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Old 06-15-2006, 10:59 PM   #1
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I have long been a sworn enemy of Jiffy Lube. I'm aware, as many of you are, of their shady practices, greed, and stupidity. I'm requesting that each of you cut and paste the quick write-up I've created below into your email, and send it to all your family and friends. Encourage them to pass it along as well.

Wouldn't it be cool to see these jerk-offs go down in the flames of boycotts? Let'* make it happen!

_cut and paste below this line______________________________________________ __


Jiffy Lube stores have built a strong history of ripping off customers by charging
for services they don't perform, using the wrong fluids, lying to customers about
manufacturers recommended fluid change intervals, and duping customers into expensive
'flush' procedures they don't need. This has been going on for years.

These are not isolated occurences. There are thousands upon thousands each year,
and Jiffy Lube is very likely responsible for the mechanical failures of MANY cars
and trucks each year. Poor management practices, poor employee training, competition,
and sheer greed have been driving Jiffy Lube into illegal practices that can
eventually cost you a good engine or transmission. I can't afford a new engine or
transmission, can you?

While this warning is specifically pointed at Jiffy Lube, be aware that many similar
chains and local owned shops are guilty of the same practices. A general rule of thumb
is to select your shop carefully by reputation, word of mouth, and gut instinct. And
a little research wouldn't hurt either.

Below are some very good examples, links, and references backing up the claims against
Jiffy Lube. My personal recommendation as a long-time self-mechanic and Administrator
of a prominent automotive internet Forum is to NEVER do business with Jiffy Lube. You
put your car and money at risk by doing so. The horror stories below back up this
advice:
__________________________________________________ ____________
Hundreds of negative customer testimonials:
http://www.jiffylubeproblems.com/

NBC investigation using hidden cameras installed in 'test' cars:
http://www.nbc4.tv/investigations/8881193/detail.html

Part 2 of the NBC series:
http://www.nbc4.tv/investigations/9156749/detail.html

A small site in Berkeley CA with more complaints:
http://www.csua.berkeley.edu/~tien/c...be-others.html

Excellent site at BoycottCity. These people are trying to make a difference:
http://www.boycottcity.org/view/inde...55&creatorId=1

A rather humorous site that discusses Shell Oil'* ownership of Jiffy Lube:
http://jiffylubesucks.tharmon.com/

Yahoo! answers regarding Jiffy Lube:
http://answers.yahoo.com/search/sear...t?p=jiffy+lube

Excellent information and complaints at ConsumerAffairs.com:
http://www.consumeraffairs.com/autom...be_damage.html
__________________________________________________ ____________

The above links are from the first page of results in a simple internet search. It'*
spooky. These are real people sharing their negative experiences on several different
internet sites. I encourage you to do your own simple investigation if you've ever
considered or used Jiffy Lube for your scheduled vehicle service. Find a better shop.
Boycott Jiffy Lube, and send a message not only to them, but to all the other rip-off
shops out there.

Please distribute, share and print this email for anyone that may benefit from it.
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Very well said
I think jiffy'* reputation is catching up to them. A local jiffy lube went under by my dads business
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Death to Jiffy Lube

I will get this out to as man people as i can...
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Second what Bandit said. Will, excellent job! I really enjoy the NBC series and everything being caught on tape.

"yea, the Camaro. What about it!!!!"
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SENT to 75 people
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oh and my uncle who is a journalist is gonna put it in his column
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I have had hard feelings about them since years ago I spent the full bendover and watched as closely as I could to what was going on under my car and I felt they didnt replace my transmission fluid as payed for. There is no way they dropped my pan and replaced the fluid in the time they were under the car and it'* hard to see whats really going on in the pit. I wouldnt think of using them again and am reposting your text in myspace as a bulletin where it will make some rounds.

I also recently saw a expose on TV about a slew of shops across Southern California witched reinforced my opinion of them and assured me it isnt just a shop here and there.... it'* the entire chain that is a sham.
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ok i sent it to 10 people at work and my Dad and my Borther.. so its starting to sped here in Up state NY....
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I'd help but htere already aren't any Jiffy Lubes around me.
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oh and my uncle who is a journalist is gonna put it in his column
Send me a copy if it makes print.
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