Jiffy Lube Complaint - Took in for radiator flush..... need new engine - please dont make the same mistake i did!
please dont make the same mistake i did! - Complaint
SPOKANE, WASHINGTON -- I took my car in to get a radiator flush because I knew I needed it and it had not been done. The guy who did it was very friendly and told me most normal cars it takes 2 times of pushing coolant through it, he did mine six. I paid for it and went on my way. Parked it for the weekend and when I drove it for the first time my engine coolant light came on and the car was running really super hot. got to the jiffy lube and the manager came out and looked at it and told me that I was about a quart low in coolant, so he put the hose into my car and dumped tons of coolant in my car to try and cool it back down. the entire time he left the engine running. after about 20 minutes of shoving coolant into it he looked under the car and the ground was soaked. he tole me that I must have a leak or something now. More guys started to look at it and they just kept pumping coolant in, luckily they let my fiance and I stand there to watch what they were doing, after about an hour and a half of trying to figure it out they determined that a head gasket had blown. Steve the manager told me that I must have blown the head gasket while I was driving it between the days I had brought it the first time, well my car was running totally normal (well besides super hot) so he told me it was my fault. we had to have my car towed out of their shop, the auto shop we towed it to and took one look at it and could tell the engine was shot, because they left it running for so long the entire engine was full of coolant. Not one single person from Jiffy Lube has called me to try to come to a solution to get my car fixed. Every time we call the store they say the district manager will call us, have not heard a single thing. I am still fighting with them to get a phone call and get my car fixed, so please don't make the mistake I did, I never should have gone to Jiffy Lube!!!!!!!!!!