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Re: ? jiffy lube for 92-100CS

Linda wrote:
> I'm abouto due for an oil change. My Audi mechanic charges $50 for oil
> (service & parts).   Our local fast-service oil change charges around $25
> (service, parts, basic checklist).   [snip]
> What precautions and words of wisdom can you share w/ me regarding using
> cheaper alternative?  

I had numerous bad experiences with Jiffy Lube type oil change shops.
Screaming at the top of my lungs from behind the glass in the waiting room
for the idiot to NOT open the hydraulic reservoir was memorable. Another
was when the guy tells me that they didn't check my differential fluid,
like they are supposed to, because "your car is front wheel drive and
doesn't have differentials." uh-huh. Good-bye. 

Before I was working for the dealer I had a trusty European-only car
mechanic who took care of me. It usually cost a few bucks more.. but $50 is
too high. A few bucks more for a competant mechanic to change the oil is
worth it. Stay away from Jiffy-lube.Good luck.

Osman Parvez
Albany, NY
89 200q TAP Chip