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i-VTEC 12-16-2011 10:24 AM

maintenance/oil change
 
Jiffy Lube, Midas, Mr. Lube, Canadian Tire

For Synthetic Oil Change

Which one would you go?

hondak20 12-18-2011 06:04 PM

Y not change ur oil urself?

i-VTEC 12-23-2011 08:36 AM

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Originally Posted by hondak20 (Post 7730861)
Y not change ur oil urself?

because I want to keep a record thus i can present it when I do sell my car

^_^

Anyone heard of Jiffy Lube? How are there service?

Thanks

MindBomber 12-23-2011 08:44 AM

Why would you think a business, which employees staff with skills comparable to those who work at Mcdonalds, is a good place to take one the most valuable assets you own for servicing?

Either go to a shop that actually employees mechanics, not people whose training consists of a two hour computer course, or do the work yourself and keep a written log of mileage and receipts.

Iceman-19 12-23-2011 08:50 AM

Take it to your dealer. Suck it up.
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fliptuner 12-23-2011 10:29 AM

I just told my friend the exact same thing about 15 minute oil change places. They're not techs and they'll try to upsell every chance they get. If you can't DIY, get a tech to do it.

Phil@rise 12-23-2011 10:49 AM

Many small shops (like ours) provide such basic services for reasonable cost.

Sky_High 12-23-2011 12:56 PM

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Originally Posted by d87c (Post 7728456)
Jiffy Lube, Midas, Mr. Lube, Canadian Tire

For Synthetic Oil Change

Which one would you go?

None of above.

IMASA 12-28-2011 09:20 AM

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Originally Posted by d87c (Post 7735876)
because I want to keep a record thus i can present it when I do sell my car

^_^

Anyone heard of Jiffy Lube? How are there service?

Thanks

I keep my oil and oil filter receipts and record the date/mileage, etc that it was performed.

But if you are not able to DIY, I would take it to one of the sponser shops. Their rates are quite reasonable.

SkinnyPupp 12-28-2011 09:32 AM

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Originally Posted by MindBomber (Post 7735877)
Why would you think a business, which employees staff with skills comparable to those who work at Mcdonalds, is a good place to take one the most valuable assets you own for servicing?

Either go to a shop that actually employees mechanics, not people whose training consists of a two hour computer course, or do the work yourself and keep a written log of mileage and receipts.

If someone can do an oil change themselves with literally zero experience, why couldn't Jiffy Lube?

MindBomber 12-28-2011 09:40 AM

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Originally Posted by SkinnyPupp (Post 7740588)
If someone can do an oil change themselves with literally zero experience, why couldn't Jiffy Lube?

An owner with no experience actually cares about doing it properly.

I recall a thread awhile back, a former Mr. Lube employee admitted it is standard procedure to wipe the oil level on the dip stick down if it is high to be exactly on the full mark. It doesn't matter if the crank makes contact with the oil in the pan, right?

I'll add, I know someone who spent a few weeks working at a quick lube place, when a somewhat rude customer made him mad, he replaced the oil with coolant. Obviously the person was fired when the engine seized a block away, but what if he only filled the oil a bit to high or mixed a bit of coolant in with the oil to cause ongoing damage that the owner wouldn't notice immediately, that customer probably would never have noticed and been out of luck when he spun a bearing. The fact that you're entrusting one of your most valuable assets to a glorified Mcdonalds employee is unavoidable.

SumAznGuy 12-28-2011 11:35 AM

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Originally Posted by MindBomber (Post 7740594)
The fact that you're entrusting one of your most valuable assets to a glorified Mcdonalds employee is unavoidable.

Didn't someone post on RS a story about how Mr. Lube installed the wrong oil filter on his Mazda 3 and after driving a block down the road, his motor seized up because all the oil leaked out?

plazma 01-03-2012 02:07 PM

any small shop much cheaper

Prolowtone 01-03-2012 03:50 PM

Never leaving a car at a shop again.

At Canadian Tire, one of the young guys took the car for a "Test" drive to see the vibration in the car me and my dad were talking to each other about while dropping the car off while it was in getting set of 315/35R18 Micky Tompson ET Street radial tires on dads 850 HP 03 10th anniversary cobra after getting rear tires put on and balanced at Canadian We freaked.. The day after this Some kid started writing his check list on the car at a different shop (No clip board) And i lost it at that point..... Never fucking again :flamemad:

Titanium1.8 01-04-2012 02:40 PM

Please don't go to the auto department of the No.3 Richmond Canadian tire. They are the rudest people I ever encountered at a retail store.

Once I went in to borrow a tool which I know they have. They showed it to me in the past. They told me to buzz off.

Second time I went to buy a battery and asked them to test my battery to see if they old one is dead. They just said it is dead without testing it.

Third time I took an alternator in for them to 'bench test'. I asked them if they have the test bench for the alternator, the guy said yes of course we have benches. Look at all those red benches.

european 01-04-2012 02:43 PM

I change my engine oil myself.

5W30 of Mobil1 Synthetic Oil and a HAMP oil filter. Takes me about an hour if not a little less as I take a time but its very simple to do. Wish I had a hoist instead of the little jack heh.

finbar 01-19-2012 02:58 PM

[rant]Jiffy lube told me I needed a license plate bulb. I hit the remote and the lights flashed twice, in good order. I declined the bulb service, $20. In the waiting room I got talking with the next customer and predicted the conversation he would have with the tech. 10 mins later he came back in grinning, $20 intact.[/rant]

I use a local independent shop. I got to know them, took care of me in a pinch.

I used to DIY with the missus but downsized to no shop.

Iceman-19 01-19-2012 04:24 PM

Those with warrenty can't do DIY oil changes, warranties require receipts from a licensed shop.
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godwin 01-19-2012 11:06 PM

Which manufacturers' warranties, so I can avoid them in the future? I do my oil changes on my own car, I document everything clearly, snapshots of odometer, clips of barcodes of oil boxes, filters etc.. my warranty with BMW seems to be just fine.

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Originally Posted by Iceman-19 (Post 7767619)
Those with warrenty can't do DIY oil changes, warranties require receipts from a licensed shop.
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Iceman-19 01-19-2012 11:08 PM

If your engine lets go, they could argue that you fucked up on an oil change. Just sayin.
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godwin 01-19-2012 11:14 PM

Again, which manufacturer you know that clearly states that DIY is not allowed if you touch the car then the warranty is void?

If you put in the wrong filter and it blew up the engine, of course it is your fault. However if you dot all the is and cross the ts eg do an oil analysis after each oil change etc.. you can tell if there are any defect in materials. I had had some major engine warranty work (new head with new valves) on my e36 the BMW Canada "good willed" it, even I did my own oil changes.

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Originally Posted by Iceman-19 (Post 7768131)
If your engine lets go, they could argue that you fucked up on an oil change. Just sayin.
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Iceman-19 01-20-2012 03:13 AM

Dodge for one. You can argue my point til You are blue in the face, it's still valid.
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godwin 01-20-2012 05:47 AM

I think you made a freudian slip.. Warranty is still valid even if you do your own service.. If they force a certain service provider there will be tons of lawyers knocking on their doors. It is not the the manufacturers haven't tried before (see below).

The closest I find on Dodge / Chrysler: "The owner’s responsibility is to properly operate, care for and maintain the vehicle as prescribed in the Owner’s Manual supplied by Chrysler with each new vehicle."

No where they say you need to go to an authorized dealership to properly care and maintain the vehicle, even in the fine print.

The manufacturers are already trying to get diagnostic classified as "trade secret", see the info here. You are helping to perpetuate the myth and helping the manufacturer to make car repair a total blac kbox experience.

Basically if you done good work and the dealership turns you down on related component warranty that is not the fault of the said component (no matter if it is oil change etc), you either are a person without a spine that needs to work on being assertive, and/or you don't read your warranty fine print and really need to know your rights.

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Originally Posted by Iceman-19 (Post 7768402)
Dodge for one. You can argue my point til You are blue in the face, it's still valid.
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Iceman-19 01-20-2012 07:58 AM

Or I just can't be bothered to care and don't want to worry about it? It's more that.
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Iceman-19 01-20-2012 08:02 AM

But again, people have been denied warranty for doing their own work. Not everyone is anal as you are. You are arguing for the sake of trolling.
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