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Posted on Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Dave!When last we left our intrepid hero, his car was making heinous rattling noises.

The only mechanic shop I know in Spokane is Dee's Auto. So in-between work and checking out of my hotel, I gave them a call. They said that muffler & exhaust were out of their expertise, and I should give Muffler Mart a try.

How refreshing to have a mechanic send business away rather than charge you to take a look at something they know they can't fix, then make you pay for a referral.

Muffler Mart ("Three Old Guys and One Kid Work Here!") very kindly squeezed my piece-of-crap car in for a look after only a short wait. They found that my exhaust system was in great shape, and the racket was just a screw that had gone missing (I can so relate to that). They replaced the screw and refused to let me pay them for their time.

How refreshing to have a mechanic not try and sell you something you don't need, but instead apply a band-aid to your car's ouchie at no charge.

Am I in the Twilight Zone? Not one, but two honest mechanics?

So... when my muffler actually does need to be replaced, I guess I'm driving 3-1/2 to Spokane. Muffler Mart is exactly the kind of business I want to support with my hard-earned dollars.

In other news, this happened...

iPhone Too Hot!

Yes. iPhone will not work because it is too hot to use.

UNLESS YOU NEED TO MAKE AN EMERGENCY CALL! THEN IT WILL WORK PERFECTLY FINE!

I guess 9-1-1 calls have magical heat-defying properties.

Lesson learned. Don't leave your iPhone in a hot car even for just a little while.

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Comments

  1. LeSombre says:

    Left my iPhone in the car 3h yesterday while playing a round of golf under the sun… When I came back the phone was really hot, but didn’t display this warning. Dodged that bullet! :-)

  2. Bo says:

    I’ve heard of people being reported to iPhone-control officers for having left their iPhones in cars with the windows up. Be careful.

  3. I had that happen to me once. It took forever for it to cool back down.

  4. martymankins says:

    Honest mechanics do still exist. And two of them in the same town. This is good to know.

    My iPhone 4S gets really hot when it’s struggling to find a signal. It heats up even more when i’m using data on something less than 3G (which also drains the battery like a countdown timer)

  5. Avitable says:

    I swear, if I see one more iPhone left in a car with just the window cracked on a hot day, I’ll just break the window and call the police.

  6. I’ve only ever received the “I’m too hot to work” message once when I dropped my phone outside as I went to eat in a restaurant. Seeing as this is summer in Arizona I was actually surprised that my phone hadn’t melted on the ground. That and the fact that no-one had stolen it while I was inside amazed me.

  7. CD says:

    I had that happen to my phone the other day when I was holding it in direct sunlight. Next thing I know, I look down and I have that same triangle warning. I happened to have a stainless steel mug half filled with ice so I took it out of its case and held it in the mug (no liquid). It was cool and functional in no time.

    This happened once before when I left it in the car for an hour and I ended up holding it up to the air conditioner vent to cool it down. Must. Use. Phone. :-p

  8. Sarah says:

    Honest mechanics are awesome. I had to get new brakes for my car and was nervous since I have yet to have to get work done in Oregon but Vahid found a place and it turns out they were great and reasonably (as least I think so) priced.

    I’m glad you didn’t need more than a missing screw replaced too.

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