In case you haven’t noticed, TV news stations across the country are slamming fast lubes again. The fuss started last week when a Los Angeles TV station ran an expose on Jiffy Lube and EZ Lube facilities (this particular station’s favorite whipping boys) in the LA area. You can read all about it here, but the gist of the story was that engine flushes and fuel injection cleanings can do harm to automobiles.
Now comes word that a TV station in metro Phoenix has busted shops for selling what it says were “unnecessary” services. You can see the report for yourself here.
Remember that these stings seem to come in waves, and the best way to protect yourself is to make sure your employees are recommending services according to the vehicle’s owners manual or those services fully guaranteed by the supplying vendor.