How often do quick lube places like tires plus etc. lie?
I know similar questions have been asked but I’m worried. I went into a tires plus with an oil change coupon today for $19.99. I have a 95 Mazda Protege with 170K. I already knew I needed a new tps sensor and my cv joints and exhaust fixed. The mechanic asked me if I knew what was wrong. I replied tps and exhaust. He then proceeded to ignore what I said. He then told me I have bad ball joints, a brake leak and bad cv joints. He said that there is a rubber seal on the brakes and that if it cracks I will lose all braking ability and it would be very dangerous. I have only needed to add brake fluid one time around a year ago. I asked how much it would be and he said around $700 with the brake flush and everything and that I should apply for there financing which seemed fishy.
Do you think a place like this would make up a completely ficticious report to simply take my money? If I had that kind of money I wouldn’t have a problem but I don’t know very much about suspension problems. My car has shown no signs of failing on me, and it seemed like they were trying to scare me.
Any responses greatly appreciated.
Thank you- John
Tires Plus isn’t a “quick lube place”. They are full service and they do complete inspections on your vehicle. Having worked in one for 8 years as a service manager I can assure you we never had time to make sh!t up. There was never any shortage of things that could legitimately be recommended. My main problem was trying to keep up with all the legitimate recommendations.
Yes I understand you would rather spend the money on anything else and therefore are immediately suspicious of anyone who tells you that you should spend some money repairing your car but the chances are absolutely excelllent the recomendations are accurate.
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30 As a driver, you are responsible for making every effort to avoid becoming involved in a __________.
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31 As you approach a steep grade, select a ___________ that will give your vehicle more power to climb up the hill.
32 Combining drugs may cause synergism, a more intense effect than if you only take one drug at a time, which is unpredictable and extremely ____________.
33 When you experience a skid, take your foot off of the brake or ease off the accelerator until you feel the vehicle regain ______.
34 The child’s body must be properly _________ within the child passenger restraint system.
35 A flashing __________ light means come to a complete stop and yield the right of way to cross traffic.
36 When a driver demonstrates __________ for the law, it is considered aggressive behavior.
37 As you approach an intersection, _____________ around and through the intersection for traffic controls and other road users already in the intersection.
38 Blind spots around these large vehicles are called _________-zones because occupying these zones is extremely dangerous and not recommended.
39 The distance known as your visual ______________ zone should be as far as 30 seconds ahead of your vehicle.
40 When the light turns green it _____________ mean the intersection is clear and it is safe to proceed.
41 Alcohol is classified as a depressant drug because it slows down the central ________ system, causing a decrease in motor coordination, reaction time and judgment.
42 If you are traveling in a passing lane and are being tailgated or if a driver flashes their high beams at you, signal and __________ as soon as it is safe to do so.
43 Driving inattention is a general lack of _______ to the task of driving.
44 When packing, do not __________ your vision to the rear.
45 When approaching a ________ sign, scan for traffic in all directions, yield to all vehicles close enough to constitute a hazard and stop if necessary.
46 Be aware of the “no-zones” surrounding ___________ vehicles and avoid placing your vehicle in these zones for an extended amount of time.
47 When scanning, watch for clues that point to potential ___________.
48 If your wheels begin ________ on low traction surfaces, ease off the accelerator.
49 Two of the most common errors for novice drivers include looking away from the path of travel and failure to manage _______.
50 Distractions while driving have the potential to cause or contribute to_________.
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Idk what to do!? On a tight budget and don’t know what my car needs?
My car is a little over 25,000 miles. I get regular oil changes done to it. I haven’t rotated the tires once (oops.)
Some coupons came in from the dealership offering deals on maintenance to my car. The problem is that the costs involved are only “checking,” not actually replacing the part.
I have a coupon for tire rotation $14.35
A four wheel alignment $79.95…..check steering, suspension and shocks. Set toe-in, camber and caster (where applicable.) Check tie-rods and ball joints. Check tire pressure and inspect tires for cuts, damage, and uneven wear. Plus tax.
Mainenance Special…..Change engine oil, filter. Rotate tires. Inspect air filter & Brake system.
I also notice that my car, when I hit bumps/potholes, makes a large rattling in the front right. My friends and family say my car sounds like crap when I hit any kind of bump.
Also, sometimes when I brake, I hear a light knocking coming from the front right, my brake pedal is fine, it’s just coming from where the tire is I think.
So, please give me advice. Which coupon should I /need I use, and do you think they can check the rattling since my car is still under warranty?
Oops the maintenance special is $82.95 I forgot to write that.
The tire rotation is probably a good idea, to prevent the front tires from wearing out when money is still tight The overall tire wear is about the same but you can wear on the rear ones a while. Otherwise it is too early for the other services to be useful to you. The rattling is a warranty issue.
Be sure to check your owner’s manual to see if there is a transmission fluid change coming up soon. Many cars now specify 30K mile intervals and in a few cars transmission failure can happen without the scheduled changes.
im leaving home……..help!?
hello, im 17 and am leaving home very soon. does anyone have any advice for me about finances and survival in the big wide world??
much appreciated. thank you 😀
Get a checking account and keep a checkbook registry. Write down all your purchases that day, so you always know how much you have so you avoid bank fees. Pay all your bills on time. Certain ones paid late can effect your credit score. Set up a budget. Know where your money is going and where you can cut if money is tight. You start by thinking about your money you have coming in from your job. Then think about what you have to pay monthly, right now: Cell phone, car insurance, food, gas etc. Now think about the other expenses that you will incur monthly being on your own: utilities inc cable and online services, rent, laundry, etc. Some places include utilities in their rent. You have to ask. The utility company might be able to tell you the previous owners average monthly expenses. Best bet is to move to a college town where the bulk of rental houses are for college students. They would be more open to someone without a history. Don’t eat out all the time. Cooking is generally not a priority for 17 years old, but trust me it is cheaper to learn and go grocery shopping and get food costs down to around three dollars or less a meal vs. $6-9. You are never to young to clip coupons either. It is hard being on your own when you are younger, and every little bit helps. Get the Sunday paper every week and if there are a lot of coupons in that week that you will use buy more than one paper. Go through the sales catalogs of the closest grocery stores and match up the sales. Buy things that are on sale, otherwise your grocery costs will run away from you easily. You can also find coupons online, and I think there is an app with coupons too, but you’ll have to google that for yourself. If you do go out to eat try to make your meal last for two meals so the per meal cost goes down. Food is def. The one area you can control your costs the most. If there is a bus route where you are moving learn about the bus route instead of driving to save on gas. If you like books, your local public library can fill that void for free. Put something away in savings from every paycheck, if you can. If you can get direct deposit, do so. Saves you from going to the bank. See if your financial institution can set up automatic transfers from that paycheck to go into a savings account, even if it is just ten dollars. It will add up and give you a small cushion if something like your car brakes, or you want to make a Special practical purchase. Shop around for the best car and renters insurance rates. Being so young it might be hard to get a better price, but quotes are generally free. Start establishing your credit by seeing if your financial institution offers a secure loan or credit card that they offer to help you build credit. Usually they are small amounts like $500 or $1000 and the money is placed on hold in your account and you pay it off monthly for a year or two. Don’t sign up for those credit card offers you will most likely you get in the mail. They might have a good intro rate, but in the fine print you’ll see after the certain intro rate the rate will jump to ten plus percent, and you might be tempted to tap out your limit and create a bad situation where you dig your financial grave before you have the chance to make credit decisions. On the subject of credit. Do not pay your whole college education on student loans if you are planning on going. I am friends with too many people who made some crazy student loan decisions when they were younger and now they struggle to make ends meet b/c monthly they are spending $400 plus a month on just student loan bills. I pay $70 a month on student loans off of about $7500 worth of debt, and I went to school at a community college full time for four years while living with my boyfriend. We both paid equally on everything monthly. I most likely could not have managed as well as I did without him, but if I had to do it on my own, I would have worked more and went to school part time so I could avoid future debt. My boyfriend and I eventually married and now own a home together and we were both under 30 when we made that happen. That is not the norm in this day in age when it seems a lot of young adults are going to far into debt with credit cards and student loans to be in a position to buy anything, inc. Something smaller like a car vs. A home. There is a good book with ideas of how to get through school without going into too much debt. I am very passionate about young adults not ruining their future credit well being, because I feel that my friends were not informed enough about the consequences of their decisions. The school system does not teach this stuff. Anyway, I found this book after I was out of school for a few years. It is called Debt Free U: How I Paid For An Outstanding college Education Without Loans, Scholarships, or Mooching off my Parents by Zac Bissonnette.
Good luck with everything. Hard work makes your results that much more satisfying.
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