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Tip question #1: In this instance, would you give the body shop owner a tip?

Asked by jca2 (12675points) 1 month ago

My car is in the body shop for some minor damage from an auto accident. I also go to the body shop once a year for my annual state auto inspection. I don’t use the shop for other repairs, as I get repairs and maintenance at the Honda dealer.

Since it’s the holiday season, when I pick my car up this week, should I give the body shop guy and his wife (who is the office worker) a bottle of liquor as a holiday tip “gift” or no gift?

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kritiper's avatar

No tip. Unless you tip the actual guy who did the work.
And if you do, do it in cash. The guy will appreciate it more.

Dutchess_III's avatar

If the spirit moves you, tip!

smudges's avatar

I would only tip the person who did the work and send a Happy Holiday card to the office. I don’t think I’d give a bottle of liquor – I know a lot of people who don’t drink. If they didn’t, they’d just give it to someone else.

janbb's avatar

I don’t think bringing a bottle of wine would be inappropriate but I don’t think it’s necessary. I ordered a pizza lunch delivered for the guys in my auto repair shop last year but they do a lot for me very graciously.

JLeslie's avatar

I don’t think you need to tip, but I am sure it will be appreciated if you do. I never gift alcohol unless I know for sure the person drinks.

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