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    Oil Change $51.33 ?

    How much does everyone pay for an oil change. I just went in for my first oil change and the dealer charged me $51.33. This seems a little too high for a regular oil change, when I had my BMW I paid around the same but that was for 7000 mile intervals. I just wanted to know if I got cheated "again" by the dealer.

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    Re: Oil Change $51.33 ?

    My first oil change aroudn 3,000 miles was $38.

    My second oil change, which was the 10K mile service, was $67

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    Re: Oil Change $51.33 ?

    I change my own, and even being a Amsoil Dealer is still costs me a lot

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    Re: Oil Change $51.33 ?

    In New Hamsphire, just paid $64.00 for Mobil One ... my first oil change.

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    Re: Oil Change $51.33 ?

    Why do you use the dealer for oil change?

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    Re: Oil Change $51.33 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by outofdablue
    How much does everyone pay for an oil change. I just went in for my first oil change and the dealer charged me $51.33. This seems a little too high for a regular oil change, when I had my BMW I paid around the same but that was for 7000 mile intervals. I just wanted to know if I got cheated "again" by the dealer.
    I just got my first oil changed @ the Cadillac dealer today also. I paid between $45-$50, but that is because I requested Valvoline (only brand I use) and they had to go out and get it. They normally don't carry it. Otherwise it would have cost $35-$45.

    I changed mine @3500 miles even though my oil life indicator showed oil life @ 52%. I expect I could have gotten another 2500 miles or so before the indicator showed me needing a change. Going about 6000 miles without changing the oil just didn't seem right to me. Just Wondering--------What mileage did you change yours @ and did your oil life indicator tell you to?

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    Re: Oil Change $51.33 ?

    its really not that hard to change your own oil guys. it costs me ~$15 for oil and a filter and takes me 20 minutes or so.

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    Re: Oil Change $51.33 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by slimm44
    its really not that hard to change your own oil guys. it costs me ~$15 for oil and a filter and takes me 20 minutes or so.
    I used to change the oil on all my vehicles, but I'm lazy now and don't want to get my hands dirty if I don't have to. Anyways, if the dealer does it, they are liable for any problems if they arise. I don't know what those problems could be, but I know I am not responsible.

    P.s. you have to include labor time to that $15. Your time is also worth $$$.

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    Re: Oil Change $51.33 ?

    WIth a STS at the dealer the special up in Ontario
    Includes


    Lube, oil & filter

    15 point inspection including coolant, tires, wipers, hoses & belts

    Tire rotation

    Brake inspection

    Top-up fluids

    Set tire pressure

    Electronic battery test


    Price

    $49.95† plus tax


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    † Other participating GM Dealerships may set individual prices. LOF includes up to 5L of GM premium motor oil. Offers are valid on most GM vehicles for a limited time only to retail customers. See Service Advisor for more details.

    even with the STS North Star engin they do not charge extra for more oil

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    Re: Oil Change $51.33 ?

    I changed mine @ 3000 miles and the indicator read 48%. Also they charged me extra for the Penzoil products they used, which is not something I asked for. Is this something extra or do all dealers use Penzoils? I would feel very cheated if that is something they charge extra at the customers request, b/c I did not request it.

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    Re: Oil Change $51.33 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by outofdablue
    I changed mine @ 3000 miles and the indicator read 48%. Also they charged me extra for the Penzoil products they used, which is not something I asked for. Is this something extra or do all dealers use Penzoils? I would feel very cheated if that is something they charge extra at the customers request, b/c I did not request it.
    The dealer I went to told me: If no particular oil type is requested, they use UNION, which is a brand I've never heard of. He also told me that they have Penzoil in stock if I wanted to use that. He gave no indication that he would charge me extra for Penzoil if I chose that instead of Union. I expect Penzoil would have cost me $35-$40.

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    Re: Oil Change $51.33 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by slimm44
    its really not that hard to change your own oil guys. it costs me ~$15 for oil and a filter and takes me 20 minutes or so.
    But you also have get rid of the oil . For $50 they can change the oil and rotate the tires

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    Re: Oil Change $51.33 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by airbalancer
    But you also have get rid of the oil . For $50 they can change the oil and rotate the tires
    by law you can return used oil to where you purchased it for no charge. just put it in the empty bottles and bring it back.

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    Re: Oil Change $51.33 ?

    ya, any schucks/checkers/autozone type place will take your used oil for free. i can also rotate my own tires, another thing that isn't hard at all. i end up with 35 bucks more in my pocket and just a lil dirtier.

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    Re: Oil Change $51.33 ?

    25 bucks at talarico...

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