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View Poll Results: How do you change your oil?

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  • Do it yourself

    213 69.84%
  • Quicky Lube (Lube only shop)

    31 10.16%
  • Dealer or your mechanic

    66 21.64%
  • What? The oil has to be changed?

    4 1.31%
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  1. #21
    TRPLXL2's Avatar
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    Jan 2009
    Norwalk, Ohio
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    I take mine to NTB all the time, because i have lifetime oil changes, tire balancing, 4 wheel alignment, and rotation so why wouldn't I? We have a four post car lift and all of the tools, but the time just isn't there for that kind of thing.
    2004 Chevy Colorado
    LS1 5.7 swap/TBSS rear axle swap

  2. #22


    perks of being a mechanic is that i get to do my own with a hoist and able to check everything over on company time

  3. #23
    Master Mechanic
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    Apr 2009
    Owens Cross Roads, Alabama


    been takin it to a place in town and after every change i crawl under to check their dissapointments so far but first screw up ill be back to doing it myself
    2004 Silverado 4x4
    1986 K5 Blazer
    8" Superlift w/39.5 super swampers
    1992 GMC Jimmy "Blue Bomber"
    4.3L Vortec

  4. #24
    Jr. Apprentice drkbluZ71's Avatar
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    Feb 2009
    corpus christi, tx


    do it yourself is the only way. plus you save money!

  5. #25


    Quote Originally Posted by drkbluZ71 View Post
    do it yourself is the only way. plus you save money!
    I lose money. $7 for a good filter, $15 for decent oil. Plus grease, hand cleaner, hot water, and an hour of my time. I could take it to the speedie shop for $20, done in 15 minutes, no dirty hands. Of course, I get more experience changing front end parts that way........
    When you hear hoofbeats, look for horses not zebras.

  6. #26
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    Jul 2009
    Grand Rapids, Michigan


    yeah here in grand rapids there was a place doing oil changes for 15. i brought my old honda passport there and like 1500 miles later the oil was like black water. havent done those cheap deals since.

  7. #27


    Yeah the oil change places are cheap until you start adding the upgraded oil, filter etc. then that 15 quickly becomes 40+. Do mine myself.
    2004 Silverado 2500 Crew Cab 4x4, AMSOIL EA air filter, Granatelli MAF sensor, Throttle body spacer, Magnaflow exhaust (true dual to 2 in 1 out muffler), 6" ProComp lift (add a leaf and 5" superlift rear block), Bilstein shocks, 35's (Cooper Disoverer ST) and 4.10 gears, Rhino Liner, EGRUSA fender Flares and widow visors, extended stainless steel brake lines, firestone airbags w/onboard air compressor, Pioneer Avic X940BT navigation, Accel backup camera.
    1960 Land Rover Series II 88
    2001 Pontiac Sunfire
    2013 Toyota Avalon Limited (Wife's Car)
    NRA Life Member

  8. #28


    There is nothing I cant do or havent done to my truck. I do it myself. But, thanks for the offer.
    1988 GMC Jimmy 4x4
    350 ci
    700r4 Trans
    Rear axle swapped to 12 Bolt
    3.73 gears
    208 Tcase
    True Duals with FlowMasters
    5 inch Susp. Lift
    Dual Shock setup
    35 inch BFG's
    Full Auto Everything
    Sony Head Unit and sound
    Springfield XD .45 in Console
    Axe Handle in back

  9. #29
    Jr. Apprentice drkbluZ71's Avatar
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    corpus christi, tx

    Default wow

    wow thats pretty sad if it takes you an hour to change ur own oil. im done in less the 30 min and have done it enough times at the age of 20 to know how to keep the mess to a minimum. at a local quick lube they charge $95 for the mobile 1 extended performance oil and filter. i get the same thing at autozone for less then $35 and have the satisfaction of Knowing I Put A Quality Oil in my truck. i dont know about yall but i dont have $60 dollars to just throw away like that. not to mention its not a bad thing to do a little work every once and a while.

  10. #30
    Sr. Apprentice VectraGT's Avatar
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    Jun 2009
    Kaiserslautern, Germany

    Default Pay Germany GM dealership $160 US dollars or do it my self?

    Living in Germany comes at a cost. Especially when it comes to maintenance on my '09 Silverado. Just out of curiosity I took my truck to the local Opel dealer (part of GM) and showed them the maintenance schedule for 10,000 Miles. He returned with a bill of over $400. I kindly thanked him for his time and went by the parts store on base to get the things I needed. The great thing about living in Germany is I have hooked up with a Germany family who ONLY works on GM products. They curse all German owned brands and only work on Opels. Considering I drive the pennical of Amercian utility, the have graciously accepted me as part of the family. Along with that comes 2 fully stocked garrages, with lifts, pnumatic tools, and gathering crowds to whatch the truck on the lift.

    ** Do it your self. Its much more least in Germany!**
    2009 Silverado Z71, 5.3
    Under bottom coating
    Line-X bedliner
    Rhino Cat-back exhaust
    AEM Brute Force CAI
    more to follow

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