A nasty storm went through here on Wednesday, but that's the only day so far this year that I would call dead slow. BAR-97 inspections are 21/35 and OIS inspections are 56/76 so far this year. I'm going to miss work tomorrow because I finally got my EI update class with Don Buckey this weekend.
I think it really depends on the area how much the 8-year exemption hits you. I have been really busy BUT I see a lot of diesels here which don't get the exemption nor do change of ownership. I also see a lot more BAR 97 tests even though I raised my price on those substantially since quite a few shops in my area dropped their BAR97.
If this was a wealthier area where most people drove seven year old or newer cars I'm sure I would be greatly affected too. Most new vehicles I see are diesel trucks that the horse owners buy.
People are usually shocked when they find out I'm not a very good electrician.
Yea, the city makes us take them down after 6 months or when ever they drive by. I haven't used coupons in a few years. If can get a good deal, I may try them again. Maybe mail readers won't be Yelping like crazy giving crap reviews because their car failed. Just happened ! ugh.