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Old 01-13-2012, 01:44 PM
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Default Calgary Area Oil Change Prices From Dodge Dealers

It's starting to really bug me how the Dodge Dealers are pumping up their Oil Change Prices. Just had my Oil Change done at Varsity in Dec./11 and it cost $82.00 for my Hemi. Yes, I know it uses more oil but I was paying $36.00 only a year or two ago for the same engine. Seems GM has also gone up but no quite as high. The oil changes for my wife's RAV4 are only $36.00 - it only uses 2 litres less oil.

I've been dealing with Varsity for over 30 years and have purchased over 10 vehicles from them. They were giving me a discount on labour and parts as a loyal Customer and even slightly discounted this last oil change but it still came to $82.00.

Hate to have to go elsewhere but this is starting to really get on my nerves. Might be time to start doing my own oil changes again.

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Old 01-13-2012, 02:42 PM
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yea, it can be a bit pricey, why not go to a warranty approved place and see what they charge you...?
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Better yet, do all your own oil changes. Just stick to the proper times & keep all your receipts......
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funny you should mention prices, my wife takes her FJ to Henniger and has always been about $80, she went to South Pointe Toyota and their all makes quicklube was $34.00.

My first oilchange ran me $64 at Big4, my Challenger was $32.00
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Better yet, do all your own oil changes. Just stick to the proper times & keep all your receipts......
^^^^ That's good advice. I do my own oil changes however my oil costs are around $10 per liter(0W20 Amsoil). So with the filter and doing it myself it is costing me about the same. Nothing but the best for my HEMI.
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i was gonna say this as well, but seems as though he doesnt wanna do it himself??
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My first oilchange ran me $64 at Big4, my Challenger was $32.00
I actually bought my Ram from Big4 and had a service done there this summer, $64.00 is what I paid. St. Albert Dodge up here is $63.00. $82.00 is a bit pricey!
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Hell, $82 is more than the total price I pay including buying my own RP 5W-20 and having a Mr Lube do the change (stupid condo board has rules against oil changes in the parking lot). I'd definately be looking at a warranty approved place and have them do it.
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If that is the price for a loyal customer that scares me. Would price out the warranty approved places as well.
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What is the best oil out there for these trucks, the 5.7 specifically?
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