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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.


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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  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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