Shave, haircut and an oil change: two bits and a lawsuit

July 23, 2012

The early responses to the lawsuit claiming 3,000-mile oil change recommendations may be fraudulent seem to  favor the repair facility.

Here's one from J: "So, I should sue my barber because he recommends I get my hair cut every 2 weeks?"

In a nutshell, as reported in the "Lube Report," the suit accuses Jiffy Lube of "false and misleading advertising and unfair competitive practices in its recommended (3,000 miles) engine oil change intervals for passenger cars and light trucks."

Today, Jiffy Lube. Tomorrow, you?

A summation of how the lawsuit started and what it could mean to tire dealers who offer oil changes can be found in Modern Tire Dealer Editor Bob Ulrich's latest blog, "Will the 3,000-mile oil change open you up to a lawsuit?"

The comments to date follow the blog. What do you think about the suit as a whole, or the idea of 3,000-mile oil changes in general? Tell us by leaving a comment!