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$ 35
Nov 2007
Moorpark, California
Toyota Corrola
Oil change and free car wash  more... close row
$ 50
Nov 2008
Austin, TX
Chevrolet Cavalier
Oil change with oil quality upgrade  more... close row
$ 75
Jan 2007
Akron, OH
Basic oil change with synthetic oil  more... close row
$ 26
Oct 2008
San Diego, CA
Toyota Celica
Oil change with manipulative mechanic  more... close row
$ 20
Apr 2008
Bellflower, California
Saturn L300
Half price coupon for oil change  more... close row
$ 35
Aug 2007
Alameda, CA
Toyota Corolla
Oil Change while you wait  more... close row
$ 53
Dec 2008
Eastern, Iowa
Chevy Impala
Extra price worth it for good oil change  more... close row

Description of service

I recently took my car to a local repair shop to get a complete service done since it was due. I do this on a 3,000mi basis and use the same brand and weight of engine oil every time. Unlike most places today, I was able to stand in the shop and watch the mechanics work on my car and seen what all they do. When they go the car in and up on the hoist they (the 2 mechanics) started in on it right away. one pulled the drain plug on the oil pan so it could start draining, the other, went around and check the tire wear, tread, and pressure on all 4 tires. Once the oil stream came to a trickle the plug was put back in and the filter was removed and replaced. Then they lowered the car back down to the ground. One mechanic filled the engine with the oil I recommended and the other was checking the other fluids such as: power steering, coolant, windshield washer, and transmission. Once they where done with that they started checking all the lights, headlights, turning signals, license plate light, break lights.

Review of Service

The service I received here was excellent, they did a great job, thorough and quick. The price was worth it to me. I've been in other "quick lube" shops and they rush through everything and use cheap and generic brands of fluids and lube. If you have a local repair shop that does more than oil changes I would suggest taking your car there. They know from the mechanical knowledge of what to look for and how to address the issue.


Stay away from quick lube shops, have your local repair shop do it. Use the same brand of oil and weight the entire time you own your vehicle.

$ 30
Jan 2008
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Routine oil change at non-chain shop  more... close row
$ 15
Dec 2007
Amarillo, TX
This price included a basic oil change  more... close row
$ 30
Mar 2008
waupaca, Wisconsin
dodge neon
Oil change with advice for other services  more... close row
$ 25
Mar 2008
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Ford Ranger
I received a "while you wait" oil change  more... close row
$ 20
Feb 2008
Nashville TN
Chevy G-20 Van
Great experience with oil change  more... close row
$ 32
Apr 2007
Alameda, CA
Toyota Corolla
Drive Thru Oil Change  more... close row
$ 17
Dec 2007
Greenwood, IN
Hyundai Sonata
Cheap oil change, disappointing service  more... close row
$ 38
Mar 2008
Farubault, MN
Pontiac Montanna
Oil change while you stay in the car  more... close row
$ 40
Mar 2008
Cedar Rapids, IA
Incomplete Oil Change and Service  more... close row
$ 19
Mar 2008
Garland, TX
Fast and cheap oil change  more... close row