I'll start off by saying I have obvious trust issues with unknowns driving my car, yes its a issue with me not the outside world but yeah thats how I am.
I got a older wrx so nothing fancy or expensive but definitely a car every apprentice or young mechanic would want to floor a few times.
This started years ago when I my car went to a panel beater, came back with a few extra kms and I was told ohh yeah the owner test drove it, don't worry its only a wrx we had Ferraris here. nobody took it home.
Few weeks later the throw out bearing on my clutch died, possibly coincidence wasn't brand new car then but who knows, I don't take off hard or drive hard.
Years ago I used to get my tyres changed at Tyre factory and similar workshops which put my car on a hoist took off the rims, changed tyres put back on car and done nice and easy.
Last time I went to a smaller place that was recommended to me and ofcourse cheaper and discount when mention names. No issue there change tyres balance etc but the kid who fitted them jumped in my car and disappeared around the corner. I know the car won't end up a burnt out shell in a ditch but my trust issues give me anxiety here, asif the kid won't floor it in 1st gear because its a wrx.
So my question is, I need to get 4 new tyres soon, do most places test drive the car after fitting?
If so what would be a good neutral approach to tell them not to test drive it?
Thanks for all the replies they made me feel better and laugh.
Yeah it is a old wrx, 2005 so its no ferris bueller bait. I think I will just go back to the place I got tyres done at before, a return customer is hopefully treated slightly better then a new one. Keep my mouth closed as saying anything will just bring the opposite effect. Get 4 tyres done + alignment I guess since im already risking a risky test drive lol
And ill make my dashcam hardwired so its also a mental deterrent from anybody interested in giving a non interesting car a quick thrash.
p.s I was expecting to get more attacked like Hyundai excel guy that put a similar post lately