Today I had my mechanic send a driver to come to my work to pick up my vehicle for an oil change to be completed at the dealership. When the driver returned with my vehicle I wrote out a check, said thank you and sent him on his way.
After he left I started thinking that maybe I should have tipped the driver. Dear, what is the right thing to do in this instance and if so, what is an appropriate tip? Generous Gennifer
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Dear Generous Gennifer
Tips are always welcome and appreciated but in this instance not necessary unless he did you a special favor. Look on your bill from your mechanic to see if you were charged a drop off/pick up fee for the oil change.
If you were, then you've actually paid for the service and so
no tipping is needed. If not and they went out of their way above and beyond for you I would drive over after work and give him a portion of what the oil change cost.
If it was $100, give him $20, if it was $50, give him $10. That's super thoughtful of you.