Hard braking matters because on direct injection cars (all, if I'm not mistaken), the car will spend literally zero fuel when coasting. So the longer you coast = the longer you're using no fuel, vs braking hard where you're on the gas a longer time — even if you depress the clutch you're spending fuel to idle. Ideally… » 9/28/14 12:36pm Sunday 12:36pm

When I worked at Napa it was a mix. Most guys were really good and were part time mecchanics (certified) or part-timed at the store as full time mechanics. Then there were the fuck ups who jumped from retail job to retail job with absolutely no interest in cars or car parts, or for that matter even helping people.… » 9/28/14 12:26pm Sunday 12:26pm