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I brought my own oil (to the dealership) and the charge for labor was $13.80 (including the car wash, for which i probably would've paid $13.80)
 

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I only brought oil, the filter was $10 at Napa? or wherever I went, but they didn't have it in stock. The dealership charged me $12.25 for the filter.

I actually asked before I bought the oil if it would be any cheaper if I did so, and the service manager told me then it was only $13 bucks (compared to $80). They happened to have an opening in a half hour, so I went to Napa? got the oil and went back.
 

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Nice, I'll have to do that next time.

I was also wondering what all of you here are using for oil? I have pretty much been hearing just mocile 1, but I have always been a pretty big fan of royal purple. What do you think is better?
 

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d-dash said:
Nice, I'll have to do that next time.

I was also wondering what all of you here are using for oil? I have pretty much been hearing just mocile 1, but I have always been a pretty big fan of royal purple. What do you think is better?
I stick with Mobile 1 5W-30. It's known quality. It came with the car. And it only cost about $4 a quart at Wal-Mart.
 

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I am charged $10 labor, $7.95 for the filter and they have explicit instructions to NEVER wash my car.
If thats the case, shouldn't you name be DirtyOldRoadDawg? ;)

I've got an oil change comming up pretty soon, maybe I'll have to see if they'll do that at my dealership too (Lockhart Cadillac in Indy, anyone else go there?). I'd need what, about 5 quarts right?
 

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Jon said:
Living in Canada = $0.00 oil changes :D
...and 50% income tax, I think I'll pay for the oil change. ;)
 

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I'm using the Royal Purple 5W - 30 and have 8,000 miles while showing 29% oil life on the monitor. Most of my driving is around town (I'm in sales) about 325 miles a week.
 

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Jon said:
Living in Canada = $0.00 oil changes :D
That's to far to drive Jon.:D

What we need to know is the total price for the oil, filter and labor? How does that compare to your previous $80? Most dealerships are getting about $70/hr.

Royal Purple? Never heard of it. Is it a synthetic oil?

I changed my own oil last time but if I could get it done for $10, I'd probably have them do it.
 

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RobertCTS said:
That's to far to drive Jon.:D

What we need to know is the total price for the oil, filter and labor? How does that compare to your previous $80? Most dealerships are getting about $70/hr.

Royal Purple? Never heard of it. Is it a synthetic oil?

I changed my own oil last time but if I could get it done for $10, I'd probably have them do it.
Royal Purple is one of the top synthetic oils you can buy. Tests have proven it to be better than Mobil 1 and Castrol Syntec. The only drawback is the price - You can get Mobil 1 or Castrol Syntec for about $5 a quart and the Royal Purple will run you in the neighborhood of $7 a quart. Probably not that much better than the others mentioned here, but many people prefer it. You really can't go wrong with any of the 3 oils I have listed above - they're all a far cry better than what 90% of the people are using out there (dino oils).
 

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I've never used (or at least specified) synthetic when getting my oil changed. I've also definately not paid $80 for an oil change so i guess theyre using dead dinos in mine. If they'll do the change for me in the $10-$15 range if I supply the oil, then my baby will be getting Mobil 1 from now on!
 

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Royal Purple is one of the top synthetic oils you can buy. Tests have proven it to be better than Mobil 1 and Castrol Syntec. The only drawback is the price - You can get Mobil 1 or Castrol Syntec for about $5 a quart and the Royal Purple will run you in the neighborhood of $7 a quart. Probably not that much better than the others mentioned here, but many people prefer it. You really can't go wrong with any of the 3 oils I have listed above - they're all a far cry better than what 90% of the people are using out there (dino oils).
I use nothing by Amsoil synthetic oils in my equipment and been doing that since 1977. They are the leader in synthetic oils since 1972...
 
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