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the Price of an Oil Change

Price 
Location 
Year 
Submitted by  
Description
$ 50
Nov 2008
Austin, TX
Chevrolet Cavalier
2003
Oil change with oil quality upgrade  more... close row
$ 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
$ 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
$ 53
Dec 2008
Eastern, Iowa
Chevy Impala
2004
Extra price worth it for good oil change  more... close row
$ 25
Mar 2008
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Ford Ranger
2002
I received a "while you wait" 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

Description of service

This price included a basic oil change (including - oil, oil filter, oil disposal fee, and labor). The price didn't include the air filter. The work was performed in under 30 minutes and was performed where I could view what was going on during the entire work process.


Review of Service

The oil change was fast and reliable, taking about 20 minutes as I went during a non-busy period. I don't think that I could have gotten the supplies and gotten set up to do the oil change in the amount of time that it took to drive into the bay at the oil change place, and have the work done. So the time savings alone were well worth the cost, that doesn't include the cost of the actual oil, oil filter, and oil disposal which I would have incurred had I done it myself. You occasionally do have to insure that the oil cap is replaced, as it is possible for the mechanics to leave things lose when they finish their work.


Tips

Of course you don't get the satisfaction of doing the job yourself, getting dirty, spending quality time teaching the kids how to change oil. Make sure that the place you are going to has a reputation for doing the job right and has some sort of guarantee about their work. Additionally, go ahead and get an air filter for your car (from a store before you go in for the oil change). As soon as the oil change is performed and your car is ready for you, pull out into the parking lot and change the air filter (this gives you a chance to insure that the oil cap is properly replaced and insures that your car has just completed its basic maintenance).


$ 30
Mar 2008
waupaca, Wisconsin
dodge neon
2005
Oil change with advice for other services  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