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Quick oil change shop Poll: (places like JiffyLube)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Truckn4life, Dec 11, 2010.

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Do Jiffylube type places actually change your oil?

  1. I doubt they change my oil, filter, or use full synthetic when I pay for it.

    83 vote(s)
    23.4%
  2. I think they change my oil just not with full synthetic.

    40 vote(s)
    11.3%
  3. I think most of the time they perform the service you pay for.

    188 vote(s)
    53.0%
  4. I know they perform the serivces you pay for and do a good job.

    44 vote(s)
    12.4%
  1. May 27, 2011 at 5:03 PM
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    morrison14

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    I took my car to a quik lube joint in high school, and they didn't put any oil back in after they drained it. Blown head gasket! Thank god is was a crappy old civic, but I learned my lesson at 16.
     
  2. May 27, 2011 at 8:16 PM
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    leveltwo

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    i hate those places, i will never go to one again
     
  3. May 27, 2011 at 8:19 PM
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    bigblack87

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    i used to work at jiffylube last year when i was 17 and truthfully the only person i would have let touch my truck was me! just seeing how they don't have to go through any training showed me how they arent trust worthy
     
  4. May 27, 2011 at 8:52 PM
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    I didn't read the thread or many of the posts so this is a generalized statement to no one in particular...

    I don't care what your situation is, unless you can't walk you should be able to change your own damn oil. Anything else is asking for problems, unfortunately.

    I changed my oil in a parking lot with milk jugs once, with minimal oil spillage.

    Improvise Adapt Overcome

    That being said, I do any service I can, and fortunately after a hell of a time with one tire shop I found a guy I trust to do my alignment.
     
  5. May 28, 2011 at 8:19 AM
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    OffroadToy

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    They do a good job and give you what you pay for? :eek:

    http://www.consumeraffairs.com/autom...be_damage.html
    http://www.consumeraffairs.com/automotive/valvoline.html
    http://www.jiffylubeproblems.com/
    http://www.consumeraffairs.com/automotive/walmart.htm
    http://www.complaintsboard.com/bycom...ube-a3272.html
    http://www.jiffylubeproblems.com/Experiences676-700.htm
    http://www.mohea.com/mike/words/000158.html
     
  6. May 29, 2011 at 10:00 AM
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    BlueT

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  7. Jul 13, 2011 at 11:48 PM
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    I am guilty of using these places on rare occasion, and one of the big reasons I QUIT using these places is because I happened to notice while changing an exes oil for her, that the oil filter that had supposedly been getting changed every 3000 miles looked as if it had been on there for years, and was very rusted out. I personally enjoy doing this job myself and KNOWING that my Tacoma is getting proper maintenance so my engine can last a long time. Not to mention it's a very easy task.
     
  8. Jul 14, 2011 at 1:45 AM
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    genxer36

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    I was ripped off when I was younger & since then avoid quick oil change places. They are a complete ripoff & over priced. All the news shows have done undercover reports on these places & they ripped them off every time. Jiffy lube was the worst offender.
     
  9. Aug 5, 2011 at 5:58 PM
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    jsutter

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    I just change the oil myself. This way I know what is going into the engine and I don't have to worry about cross threaded drain plugs, over tightened filters, or to much/little oil. Also, ,it gets me up under the vehicle and I can check for anything else that is wearing out.
     
  10. Aug 6, 2011 at 6:54 AM
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    skiracer0112

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    I have used Walmart's lube shop for my old truck and have been generally pleased with their service. I used to change my own all the time but I have recently not had the time and its far more convenient in the middle of winter. On top of that it only costs about $10 more than doing a Mobil1 change at home.

    The one time I had a problem was when they decided to use compressed air to clean my K&N. I fortunately saw it and pointed it out to the manager as well as the damage and he immediately offered to replace it. Since then I always watch the oil changes being performed and they have never forgotten anything and have always used the correct oil and filter.
     
  11. Aug 6, 2011 at 2:37 PM
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    nickstone

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    Last time I used Jiffy Lube, they didn't tighten my oil plug and it fell out dumping the oil all over the street on my way home from work. Oil light came on before I realized what was happening. Called the manager the next day and he offered to give me another oil change but he wouldn't pay for me to tow the truck over there. I said no thanks. Now I change my own oil.
     
  12. Aug 7, 2011 at 5:57 AM
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    pavemobile

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    I don't get much opportunity to post; been pretty busy trying to survive but I saw this thread and wanted to pass some experience along. I know a guy that runs a service spot here in town, not a corporate shop but private. He's old school - I take my own oil and filter to him and he charges me labor only and treats my truck like it's his own. We both win, I support the local folks and I save a little time and get some piece of mind.

    I got the 2 year free oil change deal from my dealer; Sullivan Toyota of Wichita Falls. What an incompetent bunch of clowns. They will never touch my truck again. I will drive to another dealer out of town for warranty work. The first time they changed oil, the service tech spilled oil all over the skid plate, frame and the surrounding area. They washed the engine area before I picked it up. No problem, I make messes too, just like everyone. The next oil change, they did the same thing, only worse. I waited this time and when they drove it around for me to pick up and I noticed oil dripping from the skid plate. I always do a look over, this time they didn't even wash it up. When I went in to complain they gave me a bunch of crap about it. I spoke to the dealership owner just to clue him in on my customer experience.

    I politely reinforced the word of mouth effect that always comes from experiences like this. OK, wordy but long story short - if you find a place that takes care of your equipment and you trust them, support them. Case of beer on a Saturday, couple dozen donuts for the guys, you know what I mean. Help your local businesses stay healthy. And no, I don't own a business, just want all of us to stay on top!
     
  13. Aug 7, 2011 at 7:52 AM
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    Old Soul

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    Buy a qwik valve (Fumoto) drain plug and do the oil changes your self. How to = 2nd gen oil change link by the man chris4x4 - http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/technical-chat/11201-ultimate-oil-change-thread.html#post124480.

    Unless you know someone that works at the lube centers who cares about your stuff do not risk it, it seems that a dealer would be a better choice if you cannot do the changes yourself... even then check under the hood before getting on the highway or at least be adamant that someone has double checked their work before putting the vehicle back into your hands.
     
  14. Sep 12, 2011 at 6:20 PM
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    j753301

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    i manage a jiffy lube in mass and dont forget these are franchised places.the owner of mine owns 8 in the area and is very aware of the bad publicity we get and works very hard to prove this wrong.we do use what you pay for and do every service as it should be done.but also working on 100 cars per day things do happen and we pay for everything 100%, repairs, rental ,whatever we have to to make it right.most of the crappy jiffy lubes are on the west coast for some reason.
     
  15. Feb 21, 2012 at 12:36 AM
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    my friend took her car to a jiffy lube and the idiots CRASHED IT into another car there! Not only did they refuse to pay for it, she had to take their asses to small claims court to get her money back.

    I used to drive a 1990 BMW 325i. Most epic little unstoppable car ever i might add lol. Every oil change place i ever went was $29.95. The first time i go to Jiffy Lube, thinking it wouldn't be any different, i walk up to the desk to pay and the bitch say's "that'll be $85.99" WHAT THE FUCK??? i just asked for an oil change, not a BJ. I was furious and asked why it was so much. Her response was that "It's a BMW so we have to charge more" My ass if my drain bolt is $60 harder to remove than any other car...and its a 1990 for god sake not a fucking 2010 M3. NEVER AGAIN!!!
     
  16. Apr 20, 2012 at 8:25 PM
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    I had a buddy go to jiffy lube he got about 10 miles away and the engine started running weird. He pulled over and checked the dip stick. Dry. Called jiffy they had it towed. Ended up the tech either did not put the drain plug in or just put in a few threads any way it did not have one anymore.
     
  17. Apr 20, 2012 at 9:01 PM
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    I have past experience with Oil Stop with no problems. They once discovered a small leak on a new Solara and suggested I take it to the dealership. Smug ass at the dealership chastised me for going there. After checking out the car, he came back with a sheepish look and his tail between his legs. Turns out Oil Stop found a leak in the head gasket. I said I guess those idiots at Oil Stop were right. He was silent.
     
  18. Jul 14, 2012 at 8:37 AM
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    I usually have my vehicles' state inspection done at a Jiffy Lube, but they won't touch anything else.
     
  19. Jul 14, 2012 at 5:16 PM
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    I installed security cameras in wal-marts all across the Midwest and my first couple of days on the job I was like why are we installing cams in the pit?
    Because they are retards and you need video evidence to see what they do down there.
     
  20. Jul 14, 2012 at 5:38 PM
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    Larry

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    The Tacoma has to be one of the easiest vehicles in history to do an oil change.

    I can not imagine not doing it myself. I especially can not imagine taking it to a quick lube joint.
     
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