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Old 09-20-2010, 11:19 AM   #1
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Went in for an oil change, they said i needed to do these things, what do yall think?
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Old 09-20-2010, 11:24 AM   #2
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If it needs all that then you should do it, but I would get a second opinion if possable bc they are probly' just recommending that they be done

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Old 09-20-2010, 11:38 AM   #3
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How many miles on the jeep?
why do you need the steering flushed? Any problems with it?
Also why flush the radiator any cooling issues, fluid look bad?

Can you work on your own jeep at all. Wheel cylinders are not too bad to replace.
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Old 09-20-2010, 11:43 AM   #4
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all stuff any shadetree mechanic can do themselves.
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Old 09-20-2010, 12:01 PM   #5
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Looks like the saw you coming.
Tell them to just change the oil, those other items are just profit makers.
If they give you an argument, then tell them you don't want anything done, and leave.
Steering and brake systems don't need flushing. Wheel cylinders don't need replacing unless they are leaking. Look yourself, they will be wet with fluid. And don't let them show you, a shady mechanic's trick is to spray some fluid, then take you back in the shop and show you the problem.
Also agree, you can do all of that work yourself, including the oil change.
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Old 09-20-2010, 12:03 PM   #6
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They just wanna get a few extra sales. Tell them you want the oil changed and THATS ALL.

Dont forget mechanic shops are business too, they are salesmen in greasy clothes.
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Old 09-20-2010, 12:05 PM   #7
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How many miles on the jeep?
why do you need the steering flushed? Any problems with it?
Also why flush the radiator any cooling issues, fluid look bad?

Can you work on your own jeep at all. Wheel cylinders are not too bad to replace.
74k on it, no problems with fluids, coolant was a little low but that was it. the rear wheel cyclinder is leaking a little bit
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Old 09-20-2010, 12:07 PM   #8
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They just wanna get a few extra sales. Tell them you want the oil changed and THATS ALL.

Dont forget mechanic shops are business too, they are salesmen in greasy clothes.
yea pretty much what i was thinking, i did just get the oil changed, glad i ran this by yall
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Old 09-20-2010, 12:18 PM   #9
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yea pretty much what i was thinking, i did just get the oil changed, glad i ran this by yall
Go grab a gallon of coolant and refill it if its low.

Actually next time got to Jiffy Lube...they will change your oil and top of all other fluids, Included in the price of the oil change.

Look underneath and keep an eye on that wheel cylinder. If its leaking that bad then get it changed. The other things just seem like money makers for the shop.
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I hate going to them.
Last time I was in they stated that I needed my transmission fluid changed and my wipers replaces.
My reply: "Really? Because I just had both of those done 2 days ago."

They are just trying to sell you extra stuff. I have only found one shop that doesn't try to sell me crap I don't need, and that is one reason why I go there.
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MIDAS sucks, do the work yourself or get a friend that can.
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Midas, Pep Boys, etc., are all companies that get a customer in for the basic thing they "want". Their goal is to upsell to other things that they say the customer "needs". If they only did oil changes and that was it, they would be losing a ton of potential business and each location has profit goals that they are required to meet by the corporate office.

If you have the space and tools, I would recommend getting a Hayes or Chiltons service manual and do the work your self. Good luck with which ever option you choose.

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I know not all places are the same, but I took a different vehicle to our local Midas for muffler work and it was never the same. They reamed us bad and we ended up having to take it to another shop to get the same crap re-done.
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yeah a friend of mine used to work at a midas and i remember him telling me that they punch your vehicle info in and the milage. then there system generates a list of numerous shit that your vehicle "might" need. then they delete some and keep some and see what you want done. usually its stuff that doesnt take long to do and is an "easy money maker for them".

deff see if you can do the stuff yourself or get a friend to help you do it...I typically only try to take my cars to a mechanic to see whats wrong with it if i cant fig it out myself then if i can fix it i do it. then i tell them ill have to come back and fix it or if i cant i leave it there. it might be messed up but i use there free estimates to diagnose problems of my vehicles if i cant.
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Do the oil change yourself next time, much cheaper!!! You can change all the fluids, plugs, filters, bulbs, belts, bushings and what not yourself. No need to ever take it somewhere unless you don't have the tools in which case I say, buy the tools, it will still be cheaper in the long run.

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