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

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CBC Marketplace finds aggressive upselling and services paid for but not performedTo read the full story:
http://www.cbc.ca/1.2418675. Originally broadcast Nov 8, 2013.

When you trust someone else to take care of your car, can you trust that they’re not taking you for a ride? Our undercover investigation reveals ripoffs at a popular oil change chain. We’re going in for the advertised $19.99 oil change, but you won’t believe the charges we end up with. And did they even do the work? We go up on the hoist to show you what’s really going down at these oil change shops.

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

  1. MR. TIRE IS THE WORST COMPANY IN THE WORLD THEY ARE CRIMINALS! DO NOT GO TO MR. TIRE. THEY WILL RIP YOU OFF I PROMISE YOU! UP-SELLING, LYING, WACK WORKING CONDITIONS BUT YOU DO GET LOT'S OF NICE SMILES WHILE THEY EMPTY YOUR WALLET. I've even been told by mechanics that use to work for them that they are crooks.

  2. I'm suspicious of the car places where I live. Is there anyone who can offer advice. I bought a 350z in Colorado that came with so many issues. I also had a warranty and tried to fix some issues but I don't trust anybody when it comes to my car and money.

  3. Usually when I go get my oil changed, I check before I go and before I leave to make sure something was done . If they tell me I need other services I always ask if they can tell me in detail what it is I need, write it down, refuse the service there, then take it to my mechanic to see if it checks out. Majority of the time it does which is why I go back there for oil changes but some places are just so shady. Hopefully people will stop going there and run them out of business.

  4. This investigation decided to just go to one shady employee over and over again. Which a random sampling of locations and employees needed to have been used to make this a compelling case of wide spread fraud.

  5. An oil change is a very simple thing you can do yourself. You will know it was done right, and nothing else was done to it. I suppose if you need it immediately, and don't mind spending the money you can have someone else do it. However, I'll stick to doing it myself.

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