Originally Posted by uberstang1
What did they "flush"
I once worked at a similar business. I'm not proud of it, but I really needed work. I don't care if we're talking about Jiffy Lube or any other comparable business, it's all the same song and dance.
In the case of the "engine flush" it's about half a quart of "stuff" you pour into the engine as if you were topping off your oil. It's meant to remove "gunk". It has been proven harmful to some engines, because it's too corrosive for seals in some cases. In any case I'd say never ever in your life go to a place like that.
Most of the employees are NOT car people, they just think they are. They make their money based on how many services they can sell you. Some people are actually honest, but not many. I didn't last there because I refused to rip people off.
I worked there for about four or five months before I was able to finally find another job. My boss was always on me about selling more. I'd do my best and offer people wiper blades or an air filter, but never flushes of any kind. If they asked about synthetics I was glad to offer advice on different products, but I could never in good conscience offer someone something I knew they didn't need. Especially if it would potentially harm their vehicle and cost them thousands down the road.