Based on my experience five years ago with a company vehicle, I
wouldn't recommend Jiffy Lube except to customers who know about auto
maintenance and can watch the employees continuously.
The two Phoenix area Jiffy Lubes I used, one at Metrocenter, another
near the Home Depot on I-17 and Thunderbird, seemed to be honest and
didn't push unneeded services, but:
1. The auto maker required 5W-30 oil, but they usually tried to put
in 10W-30. A couple of times the Thunderbird Jiffy Lube walked to the
Walgreen's next door to purchase 5W-30.
2. The vehicle had ABS that had to be depressurized to for checking
the brake fluid level, but both Jiffy Lubes apparently didn't do that
and therefore overfilled the reserviors by a great deal and caused
tons of fluid to spill out.
3. Both places way overfilled the radiator overflow tank. Granted it
was an unusual tank that was supposed to be filled only to 1/2", but I
had highlighted the full mark and warned Jiffy Lube of this.
4. The air filter housing was reinstalled wrong.
I had no problems with these places after I told them to only change
the engine oil and filter and leave everything else alone.
On Wed, 17 Oct 2007 13:42:43 -0700, larry moe 'n curly
Back in the days when I was a wage slave, I had my company truck's oil
and filter changed at a Penzoil quick-lube place. They checked the
transmission fluid level with the engine off and over filled it by
about a quart. I didn't know that and the transmission started
slipping really bad on shifts after eveything got warmed up. Sucked
the extra out and that fixed the problem. I never went back except
once when I informed the manager (in front of about 6 customers) of
the proper way to check the fluid level in an automatic transmission.
You just can't get good help for minimum wage these days!
That's a management failing, not a wage- or employee motivation
failing. "Perform to standards, or you're outta here!"
'Course, half the time the managers are retards, too...
"If it rains after a liberal washes his car, they say
it's a right-wing dirty trick." -- Ann Coulter
No, management failing is when they don't sell enough extras<g>
Too true. Even in the places where you can watch them like a hawk - the
only places I would take my cars - you tend to see the manager as the
one who's been there more than six weeks, can count without removing his
shoes, and manages to NOT need bail money every Monday morning.
Come to think of it Geoff, you probably should issue an apology to
retards. Shame on you comparing them with the pit monkeys.<g>
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