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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Elaine visits Jiffy Lube

And of course, comes home to blog about it.

Comments (6)

“My husband does all that.”

I just love crazy feminist bloggers.

My wife has been screwed by Jiffy Lube more times than she's willing to admit.

Wait, whuuuut?

Well, if she knows they are a bunch of bozo's, why did she go there? Honestly, are oil changes really that hard on a modern car?

I don't mean to go off on a rant here, but if unless you have a medical reason stopping you from doing it, or if your car is still under warranty you should be doing your own oil changes and routine maintenance. It is part of the ownership of a vehicle. Much like maintaining your house is part of owning a house. If you really are completely inept at doing routine work like this, then take it as seriously as it deserves and take it to someone who is certified to work on automobiles. Have them explain what they are going to do, in fact have them show you when your car is on the lift. If they perform work on your car, ask for the old parts back (proves they changed them) and for god sake use the internet to gather a basic understanding of the common failure points of your vehicle so that you know what to expect before going in.


I happen to drive a 1973 Super Bravo - believe me, I've tried to change my own oil. It's too complicated.

Well, no. That's a lie. I've never tried to change my own oil and I don't own a Super Bravo but wouldn't it be cool if I did?

Can we get some decaf for the Swede?

Sorry I take mechanical maintenance a little seriously at times and when someone starts bitching because they cheaped out on their maintenance and were surprised they had to deal with a bunch of crap it just drives me up a wall.

Sort of the "you get what you pay for" situation.

Things like this are why I decided to not pursue a career in the automotive field and instead went into computers. At least I was able to keep cars and mechanical tinkering as a hobby. Not that I'm making anymore or less than I am right now if I were an auto tech instead of a Windows tech with the same amount of experience under my belt.

I think I do need to cut down on the Starbucks though.

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