I get my oil changed at Jiffy Lube. I probably could learn how to do it myself, but I’d rather pay them to do it. It is what they do best.
Today, I spent a good amount of time in the lobby and got a few ideas on how the people waiting with me could have saved money.
#1 Online Coupon
Pull out your smartphone and go to Jiffy Lube’s website. Find the coupon. That is an easy $5 or more off your ticket.
#2 Watch 1 YouTube Video Before You Go
If you don’t know how to change your cabin air filter, head over to YouTube and find a video demonstrating how to do it for your car model. In many cars, this is one of the easiest things you can do yourself. Filters on Amazon are around $10. Jiffy Lube will take care of it for about $30.
I’ve replaced my own cabin air filter twice now.
#3 Get Your Oil Changed Less Often
For years, I fell for every 5,000-mile rule. Turns out that is way too much. For my car, my research told me every 10,000 miles was perfect. Do your own research. Your car will have its own ideal recommendations, which are likely longer than 5,000 miles.
In the Lobby
I always share tip #1 with the people in the lobby. I recall one time there was a $20 coupon online. That fellow customer was happy to get the savings. So if you find yourself in the Jiffy Lube lobby, let others know about the coupon.