disappeared. Fear Sunday mechanics,” he said.


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Re: Nigerian Car Owners Share Sad Experiences With Mechanics by MajesticKris: 9:52am On May 26, 2021
My mechanic fix my car, ooooo , so taaaee!!!

frm change this to CHARGE THAT, TO THE POINT I sold it to him .... i.e...
Re: Nigerian Car Owners Share Sad Experiences With Mechanics by HEAVEN4444: 6:01pm On May 26, 2021
lol i have been blessed with a good mechanic. but i treat him nice so its mutual friendship. i give him many stuff in my house i dont need. i believe the key is to try to form a relationship with people. and when they see the humanity in you they will respond, unless the guy is just a sociopath
Re: Nigerian Car Owners Share Sad Experiences With Mechanics by HottieCoach(f): 10:29pm On May 26, 2021
Mecka:



Ayoola Abiola said: “What of Mechanics that remove the
catalytic converters from cars that are brought to them for
general checkup? Most mechanics are into this practice and
unsuspecting car owners will notice a change in the exhaust
sound but can’t figure out what’s wrong.”

Jamike Toch tweeted, “…one dark skinned mechanic boy
called Sunday at Awoyaya , told me my catalyst is bad, that
he would remove it and work on it.”

“I didn’t know he was lying until I told him to bring the bad
catalyst after removing them. He and the supposed catalyst
disappeared. Fear Sunday mechanics,” he said.



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Mecka:



A user who identified himself as Oladipo said he “Gave
mechanic the ECU of a car to help check for a replacement & gave him 35k for the same,”

According to him, the mechanic later suggested that the issue
with the car may not be the ECU, that other diagnoses be
made.

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