It is not unreasonable to ask at all.
However, I think we all at one time had some knucklehead take things too far with the questions, though.
And we agree that not all shops are bad, if we thought like that, then they would think all of us were bad too.
But I still like the little guys, when it comes to fixing my stuff. I know him, he knows me. If he needed something, he trusts me, Same on the other side.
That to me, is the best relationship vs opening the book and taking your chances.
But in my experience, the transmission shops were the worst, when it comes to "raping" you..
Maybe cause I don't know any good tranny shops?
That could be........