I wrote a post recently about how to get your oil changed without getting ripped off because my sister said that she always feels like she’s getting ripped off. Using the stuff I said in that post, she went to get her oil changed and was ready for whatever scam the oil guys could come up with.
She called me after she left the oil change place upset that the oil change guys said she needed to get two things done that weren’t on my list! Like I taught her, she told them to do nothing so that she could think about it.
I answered her on the phone about whether she should get these things done, and now, Blue Collar Workman reader, I will add two more things to the previous list of things not to get ripped off on — so don’t get ripped off!
- Coolant flush – Coolant is important stuff because it keeps your car from overheating in the summer and from freezing in the winter. If someone’s coolant is leaking, sometimes you’ll see them putting water in their radiator; a fine thing to do if you have to, but always be sure to get actual coolant in there when you can. You need to flush your coolant and get new coolant in there every 18 oil changes.
- Fuel induction service — This is a pile of B.S. Generally speaking, unless your car is somehow special, you don’t need to do a fuel induction service for your car ever. They’ll put their finger or a rag in your car and pull out some black goo and tell you that that is bad and that you need this service. No. You. Don’t. Get a fuel induction service never.
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