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Jiffy Lube prices. #3165229
10/23/13 03:55 PM
10/23/13 03:55 PM
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St. Louis, MO
stchman Offline OP
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A friend of mine goes to Jiffy Lube to get his oil changed, and was telling me the prices.

He wrote them down. He drive a Honda Accord.

Conventional Oil
Regular: $24.99
Signature: $31.99

Synthetic Blend Oil
Regular: $44.99
Signature: $51.99

Full Synthetic Platinum
Regular: $61.48
Signature: $68.48

Full Synthetic Ultra
Regular: $87.34
Signature: $92.34

I am absolutely flabbergasted at the price difference between conventional oil and ultra synthetic oil. $60.35!!!!! Preposterous. If your vehicle holds 5 quarts, that's an up charge of ~$12 per quart. I have been to enough auto parts stores and Walmarts to know that synthetic is a little more expensive.

I went to Walmart's website and here are the prices on 5 quart jugs of Pennzoil.

Pennzoil Yellow - $14.97
Pennzoil Synthetic Blend - $19.97
Pennzoil Platinum - $24.97
Pennzoil Ultra - $26.97

Now, my math says that the difference between conventional Pennzoil and Ultra Pennzoil is $12, not $60.

You know darned well if it costs us that little for Pennzoil's best, then Jiffy Lube spends next to nothing on it.


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Re: Jiffy Lube prices. [Re: stchman] #3165249
10/23/13 04:06 PM
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But going to a place where some flunkie may forget to tighten the drain plug, not even change the oil filter or put in no oil at all: Priceless.


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Re: Jiffy Lube prices. [Re: stchman] #3165250
10/23/13 04:07 PM
10/23/13 04:07 PM
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Expensive yes, but maybe if you pay $87.34 for the Ultra they won't try and hawk you anything else since you are above the $75 mark which I understand is in their business model for how much to try and extract from each customer.

How much is it worth not to be shown a super dirty air filter (probably not even from your car) suggesting you need a new one?

Or a battery test showing you need a new battery?

The wanna-be mechanics get some mechanic and marketing skills all in one job.

(Not to dump on the individual guys, we all started somewhere and made plenty of mistakes.) Whether we are shade-tree or in the business.


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Re: Jiffy Lube prices. [Re: stchman] #3165265
10/23/13 04:19 PM
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Yeeeeeears ago I was in the Iffy Lube waiting room and the manager was on the phone telling someone how his ADT was something like $50.00-60.00; and was higher than the previous month. There must be some kind of internal competition among shops for the highest average daily ticket.
It was unprofessional within earshot of the customers and just confirmed what I had suspected. Sell, Sell, sell.

The Ford dealer across the street offers a syn blend oil change with filter for $17.76; any car. Can't imagine what those guys pitch.

Re: Jiffy Lube prices. [Re: stchman] #3165270
10/23/13 04:22 PM
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Most dealers these days are cheaper than that. The local Chevy dealer is $35 for an oil change and a tire rotation, although with the new Dexos spec for now at least they see an up sell opportunity and charge $70.

That will change shortly because NFW are customers going to put up with that when they buy a new Impala if they can go right down the road buy a Fusion and the Ford dealer only charges $19.99.

Re: Jiffy Lube prices. [Re: stchman] #3165279
10/23/13 04:27 PM
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Jiffy Lube mails tons of coupons, so I don't think anyone really pays full price. Regardless, they still seem to sell tons of changes...so the market will bear those prices.


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Re: Jiffy Lube prices. [Re: stchman] #3165293
10/23/13 04:36 PM
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4 tires rotated, oil change on f150, and all the fluid checks and so on at the ford dearlership, was 25 dollars here in Cookeville tn last week,,good deal, standard oil 5w20,


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Re: Jiffy Lube prices. [Re: CourierDriver] #3165331
10/23/13 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted By: CourierDriver
4 tires rotated, oil change on f150, and all the fluid checks and so on at the ford dearlership, was 25 dollars here in Cookeville tn last week,,good deal, standard oil 5w20,


Same at a jeep dealer here, they give pretty reasonable prices for an oil change


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Re: Jiffy Lube prices. [Re: stchman] #3165356
10/23/13 05:20 PM
10/23/13 05:20 PM
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What's regular and signature? Is it generic bulk vs name brand?


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Re: Jiffy Lube prices. [Re: stchman] #3165360
10/23/13 05:23 PM
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Not to defend them, but the conventional is bulk oil & therefore CHEAP, & the Ultra comes out of bottles & is a lot more $ for them to buy. Hard to believe anyone would pay their Ultra price, though.


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Re: Jiffy Lube prices. [Re: aquariuscsm] #3165361
10/23/13 05:25 PM
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St. Louis, MO
stchman Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: aquariuscsm
What's regular and signature? Is it generic bulk vs name brand?


The signature service is where they check fluids, tires, vacuum, clean windows, etc.


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Re: Jiffy Lube prices. [Re: stchman] #3165366
10/23/13 05:29 PM
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Northern Kentucky
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What's regular verses signature? Might be the filter option?


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Re: Jiffy Lube prices. [Re: stchman] #3165368
10/23/13 05:29 PM
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iowa
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Pretty simple then, just do it yourself.


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Re: Jiffy Lube prices. [Re: stchman] #3165373
10/23/13 05:33 PM
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In my neck of the woods, it is about $80 for an oil change with conventional. (Iffy lube)


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Re: Jiffy Lube prices. [Re: stchman] #3165379
10/23/13 05:36 PM
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That was my second guess about signature where they included other services.


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