Do you think they actually change your oil?
Do they give you full synthetic when you pay for it or just give you generic?
Do they do a great job and you fully trust them?
These are things I ask myself every time I take my truck to one of these places. I know many go it so they dont get messy or on the older tacomas the oil filters are hard to get to. everyone has their own reasons.
So my story is I like to change my own oil but when I got my new 09 tacoma I was under the impression that b/c I got the extended warranty I couldnt change my own oil b/c of documentation and needing a certified shop, blah,blah. So, Ive taken my truck to the same Jiffy Lube now 6 times. Ive changed my oil every 3,500 miles or 4,000 with full synthetic 5w-20. Manual says I can go to 5,000 but I dont want to push it that far.
Then I decided to post on the great TacomaWorld if I can change my own oil. I was assured my other TW's that if I recorded the date and kept receipts for my oil I would be fine.
So yesterday at 21,000 miles and 3,500 miles from my last oil change I did it myself. Going to Mobile 1 0w-20. When I drained my oil it was pitch black and i mean pitch black. It ran kinda slow and with a warm motor. Only seen oil this black in a few machines that were very old and sat some time. This made me think not only do I hate to go to jiffy lube type places but now I am almost certain they did not change my oil or/and not with full synthetic. Thank goodness I can now change my oil again (not that my dumbass couldnt have the whole time.)
What do you guys think? Anyone here work at a place like this?
Any ideas on how one could actually catch them? Not that I feel like wasting my time to do this.