$20 at Meineke with coupons here > http://www.meineke.com/coupons.aspx and they also rotate and check the air in the tires at no additional charge. Only trouble is they're always busy if you get there too late in the afternoon.
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posted: Jun. 8, 2012 @ 8:27p
I always wait for best deal for oil change. I don't mind waiting too long for oil change because mine is an old car, and I don't care. I think last time I paid $12 plus fee.
posted: Jun. 8, 2012 @ 9:27p
Usually I pay just cost of oil and filter, that's is $50 for 6qt of full synthetic oil with OEM filter and DIY.
posted: Jun. 8, 2012 @ 10:53p
$35 at the Honda dealer for synthetic, filter and car wash for a V6. Also comes with brake inspection. It's gotten sketchy lately as the dealer I go to has been trying to make up for declining car sales by selling me "services" my car doesn't need yet (second opinion from mechanic friend). The best thing is, if I'm ever dissatisfied, one call to Honda America yields quick results. Better than complaining on yelp.
posted: Jun. 8, 2012 @ 11:45p
oops, I should have asked this question before I paid Jeffy lube. The bill was around 80. After coupons it came down to around 60. Audi A4 2.8 litre engine and have 90k miles. they recommended synthetic oil.
posted: Jun. 9, 2012 @ 12:07a
jiffy lube cross threaded my bolt plug. I either DIY my older car, and use dealer for car still under warranty. I use Mobil 1 and premium filter for about 40. dealer is about 40 too, but I only go about every 7k miles (when car notifies me)
posted: Jun. 9, 2012 @ 1:21a
you can still change your oil DIY under warranty just keep records. if your not a DIYer then you can still bring it anywhere you like. I change my own but get it on sale t autozone or advanced auto parts and nver pay more than 35/40 bucks with filter for full synthetic.
I pay between $27 and $32 for a 4.5 qt to 5.5 qt full synthetic oil change with Purolator or Wix filter; however, I roll-my-own. That price is with no coupons as I use Quaker State Full Synthetic from WalMart (~$20).
posted: Jun. 9, 2012 @ 7:56a
I don't know about where you guys are located but I see Groupon/living social deals averaging 10-15 an oil change . I just bought my 2nd 3 for $30 voucher in the last year.
firestone is the worst place to go -- they are always looking for a way to rip u off. They overcharged me for battery years ago and i would never go near firestone again
posted: Jun. 9, 2012 @ 9:27a
In our area, if the local dealership is running a special - I might be able to get an oil change for around $20-25. However, I belong to a dealership program which gives me back 5% of what ever services I gain. Also, I get every 5th oil change for free. This program is good for me because I save money and it helps the dealership keep an ongoing relationship. I must maintain my oil changes at this location to keep my powertrain warranty effective.
posted: Jun. 9, 2012 @ 9:41a
ererevv said: In our area, if the local dealership is running a special - I might be able to get an oil change for around $20-25. However, I belong to a dealership program which gives me back 5% of what ever services I gain. Also, I get every 5th oil change for free. This program is good for me because I save money and it helps the dealership keep an ongoing relationship. I must maintain my oil changes at this location to keep my powertrain warranty effective.
Is that an aftermarket/non-manufacturer warranty? I know some aftermarket warranties can/might do that, but i didn't think manufacturers can dictate where you get your oil changed to maintain warranty. Or is this something new with a specific manufacturer? Or am i just totally wrong?
$22 with coupon at Toyota dealership or $28 without. Beats going to WalMart or other places who kinda mess up your vehicle. JIFFY LUBE NO WAY!! They have been scamming customers for years by not changing the oil filter.
Sts is usually $20 plus 7th is no charge ststire.com
posted: Jun. 9, 2012 @ 7:01p
A Google search for "oil change" usually turns up a number of good offers targeted to your local area.
posted: Jun. 10, 2012 @ 8:31a
jigsaw1975 said: $22 with coupon at Toyota dealership or $28 without. Beats going to WalMart or other places who kinda mess up your vehicle. JIFFY LUBE NO WAY!! They have been scamming customers for years by not changing the oil filter.
How do you get the coupon? I have never gotten one?
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posted: Jun. 10, 2012 @ 8:37a
gonewiththewind said: jigsaw1975 said: $22 with coupon at Toyota dealership or $28 without. Beats going to WalMart or other places who kinda mess up your vehicle. JIFFY LUBE NO WAY!! They have been scamming customers for years by not changing the oil filter.
How do you get the coupon? I have never gotten one?
I have Honda which sometimes has coupons on the website. I always ask for "coupon price" whether I have a coupon or not. I always ask for discounts on anything they do. Doesn't everyone?
posted: Jun. 10, 2012 @ 9:09a
A $20 oil change is just to get you in the door to then tell you that you need various other things changed that are unnecessary and wasteful of everyone's resources (time, money, material).
We have a simple minded guy take our trucks in the oil changes. The quick lube shop would always try to take advantage of him. I told him that the oil change should cost no more than $30 and to have them call me if they wanted to do anything else. They call one day and say they need to change the air filter so I put them on hold and pull the vehicles file and per their own receipt and maintenance tracking changed the filter last oil change and then the person hung up on me when I question this. This was the last time they every touched any of our vehicles. I now have a local tire shop, which also does all the services that a quick lube would do, do it now. The are honest and never try to up sell, this is hard to find these days.
At home I do all the vehicle work outside of warranty work. I have been doing Bosch Distance Plus and what ever synthetic they package with it for about $30-35. I follow the maintenance minder on my wife's car, 12 Civic 1.8L, about 10k and do 5k on my 04 Accord I4.
We have a local GM/Honda dealership do our warranty work. We have two Honda Civics and many GMC/Chevy trucks. They only get warranty work and they know me/this and never offer anything outside of this.
posted: Jun. 15, 2012 @ 12:39a
mrkk said: how much do you pay
For the last 3 changes in each of 3 cars... zero. Of course, that's DIY, and FAR oil and filter deals. Late last year, wife took her car to local oil change place and paid $30.xx (had a Valpak coupon). Of course, they told her she needed new muffler bearings, blinker fluid, and mudflap adjustments... but she stuck to the script and got out of there unscathed.
posted: Jun. 15, 2012 @ 12:43p
I DIY also. 7 quarts of Mobil1 Full Synth for me, 5 quarts of conventional for hers.
If you stock up during the deals, you're usually set pretty good. Most of my wife's DIY changes are free, but mine average $45ish. I change my oil in ~15 mins.
posted: Jun. 20, 2012 @ 2:00p
themew said: $20 at Meineke with coupons here > http://www.meineke.com/coupons.aspx and they also rotate and check the air in the tires at no additional charge. Only trouble is they're always busy if you get there too late in the afternoon.
I called them, made appointment and went today
I have 2007 toyota camry I was told that the standard oil is 10w30 my camry needs 5w30 which is thinner oil and synthetic blend so it costs more
at least the guy was upfront he did not point out any other problems with my car
I paid 35$ in total, I was in hurry, and really due for oil change, so i went for it The receipt said 5w20!
This was in austin, tx - its 90 degrees out here right now
PS: how different are 10w30 and 5w30 anyway?? in functionality and price?
posted: Jun. 20, 2012 @ 2:47p
mrkk said: PS: how different are 10w30 and 5w30 anyway?? in functionality and price?
Sounds like you got upcharged for synthetic, not different viscosity, which is a reasonable thing to expect. Their coupon price was for dyno oil.
Use the oil the manufacture specs in the owner's manual-- that means use synthetic if they require it (one of my dd's REQUIRES synthetic), use dyno or synth if not. And try to use 5w-30 if that's what they spec. 10w-30 will not "thin out" quite as much as 5w-30 when hot (these are multi-viscosity oils, where they range between the low number and the high number, depending on the amount of heat they are holding). The reason many modern vehicles are going to the thinner oil (ie 5w-30), is they're trying to eek out a little more gas mileage out of the car by reducing the frictional loss from the oil-- yes, even though the oil is there to reduce metal-on-metal friction, it causes some of its own... the thinner oil is their attempt to get on that knife edge of protecting the metal properly without being too thick. Having said all that, if you used 10w-30 in place of 5w-30, you wouldn't likely experience any issues (apples to apples-- ie, synthetic 5w-30 versus synthetic 10w-30, and so on).
posted: Jun. 20, 2012 @ 4:00p
i understand there is difference between full synthetic and synthetic blend (blend is 10-25% synthetic?)
of course prices must be different depending on different brands
or may be he just didnt want to honor the coupon
in any case, if you use meineke, make sure you call and confirm all the details before you "show up"
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