Discussion in 'Cars & Automotive' started by Red_Alert, Jul 28, 2013.
There are some places that will come and pick up your used oil, and pay if it's enough. If I had a bigger garage I would put a 55 gallon drum in there and when it got full, call the company up and get my cash and my oil removed.
Yep, I love those places that take as much as you can dump. We have 5 vehicles and one is a diesel(4 gallons each oil change) plus a skidloader(2 gallons). I just dumped 30 gallons last weekend.
I always take my own oil filter when I have my oil changed. I will take my own oil as well if I need too, if I can find it.
I spend about $100 for an oil change, which may seem crazy to some of you, but I only need to change it once a year so it's worth it to me. I only changed every 10k miles because I use a K&N oil filter and Pennzoil Ultra synthetic oil. It's about $20 for my oil filter, and about $80 to have the oil changed. $40 for the oil if I buy it separate and then usually still $30 for the oil change even though I'm not using their stuff.
I would change the oil myself, but my drive way isn't level so I don't have much choice.
I went to the Pennzoil quicky lube place with the Waggy on Friday. Remembering this thread, I asked the dude if they use shitty filters like the Valvoline place. The guy looked at me kinda' funny and said "they do that? - I bet they do do that." He took me too a rack of shelves with all makes and shapes of filters from which he picked my Mobil 1 filter to go with my oil in the Waggy.
That said, the Pennzoil place costs too much. The only reason I go there is they're a good bunch and they mail me a $10 jewpon every 6 months saying "we haven't seen you in awhile." So, it was like $47 to have it done in 10 minutes with no BS. Decent.
The Waggy happy at the Pennzoil quicky lube:
Last time my '08 needed an oil change, wife and I were in a hurry to go somewhere and she talked me into having it done at a Walmart while we ran in for a few things. It was time again yesterday and when she wanted me to take it somewhere again, I refused and did it myself. The filter Walmart used was lowest quality and they'd tightened it so tight, the sides were tearing and leaking all over while I was trying to remove it. I got it removed and put a Fram extra-guard filter on it. Ready to go another 5K.
I wish I had a flat place in my yard so I could change my own.
Btw, bring your own filter to places like that. They won't give you a discount or anything, not that it matters since they are using a $2 filter anyway, but they will use the filter you give them.
Had my oil changed yesterday. $14 for the filter, $85 for the oil change.
I use synthetic although I am not so partial to a brand. Pennzoil and mobil 1 usually but not all the time. I have gone many a mile on those oils. I am about 50/50 changing myself.
I bought a '19 cherokee v6 4x4 with 9k. They changed oil when I picked it up so I waited till the car told me it needed changing again. It was 6k miles, which if it didn't do it soon was going to do it anyway.
I switched to synthetic mobil 1. I am getting about 10% better gas mileage. Still not great but .... I also graded this on a bit of a curve since I warm up car in winter and haven't had to do that since I got the change.
I am not sure if there is a break in for engine like used to when it come to mileage, but I reset mileage every fill up. I didn't notice the mileage different (not paying attention really) until about 3rd fill up after change.
Costco just got their own version of synthetic. Cheap as all hell. When I do next change I think I will go with it and a good filter. Changing oil in this jeep seems pretty easy, the filter you get to from top.......
Good bump. I sure miss that beast.
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