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PostPosted: Jun 17, 2006 5:32 pm    Post subject: Stay away from Jiffy Lube... Reply with quote

Check out this Jiffy Lube report done by NBC, it makes me thankful that I do most maintance myself...

http://www.nbc4.tv/video/9152183/detail.html

Imagine how many people have been ripped off!
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PostPosted: Jun 17, 2006 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yikes. 5 out of 9 places. At least Leo was...almost...kind of... honest. That district manager is a huge sack of stuff.
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PostPosted: Jun 17, 2006 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey i use to work at one of those jiffy lubes...i mean no i didnt...
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PostPosted: Jun 17, 2006 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

those guys were complete douches. I work at 5 min oil change, and stuff like that doesnt go down. the district manager was the biggest douche of all.
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PostPosted: Jun 18, 2006 4:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I only get oil changes from them and the last time they somehow knocked out my windowwasher fluid motor. Luckily Cabana Boy was in town to redirect the connection.

I've always refused any extra work they recommend..... I guess I need to load this on my Ipod and show it to them the next time I get my oil changed Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Jun 19, 2006 5:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My buddy from high school used to work at one of these joints. He said that he would put a new filter on and bang his wrench on the oil pan a couple times, check the dip stick and send them on their way.
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PostPosted: Jun 19, 2006 5:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why dont people change their own oil? You pay thousands of dollars for a car that you trust your life with. Why in the world wouldnt you want to get under it to give it a once over every month or so. I have found SO many maintenance issues while changing my oil it isnt funny. I found a HUGE gash on one of my front tires on my front wheel drive car. Changing your own oil cost half the price, you know its done right and you get to give your car a once over. Why would you pay some hack that doesnt give two craps about you our your car to change your oil? Its a NO brainer to me....
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PostPosted: Jun 19, 2006 5:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tbonez, cause a lot of us don't have our own garage/driveway Puppy Eyes

If I did, yes I would change my own oil, but doing it in an apartment complex parking lot kinda makes me feel a bit on the white trash side! Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Jun 19, 2006 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Because it's a pain in the ass. My truck takes 13 quarts of oil. I don't want to dispose of over a gallon of oil and I don't want to dick around with the filter. I also get the tires rotated every other oil change. Now that's something I'd do myself, but I don't have an impact wrench.
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PostPosted: Jun 19, 2006 6:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tbonez, Time is the biggest reason. While I agree I don't trust anyone's work but myself. I still don't always have the time. Plus in my days I am normally in a suit. And the weekends are reserved for playing on the water, not under my truck.

Dpierce37, white trash? Man if I were you I would definitely change my own oil. At least then they'll think you're straight. Laughing JK

Swass, WHAT!?!?!?!? What self respecting tool man doesn't have an impact??? Those things are great!!! I use mine all the time. I even have a cordless one, ooooh that one's nice to have.
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PostPosted: Jun 19, 2006 6:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My brother in law trusted his truck to a oil change shop...He now changes his own oil after a 3k repair bill...In my opinion its something you just do....Its one of those pains in life that you just cant get around. That goes for women as well...My dad taught my sister how to change a tire and oil before he let her behind the wheel.
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PostPosted: Jun 19, 2006 6:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So where should you take your car? To the dealership? Who is to be trusted?

I change the oil in my truck but other repairs I get done elsewhere.

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PostPosted: Jun 19, 2006 6:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

haugy, but I don't want to break a nail! Mr. Green Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Jun 19, 2006 6:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tbonez, I understand what you're saying, but oil changes are the only thing I get done. Like I said, it's about time for me.

And by the way, I sit there and watch the fawkers on my truck, watch ever step. If they go under the truck, I am squatting down watching. I haven't had any problems yet.

Dp yeah I knew you would say something like that. Had to make a joke since apparently I am white trash for working on my vehicles in my apartment complex. Laughing
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PostPosted: Jun 19, 2006 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't any of you guys just use your local dealership?

I always have, my car is no longer in its warranty period and still goes there.. sures its maybe 15% more $$ but you know its done right generally as theirs so much more accountability.

For example, I queried (not compained.. just asked the question) an inspection on my front end after a minor impact and the next day I got a courtesy call from my regional BMW manager... I don't see jiffy Lubes guy getting busy pleasing people!

Unless its a tyre change any essential maintenance goes tot he local dealership.. just seems like they know the cars and have the parts around.

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PostPosted: Jun 19, 2006 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mechanics should be treated like Financial Advisors. Don't go to one unless you get a referral from someone you can trust.

This is a very expensive investment you are having worked on, why would you treat it any differently?

If you trust your local JL, and they have not let you down yet, well I would continue on course.

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PostPosted: Jun 19, 2006 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guess I should make sure they changed the fuel filter on my last tune up.... I watched them use the T-Tech machine though... Neutral
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PostPosted: Jun 19, 2006 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Changing your own oil cost half the price, you know its done right and you get to give your car a once over


Or, you can pay the same amount of money but get much better filters and oil.

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PostPosted: Jun 19, 2006 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, w/ all the coupons I get in the mail for different places, it's almost cheaper to go get it done. It's sad I know, but the coupons I get are for like a $14.99 oil change (only 5 quarts) so after I buy another quart to put in I'm at about $20 w/ tax. Then I ask for the AAA, student, or whatever discount they'll give me, and I'm down to about $18. Last time I did it myself it was $16.75 for all the stuff, plus about an hour worth of work b/c I put the damn filter on too tight last time!

It's becoming a toss up, and if you don't already have an oil pan yourself there is another $10.00 (for a nice one w/ the storage tank for the used oil).
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PostPosted: Jun 19, 2006 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tell me about it, haugy! I think my compressor went tits-up on me, so I have to replace that before I get more cool tools. Rolling Eyes There's nothing cooler sounding than an air impact wrench. If nothing else, it sounds like I know what I'm doing behind that closed garage door.

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PostPosted: Jun 20, 2006 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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So where should you take your car? To the dealership? Who is to be trusted?


We just bought a new Honda Element and it says change the oil every 10,000 miles unless you are doing heavy usage (such as towing).

For this I'll take it to the dealership and pay the extra that you normally get charged there....as was said earlier there seems to be more accountability there.


The main benefit I see of changing the oil myself is being able to use the high grade oil and high grade filters...its a big pain.
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PostPosted: Jun 20, 2006 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

that's why whenever anyone touches my car I always get the old parts returned
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PostPosted: Jun 20, 2006 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jeff206 wrote:
that's why whenever anyone touches my car I always get the old parts returned



Yeah, can I get my old oil and filter back? Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Jun 20, 2006 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

um no man, like if they're going to charge $300 for changing a fuel filter then I ask to see the one they take out.
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PostPosted: Jun 20, 2006 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One thing i was taught when taking a car in for repairs/oil change...... (anything that has to be removed and change) you always ask to save the parts for visual inspection.
But that only works if you've already prepared yourself in advance to recognize what was removed from your car. Laughing

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PostPosted: Jun 20, 2006 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you are getting a 20 dollar oil change, you are using crap oil. A lot of that stuff is recycled oil. another reason for not changing your own oil, is that on many many Cars its not to easy.
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