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Shopping For OIL CHANGE -- signs of the (recessionary) times
Recession Forces Fresno REAL ESTATE Broker to Shop For Oil Change Normally I would just drop off my vehicle at Michael Toyota and being a “preferred customer” they would change my oil for $29.95 plus tax ( — every oil change is quoted PLUS TAX). But when I called Michael Toyota I found out that I was no longer a preferred customer. It has nothing to do with the fact that we drove across town to Bingham last last year to lease my wife’s car. No, apparently there was an expiration date on my Preferred Customer Card and my preferred customer status expired along with everyone else’s and my service manager (which I happen to know by name) didn’t know of any coupons I could hunt down to reduce the CURRENT PRICE OF AN OIL CHANGE: $39.95.
Well, I figure surely I can get a deal at Jiffy Lube so I called them and they were the exact same price. So then I tried SpeeDee Oil Change and straight away I see they have $5.00 off coupon on their website so I get all excited— until the guy on the phone quotes me $44.95 — which with a $5.00 coupon brings ... more
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