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Resource ID: #23771
Subject: Consumer Affairs
Source: WCCO-TV (Minneapolis)
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Date: 08/20/2007; 10/01/2007

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Heartland Automotive Jiffy Lubes were found to be selling two oils to customers for different prices. Yet when tested, the I-Team found that the oils had the same properties. ConocoPhillips, the supplier of the more expensive oil, said that Jiffy Lube had known this for sometime. In a later investigation the I-Team found that Heartland Jiffy Lubes sold washer fluid contained no methanol to prevent freezing, despite calling it their “winter blend.” It had simply been died blue by order of the Heartland.

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