I’ve started to hate it when it’s time for me to get my oil changed. Why has this simple task became such a procrastinated and dreaded errand for me? Well let me tell you about the last few time I’ve gone to get it taken care of.
The time before last I used a Groupon at Jiffy Lube. The guy changing my oil said it wouldn’t be safe for me to leave because “such and such fluid” was so low. I told him I was only there to get my oil changed. When he kept pressing it, I asked him to print off the information for me so I could show my husband. He got very quiet, did not say another word to me, and only gave me my receipt. My husband checked “such and such fluid.” It was full. My husband thought they saw an easy target when a woman went in after work using a Groupon to get an oil change.
The next time I went to a different drive up place where I was told I was due for about a dozen different services totally over $1000. They did give me a print out of the information. My husband said we were good on all of them. Since my husband is the handiest, most mechanical, can-fix-anything man in the world, I 100% trust his opinion here.
I am trying to find a place I feel comfortable going to. So this week I went to a different drive up oil change place. That’s right, the third one. I pulled in and immediately said I am here only for an oil change. I proceeded to get asked if I want any of the dozen services they say I am due for. No, I am only here for an oil change. Next I get asked if I want my tires rotated. No, I am only here for an on oil change. Next I get asked if I want my air filter changed. This time I answer more firmly that I only have enough dollars to give him to pay for an oil change.
I realize after a certain number of miles certain services are recommended, and it’s part of their job to up-sale. But I have seriously started to dread getting my oil changed. I hate to say it, but I feel like they are trying to take advantage of me. Anyone else experience this or feel this way?