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Old 12-28-2005, 04:27 PM   #1
Default oil change ok @ oil stop

Is it ok to get my oil changed at an oil stop, jiffy lube, etc, one of these oil places. I have 7000 on the car, Is an oil change from them ok, or would u guys not recommend it.
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Old 12-28-2005, 04:53 PM   #2
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You can search this forum, and the Internet in general, for plenty of Jiffy Lube horror stories- stripped drain plugs that fell out while driving, overfilled/underfilled/not filled engines, engine drained/trans filled (and the reverse) etc. Lots of blown engines.
Do it yourself, or have a shop or dealer do it, but stay far away from the quick-change places.
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Old 12-28-2005, 04:56 PM   #3
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buy a set of rhino ramps, possibly a fumoto valve, and oem a100 filters and do it yourself.

the ramps you can pick up a wal mart.
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Old 12-28-2005, 05:51 PM   #4
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I wouldn't let them touch my car to CHECK teh oil let alone change it. I've always changed my own, now i live in a townhouse and have no where to do it. I went inspecting local shops to find one i could trust!
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Old 12-28-2005, 07:40 PM   #5
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Most quickie places aren't any different than any other shop. It's the person doing the work who's more important than the name on the sign out front. Trust me, there's plenty of incompetent dipwads working in dealers and other shops, too. (I've worked with a few of them.) There's also very good guys working in some "chain" stores. Your best bet, if you can't/don't want to do it yourself, and don't have a regular place you use is to ask friends/family/coworkers for suggestions on where to go.
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Old 12-28-2005, 07:58 PM   #6
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At least at a dealership they can tell the difference between the engine and the transmission. You should still change the oil yourself though. It's good to spend time under your car checking things out to make sure that everything is like it should be.

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Old 12-28-2005, 08:17 PM   #7
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i work at firestone as a technican and just about every place i have worked at there is always at least one person that has no business touching a car.best thing is to ask family and friends for suggestions.your better off doing it yourself at least youll know its done right.The dealer i bought my wrx from did the first oil change and it ended up he left the filter loose what a mess. I had free oil changes for 24,000 miles thats what iget get for trying to same some money
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