Yes, the trust is a tough thing. You can always change the oil yourself. It really isn't that hard once you do it. Plus it gets you familiar with your car. There is "how to do" different items on this website. The choices you have though are the Quick Lube places, gas stations etc. You can always stand there and watch. Not knowing what you don't trust is a guess. If you don't think they will change your filter, then mark it somehow where only you know. Again, not knowing what you don't trust makes this hard. Sometimes kindly explaining your feelings to the manager, he will allow you to watch from a distance.
At several of the local churches here, they have Christian phone books that list business that claim they are Christian. Not sure of your spirituality, but I have used these numerous times with excellent results.
As for the tires well, you have to go somewhere for that. Since you are pressed for time, use time management. Take your car to say a Wal-Mart. While you shop for your weekly groceries they can rotate your tires and change your oil. Again, don't be afraid to mark your items for follow-up.
Ask around to several of your friends to see where they take theirs. Here locally, there is a family owned, gas station. They still clean your windshield and even vacuum your car and put gas in it.
Check with the better business bureau to see if they have any positive or negative on several of the businesses. Businesses understand that the best or worst advertisement is the customer.
Even the great places you will have problems once in a while. That is a fact of life. To me it is how the folks handle the problem. If they are friendly and aggressive on correcting the mistake, which is all you can ask then okay. We all make mistakes and would like to think that the other person would forgive us and allow us to make it right.
You need to change the oil and rotate those tires. Hope this helps.
Saturday, October 18th, 2008 AT 12:49 AM