TikTok footage uploaded by “86moe” has taken off, with dashcam footage showing Toyota mechanics abusing their car when taken for standard service.
Deceptive mechanics are a concern for everyone from full engine enthusiast to inexperienced vehicle owner. What happens to your precious car when out of sight is a mystery to many.
Shedding light on the poor workmanship of a Toyota Autonation in Leesburg Virgina, a newly viral TikTok video exposes a series of problems recorded on a dashcam when mechanics thought no one was watching.
The TikTok shows Autonation workers speeding up the car in an empty lot, damaging the manual vehicle clutch and even openly admitting “I feel so bad about this car right now.”
In the video, the invisible mechanic is heard repeatedly driving 86mo’s car and complaining while driving a manual. “It’s a manual. I’m pretty good with the manual… ”says the technician before finishing the conversation with confidence.
The captions explain that the mechanic “sizzles the clutch” while reversing. Term referring to keeping the clutch half engaged while driving. It literally grinds the gears of the car and damages the inner workings of the manual mechanism.
A further textual comment by 86moe accuses the Autonation worker of “unloading the clutch” and stopping the vehicle. When that happens, you hear the driver say “oh that’s bad. Oh my god, it wasn’t pleasant at all.
In the comments section of TikTok, 86moe lets him go since he posted the allegedly shoddy dealership job that “Toyota called begging me to take the video out.” A request that 86moe clearly rejected.
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Viewers agreed with 86moe that the car has not been treated with the professional care you would expect from experienced operators. One user even advised taking the video to “Toyota’s tallest person. It’s not good at all”.
However, these were not all accusations against the Autonation, with the argument advanced that the clutches are laborious machinery “made to be used and abused for 150,000 miles”.