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Why You Should Stay Out Of Oil Change Shops #4347723
03/07/17 12:41 PM
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billt460 Offline OP
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Granted this is a small localized group of shops. But you can be sure it's no different at most all of them. I've known many over the years who were ripped off by them. Enough that there is no way I would ever trust my vehicle to one.


Re: Why You Should Stay Out Of Oil Change Shops [Re: billt460] #4347730
03/07/17 12:48 PM
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There are two I know of that seem trustworthy around me - but a friend took her car into Oil Changers and they charged her $110 for "synthetic" from North American Lubricants and a new air filter. The local dealers here run specials for $30/$50 that use bulk Chevron or Mobil.

I've always wanted to drive in a Tesla or Chevy Bolt to mess around with those shops. laugh

Last edited by nthach; 03/07/17 12:49 PM.
Re: Why You Should Stay Out Of Oil Change Shops [Re: billt460] #4347737
03/07/17 01:00 PM
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I love these threads that reinforce the BITOG mindset. Now-let's all hold hands and sing "WE are the World". tired

Re: Why You Should Stay Out Of Oil Change Shops [Re: billt460] #4347743
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This is not an isolated incident. Other lube places are equally dishonest:



And:

Re: Why You Should Stay Out Of Oil Change Shops [Re: billt460] #4347759
03/07/17 01:23 PM
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RHODE ISLAND
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These places pay minimum wage to kids who know nothing or who could care less about your car or their work period. Like going to a third world country for quality healthcare!


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Re: Why You Should Stay Out Of Oil Change Shops [Re: nthach] #4347770
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Originally Posted By: nthach

I've always wanted to drive in a Tesla or Chevy Bolt to mess around with those shops. laugh


confused


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Re: Why You Should Stay Out Of Oil Change Shops [Re: Lolvoguy] #4347772
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The Bolt is Chevy's new all-electric car...no gasoline engine...


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Re: Why You Should Stay Out Of Oil Change Shops [Re: billt460] #4347778
03/07/17 01:47 PM
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I recall seeing a thread on an Audi? site where one of these shops tore HOLES in the lower splash pan to get access to the filter and drain plugs.

Amazing what people sacrifice when going with these shops.


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Re: Why You Should Stay Out Of Oil Change Shops [Re: Lolvoguy] #4347779
03/07/17 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted By: Lolvoguy
I recall seeing a thread on an Audi? site where one of these shops tore HOLES in the lower splash pan to get access to the filter and drain plugs.

Amazing what people sacrifice when going with these shops.

Indeed they took a sazall to it.
Sazalls are standard tools in the pits of quick lube places.

Last edited by DrRoughneck; 03/07/17 01:52 PM.
Re: Why You Should Stay Out Of Oil Change Shops [Re: DrRoughneck] #4347802
03/07/17 02:22 PM
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Just wanted to chime in real quick between blowing engines and ripping off innocent consumers.
Any DRs here? Medical errors are the 3rd largest cause of death in the US. (Google it)
All DRs are terrible, no one should trust any Doctor.
We know all Attorneys are liars and thieves. Who would ever use a Lawyer. You'd have to be an idiot.
What about Teachers or Priests? Well you've certainly heard or read about them?
Oh, and all guns are evil. Guns kill.
Gotta run, here comes another sucker for an oil change.


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Re: Why You Should Stay Out Of Oil Change Shops [Re: Ursatdx] #4347804
03/07/17 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted By: Ursatdx
Just wanted to chime in real quick between blowing engines and ripping off innocent consumers.
Any DRs here? Medical errors are the 3rd largest cause of death in the US. (Google it)
All DRs are terrible, no one should trust any Doctor.
We know all Attorneys are liars and thieves. Who would ever use a Lawyer. You'd have to be an idiot.
What about Teachers or Priests? Well you've certainly heard or read about them?
Oh, and all guns are evil. Guns kill.
Gotta run, here comes another sucker for an oil change.


Sad, but true!


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Re: Why You Should Stay Out Of Oil Change Shops [Re: RISUPERCREWMAN] #4347831
03/07/17 02:38 PM
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Originally Posted By: RISUPERCREWMAN
These places pay minimum wage to kids who know nothing or who could care less about your car or their work period. Like going to a third world country for quality healthcare!


Actually most third world countries have top-notch health care for the rich people there. Many doctors there are American or European trained. Those third world countries often have huge inequality, where the top 10% are as well off as doctors in the U.S., but most everyone else is dirt poor and barely eat.

Re: Why You Should Stay Out Of Oil Change Shops [Re: billt460] #4347854
03/07/17 02:54 PM
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A female friend asked me to show her how to change the oil on her car, she said Valvoline charged her $79 for an oil change on her cobalt. I think they up sold her on high mileage and they over charge for it.


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Re: Why You Should Stay Out Of Oil Change Shops [Re: billt460] #4347867
03/07/17 03:04 PM
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Some people are just too trusting.

You invest 000s into an appliance you rely on each day and trust somebody you've never met, whose credentials youve never seen, to do critically important work that could cause catastrophic failure if they make a mistake. Crazy.

<100 will buy you enough tools, a bucket and a funnel to do your own, guaranteed correct and saving 100's per year. Anybody to lazy or too stupid to do that deserves all the scams they're subjected to.


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Re: Why You Should Stay Out Of Oil Change Shops [Re: billt460] #4347888
03/07/17 03:22 PM
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An old tired horse here. Those oil change video scams have been in previous threads many times.

I've only had 2 cars of mine go past over 200k miles without engine issues. Both of them were serviced by Quick Lube places with cheap conventional oils and filters. Go figure. Maybe I should have kept doing that?


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