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the Price of an Oil Change

Price 
Location 
Year 
Submitted by  
Description
$ 75
Jan 2007
Akron, OH
0
Basic oil change with synthetic oil  more... close row
$ 35
Nov 2007
Moorpark, California
Toyota Corrola
2003
Oil change and free car wash  more... close row
$ 50
Nov 2008
Austin, TX
Chevrolet Cavalier
2003
Oil change with oil quality upgrade  more... close row
$ 26
Oct 2008
San Diego, CA
Toyota Celica
1996
Oil change with manipulative mechanic  more... close row
$ 20
Apr 2008
Bellflower, California
Saturn L300
2003
Half price coupon for oil change  more... close row
$ 35
Aug 2007
Alameda, CA
Toyota Corolla
2000
Oil Change while you wait  more... close row

Description of service

I got an oil change package. They changed the oil and the oil filter, the air filter, washed the windows, and tried to get me to do a whole bunch of other things that probably didn't need doing yet.


Review of Service

The oil and filter change was fine. It was quick and their little gimmick was that you didn't even have to get out of the car - they would bring you the payment forms and take your credit card and bring you back the slip to sign - you never had to move.

They did get people in and out of there quickly. They kept telling me about other services that needed to happen though, which I don't think really did. It made me wary of going back there because I don't really like any sort of auto maintenance where they'll try to get women to do extra work that may not need to be done.

They also kept messing up the sticker that says what your odometer should say when you need to return. First they printed it as saying I had 17,000 miles on my car when it was 107,000, then there was some other mistake. The second mistake is still on the sticker, so it's not very useful.


Tips

I still think that women should be wary of any type of auto services where they try to get you to pay for a whole bunch of things that "need to be done right now." Get a second or even third opinion. Or bring a man with you and see if they stop trying to sell you all the extra stuff.

I have seen plenty of places that charge less but aren't quite as close to my house. I think I'll try the other places next time.


$ 53
Dec 2008
Eastern, Iowa
Chevy Impala
2004
Extra price worth it for good oil change  more... close row
$ 20
Feb 2008
Nashville TN
Chevy G-20 Van
1995
Great experience with oil change  more... close row
$ 30
Jan 2008
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Ford/Escape
2002
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
2005
Oil change with advice for other services  more... close row
$ 25
Mar 2008
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Ford Ranger
2002
I received a "while you wait" oil change  more... close row
$ 32
Apr 2007
Alameda, CA
Toyota Corolla
2000
Drive Thru Oil Change  more... close row
$ 38
Mar 2008
Farubault, MN
Pontiac Montanna
1998
Oil change while you stay in the car  more... close row
$ 17
Dec 2007
Greenwood, IN
Hyundai Sonata
2005
Cheap oil change, disappointing service  more... close row
$ 19
Mar 2008
Garland, TX
Fast and cheap oil change  more... close row
$ 40
Mar 2008
Cedar Rapids, IA
Incomplete Oil Change and Service  more... close row