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    Thread: Jiffy Lube's new advertising campaign "We don't find stuff to fix"

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      04-10-2012 03:20 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by Inspector Detector View Post
      Try getting an oil change at Car X. They always seem to be looking for other things to fix whild doing that.
      Kinda like taking your car to Firestone..

      "Hi, I would like get my tires rotated"

      2 hours later: "Your car is ready. We found blah blah and blah wrong. It will cost $2000 to get it all fixed"

      It seems like it's always more broken after you get your car back than before you took it in
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      04-10-2012 03:24 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by MightyDSM View Post
      Kinda like taking your car to Firestone..

      "Hi, I would like get my tires rotated"

      2 hours later: "Your car is ready. We found blah blah and blah wrong. It will cost $2000 to get it all fixed"

      It seems like it's always more broken after you get your car back than before you took it in
      Cars that have routine scheduled maintnance performed on them generally don't need thousands of dollars in repairs at once. Only neglected ones do.....

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      04-10-2012 03:25 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by Sporin View Post
      You guys don't think it's the ASE Certified Master Tech's doing oil changes at the Dealership, do you?

      sometimes they do too, you'd be surprised. when dealership is busy in quick lube and are in need to move service cars in and out faster, they will dispatch it to main shop especially on Saturdays

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      04-10-2012 03:31 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by geofftii2002 View Post
      They did that to my sister's Tercel years ago. Broke the PCV valve and wanted to upsell her on a new one. They also tried to charge her $20 to fill the power steering reservoir. The conversation went something like this:

      JL: "Uh, like, yur power steering flooid is low".

      Sis: "Power steering fluid? On my car?"

      JL: "Yeah, it could be dangerous."

      Sis: "On MY car?"

      JL: "Yeah"

      Sis: " The power steering fluid on MY, RED Toyota Tercel sitting right out there?"

      JL: "YEAH!"

      Sis: "That's funny because my car doesn't have power steering"

      JL: "..."

      After bringing this to the attention of the manager my Sister got out of there with a free oil change, and they replaced the PCV valve they quite obviously removed and smacked with a hammer, free of charge. I don't care what their new slogan is, I'll never set foot in a Jiffy Lube.
      Props to your sister for even knowing what her car has and doesn't have.

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      04-10-2012 03:54 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by saron81 View Post
      I don't get these commercials... they all say something along the lines of "I'm not taking my car to the dealer/repair place so they can find stuff to fix, so I'll go to JiffyLube and keep my ride alive!"

      Isn't the whole point of taking your car to a quailified repair facility to have it fixed?
      Wouldn't you want them to find something broken/worn out before it causes a serious problem?

      I understand they're just trying to villify the dealers, etc... but c'mon.
      Yep ... like my local oil change place using an obviously broken hydrometer trying to sell me on replacing my coolant ... the coolant I just completely replaced the week prior doing my timing belt and water pump job ... yep ... dealers never do stuff like that.

      Oh, your heat shield is rattling, we should really replace the whole thing rather than the 50c bolt that broke?

      Fixing stuff that's actually broken is one thing ... "Fixing" stuff that's "broken" is an entirely different thing ...


    6. 04-10-2012 03:56 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by saron81 View Post
      Cars that have routine scheduled maintnance performed on them generally don't need thousands of dollars in repairs at once. Only neglected ones do.....
      Somone is missing the point here......


      The idea is that most cars do NOT need these services...that's how the quick lubes make their money.
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      04-10-2012 04:14 PM #32
      what's the proper way to do an automatic transmission flush anyway?

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      04-10-2012 04:30 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by seadoo2006 View Post
      Yep ... like my local oil change place using an obviously broken hydrometer trying to sell me on replacing my coolant ... the coolant I just completely replaced the week prior doing my timing belt and water pump job ... yep ... dealers never do stuff like that.

      Oh, your heat shield is rattling, we should really replace the whole thing rather than the 50c bolt that broke?

      Fixing stuff that's actually broken is one thing ... "Fixing" stuff that's "broken" is an entirely different thing ...

      Why didn't you change the oil when you did the t'belt?

      Quote Originally Posted by Chapel View Post
      what's the proper way to do an automatic transmission flush anyway?
      Run the hose until the water comes out clear at the drain plug...
      Lately I have been testing "tip-in events". Just the tip-in. Just to see how it feels. Response time is typically on the order of 2-3 seconds. Sometimes the injection timing is a little off...

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      04-10-2012 04:34 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by Jason4 View Post
      Run the hose until the water comes out clear at the drain plug...
      +1

    10. 04-10-2012 04:44 PM #35
      I think "We'll strip your oil pan threads and then deny it" is more accurate.
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      04-10-2012 04:50 PM #36
      I have found dealership service departments to be just as bad or worse than quick change joints when it comes to overfilled and underfilled oil, lost bolts, etc.

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      04-10-2012 04:55 PM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by saron81 View Post
      Cars that have routine scheduled maintnance performed on them generally don't need thousands of dollars in repairs at once. Only neglected ones do.....
      The thing is, I don't neglect my cars.

      Quote Originally Posted by NightTrain EX View Post
      Somone is missing the point here......

      The idea is that most cars do NOT need these services...that's how the quick lubes make their money.
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      04-10-2012 05:00 PM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by Jason4 View Post
      Why didn't you change the oil when you did the t'belt
      I drive roughly 800miles/week ... would've been a waste of money to do it then.

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      04-10-2012 05:05 PM #39
      a Jiffy lube tried to rip off my sister. She called me one day and was like the guy said I need new transmission fluid, a coolant flush blah blah blah, and I was just like, your car has what, 30k miles on it? It doesn't need new fluids. Tell them to change your engine oil and let you leave. So stupid...

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      04-10-2012 08:09 PM #40
      lol, haven't seen those videos for Jiffy Lube in quite a while!
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      04-10-2012 08:36 PM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by Sporin View Post
      You guys don't think it's the ASE Certified Master Tech's doing oil changes at the Dealership, do you?
      Yea, ASE Master Techs just sit back all day like kings twiddling their thumbs and waiting for an engine rebuild to come in.

      And you don't have to be a master tech to know a specific make of car inside and out. There is such a thing as factory training. This is what you benefit from at a dealership.

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      04-10-2012 09:08 PM #42
      Food for thought..

      All of you are on this site therefor have a pretty good understanding of a car. Car people make up only a small percentage of drivers on the road. Most people don't know anything about a car except where to put gas in it.

      A car comes into a general service shop for an oil change. The certified tech only changes the oil but notices some potentially dangerous things wrong with a car (brakes low, swaybar link broken, ect) and doesn't inform the customer. The car leaves the shop and gets into an accident because of those broken parts. The customer would go right back to that certified mechanic and shop and want to know why they didn't let them know their car was a hazard.

      I'm not saying there arn't some shady jiffy lubes or quick lubes, I am just saying there is a lot you guys are generalizing and a lot you don't know about the business. Most people would be thankful you let them know they had a broken spring digging into their tire that was going to blow out at any minute.

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      04-10-2012 09:13 PM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by MightyDSM View Post
      Kinda like taking your car to Firestone..

      "Hi, I would like get my tires rotated"

      2 hours later: "Your car is ready. We found blah blah and blah wrong. It will cost $2000 to get it all fixed"

      It seems like it's always more broken after you get your car back than before you took it in
      Yeah that's how Car X operates. Just take it in for a simple oil change and they'll find plenty of other things that supposedly need routine maintenance too.

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      04-10-2012 09:14 PM #44
      Oil changes usually cost around $500 at Jiffy Lube. It's horrible.

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      04-10-2012 09:28 PM #45
      There's only one thing you can do with a Jiffy Lube and all the other fast oil change places out there.

      Burn them down.
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      04-10-2012 09:39 PM #46
      Jiffy Lube always makes me cringe. I even knew before I could drive that I would never got to a Jiffy Lube.


      On a side note, I've been going to a tech school for the last year to become an "Automotive Technician" (Friday is my last day) and there has been times when my fellow students have made a blunder that made me cringe. The only oil change blunder I have done is when I forgot to check the drain bucket to see if it was full. Exxon Valdeez on the shop floor!!
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      04-10-2012 09:48 PM #47
      The average(system wide) service ticket for Jiffy lube was closer to $55.00 last year.
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      04-10-2012 09:51 PM #48
      Going in for an oil change opens up a world of fraud for other recommended repairs that are not needed.

      Go in for an oil change and oil change only. Keep it at that.

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      04-10-2012 09:55 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by Waarp View Post
      I think "We'll strip your oil pan threads and then deny it" is more accurate.
      So very true. The place is like U-Haul; how the two companies are still in business is beyond me.

      Quote Originally Posted by JimmyD View Post
      So, does that mean they won't replace your oil pan drain plug after they strip it?
      Previous owners of my Vanagon took it to Jiffy Lube the morning of the day I was to pick it up without my knowledge; they wanted to do something nice, just like the previous owners had done for them, but it backfired. Before driving off, I found oil on the street which hadn't been there the day before; looked for the leak source and found it to be at the drain plug. Drove over to Jiffy Lube with the PO and raised hell. They were forced to back a car out of the work station to put the van back in and then denied causing the issue and that it was leaking when it was brought in. Later they claimed that it was brought in with a Honda plug in it. They had five angry people telling them that it was, in fact, not leaking, nor did it have a Honda plug in it because it was last serviced at a VW shop. They ended up finding a plug that worked, but the threads in the hole were stripped down to a single thread. At the next oil change, we ended up having to do a time-sert thanks to their total incompetence. POs of the van learned a valuable lesson that day.
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      04-10-2012 10:27 PM #50
      I went to one of those places once. I didn't feel like changing my oil in the snow and the car was a beater Honda. I made sure to tell them not to waste a good seat cover on my dirty work car, and casually mentioned that I was just there for my yearly oil change. I watched them up-sell a lady to death, and then when it was my turn....nothing, they didn't even bother. I take my winter car to my mechanic, usually timing it so I can get it done with my inspection. The rest of them I do myself.

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