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$10 rebate Ford Dealership OIL CHANGE/TIRE ROTATE, $25-70 for tires

Wetdream 402 May 19, 2010 at 08:01 AM in Other (2)
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Was at the dealer getting warranty work and noticed this advertisement:
http://www.flmowner.com/servlet/C...ebatesPage
(5 qts+filter+rotate+tax =$33 in MD)

I usually do my own, but i was just off a week for injuring my back again and we re about to go on vacation. I figured what the heck and had them do the special.
i mean parts alone for oil/filter would be about $12-$15.. so $18 to do all the labor was WORTH it to me with my back.

(as this is located on a MAIN Ford page, i doubt its state specific or east coast/west coast kinda thing.)

Before a flame on..
SOME prefer dealerships for work.
Some prefer quick lubes.
Some prefer privately owned shops..
I personally can see pros/cons to each and all options.
so this deal is for those who prefer dealers. just deal with it.

Enjoy
How do you perform work on your vehicle?
Do it yourself (when applicable) (5)
45%
Dealership - Let the pros for my make do what they know (2)
18%
Private Shops - Perhaps not specialized, but still can do the work (1)
9%
Quickie shops (sears,lubes, etc) - cash is king. (0)
0%
A little bit of everything (3)
27%
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Before a flame on..
SOME prefer dealerships for work.
Some prefer quick lubes.
Some prefer privately owned shops..
I personally can see pros/cons to each and all options.
so this deal is for those who prefer dealers. just deal with it.
I can't fathom why ANYONE would prefer quick lubes -- they're just about as expensive as the other options, yet (a) oftentimes don't do the job right, and (b) try to oversell you on just about everything. I am fully onboard with pro's to the other options, but for quick lubes, all I can say is WHY oh WHY?
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I can't fathom why ANYONE would prefer quick lubes -- they're just about as expensive as the other options, yet (a) oftentimes don't do the job right, and (b) try to oversell you on just about everything. I am fully onboard with pro's to the other options, but for quick lubes, all I can say is WHY oh WHY?
cheers to that..
i was a team lead mechanic at a Ford dealer for a while.. and had three cars in two years get towed in because "jiffy lube" or a quick lube messed up their engine.
one time - didnt put in the drain plug!!
other time i emptied some sort of gear oil from the block.. it was realllllly heavy weight oil that just gummed up the motor.

now i will say dealerships can rip u off too.. with stuff u dont need. BUT i know first hand that i used to be able to diagnose REALLY quickly certain explorer/f 150/focus issues just by realllly simple symptoms or codes, saving the customer.
i did it all day, every day so i knew what was going on with those cars.

private shops can be cheaper. so thats def. their pro. they also tend to treat you a little better but if u get upset with the service - and the owner tells u to hit the road.. what over head of his can u complain to? at a dealer, you can go all the way as high as u want to complain ABOVE the dealer. i personally saw Ford call up the manager and chew him out for stuff cuz the customer took it above the dealers head.
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