Just got new brake pads and the oil changed on my minivan. Used a coupon for both and got out of there for under $100 — definitely a good deal. The price quote (before coupon) for the brake pads alone was $150. But, this place clearly offered such a great deal to to lure me in to charge for other services. I always decline all that stuff and then think about it later. That way I know I’m not getting screwed by the man.

My receipt detailed more than $300 of work they recommended for my van. One item jumped out: Air filter – $53.21. I find this incredible because I just changed my air filter less than 1,000 miles ago. I picked it up from an autoparts store for $12 and replaced the old one in less than 5 minutes.

Ha! I’m no moonpie eating lackey to the man.