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Hey,

i got my first and last oil change at the dealer - $100.00 bucks!!!!

Anyway, i will be purchasing my Mobil One oil cheaper from other sources and taking it to this place that will charge me $20 bucks to change it - plus a free car wash....

What i want to know is - what kind of filter do i get for my caddy....

i got a '05 CTS

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If you bring your own mobil 1, your dealer will change it for $20 too. Thats what I did. And thats including filter. Didnt ask for a wash though.
 

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Hey,

i got my first and last oil change at the dealer - $100.00 bucks!!!!
WOW!! $0 for as long as I own the car at my dealer
 

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For $120 bucks at my dealer I get a mobil oil change, tire rotation, car wash and they lube the hinges, 20 point inspection, and clean the inside of my car.
 

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i bring my own oil to the dealership, they charge less than $15 and they wash her.
 

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Same here in Orlando, bring the oil $5.49 mobil 1 or $5.99 Royal Purple, Filter $7.00, dealer changed for $15.00. By the way 8,000 miles on the Royal Purple and still showed 17% on the oil monitor. Most of the driving is in town, great stuff.
Car wash included.
 

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Cant imagine paying a hundred bucks for an oil change, regardless of oil type. I guess I should feel pretty fortunate to get a lifetime lube, oil & filter deal with my car. I bought the car used at the Chevrolet dealer we bought our truck from.
 

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1500cc said:
All maintenance and oil changes are free up here for the life of the warranty :)
Dont make me mention the income tax again!

Oh, and I'm watching Canadian Bacon right now...LMAO!!! :histeric:
 

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Some dealers really take advantage of customers thats why I only go there as a last resort. I have a long time friend who is part owner of a full line dealership and the service/parts manager. He once told me that about half of all the customers who come in, never complain about price. Many Cadi owners gladly pay and never complain.

Here is the oil filter.


 

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By the way 8,000 miles on the Royal Purple and still showed 17% on the oil monitor. Most of the driving is in town, great stuff.
Car wash included.
The oil life monitor does not evaluate the condition of the oil. It is a mathematical calculation that takes into consideration the number of cold starts, revolutions of the engine, etc. to determine when the oil *should* be changed. You could've put Mazola in your crankcase and it would still have shown 17% at 8000 miles.
 

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fyi
The oil life monitor, then, is based on a model. A computer chip in the Powertrain
Control Module is loaded with a certain number of engine revolution counts. The count for each engine/vehicle combination is determined by testing. As the engine runs, each revolution is subtracted from the remaining count in the oil life monitor. When the count reaches zero, the instrument panel light comes on. But, here’s the clever part. When the various input sensors detect that the engine is running under either cold or hot conditions, it subtracts extra counts (penalties) for each engine revolution. So, the conditions
that cause the oil to "wear out" make the counter run down faster
NOTE: Synthetic oil resists "wearing out" better than mineral oil, so the oil life monitor
is set to account for this, but only on vehicles that are specified for synthetic oil from the
factory -- the Corvette, for instance. Using synthetic oil in other vehicles is certainly not
harmful, but the oil life monitor will continue to count down as though the engine contained
mineral oil.
 

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Where do you get that Mobil 1 for cheaper then? And how much cheaper is that Mobil 1 then? The dealer here charges over $20 per container, so I pay about $150 for an oil change.
 

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yeah it's the same here...i think my dealer is getting a little shady. i had the oil changed fairly recently and it's already down to about 80-85%. i think largely, after reading this, it's due to the very cold spell we're having here in the detroit area. next time i'm going to bring in my own oil.

AND...the maintenance and wash thing really pisses me off. not only do they not wash it and charge for everything, but last time i had DIRTY HAND MARKS on my hood and quarter panels. looks like 1-2 guys were leaning over the hood with their dirty bear paws. i'm going to bitch about it when i get a survey questionnaire. i mean, not only do they not wash it, but the mess they left was unnacceptable. atleast wipe it off for christ sakes.
 

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I am in the process of training my shitty-ass dealership. I phoned the general manager the other day and asked him why he thinks Cadillac sales have been plummiting in Canada..... I told him its because of the SHITTY service people get and how i'm spreading the word about his dealership.

I have to give clear instructions on exactly what I want when I bring my car in. >> Change the oil, don't touch my f***ing rims, I don't want your grubs to scratch them all up when doing a rotation, I want a loaner car brought to the front door for me (im finished with walking around the lot trying to locate a car I've never seen before) and I want it clean and freshly washed, make sure my car is washed AND DRIED, park it at the front when I say I'm comming to pick it up (i'm sick of trying to locate my own car on their damn lot!), don't put any ugly sticker on my widsheild and smear it all up, AND take out the cardboard you put on my floormats, the plastic covers off my seats, the big cardboard window ID tag OR YOU WILL FIND ME RIPPING THEM OUT OF MY CAR AND DISPOSING OF THEM IN THE MIDDLE OF YOUR LOT!!!!
:) my service department is in constant need of reminders; you have to ack and instruct as if you were giving orders to an toddler.
 

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The Caddy dealers really overcharge for all the service items. I took the wife's CTS in for the $75 oil change and they recommended a new air filter. I figured it was about due and inquired how much - they quoted me $100 to install a new freaking air filter!!! I could not believe it - the breakdown was $50 for parts and $50 for labor. UNBELIEVABLE! I told them I would do it myself and went to the parts department to see what they would charge me for the air filter - YEP, you guessed it, $49.95. I left the dealership so pi$$ed that I could barely see. When I found that the local auto parts stores did not carry an air filter for the CTS, I got even more angry. I finally decided to call the Chevy/Pontiac/Buick/Cadillac dealer about 35 minutes away. Their price for the air filter was $34.95 - INSTALLED and they offered to pick up and return my vehicle to me at my convience. Needless to say, I am a loyal customer of this dealership now. A good deal will sell the vehicle, but customer service is what keeps customers loyal to your dealership. BTW - their oil changes are cheaper, too.
 

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So is the car wash supposed to be automatic with an oil change? I ask because my dealers never washed mine when I've been in for service.

On the subject of the Mobil 1, I bought a case for about $30 at Pepboys, then had the dealer change the oil and filter for $20.
 

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damnit, now i'm pissed. they charged me like 75-80 to do the oil change also...never again. i think i'm going to try another dealership also...can't be any worse. i mean seriously, these are all the little things that really add up. sounds like GM needs to initiate a training program for dealerships with low marks...i know the supervisors here have to go through training if they recieve less than 3.2 out of 4 on their annual reviews. ridiculous.
 

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How about all those "10 minute" type oil-chage places that dot the highways??
I have only had my '06 for 2 months, but I was figuring, when needed, on just going over to one of those places & ask for a Mobile 1 change, as I have seen Mobile one on most of their "menus" .. I believer a "regular" oil/filter change is about $19-25, & Mobile 1 is about $50-60 on their "menus .... & most include topping off the wiper fluid, air pressure ect...
Anyone have any experience with these shops in relation to the CTS??
 
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