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JM^3
27-09-2006, 18:05:12
Or whatever it is called.

I went in for an oil change today. It had been ~3750 and ~3.5 months, so I was due. I said sure to whatever the people at Jiffy Lube asked. Yes I want better oil, yes I want my airfilter replaced.

As I waited.. I read some of their documents.

No I don't want the better oil (reduces gas mileage actually).

No I don't need my air filter replaced yet (replaces at 12-18 months, not 9).

JM

Japher
27-09-2006, 18:12:14
yup, you got hosed

you should read you car's owners manual

JM^3
27-09-2006, 18:33:39
I skimmed it a while ago. I know that there are a few other things I need inspected.. maybe even something else replaced.

Not real sure where to ge that done at.. not going to the Jiffy Lube again.

JM

Oerdin
27-09-2006, 18:33:54
Those places always try to up sell people into things they don't need. Just take Japher's advice and follow the directions in your owner's manual.

JM^3
27-09-2006, 18:37:16
I know the Oil change times (which is all that actually needed changing before this). That is 3 months or 3750 miles for heavy use or 7500 miles or 6 months for light use.

There was something to inspect at 7500.. which I think I didn't do. I haven't checked what I was suppose to do this time. I suspect that Jiffy Lube wouldn't do it, so didn't ask them.

Jon Miller

Japher
27-09-2006, 19:04:46
Just have 'eem change your oil with 10w30 if that's what it calls for, synthetic if your car has trouble in the winter. However, if you use synthetic, always use synthetic. Change oil and air filter as indicate, and have them top off all your other fluids (windshield wipper, transmission, etc.). Rotate your tires once or twice a year and keep and eye/ear on your breaks. New tires as needed as well, generally every 35-40k miles, though I did get 70kout of my first set.

Caligastia
27-09-2006, 19:44:33
If the car is new, don't most service warranties take care of these things?

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
27-09-2006, 20:00:42
I generally only change my oil when I can hear it needs changing.

JM^3
27-09-2006, 20:01:05
??? Oil changes? Not to my knowledge.

If I do things like Oil Changes.. the warrantie will cover stuff like engine failure and the like.

I have the standard warranty on a new Hyundai Accent.

Jon Miller

C.G.B. Spender
27-09-2006, 20:37:06
Oil changes are overrated

Caligastia
27-09-2006, 21:54:05
Originally posted by JM^3
??? Oil changes? Not to my knowledge.

If I do things like Oil Changes.. the warrantie will cover stuff like engine failure and the like.

I have the standard warranty on a new Hyundai Accent.

Jon Miller

Sorry, I should have said service plan, not warranty.

Oerdin
27-09-2006, 22:44:24
Soe warranties do indeed even cover things like oil changes. Typically it is only high end luxury cars though.

Caligastia
28-09-2006, 02:17:00
Well, my father-in-law works/worked for GM, so we got a few special perks.