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The high cost of new vehicles has its counterpart in rising dealership labor costs. Shop labor has crept up, and more consumers find themselves working on their own vehicles. This starts with basic lube and oil/filter changes, spark plugs and an air filter. Then comes the transmission filter and the cooling system flushes. AutoZone, NAPA and O'Reilly's, much like Home Depot and Lowe's, cater to a growing number of DIY customers. Expect this trend to continue. As vehicles fall out of factory warranty, consumers make choices. While the average wage for American workers is now $24.57 p
I hope people are looking in this area of the forum. There is a Harbor Freight Tool Sale going on this weekend. See dates in Title. The 90 Amp flux core wire welder is now $81.84 with normal shipping of $6.99 the total would be $88.83. The 1000 lb motorcycle lift is also on sale at $299.99. The 1/2 inch electric Air Wrench is $38.00. I know these are decent deals, so get them if you need them now. Moses can tell you how good the motorcycle lift is.
My tools include Snap-On, Mac, Sunnen, Matco, Craftsman, Proto, Stanley, Hitachi, Walker, OTC, Miller, Lisle, K-D, Hobart, HTP America and other brands, dating over a half-century back to the present. Today, my tool choices also include Harbor Freight. I stumbled onto a real bargain in a Harbor Freight Plasma Cutter years ago. When opened up, the internals were Panasonic! Paid around $400 and got a $1200 equivalent machine. (This model was "passing through", and it no longer appears in the catalog.) More than happy with it, and the consumables are common replacement pieces. The current C