There are plenty of honest car mechanics, salespeople, and parts distributors out there. And then there are those who leave us screwed.

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[Welcome back to Countersteer, where we ask you to tell us your greatest stories of success and failure, then we pull the very best of them to share with the rest of the world.]

The worst I ever got screwed was when I ended up with in the back of a cop car for trying to get my Baja Bug towed back onto the road. All I had needed to do was get a tow from a shop up the road, but I ended up waiting on the side of the road for hours for a free tow that ended up costing four figures taking my car to an impound lot in a town I’d never heard of. The whole story is detailed right here if you’re curious, and I don’t mind talking about it because my heavenly State Farm agent got me reimbursed for the whole thing.

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