Capitalism & the Bottom Line
Last week we received an announcement in the mail that our Jeep had a recall on it. Apparently the gas tank is too exposed when the vehicle is involved in a collision from the rear. We were urged to set up an appointment at our local Dodge/Jeep/Chrysler dealer online and have it repaired. Hubby went straight online and set up a date to go in, he left our information and we received a call back from then. After letting us know that the first date we had opted for was not available they set us up with another date. Today hubby took the truck in for the repairs.
He was a bit shocked when they connected a hitch to the back of the Jeep. That was their solution for the gas tank being too exposed. A few inches of reprieve in case we are ever rear ended. Rather interesting fix to a seemingly dangerous problem.
So the bottom line for the company was that they had to recall the vehicles with this particular problem and solve the problem as cheaply as they could. Hence the cheap addition of a trailer hitch (under $20 I bet) was their solution.
That is my example of capitalism and the bottom line for the day.
Image Credit » https://pixabay.com/en/jeep-car-river-iceland-663490/ by kurtdeiner