After doing some more digging, I found a nefarious plot - Mechanics: The very people who we trust to work on and care for our cars - get PAID to install and change brakes! You might THINK they care about our safety, or our cars - but they’re just in it for the $49.99 brake pad installations.
This is so brilliant I can’t even begin. Just go read it.
It’s a conspiracy I tell you man! BIG AUTO is suppressing the truth!