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The Myth of the $19.99 Oil Change

Brian England, Wed, Aug 06, 2014

Have you ever gotten an oil change for $19.99 or less?  How much do you think the value of that oil service really was?

We did an infographic on the value of an oil change.  The bottom line is, when you receive any product or service for less than its value, someone is paying for it.  It can be that the business is covering the cost and using the product or service as a loss leader to get you into their establishment –hoping they can get you to purchase more goods or services.  It can also be that the workers there are paying the price through low wages.

Take a look at our infographic.  Let us know what you think.

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About Brian England

 

Brian England, the current president of BA Auto Care (formerly British American Auto Care) got his start with an auto apprenticeship in a small town in the northwest of London. He came to the U.S. in 1972 to work for a Land Rover dealer in Rockville, MD, and a few years later, started British American Auto Care with his wife, Jennifer. A big believer in preventive auto maintenance, Brian's philosophy is to encourage and educate drivers on the benefits of adhering to a regular maintenance plan.