• David Posted: 11/1/2010 8:27pm PDT

    Tipping is not done here in Australia. Not at restaurants, hotels, and especially mechanics. It's up to the employer to the pay the employee, not the customer.

  • Gelo Posted: 11/2/2010 10:57am PDT

    Tipping the mechanic? Are you kidding me? My mechanics are awesome guys and I totally trust them, but the labor charge per hour is twice of what I make per hour at my job. Who is tipping me? They set a fee, I agreed to pay it. That should be it. If they need a tip to motivate them to do a good job, then their work ethic and professionalism leaves a lot to desire.

  • Riverside Honda Posted: 11/10/2010 2:56pm PST

    Honestly, it never dawned on me that tipping the mechanic would be necessary. I live in the U.S and while it is customary to tip waitresses and hair dressers (which I do), and at the car wash, I have never tipped a mechanic. I only pay for services rendered.
    Especially if you go to the dealership; I drive a Benz and I feel the Mercedes dealership already charges way beyond an arm and a leg.