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Old 09-28-2012, 07:29 PM   #1
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Would you guys trust jiffylube guys working on your cars? I don't know much on messing with cars too much and my friend that always helped me move away and I need some maintance work done such as tranny service, radiator service, and rear diff.. Should I just take it to them or find another mechanic shop?
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:44 PM   #2
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I do since they do that stuff all day everyday
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I do since they do that stuff all day everyday
You go to them for all your maintenance?
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I wouldn't see a problem using them either. I always tell them I want to verify the amount of fluid going in to whatever they are doing and I've never had a problem.

I'm not as critical on my truck as I am with my baby. I once used Big O to do a oil change on my truck and they over filled it by 2 qts and blew my main seal.
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My thing with the quicky lube places is that there is a big turn-over rate for the techs. i used to take my POS's there for a ~10yr period and every car ended up with a stripped oil pan plug threads. Other than that, I've never had an issue with them.
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Use them for what they specialize in, like changing oil and so on!.. Then you should be ok!.. But personally if I were you I would start asking questions on how to do the stuff you need to get done!.. And if its all just routine maintenance stuff, do it myself and save a few bucks in the process!.. Also in the process learning more about my ride!.. But like I said, that's just me!..
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Use them for what they specialize in, like changing oil and so on!.. Then you should be ok!.. But personally if I were you I would start asking questions on how to do the stuff you need to get done!.. And if its all just routine maintenance stuff, do it myself and save a few bucks in the process!.. Also in the process learning more about my ride!.. But like I said, that's just me!..
+1 Might be able to put that extra money on some better oil too.
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You do know that most Ford dealers will meet or beat independent shops! My service advisor told me that.

Also check automd.com out
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You do know that most Ford dealers will meet or beat independent shops! My service advisor told me that.

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Yup, ours does. They also meet or beat tire shops too, I found out. And that's cool for sure.
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Old 09-29-2012, 12:00 AM   #10
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There's a video on YouTube were a local tv news crew finds out that jiffy lube has been ripping people off. They tell them that there gonna do this and that, as well as new things they should replace. In the end they don't change the parts and I believe 7 out of 10 jiffy lube does that do I wouldn't ever trust them
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Old 09-29-2012, 12:37 AM   #11
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The thing is i have a friend from high school that works there and told me what they do and how they do it but he's not the one actually working on the cars.. He's also gonna give me a 17% discount.. But the tranny is a big thing for me since its auto.. I don't mind if they work on the radiator or rear diff.. I just don't want them messing anything up since they just really specialize in oil changes.. And there is a ford dealer right next door
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Hell no! My friend went to get an oil change and they forgot to out oil in his car haha
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I use a mobile one shop due to work paying for oil and what not... I see the guys so often I'm allowed to go down stairs w em an watch what they r doing... however the last oil change I asked a guy if they carried brake lights cuz my passenger side went out... he did so I said add it to the ticket... did not intend on having them install em. While I was under the car they replaced the lights and charged me $15! Wtf??? $15 for a 3min job!!
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It would depend on the location and the people working there.
If it is neat and clean, and the staff looks and acts professional
then you are most likely going to get quality work. If you go in
and the place looks trashy along with the employee's imagine
how much they don't care about what kind of job they do on
your car..

This would go for any shop I would trust to work on my Mustang.

And yeah, ask or learn how to do things yourself. Most PM
is very simple and you can use better product and save money
at the same time..
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You know you can stand outside the bay door and watch everything they do.....
It's pretty basic stuff but they can still **** it up.

Example: While working as a lube tech when I was 21 we had a kid who was so busy flirting with the owner of the car in his bay that he forgot to fill it back with oil after the guy in the pit told him he was clear to fill. He closed it up and sent them on their way. 45 minutes later they called us....from the side of the road with a locked up motor. So they got a brand new motor installed......on us.
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:56 PM   #16
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I personally work at jiffy lube, and we don't try to rip people out of money we put in the right amount of oil and in all honesty tranny service isn't that hard I promise it'll be fine were not out to break peoples cars.
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:30 PM   #17
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I personally wouldn't. I do most of my own service & what is beyond me, or I have no time for, I send to my preferred mechanic (been with them for over 25 years & for a reason).
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Company truck 5.4L 05 f150 has a bad motor due to sludge build up... the Mobil one shop was putting royal purple oil n the motor but using a farm filter... apparently you can not use a farm filter w royal.... just thought I would share
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Company truck 5.4L 05 f150 has a bad motor due to sludge build up... the Mobil one shop was putting royal purple oil n the motor but using a farm filter... apparently you can not use a farm filter w royal.... just thought I would share
a fram filter? hmm. i didnt know that.
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:18 AM   #20
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Fram makes an ok filter, held up better then a bosch filter in my Bmw... That takes me back. Sludge shouldn't be from a filter, that sounds like using the wrong weight oil and not keeping a proper OCI, but I'm not a petroleum/auto engineer... Actually, most filters are meant to last for about 3000-5000 miles anyways, anything longer and the filter starts to collapse, unless specifically an extended life filter. That could lead to a problem if running extended OCI.
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