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"When was the last time you started her up?"
A King, a Queen, and a Jack fixing a flat tire.
"Mr. Hanlon will be out for a few weeks. His spent fuel rods are being removed."
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'Robert likes to watch the mechanic as he works.'
"When you picked up your car, Mr. Ferguson, after we did the hoses, did you see Luther's shoes?"
'The only way to survive in the current economy is to diversify.'
"We've located the problem, sir. It was a breakdown in communication between the engine management system and the working parts!"
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"That's Floyd Wheeler in the back of your car, Mr. Ferguson. He's going as far as the depot, if you would be so kind."
"I'm afraid we'll have to keep him overnight. Are you going to need a loaner?"
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'The dealer says the warranty is good for the life of the car but he's not responsible if the vehicle doesn't live very long.'
'Our computer shows that you have a faulty alternator, a weak battery cell and you're three days late on your auto loan repayment.'
"This person's status says they are all caught up on bills and are finally putting away money for a vacation...go give them some car trouble."
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"The problem is there's no engine. Just a mysterious plot device."
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"Greg, we have to let you go. You haven't ripped off a customer in over a week."
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"I've narrowed the problem down to somewhere under this big flap I discovered."
Just to be on the safe side, Ed never makes a move until he runs the car through the computer - 'Yup, that baby's flat alright.'
"When are visiting hours?"
Man at Muffler Shop sees door sign: 'Exhausted'.
'Don't bother rotating the tires. They rotated on their own all the way here.'
"There are three courses of action we can take now - I can call you Ace, Chief, or Big Guy."
Support groups for car repairs.
'It's broke. I could fix it, but then you'd be broke.'
"Fork in the road?"
Ed's Auto Repair
"Off hand, I'd say your bumpy ride is due to your tires, but just to be sure, I'll run a bunch of computer diagnostics."