: monopolizing

12-29-07, 06:32 PM
Just watched a short news item on auto repairs,they were showing a new caddy up on a hoist,(in the background) but they never mentioned caddy name, the point of the
story was independent shops cannot get access to newer diagnostic equipment,and some are even going broke,the mfg's. are designing their newer vehicles so only they can work on them,one shop said it can be as simple as replacing a battery that they have had to tow the car to the dealership.

12-29-07, 11:57 PM
And you're surprised because......?

12-30-07, 12:09 AM
[quote=77CDV;1344344]And you're surprised because......?[/qu Yeh, after I posted it, I thought I have to get out more often,I live in one of those mayberry type towns that's about 40 years behind the times.

12-30-07, 01:02 AM
It's just like taking your Caddy to a Dodge dealer...it's just not their line of work!

12-30-07, 02:04 PM
its called buy the service manual lol

12-31-07, 09:31 AM
its called buy the service manual lol

and a Tech2, for GM products, aftermarket scanners are limited to what they can do.
So, that would mean a Mopar and Blue Oval scan tool too. $$$$ Big Bucks $$$$

12-31-07, 11:56 AM
Figures it would be a caddy in the shop, seems like thats the best place to find em

12-31-07, 02:45 PM

01-01-08, 12:08 PM
This is not new or news. You can also spend $1500 in the aftermarket adding on a chip, intake, and exhaust good for 15 hp. But let one thing go wrong with your vehicle and your dealer will find a way to blame it on your add-ons and deny you warranty coverage.

Most (if not all) dealers will sell you their performance add-ons at a premium for parts + labor....and of course you're covered under full warranty. :bigroll: Expect 3 grand (or more) for the same chip, intake, and exhaust. It's a true ripoff.