: Oil



bobcnj
08-01-07, 09:12 AM
Has anyone used another synthetic oil other than Mobil 1, and if so what brand. I just called my dealer and her told me an oil change there was $99.99, which nearly made me fall of my chair. Just cannot see paying $100.00 for an oil change. Also hard to find a lube center who offers Mobil 1.

sgilbert
08-01-07, 10:09 AM
DIY! Mobil1 isn't any higher than other synthetics. I buy mine at Sam's Club in 6-packs. N* needs 7.5 qts.

Actually, it's a fairly easy change, as the drain plug and filter are quite near the front of the car.

scout01
08-01-07, 10:44 AM
I go whenever my DIC says around 30%, to Valvoline and get their synthetic oil put into the my V6-2006 SRX. I have had no issues. The price is about $69.00/fill. The way I look at it it's the price of 2 oil changes that are non-synthetic on my wifes Acura.

Mplsspyder
08-01-07, 11:47 AM
WOW!!! I go to the dealer and it costs me $66 for an oil change.
Sorry for you man. I would check the Quickie places. Some will change if you bring your own oil too.

louisn
08-01-07, 08:49 PM
Verify the synthetic oil is GM approved for the SRX . Many synthetics are not approved including some Mobil 1 variants. Don't void your warranty by trying to save $10.00 on an oil change.

robhersch
08-01-07, 11:44 PM
My dealer charges me: Labor-12.00, parts-58.00, misc-2.62, tax-4.50 = Total 77.12
My independent Cad Service: Labor -12.00; I supply parts: 8 Mobil 1@ 6.00, GM filter@ 3.50, tax-4.12 = 67.62
Noted AutoZone has oil change special: 5 qt Mobil 1 + Mobile 1 filter = 29.95; add 3 qts @ 6.19 + tax ~ 50.00
Do-it-yourself: 8 qt Mobil 1 @ 6.00 + filter @ 3.50 + tax ~ 56.00
Take your choice & good luck