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Old 01-24-2008, 01:12 PM   #1
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but i just thought it was a funny at the end during confrontations

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5 out of 9 have shady practices............sad.
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That is why we work on our own cars.
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heared about schemes like this many times, whats worse i know of a shop that took a part of of one customers car and put it on another ones and didnt do anything about the other customers car, not sure what happened later, i quit, lol

this happens all the time, i always mark my oil filters brfore a change on y DD's
never take the miata anywhere, not worth the risk
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Old 01-24-2008, 01:47 PM   #5
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i took my altima to a jiffy lube last month for a change....im too lazy to do anything to that car myself.


guy tried to convince me my radiator was empty and i need to pay him $10 to refill it, and glad he caught it.

i then asked him if he opened the cap and checked, and obviously no he didn't. when he said no and said he just looking into the overflow. i laughed and told him to change my damn oil and try again to someone else thanks.
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Wow thats pretty sad. I used to manage a Goodyear store and I couldnt imagine tryin stuff like that.
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My shop sells **** to people they don't need everyday. Old people with new tires come in and the salesman will sell them a full new set without even looking. Now they are doing it with batteries because it's cold outside. They say the battery tested bad and it needs replacing, but no one ever checks it.

I would rat them out if I had somewhere else to work. That and it is the upper management telling them to do it, so they obviously don't care.
At least they actually do the work they charge the customers for.
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I know this happens all the time. I'm surprised lawyers aren't all over this with a class action suit against Jiffy Lube.

Hell, I'll bet if my wife took her car in to a local shop, they'd try to sell her a left handed smoke shifter for the car and if I took the same car in the next weekend, they wouldn't try and rip me off as much. Old people and women are good targets.

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i wish i was a lawyer, lol
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My shop sells **** to people they don't need everyday. Old people with new tires come in and the salesman will sell them a full new set without even looking. Now they are doing it with batteries because it's cold outside. They say the battery tested bad and it needs replacing, but no one ever checks it.

I would rat them out if I had somewhere else to work. That and it is the upper management telling them to do it, so they obviously don't care.
At least they actually do the work they charge the customers for.
You my friend need to learn about extortion and blackmail.

Over the next six months gather evidence of what they are doing. Get a copy of all the work orders, customer names, evidence of the fraud, video/audio tape people admitting that they are doing this. Then put it all together in a nice little power point presentation. Go to them and tell them that you no longer need to come in to do your job, that you'll be "consulting" from home. You expect this arrangement, with full benefits, to last for one year at which point you will parts ways and never see each other again. When they tell you that you are fired, pull out the presentation and then negotiate your heart out. Use the next year to get a better job and then hand over all the evidence to your local TV station and look like a hero.
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best advice jay has ever given.
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thats why you work on your own car, or go to a mechanic shop where you know someone...they should be sued.
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thats why you work on your own car, or go to a mechanic shop where you know someone...they should be sued.
The shops where you "know someone" are more likely to rip you off in my experience... too many folks will abuse your trust for monetary gain.
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best advice jay has ever given.
Except that is so much against the law that he would probably be getting *** rapped in prison if it ever got out...

...of course, if miataspeed1point6 likes *** rape then that is fantastic advice! <G>
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I'm embarressed to say that when i was a teenager, before I began doing the work on my own car a jiffy lube convinced me to pay them 50 bucks for a new airfilter on my car. Now neither my car nor my GF's or parent's cars ever see a mechanic anymore.
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Except that is so much against the law that he would probably be getting *** rapped in prison if it ever got out...

...of course, if miataspeed1point6 likes *** rape then that is fantastic advice! <G>
Details detals ... but it isn't like they are going to go to the cops right? It's like robbing a drug dealer, they aren't going to go to the cops ... kill you yes, but not the cops. Same thing here, that's why extortion and blackmail are effective.

I'm just an idea man, I let others work out the fine details.
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...of course, if miataspeed1point6 likes *** rape then that is fantastic advice! <G>
I'm gonna have to pass on the *** rape.


The best way you can protect yourself at a shop is to ALWAYS ask to see that the part is bad. If they can't show it to you, take it somewhere that can.

Fix it yourself if you can, we double the cost of parts and add 10%. That 10% is then taken off to make it look like we are helping you out.
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I only take either car in for tires, balancing, or alignment, and that's only because I lack the machines.
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I am a tech at a Mercedes Benz dealer and it would be soooooo easy to do those things but i can truthfully say that does NOT happen at my dealer.
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