I always take our Subaru to get the oil changed. I take it to the same place because they do a good job. Every time, I pull the car into the bay and ask for synthetic oil. Every time I tell them with confidence, I don’t want anything else.
I don’t want my air filter changed. I don’t want my fluids checked. I don’t want my battery tested. I just want my oil changed.
Now, my husband can attest to the fact that I know more about cars than most people. I’m a car nerd, if you will. When it comes to cars, I dont need an education. I know my car and I know when it needs things replaced.
Despite this, every time I get the oil changed they bring me battery tests, and air filters, and fluids – trying to get me to buy more, change more, spend more. When I decline, they very nicely with a skeptical smile ask, Are you sure?
I always thought it was just part of their sales pitch. Nothing more than their usual spiel they are required to recite. Thats what I thought, until last weekend when I went with my husband to get our oil changed at the very same place.
He pulled up, asked for synthetic oil and said, I don’t want anything else.
Yes, sir. the guy said.
Not one air filter was shown, not one battery test was run, and no fluids were displayed. We were in and out of there in 10 minutes.
And that’s when it hit me. This is what it’s like to get your oil changed when you’re a dude.