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Old 08-22-2006, 09:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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No More Jiffylube

Yet another reason to go to "mom and pop" type garages, or a very trusted mechanic.

Actual news video starts after the little commercial, just be patient

http://www.nbc4.tv/video/9152183/detail.html#
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Old 08-22-2006, 10:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Yep I saw that when it aired real time...

Im pretty sure atleast once that they losened something so my tranny fluid would leak out.. But I was in a rush to get my oil changed and I couldnt do it myself... Doom on me..

Ironically I took my car a day later because of my tranny fluid leak to my trusted mechanic and the only thing he asked for for tightening up the bolts and adding some new fluids was I sit down with the rest of the shop and order some lunch with him hehe.. Every thursday the father and son in the shop (owners) and a bunch of old car fanatics get lunch and hang out.. Im now an invite hehe
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Old 08-22-2006, 11:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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No big surprise there!
Mom & Pops are DEFINATELY the way to go if you're going to pay someoen to work on your car.
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Old 08-22-2006, 11:46 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Can't watch the vid here.. but I have been told by employees that there are cars they can not work on anymore because of previous problems... they won't do trany flushes on volvos because they don't have the correct adapter and have actually wrecked peoples transmission drains because of it.. I've had the "you may notice levels will go down in the next couple of days because of getting fluids up into the engine after a power rinse.. just come back and we'll add some more oil"

Yeah.. ok.

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Old 08-22-2006, 11:58 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Does anyone actually still find this stuff “news”? These things have been happening for ages and lots worse. That is why I hate taking my vehicles to mechanics. When I find one that is trustworthy I stick with them. My last one died this past spring. I am now in search of a new mechanic and think I found one… let’s keep our fingers crossed.
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Old 08-22-2006, 12:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I am not suprised at all.

I always take my cars (mine and my wife's) to the same place for servicing. But a few months ago my wife took her car to a different service station for an oil change. Shortly thereafter, her air conditioner stopped working. I took the car back to the dealer and they informed me that a small piece had been removed. He stressed that it had clearly been removed as opposed to falling off. It cost only a couple of bucks to replace it at the dealer, but I have a feeling it would have been a much bigger job if the wife had returned to the service station...

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Old 08-22-2006, 12:07 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Old 08-22-2006, 12:11 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Yeah Brewtt when I get some more money, space and time...HAH.. I plan on getting something non electronic... it's like reverting to pump from an electro... there's not much you can do anymore on cars... brakes if you are lucky.. even oil is a pain because it's hard to find a place that will take the oil.

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Old 08-22-2006, 04:12 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I take my truck to the dealership.....Got lifetime oil changes when I got it. If it is anything minor my buddy works at a ford dealership as a mechanic and he gives me a hand fixing it. I own a chevy 1500 silverado. Anything major I go straight back to the dealer and use my lovely extended warrenty. That came in handy about two years ago. Two thousand dollars worth of work and one wreaked rental car later they fixed it. Thank goodness I only paid about $500.
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Old 08-22-2006, 04:17 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I do everything myself, plus help out friends/relatives for free as much as possible. I couldn't let anyone else touch my GTP, it'd be sacrilige. Plus, it helps that my dad is the head mechanic over the shop of a major trucking company.
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