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Old 05-05-2007, 10:43 AM   #1
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Valvoline / Scam on oil changes?

My brother worked at Valvoline for like 8 months doing oil changes. He told me the boss has the employees rip off customers and not change the oil filter on a routine oil change. I guess they often do it when they offer a oil flush or a higher price in service and the customer refuses. My brother also said 99% of the customers just sit down in the waiting area and don't even watch out the service window. If I had money I def would get a lawyer and sue them thats bullshit
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Jiffy Lube is notorious for this kind of ****. There is a thread with news footage about it somewhere. I'll look for the link and post it (not meaning to jack the thread).

EDIT: Here's the link to the news article about it. This **** makes me want to punch those ******* in the face!

http://mfile.akamai.com/12924/wmv/vo...52183.200k.asx
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that's why you should always change your own oil... there's not one good reason that ANYBODY can't do it themselves... unless they're just damn lazy... takes no more than 10 minutes... i don't care how busy you are, you can fit in 10 minutes...
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that's why you should always change your own oil... there's not one good reason that ANYBODY can't do it themselves... unless they're just damn lazy... takes no more than 10 minutes... i don't care how busy you are, you can fit in 10 minutes...
I'm too fat...
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Sorry but not to be an azz, He said ONE GOOD REASON...and that sir, is not a good reason...Ever hear of jack and a jack stand???
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Old 05-05-2007, 05:20 PM   #6
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I had a friend that worked at one of those places that did that. It never bothered me because since I was kid my brother drilled it into my head that there is no since paying someone to do something that you are totally capable of doing. This thinking has saved me lots of money.
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Well warranty doesn't cover doing the oil changes yourself. It says that right in your warranty. I have reciepts proving that I have had all mjine done on time. To me having that peace of mind is worth the $15-$20 to have someone do it for me. I don't take it to Jiffy Lube though, haha
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Get Out!!! Your kidding? Ok that was sarcasim!
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Well warranty doesn't cover doing the oil changes yourself. It says that right in your warranty. I have reciepts proving that I have had all mjine done on time. To me having that peace of mind is worth the $15-$20 to have someone do it for me. I don't take it to Jiffy Lube though, haha
Very untrue. They have to prove that you doing the oil change caused your engine failure. Same with jiffy pube or whoever, if they chase your problem back to them they will denie your warranty claim and you will have to fight jiffy pube to fix it. I have had stuff go wrong engine wise and they never asked about my oil changes. They know if you have been doing them on time as soon as they open the engine up.
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when i worked at midas they wanted us to do the same thing, except they wanted us to clean the filter. i would always change the filter though i guess thats one of the reasons i got fired.
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Very untrue. They have to prove that you doing the oil change caused your engine failure. Same with jiffy pube or whoever, if they chase your problem back to them they will denie your warranty claim and you will have to fight jiffy pube to fix it. I have had stuff go wrong engine wise and they never asked about my oil changes. They know if you have been doing them on time as soon as they open the engine up.

haha. he said jiffy pube. twice!
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Well warranty doesn't cover doing the oil changes yourself. It says that right in your warranty. I have reciepts proving that I have had all mjine done on time. To me having that peace of mind is worth the $15-$20 to have someone do it for me. I don't take it to Jiffy Lube though, haha
not true at all... that's a load of horse ****
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that's why you should always change your own oil... there's not one good reason that ANYBODY can't do it themselves... unless they're just damn lazy... takes no more than 10 minutes... i don't care how busy you are, you can fit in 10 minutes...
Sorry. I hate to tell you your wrong. I use to do a lot of my own stuff but now I'm disabled and have to rely on these places to do it for me. There are many medical issues that prevent you from changing your own oil or tire or anything. You need to learn to be more respectful and open-minded.
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Sorry. I hate to tell you your wrong. I use to do a lot of my own stuff but now I'm disabled and have to rely on these places to do it for me. There are many medical issues that prevent you from changing your own oil or tire or anything. You need to learn to be more respectful and open-minded.
Are you ******* serious. You joined today and first post you necro a thread from 2007 to tell a user than probably isn't even active anymore they're wrong...
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Actually the user is banned. So he can't even come onto the site anymore.
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Sorry. I hate to tell you your wrong. I use to do a lot of my own stuff but now I'm disabled and have to rely on these places to do it for me. There are many medical issues that prevent you from changing your own oil or tire or anything. You need to learn to be more respectful and open-minded.


If your disabled why are you driving?
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They're a SJW, don't try to reason.
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And she'll probably never even be back, according to her profile she drives a "Cryselor" not a cobalt.

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Sorry. I hate to tell you your wrong. I use to do a lot of my own stuff but now I'm disabled and have to rely on these places to do it for me. There are many medical issues that prevent you from changing your own oil or tire or anything. You need to learn to be more respectful and open-minded.
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You joined today and first post you necro a thread from 2007 to tell a user than probably isn't even active anymore they're wrong...
Sounds like something a woman would do
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Brenda probably found this post googling oil change service scams or something, saw that comment and became so enraged she created an account just to put that person in his place.
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I follow a guy on instagram that does almost all of his work to his car and hes in his wheelchair.
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Wow you guys went full ballistic on that one.
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Here's Bruce Cook. Paraplegic motocross rider that tours with Nitro Circus.

This is how he worked on his van.


You should see the ramp into a table he built to work on his lifted Super Duty.
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Wow you guys went full ballistic on that one.
Yes, yes we did.
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