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Poll: Where do you get your oil changed?

Where do you get your oil changed?


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Castrol edge, wix filter. 30 years as an ase Master auto tech and I've never had an oil related breakdown using castrol products and wix filters.
 

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I change the oil after each track day outing, but I still take it to the dealership for it's scheduled oil-change intervals. It's an investment to maintain service documentation for my extended warranty. Besides, i usually have other service for them to perform when I bring it in.
 

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DIY Myself too. Just run up on the ramps. Slide under with a big pan and letter rip. Filter is a bit of a pain but not too bad. A little brake cleaner when I'm done to clean up and good to go. Dump 2 5 quart jugs in and on my way. Learned the hard way though. Make sure I haven't driven before starting. That oil gets HOT
Yeah, it seems so many vehicles today have plastic or metal panels underneath that have to be removed to get to the oil filter. I suppose it's somewhat for aerodynamics that may contribute a little to fuel economy.
 

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So proud to be a mustang owner again. Made a mistake and bought a BMW for awhile those people are so boring and low DIY percentage. So glad to be back with the gear heads and comrades that like to wrench it like myself!
 

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Guess?
I'm turning 80 yrs old on September 29 and I still do most of my own work in the garage.

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Do it myself in the driveway on ramps.
I was 80 in July. Can't remember not changing it myself. Strongly agree with post #2. My 5.0 F150 is a pain getting the filter runoff out. EB Mustang not bad at all.
No more than I drive anymore, it's most often once a year for each one. Motorcraft filter & full synthetic oil.
Total respect to you guys!
 

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Major disincentive to doing it myself for is proper disposal of the used oil.
 

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There is a lube place near my house that charges me $30 to do it. I bring them the oil and filter. No more crawling under my car, no worry about oil disposal. They actually started carrying Wix filters because of me. Lol
 

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As I’ve gotten older, that crawl under the car is almost comical. I take it to the dealership since it’s still under warranty. After that I’ll use my local guy.
 

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Having experienced and heard of bad oil change experiences at car dealerships, I'm curious where you all go to have your oil changed...
Oil changed in my garage every 5K miles like clockwork on all my cars for 30 years, well over 100 times:
Recurring costs:
$32 for (2) 5-quart jugs of Kirkland 5W-30 full synthetic
$12 for Motorcraft filter
$3 Ford twist-on drain plug
$1.16 per Miller Lite 16 oz can, ice cold, quantity varies
$0.22 dog pee pad
$0.10 pair of nitrile gloves
One-time costs:
$51 Rhino ramps, pair (car clears, not lowered, pricey race ramps unnecessary)
$16 pair of wheel chocks for rears
$11 for 16 qt drain pan
$6 oil filter wrench
Used oil dropped off at Autozone for free.
So about $48 per oil change.
 

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I have been doing all my own maintenance and repairs for over 50 years. The right hand drive version we get here in oz is the hardest oil filter to change in any vehicle i have ever owned. The power steer gets in the way i remove the large plastic panel under the front to get better access (28 screws) and that's doing it no my 2 post hoist. I guess I am 70!!!
 

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Oil changed in my garage every 5K miles like clockwork on all my cars for 30 years, well over 100 times:
Recurring costs:
$32 for (2) 5-quart jugs of Kirkland 5W-30 full synthetic
$12 for Motorcraft filter
$3 Ford twist-on drain plug
$1.16 per Miller Lite 16 oz can, ice cold, quantity varies
$0.22 dog pee pad
$0.10 pair of nitrile gloves
One-time costs:
$51 Rhino ramps, pair (car clears, not lowered, pricey race ramps unnecessary)
$16 pair of wheel chocks for rears
$11 for 16 qt drain pan
$6 oil filter wrench
Used oil dropped off at Autozone for free.
So about $48 per oil change.
I never knew that Autozone offered a used oil drop. I have to check that out
 

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I never knew that Autozone offered a used oil drop. I have to check that out
I've been dropping my oil off at autozone for 23+ years now. Depending on the store, you either give them the containers of used oil for disposal, or you pour it yourself into the holding tank in the back of the store.
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