Those that know, know that Zalman Silber is a car-owner who loves tearing up his hood the way others like BBQ pork ribs at a free all-you-can-eat buffet. Many people don’t know or don’t have the time to change the oil on their car so they take it to those quick oil change shops. Still are you able to really trust these places to change your oil? In this article I am going to explain to you the reason why you should avoid these shops at all costs and find yourself a regular mechanic who is honest to do the work for you. You are probably aware that your automobile manual will give you a break down on what things need to be done after so many miles of driving. There can be regularly scheduled things like air filtration system or oil changes. But did you actually study the vehicle’s owner’s manual? An additional thing is that your manual will not state that your car will need to have its oil changed every 3000 miles. Even if you studied your manual, you are going to know that your oil should be changed every 6000 to 7000 miles. So basically these oil change shops are not telling the truth to you about that.
Also if you look through your owners manual you will find a schedule for changing your air filter. In my circumstance, it is advised that I change my car’s air filter every two years or when it’s all clogged up. I have actually used the same air filter for 4 years and it still looked as good as new but at that point I changed it anyway. And yet, every time I would pay a visit to these quick oil change places, they’d frequently tell me I would need a new air filter. At one point in time I ran out and swapped out my air filter and 6 months afterwards I went to an oil change place and they told me I needed a new air filter. They professed that the air filter was starting to discolor which meant that it would start clogging at anytime. When I told them that I had just changed it a few months prior, they then told me it needed to be replaced in another six months or so.
What’s intriguing is that they initially told me that the filter needed to be changed. Then after I told them about the new air filter, they changed their reply. That is just 100 % dishonesty followed by protecting their butt’s.
Another time, one of these stores changed my transmission fluid. This seems like they will tell you that your transmission fluid must be changed everytime you visit. This one time I permitted them to do it. Then approximately 3 months later when I drove once more for an oil change they told me my transmission fluid was grimy and needed to be changed. There after, I never went to these shops again.
I don’t go to these quick oil change places and instead have found a good mechanic to work on my car. Truth be told, many of these folks who work at the quick oil change places have never had any training in fixing cars. But a mechanic who is certified is more than qualified to help maintain your car.