Oh they make some coin for sure… There are profits hiding everywhere… the best one… and most maddening for ME is when they upsell the customer. Most typically go for the upsell to better grade oil and filter…on the way to the best Synthetics… They buy everything in bulk so they save there no problem.
Makes me shake my head because the SAME customer who asked me for my oil change price and looked at me from the side of their face when I told them the amount basically caves in to the Quikie lube place in an instant and winds up paying more than I quoted them.
Somehow the public at large firmly believes an oil change with filter is under 20 bucks… I see it all the time. Again the reason I dont do half the oil changes I could possibly do…I would be drowning in oil if I did every one or even every other vehicle I see. But I give them a more than fair price on name brand supplies…and BUNKO… Many times I say “I dont really get into oil services”…when they ask…and especially when I can tell that they are the ones who believe oil changes are like 12 dollars…Just to avoid that mad dog stare i get.
The Struggle is REAL people