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Quick oil change shop Poll: (places like JiffyLube)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' 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. SOSHeloPilot

    SOSHeloPilot Well-Known Member

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    ... ^^^ ... I started typing almost the exact same thing ... but was called to eat my Saturday evening BLT.

    So, I log back on and start to do my post and see the post above ... there must be ESP here ... :D
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  2. Larry

    Larry Well-Known Member

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    wise minds think alike.

    or, its a southern thing...or should I say, thaang. :D
     
  3. 808TRDTaco10

    808TRDTaco10 Black Sand Mirror

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    ^ This.
     
  4. chewingonabone

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    Will never again go back to Jiffy Lube. Buddy of mine and I drove to Miami on spring break a couple of years back. He had an oil change done at Jiffy Lube. They didn't fully secure the oil drain plug, made it about half way to Miami, and we were stuck on the side of the road! Luckily our Frat brothers from Georgia Southern were close enough to help us out.
     
  5. Spoonman

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    My truck is MAGIC
    I like changing my oil. Then I know it's done right.
     
  6. hour

    hour TL;DR BOSS

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    I had a crappy experience with dealership on my very first oil change actually. Giant, clean, professional Toyota dealership. I was able to get them to give me 7 qts of full synthetic for free and a filter, so that I could redo it myself properly. I retrieved this from a local dealership who seemed blown away that I could have had a mishap with the other dealership - such as over a qt low, and 5w30 on the invoice.

    I'll probably trust them to do my second oil change in another 2000 miles since they seemed understanding, legit, and educated.. but would I trust a quick lube place? Eh. If you work at one and know the folks - yes. Otherwise, no. I worked at a Sears Automotive for quite some time and all of the techs were really cool and did good work. It wasn't necessarily because they feared any corporate wrath if they screwed things up, or that they followed the very easy to follow instructions on the computer screen to the T - it's because they weren't lazy jackasses. Replace with the proper filter, fill with the correct weight oil, be gentle with drain plug... Sadly you cannot expect this from everyone. You know, after having ridiculously stressful IT jobs, I'd actually enjoy changing oil :p It's not that hard on any vehicle, especially provided a lift. The people that slack on these will be absolutely destroyed when they move on to future jobs that require more attention to detail and commitment.
     
  7. michael roberts

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    After reading some of these horror stories, I vote run.
     
  8. Khaos

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    I like the Superlube places out here in Tallahassee. Never seen anyone keep a garage so clean, and all the guys working there where more than happy to shoot the shit with me and let me watch 'em work.

    I'm very wary of Tire Kingdoms, I swear one in Jax messed up a shock on my girlfriends Integra when we left it there for an oil change.
     
  9. ToyComa92

    ToyComa92 Write your love, Then your anger.

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    I just dont trust anyone with my truck. They might do the service as asked but who knows!? what if they fuck up?! you really think they are going to tell you? hell no! they will let you drive x amount of miles until your shit breaks down and then they blame you!
     
  10. maineah

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    I was a shop manager for a huge transmission shop years ago and a guy brought in a Ford Bronco big old 4 speed with a noise in the trans I drove it around the lot and said "there is no oil in the gear box" "impossible" said the owner I just had a service done at Jiffy Lube bottom line it was dryer then a pop corn fart I never did hear the out come but I'm glad the Jiffy Lube shop did not belong to me when he showed up.
     
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    I always take mine to my local Grease Monkey and my parents have taken their vehicles there for years and they always did a great job and never had any problems.
     
  12. oldblue1968chevy

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    Back home theres a wee bitty mom and pop carage with cool old memorabilia cokes and snacks and misc junk for sale with tons of ole racing stickers on the door where all the ol guys hang out and bs. He changes your oil filter greases the fittings checks rear end grease water atf or trans fluid and brake fluid for (drumroll...) $7.00.
     
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    Like I've said before my neighbor is a service manager for toyota he takes my wifes corolla and my tacoma BUT no one touches the Mustang.
     
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    I never, ever take a vehicle to the lube shops. Just don't trust them.
     
  15. SOSHeloPilot

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    My parts ... to DIY ... change my oil & filter ... are many times that ... :eek:

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    Last edited: Mar 4, 2013
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    Screw jiffylube but i cant beat my dealer in price. Genuine Toyota oil filter and oil change for $19.

    I cant get the oil for that much less a shitty fram filter.
     
  17. BluePearlShark99

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    i work at a mobil express lube and i can tell you, the only time you don't get what you paid for is when someone makes a mistake. In my experience, mistakes happen more often with noobies and the elderly employees.
    if you pay for full synthetic, you get it 99.9% of the time. that .1% represents any time an employee makes a mistake, whether they add a quart of conventional or conv/synth blend before realizing they made a mistake or fill up and never realize they used the wrong oil.
    what people must realize is that working in a lube shop is extremely monotonous, most of our customers are very very cheap and even think our standard $29.99 plus tax on mobil special conventional (up to 5 qts) and a free car wash, is too much money, so when we get those customers that want to pay the extra cash to properly maintain their vehicle, we try our best to accommodate them. But sometimes mistakes are made.
    Also customers (by company policy, due to safety reasons) are not allowed in the garage without invitation, but at my shop, they do it all the, they get in the way, they wanna see what we are or aren't doing. no one enforces the company policy and i'd bet over 1/2 the customers that breath down our necks as we work, don't know about their vehicle or they would be doing their own maintenance. they stand in the garage and stare us down, which can cause a noob or old dude to fuck up alot of the times, cuz the customers are making them uncomfortable. (i guess those customers have trust issues).
     
  18. RV7Garage

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    A-Trac changes my oil.
     
  19. Crosis

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    If this was true then there wouldnt have been a story for Dateline NBC. They found ramapnt crminal fraud in quick oil change retailers.
     
  20. BluePearlShark99

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    interesting, i don't have tv, so i didn't know that... but i meant my shop. i can't really speak for others. that being said i don't trust the news with my life, i simply take it with a grain of salt because the media likes to exaggerate for the sake of a story
     
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