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Old 11-08-2011, 07:37 AM
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Oil changes

I am due for an oil change and as I am too lazy/busy to do it myself I had the dealer do it last time. After having my wallet raped by the dealer service department I was wondering can these jobber oilchange shops such as Jiffylube be trusted with oil changes on my truck or shoud I be getting a diesel specialist to do it? What about coolant flushes, winterizing etc?
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Old 11-08-2011, 07:53 AM
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I used to take my '01 (see sig) to Jiffylube. I never had any trouble with them. They always put the right oil in it. They set up their records to go by manufacturer's recommendations for things like diff oil changes, trans flush. I don't recall them offering coolant flushes, but then again, I may have been off cycle for that.

I went for the same reason, it was easier to take it to them, saved me time. When my wife was layed off and I could no longer afford nearly $100 bucks a pop, I started doing my own again.
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Old 11-08-2011, 08:12 AM
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I say it's a hit or miss with jiffy lube. It really depends on the people that work there. I hear a lot of horror stories, and some good. IMHO it's simple enough to do yourself, but that's just me.
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Old 11-09-2011, 11:18 AM
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Both SuperCrutyPS and LNS4X4 make excellent points. It really depends on the shop. If you know of a reputable one...one that doesn't have new people working there every time you go in...one where the employees are competent or at least the manager knows what he is doing and can supervise, then I'd say go there. I'm fortunate enough to have a shop like that near me. But on the other hand, my dealer offers express lube services as well and he is actually fairly competitive with most of the quickie shops in the area. So for me, it's six of one and half a dozen of the other. Sorry, this probably didn't help you much.

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Old 11-09-2011, 06:05 PM
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Its cheaper for my to have it done at the dealership, and they lube the body and everything, or so they say. but I will be doing it myself next year once i get a dpf/cat delete and the dealer can't know i did it lol
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