Oil change scams: Hidden camera investigation on what really happens to your car (CBC Marketplace)

Oil change scams: Hidden camera investigation on what really happens to your car (CBC Marketplace)

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  1. This is why you always get a second opinion. Take your car to one mechanic and see what he says and take your car to another and see what he says. One mechanic wanted to charge my parents 1300 to get the A/C fixed and another wanted to charge 400.

  2. Jay Leno rolls up to one of these places in a 2.5 million dollar car just to add some air to a low tire…these guys " yup looks like your going to need a radiator flush and new blinker fluid" hahahah

  3. Montgomery WARDs used to scam. Like this. They will change the oil but put add on's to your bill saying that if they go under your hood and the car leaves damaged they could be held liable so they HAVE to fix it and Charge the customer a great deal of money.

  4. Do a piece on Precision Garage/Elite of pheonix same ethics .Owner name is Charan.You could bust them hard….Ratings gold

  5. You know these live shops are total rip offs. With that said a lot of what the “expert mechanic” said was total BS as well. Like when he said he completely flushed the trans system…. lol when you take the pan out it only drains roughly 4 quarts when the trans actually holds approx. 10-15 quarts so you can service it and it is possible that it still will be dirty. All I’m saying is they did a poor job to prove their case although we know the live shops did rip them off. Also the dexcool coolant top off job they did would no way harm the engine or sensors as he said. Just because it’s not dexcool, doesn’t mean the fluid they used didn’t meet or exceed the dexcool requirement. Which obviously they didn’t even do, which is less of an impact. I’m just sick of these videos that make Mechanic’s look bad without the proper facts. They totally relied on a very ill informed tech as their expert.

  6. The exact same crap that I was told the last time I took my car to a local mechanic shop. Sold a $20 oil change and supposedly found $1500 worth of things that needed work including the famous power steering flush and cooling system drain and fill. Luckily, I'm the type of person who remains skeptical when people tell me things that I'm supposed to believe. Strangely enough they supposedly finished an oil change, fluid fill and a 30 point inspection in like 15 minutes. Then I decided to get a second opinion and I was told that most of the items on the list were not necessary. My 3rd opinion also confirmed that local mechanic shops only rip you off. So from this point on, I'm only dealing with people I know whenever I need my vehicle worked on.

  7. happy to see this video out there. Businesses like this see this video and cringe, hahaha. my guess, the 10K thumbs down do this for a living or are related somehow.

  8. They changed the oil only but not the filter and in three months 😒😡 you have to do it again, happened to me and what I did I painted the filter hidden area with nail polish, I went back to complain they denied everything, so I asked to remove the filter and aha 😅 long story 😂

  9. I took my car to Jiffy Lube to get an oil change and was told I needed a new air filter. Sorry, nope. When I told them I'd change it at home, there didn't seem to be a big issue. But, while I was sitting in the waiting room during the oil change, one of the mechanics walks in with an air filter and sets it in my lap. "You need a new air filter!" Talk about pressure tactics. Still turned them down though. First and last time I ever used Jiffy Lube

  10. How the heck on earth do you even get an oil change for only $20.00??? Come on guys… Come over to my country you will faint once your bill is given ha ha ha… For a small service : ~$200.00, Normal Service ~$350.00 and for Major service all fluids replaced is ~$500.00 + That's the truth!!! Only in Vanuatu…

  11. I was screwed by Valvoline oil change place. I needed just an oil change. Short story: They never changed the oil or the filter and charged me $80.00 for the privilege. Thanks to them, I now change my oil and filter for less than 1/2 of what those crooks charge. You got me once guys, but NEVER again!

  12. It's a shame that these guys are so crooked.. Unfortunately it makes us all look bad. Where I worked( G.M. dealership for 25 years), we treated our customers cars like they were our mom's car. We never did any shady crap like this.. sad..

  13. mechanics and doctors they all read the same book is there're no broken cars or sick people they don't make money

  14. There was a car shoo around the corner from where I used to live called Vavaline that did this often to my mom's car.

  15. I saw one of these similar exposes where the TV station had a car thoroughly gone over and then they unplugged one vacuum line causing the car to throw a code.  They took it to 3 or 4 different shops and all but one tried to rip them off with a faked diagnosis.  One shop however the mechanic saw the unplugged line, plugged it back in and wouldn't take any money.  When asked what he was owed he simply said "Remember us when you really need service".

  16. I'm glad they do these types of vidoes but I feel as though there should have been legal action taken against that business. They literally have theft on tape, 3 times.

  17. It is a techs job to make you aware of your manufacturers recommendations, adn if that location offers the service, and if the customer would like to have it done. Its the customers choice, this is just another dried up media scam to have you thinking people cant be trusted.

  18. Awesome! Once again a whole industry gets a bad reputation due to a few crooks. Thank you for sharing this information. I will be more careful next time I go for an oil change.

  19. Oil change customers are of the same ilk of people that go to car washing // detailing business —
    Lazy bum chumps. 🤑🤑

  20. I manage a repair shop and yes we recommend services based on mileage and the manufacturer’s scheduled maintenance. I don’t consider these things up sells. These are things people should be getting done if they want their vehicles to last longer and run more efficient. Keep up with the maintenance some money now less money in the long run. You change your oil at specific intervals for a reason. The other fluids should be changed also at the recommended intervals.

  21. U did a great job welcome to reality not just oil change everything is same
    Business is a polished way of cheating

  22. لماذا لايخجل المرء في دعم هكذا انظمة ارهابية دموية ؟؟؟هذا احتقار للانسانية جمعاء ان كنتم فعلا بشر

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_zbI5q9rCU&t=90s

  23. لماذا لايخجل المرء في دعم هكذا انظمة ارهابية دموية ؟؟؟هذا احتقار للانسانية جمعاء ان كنتم فعلا بشر

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_zbI5q9rCU&t=90s

  24. لماذا لايخجل المرء في دعم هكذا انظمة ارهابية دموية ؟؟؟هذا احتقار للانسانية جمعاء ان كنتم فعلا بشر

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_zbI5q9rCU&t=90s

  25. لماذا لايخجل المرء في دعم هكذا انظمة ارهابية دموية ؟؟؟هذا احتقار للانسانية جمعاء ان كنتم فعلا بشر

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_zbI5q9rCU&t=90s

  26. لماذا لايخجل المرء في دعم هكذا انظمة ارهابية دموية ؟؟؟هذا احتقار للانسانية جمعاء ان كنتم فعلا بشر

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_zbI5q9rCU&t=90s

  27. لماذا لايخجل المرء في دعم هكذا انظمة ارهابية دموية ؟؟؟هذا احتقار للانسانية جمعاء ان كنتم فعلا بشر

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_zbI5q9rCU&t=90s

  28. They were happy to rip off customers for years…but didnt like it when they were ripped off themselves (Through Wages)….so now they blow the whistle? Scum… all of them.

  29. Up selling is not ripping you off; it is your choice to accept or not. Not getting what you paid for or being told you need parts and or labor for no reason is.

  30. I know the jiffy lube at king city Oregon. One of the techs put a screw driver in the radiator and the poor girl still had to buy 300 bucks of parts.

  31. Man if they told me its 218 when i came for 20 i would just take my car and leave… noone can stop you tbh you didnt want a full on check

  32. Ok. If an everyday person goes into a store and steals, the forces of law and order come down hard on them. So a business is caught RED HANDED stealing money from people, why aren't these SOBs in jail and their stores closed?! Because they are a business they have a license to steal? It should NOT be let the buyer beware, it should be let the seller beware. Punish those criminals!!

  33. I’ve seen where the crooked Lube Garage puts tiny bits of metal in the oil sample then shows you. “You’ve got a problem here.”

  34. 11:08 "You know what? They were really nice". What. A. Moron. How could she say that knowing they're robbing her blind.

  35. "Right our wrongs and bring awareness to what's going on" Oh ok so did these mavericks return the money they've been scamming people? Oh they did not you say? I'm sorry but it doesn't take courage to whistleblow on a job you're working on anymore.

  36. Any mechanics that is trying to sale isnt a mechanic if you go in for a oil change you should only be given the price of an oil change

  37. My girlfriend just went thru one of these horrible experiences. She went in to a local "purrfect auto" to get one of these "economy" oil changes and came out with a blown head and needing a transmission flush. Mother fuckers changed her oil with old reused recycled watered down oil. I was pissed.

  38. I would like to see some fraud check under cover work going on at some wireless phone companies. Especially Verizon Wireless!

  39. Here's a little tip, You can legally say no to their advice. Chances are there's nothing else wrong. Shocking, I know

  40. …..uhhh …..maybe next time …. I gotta go ….. write that down I'll call …. all better answers than ok , if I need it 🤔

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