Originally Posted by staplegun
I never have believed that the dealer or oil shop will take the time or dedication to clean up the peripheral areas, torque properly or spend the necessary time that the vested owner would in this matter, their jobs are to get one car and move on to the next, just sayin'
I agree, for the most part.
Dealers work on flat-rate, so there's no incentive to take extra time to do the little things a knowledgeable (and caring) car owner would do. Independent shops *might* do it, if the tech working on your car is the owner of the business and actually cares about quality customer service. I've actually seen this with my own eyes.
Quick-lube places? Hit or miss, mostly miss. Under-trained and under-paid teenagers whose only "incentive" comes from the manager screaming to SELL more unneeded services to inflate the bottom line or be fired. If you frequent one of those places, shame on you.