How Often Do You Change Your Oil? (Poll)

Discussion in 'POLLing place' started by unplugged, Jul 8, 2009.

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How do you change your oil?

  1. Do it yourself

    213 vote(s)
    70.1%
  2. Quicky Lube (Lube only shop)

    30 vote(s)
    9.9%
  3. Dealer or your mechanic

    66 vote(s)
    21.7%
  4. What? The oil has to be changed?

    4 vote(s)
    1.3%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. johnvosh

    johnvosh Member

    Before I had a shared garage with my dad I used to always take my vehicle's to a shop/quick lube to get the oil changed. Now I do it myself. It is so much cheaper and I don't trust people. Especially the quick lube places that like to spray paint the oil pan for some stupid reason. I use Castrol GTX 5w30 in my Cobalt with Mobil 1 oil filtres. In the diesel I had, I used what ever was the cheapest. And then I also don't get the places trying to upselling me stuff I don't really need.
     
  2. JnBama

    JnBama Rockstar 3 Years 500 Posts

    Will be taking truck to dealer for the first few changes, don't have a place now to do any work. A quickie lube in Dallas forgot the drain plug to my Aunts car and had to get a Lawyer to help them understand she wanted a new engine instead of a used one as a replacement
     
  3. ChevyHD

    ChevyHD Rockstar 100 Posts

    Mobil 1 full synthetic 5w-30 with a Fram filter. I Always do it myself since I dedicate a day to maintenance and other projects or customizations I want to make. Its actually more of an inconvenience for me to take my truck to a shop and wait for it since I live out in the country.
     
  4. napadave

    napadave New Member

    I use the dealership. I don't have the time anymore, plus I get Mobil 1, rotate and a wash for $59.00.
     
  5. Coach24

    Coach24 Rockstar 3 Years 5000 Posts

    Pretty good deal if you are actually getting Mobil1
     
  6. Do mine myself at my work since I do work at one of those quick lane places. mobil 1 5w30 with a ACdelco filter which is the same price as a fram or
    similar.
     
  7. camaro_guy_z28

    camaro_guy_z28 New Member

    Been doing it myself for a few years now
     
  8. bobnj54

    bobnj54 New Member

    My son used to work at a Chevy dealer about 5 minutes from where I work, had him do it on my lunch hour.
    $5 bucks for the filter and bought him lunch. Now he works in the opposite direction, so I either have it done by my other son in the driveway or do it myself. The worst part is having to bring the old oil to the town. But, better then trusting some kid I don't know do it. Try to get it done at 3000 miles, but sometimes it goes over due to weather.
    The S10 is coming up on 249,000 miles. It doesn't owe me a dime. I just want to see how far it will go. Knock on wood, never had to do anything other then normal maintenance on it.
     
  9. McClintoc

    McClintoc ɹoʇɐɹǝpoɯ Staff Member 2 Years 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    Been doing it myself for the life of my truck. I change the oil about every 3,000 but I don't worry if I can't get to it and it goes 4k or 5k before a change. I still used regular, conventional oil - nothing special.
     
  10. greywolf11

    greywolf11 New Member

    Do it myself with AC filter and synthetic oil (Lately I've been using Pennzoil Ultra 5W-30.) every 5k miles. If you do it yourself you know what was put in the crankcase and it gives you a chance to look things over under the truck. Sometime I wonder how many people pay for an expensive syn and the quickie lube place fills her up with bulk conventional?
     

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