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(Edmunds)   American automotive service industry: You should definitely change your oil every 3000 miles. American automotive consumers: Uh ... nice try   (edmunds.com) divider line 11
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2013-01-27 12:00:33 PM
4 votes:
I'm surprised people who change their own oil actually bother taking the old stuff to a recycling center. What a pain in the ass.

I just dump mine in the neighbor's yard.
2013-01-27 10:10:02 AM
3 votes:
I don't like how pushy they've become. I go into an auto shop for routine oil and they do the 21 point inspection....

"Hey, it looks like your air filter is a little clogged. It needs replacing."
"No it doesn't. Just the oil please."
"I see you're using the wrong type of anti-freeze for this type of radiator. Would you like us to...."
"Nothing wrong with the anti-freeze. Just the oil please."
"Your transmission fluid is..."
"Transmission's fine."
"Your washer fluid is low..."
"I'll fill it myself, thanks."
"Tires look a little worn..."
"Just the oil, please."
*smash* "Your tail light is out..."
"You just did that!"
2013-01-27 09:05:26 AM
3 votes:
This is why I don't go to those JiffyLube places. I only go to the dealership for proper maintenance.
2013-01-27 12:22:20 PM
2 votes:

FitzShivering: All bets are off if you go to a dealer, though -- at least in this area.


You too? Same here.
My truck was in for some warranty work and the service manager came out to the waiting area with my air filter saying it should be changed.
It had a full-sized dried leaf on it.

I asked him how that leaf got past the air inlet grill below the windshield.

He said nothing.

I told him to put the filter back in the truck, and also put the leaf back where he found it.
2013-01-27 12:07:46 PM
2 votes:

Mr. Eugenides: Eight years ago I paid $250 for a lifetime oil change for my new car. Every 3000 miles as long as I own the car.120,000 miles later I'm still happy to bring it in and get the oil changed every few months.


Yeah but the filter must be worn out by now...
2013-01-27 10:15:52 AM
2 votes:

limeyfellow: You don't change your own oil? I didn't think such people existed.


Yeah, and some people don't fix their own computers either.

What a bunch of losers!
2013-01-27 07:05:08 PM
1 votes:

mr_a: To be honest, I always though the purpose of changing oil was more to remove contaminants and metal shavings than because the oil lost lubricating ability.


You only get that the first oil change or . . . ummm . . . the last. :)
2013-01-27 11:19:46 AM
1 votes:
I just wait until the oil light comes on. That's what it's for right?

/then I get a new car
2013-01-27 10:29:05 AM
1 votes:

poorjon: I've got a Passat with the 1.8T. If you've got a VW turbo and don't make oil changes a religion, the engine will leap out of the hood and try to devour you.

/Maybe not getting a VW next time.


If you've got a VW turbo the electrical system is going to short out and burn you to death long before oil changes become a problem....
2013-01-27 09:47:53 AM
1 votes:
Eight years ago I paid $250 for a lifetime oil change for my new car. Every 3000 miles as long as I own the car.120,000 miles later I'm still happy to bring it in and get the oil changed every few months.
2013-01-27 08:49:06 AM
1 votes:
I've got a Passat with the 1.8T. If you've got a VW turbo and don't make oil changes a religion, the engine will leap out of the hood and try to devour you.

/Maybe not getting a VW next time.
 
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