Valvoline Complaint - Oil Change
PRINCE FREDERICK, MARYLAND -- I bought a brand spanking new Honda about 2 years ago. I started getting my oil changed at the local Valvoline Instant OIl Change, right off the bat. Like my last car. So, the guy comes from the bay under the car. I do not know what he is doing under there. Obviously he is changing the oil, but what else, I do not know. I cannot see under there. They tell me to stay in the car. They tell me to just sit in the vehicle. I do not feel like I have a choice in that. So, the guy comes up and says I have a transmission leak. My last car had a bad transmission leak. What is it with Valvoline and transmission leaks. I got every oil change at this Valvoline station on the dot, every 3,000 miles with my last car. This is a brand new car. Thanks, the instant oil change is wonderful. I can get my oil changed in less then 20 minutes. Most times 15 minutes. Drive in, pull in the bay, start getting your oil changed. Its great! It does not get any more convenient than that! Then why are you making me sweat about a transmission leak. I do not have a transmission leak. Thanks for the extra worrying and the extra anxiety put into the situation. Now I am in panic mode over that. Okay, so he is pushing my buttons. I cannot be too sure though. They want to adjust the air in my tires, It took me two weeks of adjusting the tire pressure the way I want it. The last time I said "No, Dont mess with the tires." They coerce me into letting them adjust the tire pressure this time, same mechanic working there. I do not have a choice in the matter. So, they start adjusting the tire pressure. All of a sudden they are digging under the hood and checking all sorts of fluids. When I leave, there is a strange "vacuum" noise coming from the engine. The tech did not put the air filter cover back on properly. I am glad I have enough common sense to stick it back on properly. I'm not going back there for fear of all the elements of worrying. I want an oil change. I am paying twice what they want than across the street. I am paying for the convenience. So, I am paying twice the amount and with that I get a ton of anxiety, worrying, doubtfullness, is my car allright? Is he making this up?Why do I have to deal with figuring all this out. In between oil changes I am thinking about "Do I have a transmission leak" What is he doing in the bay under the car? Does he have a putty knife giving me a transmission leak? Why I am thinking about this two weeks after I had the oil changed? Yea, it takes me a while, in fact most of the time it takes me a while to catch on, like I am going back to Valvoline. This is so in the 90's. c'mon catch up to the new millenium and just give the oil change without the hassle.