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Old 12-08-2008, 09:39 AM   #1
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Smile Do you TAKE YOUR CAR TO THE LOCAL SHOP FOR OIL CHANGES?

Do you?

I don't, but I might be considering it because its almost negative 11 degrees outside..

But here's the thing...by the time I buy the stuff and the filter, then factor in the time it takes to do the task, then compare it to the 20-30 bucks at the local shop, it's not really like saving me that much cash.

What are youse guyses thoughts?
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Old 12-08-2008, 09:43 AM   #2
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Old 12-08-2008, 09:44 AM   #3
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find a place that you can trust as all is well. i know i couple of places in my area where i know some of the guys who work there and i know they will do what they say. i work at a dealer and still hate taking my car to one. so being able to trust a place is a big deal to me.
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do it your self who knows who they have working i dont want those guys touching my car
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Old 12-08-2008, 09:51 AM   #5
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Old 12-08-2008, 09:56 AM   #6
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I dont do it, my driveway sucks major *** to work on cars. I trust my shop, plus I watch them do it to make sure they dont miss anything. I tried changing the oil in my Taurass in my driveway last summer, never again. Such a pain in my ***. Unless I can use a lift then I will pay the extra $3 to have someone else do it.
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Old 12-08-2008, 09:59 AM   #7
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I buy the parts and tell them to use them but mine goes to dealer... my current driveway just isn't agreeable on doing it myself....
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Old 12-08-2008, 10:13 AM   #8
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You only save $5 or so doing it yourself.

Do it if you enjoy doing it. Do it if you don't trust the place you're taking it to. Those are really the only two reasons I can think of to justify doing it yourself.
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only if a small asian girl works there, other wise I will do it my self
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Old 12-08-2008, 10:26 AM   #10
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$5? You guys must have a really cheap shop. If I do it myself, I spend the same to put in Mobil 1 with a Mobil 1 filter as the shop would charge to put in whatever regular crap they use. Plus, I don't want them touching my car unless they have to, last time I had a shop change my oil, they overtightened the oil filter and it took me over an hour to work it off... eff that, I should be able to take it off by hand.
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