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I dont. They get paid to do their job. No one tips me for a job well done.
Same here. Not a mechanic, just a canny person who likes to help others and avoid my own drama. Water/antifreeze mix for topping, jumper leads (many helped with this), red triangles, tyre fix, tow rope and a multi wheel spanner in the boot. Last roadside assist during just before Christmas when a gentleman with no mechanical bones in his body got a peice of metal through his tyre in a Ford Ranger bakkie on the Main road of our town in a stream of traffic. Nobody stopped and he was right clueless. He managed to pull to the very narrow verge so there's me with my back to the road (and triangles set) struggling with the stupid chrome caps on the nuts and then with the wheel nuts (never removed except at Hi-Q or something). Guy admitted he had never changed a tyre - ever. Didn't even know where the spare was. 30 minutes of brake dust and crawling around and sweating got him sorted. Kudo's to my fellow motorists (surprise, even taxis) driving on that side for paying attention to the warning triangles and slowing and being generally attentive. Not so much to the delivery trucks driven be c*nts who felt that hitting the hooter was their only required response.@Flytrap
I have yet to see a blown head gasket on a car that has run out of petrol. Check your levels before leaving. Also always walk around your vehicle before driving off.
I always carry my own 5L water for drinking, topping up washer or radiator (you can use regular clean water in a pinch) or to help a stranded motorist. I also have a tubeless tyre puncture kit, a 12v compressor and a can of tyre fix. For long trips i carry an extra 5L water and a 5L oil. For the windscreen i put 1L of meths in every 3rd time I top up the washer.
So you don't tip your waiter either?
I had a reason not to tip my petrol attendant on Friday. I get out of the car to watch refuelling, which she did fine. Before asking if she could pump up the tyres, she pulled out the card machine. I paid without issue but before I could ask her to do my tyres she walked off. No tip for her as I then did it myself.