Oil change scams: Hidden camera investigation on what really happens to your car (CBC Marketplace)

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http://www.cbc.ca/1.2418675. Originally broadcast Nov 8, 2013.

When you trust someone else to take care of your car, can you trust that they're not taking you for a ride? Our undercover investigation reveals ripoffs at a popular oil change chain. We're going in for the advertised $19.99 oil change, but you won't believe the charges we end up with. And did they even do the work? We go up on the hoist to show you what’s really going down at these oil change shops.

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Caelan Bacon

I really need to go to sleep and don't even have a car at the moment what the hell am I doing here

4 years ago | [YT] | 14,960

Spitting Truth

"Fraud is theft with a smile"

3 weeks ago | [YT] | 314

Larry James

If a person breaks into my home and steals $200, that person will go to jail. The same should happen here.

3 weeks ago | [YT] | 415

Michael Bracken

Your steering wheel isn’t round enough that will be $250 to fix

3 days ago | [YT] | 6

Josh Daniels

"They want their identities hidden"

barely hides them and doesnt mask their voice

4 weeks ago | [YT] | 431


Fun fact: You didn’t search for this video

3 months ago | [YT] | 4,771

Emily Sanders

So they didn’t bring them to court? They just chased the owner a little and gave up? What a joke

4 weeks ago | [YT] | 179

Prometheus 18562

The blurred faces suck, I can clearly tell their main features enough to identify

4 weeks ago | [YT] | 90


- Your tires seem to have some air stuck inside somehow, we can fix it but that'll be $100...

4 weeks ago | [YT] | 112

Josh Bacon

2:57 - ”All because the boss wants it that way.”

But why would the boss want it that way in the first place?

5 days ago (edited) | [YT] | 3

John Nolan

A honest mechanic is as important as a good doctor.

8 months ago | [YT] | 3,325

Isaiah Smithers

They needa send mark the mechanic in Economy Lube with a “oil change” 😂

4 days ago | [YT] | 2

WhereAreWE Living

"sir, your car is used! you need a new one."

4 weeks ago | [YT] | 58

Jamie R

"You really need to think about replacing your blinker fluid. Its about $29.99, unless you want our Eco-Friendly, gluten free fluid, which runs for $299.99"

1 week ago | [YT] | 39

retarded aunt

Sir it seems like your windows are a little dirty so we smashed them all and replaced them with cardboard thatll be 1000$

3 weeks ago | [YT] | 50


“Fraud is theft with a smile” I’m adding that to my list of advices and life lessons

4 months ago | [YT] | 2,047

Richard Fernandez

"They were really nice"???
Wtf they just picked your pockets lady.

4 weeks ago | [YT] | 77

Duck On Quack

no one:
literally no one:
Ryan: Dats pwetty koool

1 week ago | [YT] | 1


"looks like your car paint need's a fluid change"

4 weeks ago | [YT] | 52

Scott Collins

Now hold on a minute....is this video suggesting that there could be dishonest mechanics out there?

4 weeks ago | [YT] | 46