• Report: #378431

Complaint Review: Seawater Glass Jiffy Lube 8777

  • Submitted: Sun, October 05, 2008
  • Updated: Sun, June 21, 2009

  • Reported By:irvine California
Seawater Glass Jiffy Lube 8777
3080 Main Street Irvine, California U.S.A.

Seawater Glass At The Jiffy Lube, Upsale at Jiffy Lube: SCAM for Windshield Repair Glass Irvine California

*Consumer Comment: Second of all

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Well first off...

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Well first off...

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the jiffy lube in irvine, ca at 3080 main street is in on a scam. their partners with seawater glass, and my girlfriend got ripped off there for $50. don't let it happen to you.

when she pulled up and started to conversate with the jiffy lube employee about which grade of oil to use, another guy started to scour her front windshield for knicks. he pointed out 4 tiny, tiny scuffs and one tiny pebble sized crack and told her she'd need to have that replaced and he could do it for a discount. not knowing that it costs $10 to get a kit to repair all of the d**n pea sized cracks you could ever think of on a windshield instead of paying $50 for some little slimeball to put it on, she agreed.

the little midget didn't even fix the windshield. the largest pea sized crack was still a pea sized crack, but now it has a little sealant stuck in it. the next trick is this: you're supposed to bring it to your auto insurance and they'll replace the glass since it's not leaking. however, this raises your premium over 30% in the long runat the insurance company anyways. if you ever needed to repair your windshield, you should never use a claim with your insurance. the costs for the premium in the long run is much greater than the initial free filing of a claim; and equal to buying and installing a new windshield altogether.

so basically: PREVENTIVE WINDSHIELD REPAIR IS NOT NECESSARY. JUST BUY A TUBE OF SEALANT FOR 1/5 OF THE PRICE. SEAWATER GLASS IS SCAMMING AT THIS JIFFY LUBE IN IRVINE, CA 3080 MAIN.

Jason
irvine, California
U.S.A.

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#1 Consumer Comment

Second of all

AUTHOR: Anonymous - (U.S.A.)

Second of all, GET BETTER INSURANCE. I filed a claim to have my windshield replaced last year and my premium never went up and was lowered two months later. Don't get me wrong, Jiffy Lube is trash, but their a business (kinda of) and their going to charge more than it would cost you to do it yourself. If you really want to save money, change your own oil. It will only cost you $10-$15 as opposed to $35.
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#2 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Well first off...

AUTHOR: Levelone - (U.S.A.)

I dont think so,

SAFETY: Today windshields have evolved into critical safety devices performing multiple functions in an accident to prevent injuries and death. Windshields not only prevent ejection of the occupants but are also the backboard for the airbag, controlling twenty percent of the crash pulse which tells the airbag when to go off. Once the original windshield is replaced the crash pulse may be altered. Many replaced windshields cannot withstand the force of the passenger side air bag, which puts five times more stress on the windshield in an accident. Paramedics and Highway Patrol are seeing an increasing rate of blown out windshields at accident scenes.

Windshields are also 40-70% of the roof support, which helps prevent roof crush in an accident (rollovers are responsible for 30-40% of automobile deaths). For example, a pick-up trucks' roof is 70% windshield. Normally the airbag will go off before the vehicle rolls over, however, if the windshield is gone, the roof will cave in seriously injuring or killing the occupants. ABC's 20/20 and FOX News investigations reported 80% of windshield replacements were done incorrectly. The original factory installation and windshield cannot be duplicated in the after market. Getting into an accident with a replaced windshield today is like playing Russian roulette.

The U.S. Department of Transportation mandates that all new vehicles pass Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) performance tests. These tests ensure vehicles maintain a minimum safety standard. Standards concerning windshields are:
FMVSS 212 measures windshield retention in a barrier crash. Every make and model vehicle is accelerated to 30 mph and crashed head-on into a concrete barrier. The automobile must retain 75 percent of the windshield along the pinchweld perimeter. Some vehicle manufacturers require 100% retention in this severe crash test.
FMVSS 216 is the roof crush performance test. It measures the structural strength required to protect occupants in the event the vehicle rolls over. One and one-half times the unloaded vehicle weight or 6,000 lbs. (whichever is less) of force is applied at an angle to the roof. The roof structure can depress no more than five inches to pass. Note: the windshield provides 30-70% of the roof strength.
FMVSS 208 occupant crash protection specifies equipment requirements for active and passive restraints, including air bags. There can be no separation of load-bearing safety
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assemblies in a 30 mph barrier crash. This pertains to the windshield because the passenger side air bag deploys off the windshield in order to perform its safety function.

just cause we approch you instead of wating for you to come to us does not make us a scam. We are here for your wifes safety. Get a repair today, save a life later.
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#3 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Well first off...

AUTHOR: Levelone - (U.S.A.)

I dont think so,

SAFETY: Today windshields have evolved into critical safety devices performing multiple functions in an accident to prevent injuries and death. Windshields not only prevent ejection of the occupants but are also the backboard for the airbag, controlling twenty percent of the crash pulse which tells the airbag when to go off. Once the original windshield is replaced the crash pulse may be altered. Many replaced windshields cannot withstand the force of the passenger side air bag, which puts five times more stress on the windshield in an accident. Paramedics and Highway Patrol are seeing an increasing rate of blown out windshields at accident scenes.

Windshields are also 40-70% of the roof support, which helps prevent roof crush in an accident (rollovers are responsible for 30-40% of automobile deaths). For example, a pick-up trucks' roof is 70% windshield. Normally the airbag will go off before the vehicle rolls over, however, if the windshield is gone, the roof will cave in seriously injuring or killing the occupants. ABC's 20/20 and FOX News investigations reported 80% of windshield replacements were done incorrectly. The original factory installation and windshield cannot be duplicated in the after market. Getting into an accident with a replaced windshield today is like playing Russian roulette.

The U.S. Department of Transportation mandates that all new vehicles pass Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) performance tests. These tests ensure vehicles maintain a minimum safety standard. Standards concerning windshields are:
FMVSS 212 measures windshield retention in a barrier crash. Every make and model vehicle is accelerated to 30 mph and crashed head-on into a concrete barrier. The automobile must retain 75 percent of the windshield along the pinchweld perimeter. Some vehicle manufacturers require 100% retention in this severe crash test.
FMVSS 216 is the roof crush performance test. It measures the structural strength required to protect occupants in the event the vehicle rolls over. One and one-half times the unloaded vehicle weight or 6,000 lbs. (whichever is less) of force is applied at an angle to the roof. The roof structure can depress no more than five inches to pass. Note: the windshield provides 30-70% of the roof strength.
FMVSS 208 occupant crash protection specifies equipment requirements for active and passive restraints, including air bags. There can be no separation of load-bearing safety
3
assemblies in a 30 mph barrier crash. This pertains to the windshield because the passenger side air bag deploys off the windshield in order to perform its safety function.

just cause we approch you instead of wating for you to come to us does not make us a scam. We are here for your wifes safety. Get a repair today, save a life later.
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