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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. Jul 14, 2012 at 5:45 PM
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    SOSHeloPilot

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    Finally, got my "first 4x4" in a Tacoma. Barcelona Red w/ JBL & Entune - Then traded it in on a Ridgeline.
    ... ^^^ ... 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. Jul 14, 2012 at 5:54 PM
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    Larry

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    wise minds think alike.

    or, its a southern thing...or should I say, thaang. :D
     
  3. Jul 15, 2012 at 4:31 AM
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    ^ This.
     
  4. Jul 15, 2012 at 5:11 AM
    #104
    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. Nov 17, 2012 at 8:23 PM
    #105
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    I like changing my oil. Then I know it's done right.
     
  6. Nov 17, 2012 at 8:53 PM
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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. Nov 17, 2012 at 9:36 PM
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    michael roberts

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    After reading some of these horror stories, I vote run.
     
  8. Dec 13, 2012 at 5:19 PM
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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. Mar 3, 2013 at 2:24 PM
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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. Mar 3, 2013 at 2:43 PM
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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.
     
  11. Mar 3, 2013 at 2:51 PM
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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. Mar 4, 2013 at 9:03 AM
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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.
     
  13. Mar 4, 2013 at 10:48 AM
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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.
     
  14. Mar 4, 2013 at 10:56 AM
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    I never, ever take a vehicle to the lube shops. Just don't trust them.
     
  15. Mar 4, 2013 at 4:29 PM
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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
  16. Apr 12, 2013 at 8:59 AM
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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. Apr 12, 2013 at 10:28 AM
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    A-Trac changes my oil.
     
  18. Apr 13, 2013 at 3:54 AM
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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.
     
  19. Apr 13, 2013 at 4:53 AM
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    +1, my son took his Sporttrac to one when I was laid up. Next time I changed it had the wrong filter and a new pan plug.
     
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