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Old 06-20-2010, 11:11 PM
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Average cost for an Oil change?

I was just wondering on average what most of you guys pay for an oil change? What type of oil do you put in it? How often do you do it?

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Old 06-20-2010, 11:15 PM
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Bring your own oil and filter, and the shop should do it for about $15.

I used Royal Purple for a while, recently switched to Pennzoil Platinum. Change every 3-5k miles or 6 months. Usually the 6 months comes first since I don't drive my car a lot.
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I DIY in the warmer months for around $25-35 depending on sales in the winter I go to Valvoline and pay $50-60 for full syn
Old 06-20-2010, 11:39 PM
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The Infiniti dealership charges $45 for regular oil changes.

I now do them myself for about $30.. Using Castro Syntec and PureOne oil filters..

The good thing about taking it to the dealership is gives your car a nice service record.
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50~ for the oil and filter(Mobil1 and NAPA Gold) and i save money on labour cause i do it myself
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I DIY, and buy only when there is Castrol Syntec Oil + Filter Special at any of the local places. Usually its 27-30 bucks.

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Usually buy my synthetic oil and filter for about $30 bucks when they have specials at Pepboys or autozone. Then have a shop change it for $5-10. My last oil change I got Mobile 1 extended performance w/ M1 filter for $30.
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Usually buy my synthetic oil and filter for about $30 bucks when they have specials at Pepboys or autozone. Then have a shop change it for $5-10. My last oil change I got Mobile 1 extended performance w/ M1 filter for $30.

do most shops give you any hassle for bringing in your own oil/filter? I just feel like they would...do you go to mom and pop places or chain places to have it done?
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Most chain places charge $20. But mom and pop places are more flexible w/ the price.
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i pay 38 for ep mobil 1 fully synthetic and mobile 1 filter $15 to put it in
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Damn i go to the stealership and get synthetic for around i think its ~$100 i change every 7k miles or so
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^ Thats prob too long, what fluid are they using? Dealers around here use Castrol Syntec as the "Synthetic" fluid thats good till up to 6k.
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^ Thats prob too long, what fluid are they using? Dealers around here use Castrol Syntec as the "Synthetic" fluid thats good till up to 6k.
maybe i change it every 6k idr i do it by the sticker they put up i useually go in 500 miles early or so and i belive is it castrol syntec
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Yea if its Syntec get it changed around 6k or less, 7k is too much. Forget about what they write on the sticker or w/e
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I think I pay 55 for Mobil 1 oil change plus filter.

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