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View Poll Results: Who changes your oil?
I'm a gearhead - I do it myself. 27 51.92%
Dealership quick lube. 17 32.69%
Independent quick lube shop. 5 9.62%
Independent mechanic shop. 3 5.77%
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Old 06-19-2015, 08:01 AM
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I'm curious about how most truck fanatics handle their routine maintenance, so I decided to post a quick poll.
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Actually I'm glad you posted this. I have a question, how does it work with your warranty if you change your own oil? Let's say you've always changed it yourself and you have an issue with your engine within the 100,000 mile warranty. How do you prove that you've always changed it when you should? And even if you can prove it, will they honor it?
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Yes, the dealership will honor the warranty if you do the work yourself. You need to save the receipts where you bought the oil and filters. I personally recommend noting each receipt with the date and mileage of when it was changed.
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Yes, the dealership will honor the warranty if you do the work yourself. You need to save the receipts where you bought the oil and filters. I personally recommend noting each receipt with the date and mileage of when it was changed.
Ok, to be honest I've always changed my own oil and prefer to do it that way. But if you do if for cost reasons there isn't a lot of savings to be had anymore it seems.
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Not as much as there used to be, for sure. Dealership service departments use discounted oil change services to get people in the door, much like department stores use sales. it's not uncommon for a dealership to lose money or only break even on LOF services. When done correctly, this is a gateway for the dealership to inspect a vehicle and upsell any additional services or repairs that are needed.
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For the same money I spend for a dino oil change at the likes of Jiffy Lube, I can use a much better filter and full synthetic if I do the work myself. With the addition of a Fumoto valve, its about a 10 minute job and I have peace of mind.
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I take mine to the dealer at least until I use up my four free oil changes.
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I take mine to the dealer at least until I use up my four free oil changes.
What's your plan after they run out?
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I'll take it to the dealer or Valvoline instant oil change. I work a lot of hours and don't have a lot of extra time or that I want to spend changing oil.
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I let the dealer do it especially since they now use Pennzoil.
Much easier since they keep the paper work on electronic file so I never have to worry about it. Also, I do not have to worry where to bring the old oil and filter let alone laying on my back.
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