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Old 07-28-06, 07:37 PM   #1
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I need to get my transmission flushed on my 1999 GS300. I called the Lexus dealer and they quoted me an astonishing $285.00. HOLY %*&$ !!! I know my local Jiffy Lube does the transmission flush, but I doubt they use genuine Toyota fluids.

Any thoughts for going to Jiffy Lube or not going to Jiffy Lube. The cost is less than $100.00 for the flush.

I do my own oil changes and other maintenance, but this is a little too big for me to do. Anyone ever had this done there? PROS or CONS or is appreciated....Thanks.

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Old 07-28-06, 07:44 PM   #2
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I would stay away from jimmy lube.

My choices would be either the dealer, or an independant lexus/toyota repair shop.

Have you tried going to a Toyota Dealer to ask for the price? Might be cheaper.
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dude, there was an undercover reporter that did a piece on jiffylube...not a good idea. Click on the clips

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If you ever try and sell that car, and a potential buyer like me sees "Jiffy Lube" in your maintenance history, it would squirell me out and I'd join a forum like this just to vent.

Find a local Toyota dealer...Stuff like a drain and fill is nothing, and I imagine it would cost half of what Lexus wants (for the exact same stuff). Or, if you are really compelled to save some $$$, find out how much fluid you need for the refill, and ask Jiffy to use your stuff...Or find a mom+pop local tranny shop, and ask them if they'll do the work if you supply the materials. Most will agree, and at worst they make you sign a waiver.
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It would be worth the 285.00.. Lexus dealer, lexus service, lexus responsibilty if something happened.. and you know it would be done right..

Jiffy Lube.... No way...
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I actually have my oil changes done at my local GoodYear tire center. My friends uncle is the manager and they do good work. I bring my own oil (Mobil1 Synthetic & K&N Filter), they do my tire rotations, alingments, wheel balancing etc etc. I had them flush my radiator and do my tranny and diff fluid not to long ago (about 2 weeks). I trust them only becuase I've been to a few others closer to my house and they have done good work as well. But when it comes to oil changes, diff fluids etc etc I go to my friends Uncles spot. If you have a GoodYear/Express tire center near you I would suggest them before Jiffy Lube.
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I actually have my oil changes done at my local GoodYear tire center. My friends uncle is the manager and they do good work. I bring my own oil (Mobil1 Synthetic & K&N Filter), they do my tire rotations, alingments, wheel balancing etc etc. I had them flush my radiator and do my tranny and diff fluid not to long ago (about 2 weeks). I trust them only becuase I've been to a few others closer to my house and they have done good work as well. But when it comes to oil changes, diff fluids etc etc I go to my friends Uncles spot. If you have a GoodYear/Express tire center near you I would suggest them before Jiffy Lube.
Same here, I have a trusted mechanic that I've been dealing with for 10 years. He's good and he's honest.. I would also suggest a Good year tire center.. Thats where my mechanic was before he opened his own auto shop... GL
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Jiffy lube wont use the Toyota tranny fluid, I would pay extra and just take it to the dealer.
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I figured that much about Jiffy Lube...I talked to a guy I work with, who used to be a Toyota tech. He told me to schedule the maintenance through a Toyota dealer, to avoid the high dealer price...He said the Lexus dealer is pricing their service, based off their name...I have never used Jiffy Lube, due to changing my own oil and other maintenance myself. I look at all the "terds" that are working there and it worries me to say the least....Anyway, thanks for tips.
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I've never done it but several friends of mine who change their own oil have done the drain and refill method every other oil change depending how often you change your oil

I would avoid places that deal in mass make and model buisness, the room for mistakes increases with every car they add to their list, I've seen friends spend more getting the job done right the second time or fixing the problems that the 1st place created

Just do you research and take it to a good place, we all have to take a chance once in awhile, but I'd go to a Toyota dealer cause they have good prices long as you don't let them services the vehicles with all the BS they recommend
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hell554, if you do your own maintenance, why not just drain and refill everytime you do an oil change. Eventually, your tranny fluid will be practically new.

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to Jiffy Lube. I used to take my parents blazer in there and they were always trying to sell something and get other services done. Plus the video confirmed what I suspected and is the reason I would NEVER go there again
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I change my own oil but tranny fluid, I would go to a toyota dealer
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