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)

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

  1. I had a buddy that put the wrong coolant in his ford ranger an it went into the heads an turned into jelly..the coolant system was still moving coolant passed thermostat an temperature gauge looked normal..well since the coolant ports in the head were clogged they warped an blew the head gasket..

  2. They should do one on my local butcher's shop, I heard they mince donkeys when times are rough. It tastes great though.

  3. I have had a Midas shop do this. Considering the story of King Midas it should have been evident by the name they were greedy.

  4. Plot twist, the expert mechanic didnt inspect or actually check anything, while the local shop was actuly doing the right thing.

  5. Everyone's complaining but like just say… no? Lmao like don't trust an oil change place to do things only mechanics should do

  6. I worked for a small mom and pop shop when i got into wrenching. We were so good even the dmv recommended us. I worked and built a great honest career for just over ten years. Then. The owners sold out. Meineke franchises replaced the seven shops that were built from the ground up. This video is just the tip of the iceberg. Corporate franchises are a scam. I watched power steering flushes get sold on oil cars with electric power steering. We nicknamed the flushes monicka lewinsky. Suck them out. Top them off. “They’re getting the monica”. It never did anything but make the fluid look clean for about 2 minutes. Countless services were sold and never performed as the “industry standard” in auto service in las vegas nevada. I hated my job. I hated my life. The industry as i knew it was gone forever. I tried to accept my job. But i couldnt. I was getting paid 1200$ a week as head tech. It was great money. But these corporations dont follow the rules. They make their own. What they call a shop forman/lead tech is nothing more than your the smartest mechanic we got. You do what i tell you to do. And thats the extent of your authority. So I put in my two week notice. They called bluff. Flat bed shows up an hour later and starts loading up my arsenal. They said your quitting. I said yes in two weeks. They said. But your taking your toolbox home. I said correction. Im taking my toolbox elsewhere. Boy. You should have seen the look on their faces. They thought they were so slick. So above everyone else. I was told over and over. Im the highest paid tech they have. Asked me if i was getting paid enough. Offered me 1500/week. I turned it down. I said no amount of money will allow me to work here. I have a conscience. I cant even believe to this day i worked for those crooks for 11 months.

  7. Awwww these dirty dogs. I love my dad even though he wanted boys. Thank god for that cause both me and my sister know how to service our own cars. And drive anything with wheels. Love you daddy.

  8. I've been in the auto repair business for 30+ years a mom and pop operation OUR success is due to the LORD ABOVE and HONESTY down here!!! CRAP like this would NEVER be tolerated for a single nut or bolt on ANYONES CAR!!! DISPICABLE!!!!!

  9. Stop shopping for the cheapest shop. My oil change spot is not the cheapest, but not the most expensive with high ratings. They always just change my oil and so far have never up-sold me on anything.

  10. That I don.t want to continue work mechanic. Anymore I work
    For prestige import in Miami.
    Mercedes Ben of Miami. Jaguars
    To. O my God.stolen money to
    That people.that I don’t want to
    Continue work mechanic anymore,

  11. There's a valuable lesson in this. NEVER believe a 20 minute video that keeps teasing you clips of an upcoming surprise confrontation with a crooked boss unless it's a channel you already know and trust. Most likely it will turn out they already made the boss aware of their operation, the confrontation will never happen, and all you'll get is a rubbish phone call he's had time to prepare for. Stay alert people. Learn the red flags. Time is money. Don't let fraudsters steal yours.

  12. yoy can just buy 1 bottle of engine oil for £15 and 1 bottle of steering fluid for £8 and 1 bottle of brake fluid for £4🤣 do it yourself dumbass and they wont scam you than

  13. If they're selling 60 dollar fluid that they don't even put in the car why would they accept 3 dollars as their commission they're committing serious crimes for nickels and dimes

  14. So the story goes "Their years of ripping people off at economy lube ended in a bitter fight over wages" So these guys would not have "stopped ripping people off" had they been paid better?

  15. If you don't know much about cars, a mechanic up-selling is like a doctor doing the same thing! (Pretty much tho not a Pure Analogy, I suppose)
    " First, do no harm".

  16. Both the buttheads didn't tell their tale because they regretted their actions. They just wanted to get back at their employer.
    Anuses. Filthy anuses.

  17. They will NEVER get me because you can't UPSELL me. The downside of that is I actually might need some additional service but since I don't trust them, I will NEVER do it.

  18. I had an oil place try to scam me. My car was fine before I took it in and when I left it was leaking oil all over. So I took it back and asked them what they did so they looked under it and told me it would cost $300 to fix some broken valve or whatever and I told them my car was fine and they broke it they denied that so I took my car and left. I let it leak simply because I didn’t have the money so the next time I went somewhere else to get my oil done and when the guy was done he said “It looks like you had this piece loose so I tightened it” No more leaking 😑

  19. Ok, the part where they suggest you buy more..is business. Id do the same. But when they DONT DO IT is messed up

  20. I got out of the military after 10 years as a mechanic and did it for three years in civilian I couldn’t take anymore of the commission work up selling things that they don’t need it has no honor. We did at least do the work that they didn’t need.

  21. The repair shop at Classic Toyota in Tyler Texas is crooked. They'll try to sell you parts and services that you don't need and when you come in for an oil change, they reset your light and don't change your oil. How do I know? If I change my own oil, I'll get 5k+miles before my light comes back on. If classic does it? 2500 miles TOPS.

  22. It's not only oil shops, it's dealerships too. Scott Robinson Dodge in Torrance CA told my mom she needed to buy new tires or else they would all 4 go flat within the next 2 hours. My mom said no because she didn't have money at the time. She didn't tell me until a few days later because she knew I would have gone down there and caused a scene.

  23. I take our car to a local family owned garage and get my oil there. That garage is my go to for any repairs needed. It is running well at 15 years, for explorer 2004 . My mechanics are honest, and don't do unnecessary work.

    I stay away from places like walmarts, jiffy lubes, etc. Most of the techs at the cheap places are young and not trained well. Jmo based on experience.

    To find a good local garage, ask other car mechanics savvy for referrals, and google around. Check yelp and the BB also for reviews.

  24. Moral of the story…Cars are money pits, and people are scum. if you find a good mechanic Stick close to em, they're rare as diamonds apparently.

  25. This is why you learn how to maintain your vehicle on your own so that wolves don’t feast on you. If you don’t know what’s going on under your hood in the first place then you’re an even easier target for them.

  26. My dad is a mechanic probably one of the most honest ones. My uncles brake seized, and he's like the break change was never done. Its always good to know a mechanic.

  27. Really appreciate this, regardless of how over dramatized it is, because they aren’t off the mark , ya you’ve gotta take it with a grain of salt, but still they ultimately want you to educate yourself and overall just know to be aware especially with things you don’t physically see yourself, like your food or entertainment, and even the services you purchase. Don’t be afraid to watch work being done for you. Making 13 dollars an hr as a 9-5 isn’t the greatest so when u get cheated for hrs of your hard earned money and seeing that you got cheated after the fact is frustrating

  28. Do your own damn oil changes. They’re easy, and it’s nice to be able to know some basics about your vehicle. And by the way, you won’t get ripped off that way.

  29. I worked at a place like this, too. Jiffy Lube. Ripping off mainly elderly women. "Look how black your oil is. you'll be needing an engine flush."

  30. Now I'm paranoid. I don't want to give my car to other people for an oil change, but I'll also screw it up if I did it myself

  31. Just went through this with my son..19..unfortunately it was after he told me he had spent 800$…I'm so pissed right now..you can teach them everything you know and they still know nothing ..fk

  32. I could still make out who's talking to u although the faces are blurred, that was worse than the oil change

  33. These r huge scumbags I drive a 1986 Dodge Ram D150 Series with a 318 CI carbureted and either me or my dad change it ourselves

  34. Don’t go there that’s the verdict here, maybe they’ll lose a few customers with this video at 25+ Millons views

  35. Where I'm from there is a local guy who has 2 shops in the area and never does any of this and I know for a fact that he has fired people that has worked for him for doing stuff like this at his shops and he actually works in customers car's himself. I know all this for a fact personally and my family has a garage that sells gas and works on cars including tires oil changes heavy and light engine work. We even have a auto parts store next to our service station and we work with the customers on providing affordable prices for parts and car services. Also we have a car wash on the other side of the service station. I have spent all my life working at all of are business and learning almost every skill I could that we'd offer at all our business even operating the tow trucks for tows and recovery of vehicle accidents. Till I left over ten years ago to learn my greatest passion of cooking

  36. The filthy parasite should have his license as a garage mechanic revoked and all asset seized + $100,000 fine and a good flogging.

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