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    ROFL, Patti! That was great!

    My ex-fiancee wanted to be all "manly" and change my oil instead of let me go get "ripped off" at the Jiffy Lube. Except he accidentally drained my transmission and poured the oil into THAT!

    5 feet down the driveway, the dang car seized up. I don't even wanna know what his bill at the dealership cost when he had my car fixed!
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    Yeah, sure makes doing your own oil change seem not worth it.
    Takes longer to gather all the tools and ramps , getting car jacked up,block the wheels, dig through your 140pc socket set that is all jumbled up cause the sockets don't hold in place.

    So something that seems like it should only take 30 minutes seems to take an hour.Best to get your stuff the day before so you can hit it the next day with all the tools, including the filter wrench that always disappears when you need it.

    At least at home I don't have to worry about falling into a huge hole like in the movie 300.

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    Funny email, but a little dated and ...

    Problems at JiffyLube

    I've never gotten out in 15 min - their/your clock doesn't start until your car is in the bay.

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    1) Pull up to Jiffy Lube when the mileage reaches 3000 miles since the last oil change.
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    > 2) Drink a cup of coffee.
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    3) 15 minutes later, write a check and leave with a properly maintained vehicle.
    Since it was a bash on men let's bash back!

    1. Pull up to Jiffy Lube because sticker faded away around 4000 miles ago.

    2. Drink a cup of coffee.

    3. Get duped 15 minutes later when they tell you your car needs a coolant flush, AC recharge, Air Filter, tire rotation, a new battery, and let's not forget new wiper blades!

    4. Write check for several hundred dollars and spend an hour and 15 minutes at Jiffy Lube.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BradyM77 View Post
    Patti

    Since it was a bash on men let's bash back!

    1. Pull up to Jiffy Lube because sticker faded away around 4000 miles ago.

    2. Drink a cup of coffee.

    3. Get duped 15 minutes later when they tell you your car needs a coolant flush, AC recharge, Air Filter, tire rotation, a new battery, and let's not forget new wiper blades!

    4. Write check for several hundred dollars and spend an hour and 15 minutes at Jiffy Lube.


    J/K to all the females at there, I love ya!
    I keep track of when things were last replaced, etc. So, I just say "no thanks".

    You did forget one thing, though.

    With all of the money I saved by going to Jiffy Lube, I always stop and buy a couple pair of new shoes!
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    Sadly I am a very mechanical sort, I can change my own oil in under 25 minutes....helps the fact I dont need to jack the vehicle though. I still go to superlube. Why, because if they mess up my car changing the oil Superlube pays for the damages. Im also lazy, and dont drink beer.
    As to some of the fun stuff I have seen. Bunny for some odd reason I think your Ex-Fiancee and my old kungfu instructor are related. I have also been helping my dad change the oil on the family car when my dad finishes pouring the last of the oil in he starts cursing. Why because he forgot,but not his son, to put the oil drain plug back in before adding oil. My dad isnt so mechanically inclined, like he would work on the car, and then I would fix it....
    I know not what this "overkill" means.

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    I'm the goto guy in my family, my misfortune at having been employed as an autotech for several years. I just tell them to meet me at my dads, he has every possible tool under the sun but uses almost none of them. I don't think he has ever came home from Sears without something new that will maybe be used once if ever, and then put away!

    PS. Terri is right, even though I can do my oil change as fast as any Jiffy Lube Wrench Monkey I'll bring it to an auto shop first. I actually bring it to Walmart Tire Lube Express, it's a bit cheaper and they are more apt to just say we screwed up and pay you off.
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    I wouldn't trust a Jiffy Lube or similar place as far as I could throw the building. Besides the fact that they don't carry the right weight and type of oil (Pennzoil Platinum full syn 5w40), there have been several expose's showing that they (generalization) do not perform the services you pay them for. I buy my cartridge type filters in bulk and oil by the case. Even with shipping, it is about 50% of the dealer cost for a proper oil change.

    Also, I save the beer for AFTER the oil change, which takes all of 20-30 minutes if I take my time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chooie View Post
    I wouldn't trust a Jiffy Lube or similar place as far as I could throw the building. Besides the fact that they don't carry the right weight and type of oil (Pennzoil Platinum full syn 5w40), there have been several expose's showing that they (generalization) do not perform the services you pay them for. I buy my cartridge type filters in bulk and oil by the case. Even with shipping, it is about 50% of the dealer cost for a proper oil change.

    Also, I save the beer for AFTER the oil change, which takes all of 20-30 minutes if I take my time.
    +1 Yep and most others do not perform the services you pay for either. Most of them couldn't even tell you where the grease fittings are or if you have them because they almost never grease the fittings anymore.
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    After my dad died, my mom went down to the local service station for an oil change. I happened to be at her house when she returned. Just on a hunch I checked the oil level and couldn't find any oil. I went down to the station and they gave me a quart of oil. After that quart I still couldn't find the oil on the dip stick. Went down to the station and had the owner bring his wrecker and some oil to the house. One more quart plus and the level was ok. He was all over himself sorry, but the bottom line is be sure to check yourself after getting service. Sometimes they get interrupted and forget what has been done.

    Also, the best part of changing your own is teaching your kids. In fact, this afternoon, I helped my teenager change his oil. Great opportunity to share a little slice of life. He is good at it by now, and it is an enjoyable few minutes working together. He has good questions about the other things on the car and how to keep up on his maintenance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chooie View Post
    I wouldn't trust a Jiffy Lube or similar place as far as I could throw the building.
    It all depends on the people. Not all are honorable. Same with shops.

    Apparently, I have been fortunate.

    As well, watching closely goes a long way. Blind devotion to the brand does little, and probably earns a bit of contempt. I've monitored alignments; watched shock swaps; head underneath the car everytime it's in the air, so I can run over questions with the tech; monitored and checked the fluids and service provided at my selected "quickie" shop. Circumspection and playing the role of "doubting Thomas" helps, even if they get a little testy as a result. Tough. It helps keep us both honest.
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