If you’ve been around the car scene long enough, you’ll eventually hear some horrific story about somebody taking their car to a Quick Stop Lube type place. Sometimes the oil filter wasn’t put on. Or the forgot the fill the engine back up with oil. Or a plethora of other problems that seems to stem from the “let’s see how many oil changes we can do in an hour” approach to these businesses.
And let’s face it, sometimes those offers are VERY tempting. We all have busy lives. We get behind on our own car maintenance, or the trusted mechanic is backed up for 7 weeks. And obviously, not every lube shop is going to ruin your car if you take it to them. But, as the driver of this Audi S4 found out the hard way, sometimes the convenience of these places isn’t worth the hassle!
But what is important, and what I think is the take away from this person’s experience, is pay attention, stay cool, and document. If something doesn’t “feel” right, it probably isn’t. You, as the consumer, have the right to inspect the work done.
Here’s the thread over at Audizine.com
Do you have your own horror story to share? Let us know!
[ht: Audizione.com | photo: the author of the thread]