Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Does anyone know how to file a complaint against Jiffy Lube?

I went in for a simple oil change and when I walked out it ended up costing me $100.54. I am going to make a call to the district manager but I was looking for a way to file a formal compaint against their business practices.

36.99 oil service

5.99 x 6 for syntetic oil - high milage

14.99 upgrade for %26quot;topping%26quot; off my oil - I did not ask for this

35.99 for 2 wiper blades. This is my fault I should have known better

I raised hell but in the end I had to pay for it. I usually change my own oil but I needed it done soon becuase I am taking a trip out of town and I want to make sure my fliuds were topped off and all the points were greased.

Also to All just beware when taking your vehicle to Jiffy Lube. They also tried to sell me over $1000 worth of vehicle maintenance that my truck absolutly needed or else it was going to break down. My truck runs great and it always hasDoes anyone know how to file a complaint against Jiffy Lube?
Well, if you are using synthetic oil, get used to oil changes costing much more than %26quot;normal%26quot; oil changes.

My car takes 6 1/2 quarts of synthetic and I have paid anywhere from $65-$90 for oil changes.

Also, the cost of the wiper blades doesn't seem too outrageous to me. I get mine from the auto parts store and they are normally about $15 each.

I don't really know what that %26quot;topping%26quot; service is so I cant comment on that.

Remember that when you are using synthetic oil, you can go longer between changes. Currently I change it ever 6000 miles even though the oil life indicator still says that I don't need to change it yet.

Sorry you had a bad experience. I know I was surprised at the cost of the 1st synthetic oil change. After that first experience I had, I always check for coupons now.Does anyone know how to file a complaint against Jiffy Lube?

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Save the dead rabbit

A man was driving along the highway, and saw a rabbit hopping across the middle of the road. He swerved to avoid hitting the rabbit, but unfortunately the rabbit jumped in front of the car and was hit. The driver, being a sensitive man as well as an animal lover, pulled over to the side of the road and got out to see what had become of the rabbit. Much to his dismay, the rabbit was dead. The driver felt so awful he began to cry.

A woman driving down the highway saw the man crying on the side of the road and pulled over. She stepped out of her car and asked the man what was wrong.

%26quot;I feel terrible,%26quot; he explained. %26quot;I accidently hit this rabbit and killed it.%26quot;

The woman told the man not to worry. She knew what to do. She went to her car trunk and pulled out a spray can. She walked over to the limp, dead rabbit, and sprayed the contents of the can onto the rabbit. Miraculously, the rabbit came to life, jumped up, waved its paw at the two humans and hopped down the road. 50 feet away the rabbit stopped, turned around, waved at the two again, hopped down the road another 50 feet, turned, waved, and hopped another 50 feet. The man was astonished. He couldn't figure out what substance could be in the woman's spray can! He ran over to the woman and demanded, %26quot; What was in your spray can? What did you spray onto that rabbit?%26quot; The woman turned the can around so that the man could read the label. It said:

%26quot;'Hare Spray' Restores Life to Dead Hare. Adds Permanent Wave.%26quot;


New driver's license

Martin had just received his brand new drivers license. The family troops out to the driveway, and climbs in the car, where he is going to take them for a ride for the first time. Dad immediately heads for the back seat, directly behind the newly minted driver.

%26quot;I'll bet you're back there to get a change of scenery after all those months of sitting in the front passenger seat teaching me how to drive,%26quot; says the beaming boy to his father.

%26quot;Nope,%26quot; comes dad's reply, %26quot;I'm gonna sit here and kick the back of your seat as you drive, just like you've been doing to me all these years.


Snake solves problem

I was driving down a lonely country road one cold winter day when it began to sleet pretty heavily. My windows were getting icy and my wiper blades were badly worn and quickly fell apart under the strain.

Unable to drive any further because of the ice building up on my front window I suddenly had a great idea. I stopped and began to overturn large rocks until I located two very lethargic hibernating rattle snakes. I grabbed them up, straightened them out flat and installed them on my blades and they worked just fine.

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Golden Telephone

A man in Topeka, Kansas, decided to write a book about

churches around the country. He started by flying to

San Francisco, and started working east from there.

Going to a very large church, he began taking photographs

and making notes. He spotted a golden telephone on the

vestibule wall and was intrigued with a sign which read

%26quot;$10,000 a minute.%26quot; Seeking out the pastor he asked about

the phone and the sign. The pastor answered that this

golden phone is,in fact, a direct line to Heaven and if he

pays the price he can talk directly to God. The man

thanked the pastor and continued on his way.

As he continued to visit churches in Seattle, Austin,

Michigan, Chicago, Milwaukee, and around the United

States, he found more phones, with the same sign, and the

same answer from each pastor.

Finally, he arrived in Minnesota. Upon entering a church

in Minneapolis, Minnesota behold, he saw the usual golden

telephone. But THIS time, the sign read %26quot;Calls: 25 cents.%26quot;

Fascinated, he asked to talk to the pastor. %26quot;Reverend, I

have been in cities all across the country and in each

church I have found this golden telephone and have been

told it is a direct line to Heaven and that I could talk

to God, but, in the other churches the cost was $10,000 a

minute. Your sign reads 25 cents a call. Why?%26quot;

The pastor, smiling benignly, replied, %26quot;Son, you're in

Minnesota now, and it's a local call.%26quot;

At the Henry Street Hebrew School, Goldblatt, the new teacher, finished the day's lesson. It was now time for the usual question period.

%26quot;Mr. Goldblatt,%26quot; announced little Joey, %26quot;there's something I can't figure out.%26quot;

%26quot;What's that Joey?%26quot; asked Goldblatt.

%26quot;Well accordin' to the Bible, the Children of Israel crossed the Red Sea, right?%26quot;


%26quot;An' the Children of Israel beat up the Philistines, right?%26quot;


%26quot;An' the Children of Israel built the Temple, right?%26quot;

%26quot;Again you're right.%26quot;

%26quot;An' the Children of Israel fought the 'gyptians, an' the Children of Israel fought the Romans, an' the Children of Israel wuz always doin' somethin' important, right?%26quot;

%26quot;All that is right, too,%26quot; agreed Goldblatt. %26quot;So what's your question?%26quot;

%26quot;What I wanna know is this,%26quot; demanded Joey. %26quot;What wuz all the grown-ups doin%26quot;?

One day the Minister decided to have the outside of his church repainted and Murphy volunteered, %26quot;Sure I`ll do a grand job sir, you leave it to me.%26quot;

So Murphy had an idea,'If I thin all the paint down sure I can do the job for half the cost and pocket the difference.'

So Murphy is painting away at the top of the ladder humming happily to himself when suddenly a huge bolt of lightening hits him and he ends up on the ground with smoke pouring from his hair and ears and he looks up to the sky and cries,`%26quot; God I`m sorry what must I do to make up for me sin`?%26quot;

And a loud voice booms down `%26quot;Repaint ,Repaint and Thin no more Murphy.%26quot;

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Do you feel getting the optional BMW service contract that extends from 4/50 to 6/100 worth it?

I can't remember how much this additional service contract costs, but at the time when I purchased my used 330i 2003 BMW, it seemed way too much! Has anyone really done the math or has first hand experience to see if this upfront cost is really worth it. I felt that the total repair costs from an independent good BMW mechanic would be much less than the service contract, especially for oil changes (every 10,000 miles), brakes and rotors. I can take care of the fluids and wiper blades -so no big deal there. The gamble of course is major engine or transmission problem between the years 4 - 6 ,or 50,000 -10,000 miles. What do all think?Do you feel getting the optional BMW service contract that extends from 4/50 to 6/100 worth it?
Be sure you make the distinction between BMW's extended warranty vs. the extended maintenance contract. The extended warranty covers defects. The extended maintenance just provides the routine oil changes, brakes, rotors and service inspections.

I would get the extended warranty if you plan to keep the car. The extended maintenance is questionable unless you can get it for a good deal. You can probably manage oil changes and routine service cheaper from an independent mechanic.Do you feel getting the optional BMW service contract that extends from 4/50 to 6/100 worth it?
Start with the premise that the person with the most data has the advantage. That being said, do you think the car owner or the car seller has more data on failure rates and expected repair costs.

I think extended warranties are a huge moneymaker for the people selling them. Why else do you think they apply so much pressure to get the buyer to take them?

Of course if you had a crystal ball, you could know if you will ever need repairs. Since you don't, you have to assign a cost to contract that also figures in the time use of money. You will also have to figure the actual odds or probability of a repair. The final calculation needs to be the probability that you will still own the car when it need repair.Do you feel getting the optional BMW service contract that extends from 4/50 to 6/100 worth it?
Hey Fredyg,

In my opinion, it would be a good idea to get that extended warranty, I have 2 BMWs and both of them 3 series, when it comes to repairs...they will kill you, what you are talking about is preventive maintenance. If you can afford the cost upfront, go for it will have a good night's me on that.Do you feel getting the optional BMW service contract that extends from 4/50 to 6/100 worth it?
ahh i would extend it. i have a 330ci thats constantly being brought back to the dealership to be serviced.. good luck!Do you feel getting the optional BMW service contract that extends from 4/50 to 6/100 worth it?
A service center once told me that BMW stands for %26quot;Bring Massive Wallet%26quot;. If you drive your car like I do, then its worth it. I opted not to get the warrenty and I ended up paying close to $1000 every time I took it in to get it serviced. I later learned how to reset all of the various warning sensors and service light indicators so I didn't have to take it to the dealer any time I needed repair work done.Do you feel getting the optional BMW service contract that extends from 4/50 to 6/100 worth it?
When you say Service Contract are you talking about the Maintenance upgrade Including Oil changes windshield blades Brakes,including rotors and pads ($550.00 replace either the fronts or the rears) Scheduled service inspections Belts Engine air filters Brake fluid service ..Remember this service is preformed by quality service expert tech's The price also includes Roadside Assistance and should offer a Loaner program..The cost of the Brakes alone should pay for the full extra 2 yr's or up to 100k Miles I can tell you this I bought it for my 2003 325CiDo you feel getting the optional BMW service contract that extends from 4/50 to 6/100 worth it?
Extended maintenance:

Ehh anyone can do an oil change. I dont care what anyone says, the oil change process is the same. just the parts used are different. And I'd never do 10k on any oil. But thats just me

As for the warranty, HOW MUCH is the warranty?

If its 1500, I'd go for it. 2k+...ehh I dunno.

Brakes are expensive, yes. The rotor and pad are designed to wear out together, thats why.

IF you plan on driving it badly (tracking etc), then it may be a very good idea!

Did my boyfriend get ripped off? went to jiffylube...?

he got all his filters changed out, oils topped off, oil changed, air intake, cabin air filter, wiper blades replaced, transmition flush. im not sure the specifics, i need to find the reciepts.....but it cost $171

im having a hard time believing that's how much it costs. he had never been there before and didn't know the specs on how much those should cost....also, they broke our glove box and didn't tell us (its where the cabin air filter is at)

should i be pissed?Did my boyfriend get ripped off? went to jiffylube...?
Sorry, but It's not Jiffy Lube's fault that your boyfriend didn't look at their prices before he asked them to do all the work. If Jiffy Lube posts all their prices and $171 is the total for all that service, then that's what it costs to have them do it. Their prices should be clearly posted in the store - go to the store and make sure they charged him correctly if you doubt the price is correct.

As for the glovebox being broken, I'd take the car back ASAP and talk to the manager of the Jiffy Lube about how it was broken after you had them change the cabin filter and work out how they're going to pay to fix it for you.Did my boyfriend get ripped off? went to jiffylube...?
After all the parts/labour that's probably about right.Did my boyfriend get ripped off? went to jiffylube...?
BELIEVE IT.........

If it 10 years old or newer it costs to have a ride servicedDid my boyfriend get ripped off? went to jiffylube...?
the only thing you have to be upset about is the broken glove box. to flush a manual trans at the dealer is like $100 and an auto trans at the dealer is like $200 all by its self so no the prices are ok but breaking things is unacceptable.Did my boyfriend get ripped off? went to jiffylube...?
My oil changes only cost me $29.99 with all the mentioned services. Wiper blades only cost me $20 from Auto Parts World and they change them for me. I have never changed transmition fluid, that's only if there is a specific problem. Filters are relatively inexpensive, maybe add $30-$40 to the total $80-$100 MAX! $171 was a hard screwing over and than some!Did my boyfriend get ripped off? went to jiffylube...?
Yeah I would be upset too. Much of that could have been replaced by you at a much cheaper cost if you had bought the parts yourself. I have not been to a Jiffy Lube on a decade. I figured out how to do all that myself saving me hundreds of dollars over time. It's not likely the trans needed to be flushed. All of those filters could have been picked up at your local parts store for 1/3 of what he paid I'm sure. Wiper blades would have been $14 for the pair at a parts store. Those swift talking people there are the reason why I don't go. They are not experts on my specific car.Did my boyfriend get ripped off? went to jiffylube...?
Yes and no. Having all that work done at a place like Jiffylube can cost that much. If you do it on your own you can have it done for $50. If you do have them do the oil change don't ever have them add anything extra. Replacing an air filter is as easy as opened a case and putting a new $10 filter in, they will typically charge you $20 to have just that done. And yes, you should be pissed that they broke your glove box.Did my boyfriend get ripped off? went to jiffylube...?
Parts alone wont cost that much. At garage they will always charge you for laber too. To me it sound about right. But it also depands what kind of oil or filter he got. The cheapest? Most expansive. Some places even charge $2 to install a single wiper blade. Cabin air filters can be expensive for some cars too.Did my boyfriend get ripped off? went to jiffylube...?
it sounds like that would be very close for all that service

but was all of it needed?

some garages pay a base amount plus commission

the more they do the bigger their payDid my boyfriend get ripped off? went to jiffylube...?
He should have been told the cost before any extra work was done and approved it with his signature. If that was the case then he should have no complaints other than the broken glove box. It is not their fault he approved the work and then wants to complain about the price after the work is performed. If they performed the extra work without advising him of the cost and getting his signature as approval then YES he should be pissed, and should complain to them and the District or Regional manager. You will be surprised how attentive these shops can be when you ask for the address of either of these managers.

(retired ASE mechanic)Did my boyfriend get ripped off? went to jiffylube...?
Buy a car never have any money. Buy a motorbike still have some money. Buy a push bike stay rich.Ain;t difficult.Did my boyfriend get ripped off? went to jiffylube...?
buyer beware!

your boyfriend should be more knowledgable about his car. that's how these places make the extra money, based on customer's ignorance. the techs let the customer know how often these items need changed or replaced, then strongly recommends having it done. the ultimate decision is left up to the customer, who wants to take care of his car and usually ok's the service, not realizing how quickly it all adds up until he pays at the end. (most likely, these services were not needed to be done anyway)

as for the glovebox, definitely take your car back and have the manager inspect it. he should take care of that right away, and if not, ask him for the regional manager's and corporate headquarter's phone numbers.

good luck and hope this helps

-a former jiffy lube %26quot;certified lubrication technician%26quot;Did my boyfriend get ripped off? went to jiffylube...?
Ican't believe jiffy lube had all that. if u went to the dealer theyd charge u twice that. but dont go to those quick lube places. its just a matter of time before they strip your oil pan threads or god knows what else..Did my boyfriend get ripped off? went to jiffylube...?
They charge by how long it takes, not how easy/hard it is to do. That price sounds right, but as everyone is saying, that glove box issue he'll have to pay for it and might catch crap from his boss(es) for not telling anyone. Mechanics get a lot of %26quot;ever since%26quot;s as in %26quot;ever since you worked on my car this this this that stopped working....%26quot; which usually are something that the customer notices after they get their car back or maybe even previously knew about and took it in to blame it on the mechanic but this one is legit, It wont be hard to get them to fix the glove box. I tend to avoid specialty places like that though because if they break something, they don't know how to fix like the glove box, they have to send it to someone else, and they charge more.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Need some help changing my windshield wipers?

i got a 2006 nissan maxiam a few months back and the guy i bought it from lost the owners manual so i don't know how to change the windshield wipers. i've looked online for info and they say pull the release tab, but when i push the tab, i can't get the blade out

thanks for you timeNeed some help changing my windshield wipers?
Depends on whether you are trying to replace the entire wiper assembly or just the rubber blade itself.

Many wiper arms have a hook at the end and you push the wiper toward the base of the wiper arm instead of pulling away from it.

To get just the rubber blade out I normally use pliers to bend one of the metal tabs on either side of the blade, at the end of the blade closest to the base of the arm, and slide the support band out. The blade will almost fall out without either one of the support bands. Then you slide the replacement back in.

The easiest was is to go to Autozone, Advance Auto, etc and they'll change them for you for free.Need some help changing my windshield wipers?
make it easy on yourself, get a tin snips or a wire cutters and cut off the old ones (do not cut the pole it sits on)

The wipers pull straight off of the post (that is 90 degrees from the wiper arm)

I once bent the arm trying to remove the wiper... look at the new wiper and see the center hole... that is the separation point.

cut it off and save yourself time

the new one snaps right back on that pole (it is about an inch or so long)
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  • How often should you maintain your car?

    1. oil, lube, filter: oil change - 3000 miles or 3 months. How often should I change lube? Filter?

    2. At this time, I can also ask the mechanic to fill up my tires. Should I fill up my tires more often than 3 months?

    3. power steering fluid - How long does it last or how often should I change?

    4. coolant/anti-freeze - How long does it last or how often should I change?

    5. break fluid - How long does it last or how often should I change?

    6. Transmission fluid - How long does it last or how often should I change?

    7. Differences in regular, mid-grade, and premium gasoline. Is premium necessarily the best? How often should I fill up premium gasoline?

    8. windshield wiper blades - How long do they last or how often should I change?

    9. freons - How long does it last? How can I maintain my car so the freons lasts the maximum?

    10. How often should I wash my car? Wax?

    11. How often should I clean the interior?

    12. Am I leaving out anything else?

    The reason I ask these questions is because I want to maintain my vehicle myself as much as possible. The only exception is oil, lube, and filter change and freons. Thank you. I would greatly appreciate your help.How often should you maintain your car?
    long list and easy to say you do it everyday every week and every month

    first one 3000 miles oil and filter rotate tires check tire monthly or more wil save life of tire and get better fuel mileage

    power steering fluid really dont have to ever been change just toped off

    coolant/anti-freeze top off change like every three yrs

    break fluid top off never change

    Transmission fluid check like oil change oil and filter but like at 60,000 120,000 miles

    has for fuel buy at place you stop at most offen fil with best they have set mileage drive til you need more try next octane level set mileage used the one that gets the best miles which will vary with each place knowing a few brands and type to use but most cars will run fine on them all but using the one that gets yourcar the best mileage is the one you want to use

    windshield wiper blades once a yr

    freons have it check once a yr

    wash when dirty wax every other time or about four times or so a year when ever you feel like it has for

    cleaning insides when ever

    wheel alignment once a yr or if you see tires are wearing or it drives funny as for wheel rotation easy to remember to do it with oil change about every 3000 miles its not so much as when to but to do most people dont do it at all heres a couple sites that you can find how to's and when

    How often should you maintain your car?
    Read your cars manual. It will tell you how often to service and what to do when you service it.

    You should check your tyres as often as you can and definately before long journeys. You should get a pump.

    Differences in petrol(gas) are only the octane rating, use regular unless your car requires premium. (Read the manual)

    Freon is a trade name, but I assume you mean air conditioning refrigerant, you don't need to do anything with this unless your air conditioning stops working.

    You clean your car when it gets dirty... I wax mine every time I wash it.. and I wash it a lot. It is personal preferance.

    Wheel alignment I'd have done every year, unless you notice a problem. Make sure you get a 4 wheel alignment if you drive a rear wheel drive car.How often should you maintain your car?
    Every car make is a little different, look in your service manual it'll have all that info.

    Will my tires pass the roadworthy test?

    i am getting a renewal roadworthy certificate. i think everything is fine, car runs really well and ive just changed oil filter and wiper blades. i heard somewhere that if u get a roadworthy no matter what state your tires and windscreen are in they will change them. even if your tires are brand new. is this true? my tires still have a fair bit of treat left in them, they are 3 years old and i dont drive it much, only to and from work. so whats the deal here? how much will a roadworthy cost anyways? in melbourne australia:)Will my tires pass the roadworthy test?
    Not necessarily true, depends on the condition of your tires. %26quot;Fair bit of tread%26quot; is kind of vague, so I can't help you there. Any tires store can take a look at them for you.Will my tires pass the roadworthy test?
    any tire store can tell or you can type into search box

    how to inspect tiresWill my tires pass the roadworthy test?
    take a penny and stick it in the center of the tread. If you can not see the rim you are ok.