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View Poll Results: Do you use quick lubes?

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  • Never

    14 70.00%
  • Always

    2 10.00%
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  1. #1

    Default Poll: How many members of the forum use quick lube places?

    I was wanting to know how many member os GMTC use quick lubes for oil changes, transmission fluid changes, differential fluid, etc.

    Me personally I worked in teh quick lube industry for ~8 years and I can say that MOST of the lube techs that work there are ROTTEN. They don't change drain lug gaskets, they miss grease fittings, they leave differential plugs out, strip stuff, etc.

    I'm not just saying this, but I actually was one of the few that knew how to do their job, most don't care.

    I will never take my vehicle to a quick lube. I will change my own fluids as long as I am physically capable and when I am no longer capable, I will take it to an experienced mechanic.

    About the only thing I have to take my vehicle to a mechanic for is to do a coolant system flush.

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  2. #2

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    Voted: sometimes. The reason I voted that way is, for the most part, I change my own oil - that is pretty easy. However, throughout the life of my truck, the few times I have lived in an apartment, as I am currently, I have taken it to quick lube places. I haven't ever had any problems but I do agree with you that it seems the people that work at those places don't care about their work all that much. The last oil change I did on my truck, about 2 months ago, was at a quick lube and the last couple of times I got under my truck, I see oil collecting (not quite dripping) around my oil drain plug which I have NEVER seen in all the years of owning my truck. Something to think about.
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  3. #3

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    The one time I have had it changed was at a Valvoline place that my grandfather in law recommended. Now since I am living in an apartment, my next oil change will mostly likely be by a quick lube place.

    That one time though, I was watching over them guys like a hawk. They asked if I could go sit in the "waiting area" because I was on top of them. I said no I'm making sure you guys don't f it up.

    This reminds me though, I need to change my oil lol



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  4. #4

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    I didn't use them anyway, but I was pulling out of a Mcdonalds across from a quick lube place, and i could see the oil coming out of the car they had inside. The guy put the plug back in when there was still a pretty good stream of oil coming out of the car. That pretty much reinforced why I change my own
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  5. #5

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    I've never used a quick lube the only people besides me to change my oil are the highly experienced and well trusted mechanics at my local shop.

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  6. #6

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    The local Chevrolet dealers by me run specials in the paper all the time for oil changes for $35.

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    Chrome Tailgate Handle Cover
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  7. #7

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    i dont see why anyone WOULDNT change their own fluids, its just the thing to do if you love your truck and want it to last forever....
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  8. #8

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    Quote Originally Posted by reggiecab2000 View Post
    i dont see why anyone WOULDNT change their own fluids, its just the thing to do if you love your truck and want it to last forever....
    There are a lot of people that:

    1. Don't have the knowledge/ability.
    2. Don't have the time (family/job).
    3. Don't have the motivation to do so.

    There are places that do these things for you, I just think that quick-lubes are not the best choice as the people they hire are usually teenagers that don't give a crap.

    The dealership and other professional garages do these things and usually employ more skilled personnel.

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    Husky Liners GearBox Underseat Storage
    Airaid MIT
    EGR Rail Caps
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    Hypertech Max Energy Tune (only top end limiter removed and AFM disabled)
    Chrome Tailgate Handle Cover
    TonnoPro HF-155 Tonneau Cover
    WeatherTech Front and Rear Splash Guards
    Husky Liners X-Act Contour Floor Liners
    WeatherTech Side Window Deflectors

  9. #9

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    as i live in an apartment, and im still on warranty, i take it to our local gm quick lube lane at the dealer ship, and watch them like a hawk, because im extremely fussy, and would do it my self, in there bay if they would let me lol. I go so far as to go in the pit and check out my undercarriage of my truck as they oil change is getting done. i still change the oil every 5000ks even tho my trucks information center says iv still got 40% or more oil life left. any one else do this?

  10. #10

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    Quote Originally Posted by stchman View Post
    There are a lot of people that:

    1. Don't have the knowledge/ability.
    2. Don't have the time (family/job).
    3. Don't have the motivation to do so.
    well, yeah i guess you got me there...
    but then again number 3 is just worst case scenario i would hope LOL
    2000 Chevrolet Silverado

    Powertrain:
    4.3L V6, 4L60E, 2WD, Single Cab
    Performance:
    Airaid CAI
    Poweraid TB Spacer
    Flowmaster 10-series exhaust (dumped)
    BLACKBEAR TUNED!!!
    Edge CS insight monitor
    4.10 gears
    Limited-slip differential
    LS-1 Dual Electric fans
    Corvette tranny servo swap

    Audio:
    Head Unit: Alpine
    Speakers: Alpine SPR-60C 6.5" component set, 4X6 Infinity Kappas
    Subs: 2-12" Kicker CVT's
    Amps: Alpine-M1000 (subs), Alpine MRX-F65 (Speakers)


    Tires/Wheels:
    305/70R16 NITTO Terra Grapplers
    16" PROCOMP 7089's
    Suspension:
    2" leveling kit
    3" Fabtech Spindle Lift Kit
    Front/Rear-Bilstein 5100 shocks

    Lighting:
    FRONT
    35W HID Low Beams
    RECON LED smoked roof cab lights
    REAR
    HELLA LED taillights and 3rd brakelight
    HELLA FF-75 Aux. Reverse Lamps
    RIGID dually D2, flush mount, wide beam
    Accessories:
    Hawk HPS Brake pads
    Russell braided steel brake lines
    Powerstop-red powdercoated brake calipers
    Powerslot Cryo brake rotors
    EGR in-channel window visors

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