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the Price of an Oil Change

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$ 75
Jan 2007
Akron, OH
Basic oil change with synthetic oil  more... close row
$ 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

Description of service

I purchased a regular service oil change for $30, and spent an extra $10 by upgrading to the "second-best" quality oil (out of three qualities total). The other $10 was comprised of extra fees (such as labor). The employees at the oil change place filled up my car fluids for me, and vacuumed the floorboards of my car. They also washed the windows.

Review of Service

I feel that this price is a little high. A long time resident of my home town who owns a gas station/car maintenance shop changes my oil for $30 when I visit home. However, the employees at the franchise I visited were quick, courteous, and professional. Overall, it was a good experience.


When you go to franchise car maintenance places, be careful what you end up buying! Many of the employees will try to sell you things your car doesn't actually need. It's usually best to tell them "no" and wait until a mechanic or a friend can look at the "problem". Once an employee at one franchise-type store told me I needed new windshield wipers - I had just changed them 2 weeks earlier and it had only rained once. I just laughed at him.

$ 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
$ 53
Dec 2008
Eastern, Iowa
Chevy Impala
Extra price worth it for good oil change  more... close row
$ 35
Aug 2007
Alameda, CA
Toyota Corolla
Oil Change while you wait  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
$ 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
$ 32
Apr 2007
Alameda, CA
Toyota Corolla
Drive Thru Oil Change  more... close row
$ 38
Mar 2008
Farubault, MN
Pontiac Montanna
Oil change while you stay in the car  more... close row
$ 17
Dec 2007
Greenwood, IN
Hyundai Sonata
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