WOW What a ripoff. For $50 around here I could get a 5 qt. full synthetic oil change done just about anywhere. A regular oil change goes for anywhere around $19.99 to $24.99Yes for that very reason and the prices they charge, around here the local jiffy lube charges around 45.00 for a 5qt oil change. I asked what if I brought my own oil and filter and they said 35.00, that turned me off.
Actually, many vehicles do require specific weight oil, and sometimes that weight only comes in synthetic. My Ford Escape was like that.cars dont require synthetic oil its a preference.also the difference in price for an oil change if you do it yourself is huge than if you take it somewhere.not even $20 to do it yourself.if you think about it the oil for 5 qts is about 7 to 10 dollars and a filter is usually about 5 bucks.the oil they use and the cheapest oil you can buy will be the same price.ive seen oil at 1.25 a qt. no excuse not to change your own oil unless you dont know how or cant because of living situation(condo or apartment not letting you). if you can set up and maintain a planted tank you can change your own oil.
I hear that, depends on the vehicle for sure, I had a 99 Pontiac Sunfire that I had to take the front right wheel off to get at the filter, that was fun!It's not like it's a difficult process...drain oil, pour oil in. The hard part is dismantling everything in order to get the filter out. That, and finding a place to dispose of it. It's not as easy as you may think!
That's basically why I just pay the $25 and take it to them. It's only about every 3 months anyway, if that. It then becomes a matter of choice. I'm a pretty good procrastinator when it comes to things I don't want to do.
Uhm... cause... did you see the video? Cause when you do it yourself, you know it is done right. And if you do maintenance right, chances are that you will save a boatload of cash that you would spend otherwise to fix things because some dummy put the wrong oil in, didn't seat the filter correctly or didn't use the right filter, stripped some threads, and so on.Why spend my time going to the store to get the stuff and then actually doing it, let alone making a mess in the garage or driveway, then have to drive again to recycle the oil somewhere.