The In & Out Car Wash in Brampton is a spa for automobiles of every description and offers all manner of services beyond the traditional offerings you might expect at a first class urban facility. This place is an absolute bastion of car waxes, air fresheners and tropical scented detergents. Proud car owners parade through a glass tube watching their vehicles get dried, waxed and thouroughly cleaned.
The main building offers custom waxes and auto detailing, but look here at the bottom of the list and see Oil Changes, Rustproofing and Emissions Tests? Huh .. At the car wash? Not quite. This sign refers to services offered at the adjoining Jiffy Lube.
A Jiffy Lube Signature Service® Oil Change is more than an oil change. It's a preventive maintenance program that enhances the reliability and longevity of your vehicle. It all starts when you drive your car or truck into authorized Jiffy Lube location. Here's an account of my experience on Friday Dec 19th 2014 getting an oil change in Brampton Jiffy Lube.
There is no appointment necessary at Jiffy Lube. Customers simply show up and wait for the work to be done, in a jiffy. They mindlessly surrender their keys to staff and then sit in a warm waiting room sipping free coffee, reading magazines and watching CP24 on a huge flat screen. They can always peer through the windows behind the counter and see their car being serviced in the garage, if so inclined.
At Jiffy Lube the cars come in the bay with warm engines, and that's good because the sludge will move out from around the working parts easier when the metal is hot. The car is driven into the bay by a staff member with another mechanic watching the tires and guiding the vehicle over the pit in the floor of the garage. Once the vehicle is parked, the emergency brake is applied and the front hood release is 'popped' open. Now the work begins.
The vehicle is identified, or registered into the Jiffy Lube database if its a first time customer. The staff member records the owner's name, address, license plate, and mileage information. They know what type of oil works best for every vehicle and stock all manner of fluids for cars. After the car has sat for a few minutes, the worker above checks the oil and records its levels and colour. At Jiffy Lube there is a basement pit and the workers down there are called 'pit jockeys' and they do the dirty work but have the brightest smiles. With the car parked above, the pit jockey uses a crescent wrench to loosen the oil plug He wears thick rubber gloves because that oil could be scalding hot. With a sheet of folded tin to catch the fluid over sliding tray with a mesh screen.
The main function of engine oil is to reduce wear on moving parts; they also clean, inhibit corrosion, improve sealing, and cool the engine by carrying heat away from moving parts. Motor oils are derived from petroleum-based and non-petroleum-synthesized chemical compounds. Motor oils today are mainly blended by using base oils composed of hydrocarbons, polyalphaolefins (PAO), and polyinternal olefins (PIO), thus organic compounds consisting entirely of carbon and hydrogen. The base oils of some high-performance motor oils however contain up to 20% by weight of esters.drains it from below The worker below removes the oil plug and the old oil drains away into a recycling tank below. In engines, there is some exposure of the oil to products of internal combustion, and microscopic coke particles from black soot accumulate in the oil during operation. Also the rubbing of metal engine parts produces some microscopic metallic particles from the wearing of the surfaces. Such particles could circulate in the oil and grind against the part surfaces causing wear.
The oil filter removes many of the particles and sludge, but eventually the oil filter can become clogged, if used for extremely long periods. They place a pan or container underneath the oil drain plug, loosen its bolt with your standard wrench, and remove the plug, being careful to keep your hands and other vitals out of the way of the stream of hot oil. It should take no more than ten minutes to drain the old oil completely, and when the dripping stops the pit jockey replaced the oil plug on the bottom of the car.
You can count on Jiffy Lube to use the recommended weight and amount of oil for your model of car. Change the oil with up to six (6) quarts of quality motor oil Double check on the oil change. Replace the cap, and in a few minutes, check to make sure your oil level falls between the low and full marks on the dipstick. Jiffy Lube will also replace the oil filter Here is the pit jockey applying a wrench to a Coke can-sized object found beneath the car.
The worker loosens and removes the air filter with the proper size oil-filter wrench, being careful not to drip oil on himself. He replaces the attachment, making sure to rub the new filter’s seal with a little oil and making sure its on tight (but NOT wrench tight).
The Jiffy Lube oil change specialists visually inspect the vehicle's antifreeze / coolant reservoir levels and engine air filter. They check the condition of the serpentine belts, the wiper blades and exterior lights. They also check brake fluid levels in their transparent reservoirs.
At Jiffy Lube the oil change technicians will also vacuum the interior floors of the vehicle. Clean exterior of windows Lubricate the chassis (when applicable)
The staff checks tire pressure and then checks and tops up the following fluids: - transmission/transaxle fluids - Differential/Transfer Case fluid - power steering fluid - windshield washer fluid - battery water (excluding sealed batteries) Bonus! You will also receive free top-offs on motor oil and any or all of these five vital fluids between service visits for up to 5,000 km.
Additionally, Jiffy Lube will perform a service review, which includes a visual inspection of the engine air filtration and the vehicle manufacturer's severe service* recommendations based upon the vehicle's current mileage. Not many people know there is a Jiffy Lube on the east side. back in the car wash.
In all automotive engines there is some exposure of the oil to products of internal combustion, and microscopic coke particles from black soot accumulate in the oil during operation. Also the rubbing of metal engine parts produces some microscopic metallic particles from the wearing of the surfaces. Such particles could circulate in the oil and grind against the part surfaces causing wear. The oil filter removes many of the particles and sludge, but eventually the oil filter can become clogged, if used for extremely long periods.
Oil changes are part of life, and now the In and Out Carwash facility in Brampton really is an all-in-stop full care automotive vehicle maitenance destination.