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Old 01-29-2012, 06:21 AM
 
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Default cheapest place to buy engine oil?

I dont buy the cheapest stuff, most likely pennzoil or mobil one conventional oil. the problem is a qt of oil was a buck when I first started driving in 2003. now oil is about 4 a qt after tax. I try to save and go to wal mart and buy the 5 qt bottles, but they are still about 3.50 a qt after tax..


is there other places that might be cheaper? such as a online site or something like that? My family has quite a few cars.. it gets expensive.....
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Old 01-29-2012, 06:26 AM
 
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Pep boys.Advance auto parts,car quest, always have sales recently.Join the pep boys reward program and they give veteran discounts on certain days in the NY area at least.
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Old 01-29-2012, 06:43 AM
 
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Old 01-29-2012, 06:52 AM
 
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Believe it or not if you are an Amazon preferred member you can sometimes find good oil for sale there, and depending on your membership level they can ship for free. Just another option for you, but best I've seen locally was Walmart or Pepboys
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Old 01-29-2012, 06:54 AM
 
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You can save a whole lot of money by buying your motor oil by the case at Costco.
Usually, they carry Mobil-1, Shell Rotella, and perhaps one other brand.
Currently, Costco even has a coupon for $10 off their usual low price on a case of Mobil-1, and you can buy up to 3 cases, with $10 off on each one.

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Old 01-29-2012, 07:56 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle, originally from SF Bay Area
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You can save a whole lot of money by buying your motor oil by the case at Costco.
Usually, they carry Mobil-1, Shell Rotella, and perhaps one other brand.
Currently, Costco even has a coupon for $10 off their usual low price on a case of Mobil-1, and you can buy up to 3 cases, with $10 off on each one.
True, I haven't seen anything cheaper than the case price at Costco. Too bad they don't sell filters.
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Old 01-29-2012, 08:29 AM
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I have found Walmart to have generally the best prices on oil and filters.
I use Rotell T and Walmart is always cheapest.
The Motorcraft 1995 filter for my Powerstroke is $10 in Walmart and $15 in most other stores.

Sometimes Tractor Supply has good prices on Rotell T
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Old 01-29-2012, 08:43 AM
 
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Walmart! I usually buy the 5 gallon jugs for 1/2 the price they go for in an auto parts store.
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Old 01-29-2012, 09:10 AM
 
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My family has quite a few cars.. it gets expensive.....
Uhuh, unless you change oil less often, but not exceed the recommended mileage intervals.
Even at 25000 miles per year (very few drive that much), it is only 4 times a year with *modern* cars.

Today, I only have to keep track of two cars, before the kids went out on their own, there were six to keep track of.
Most of them only drove about 15000 miles at the most.

I use the small flexi-plastic stickers you can *stick* on your windshield
to remind the driver, to let me know when to service their cars.

You'd be surprised to find out how often people change their oil ...
Many of them way too soon.
I really do not see a reason to think that *I* know better then the guy who designed the engine,
and *tell* him, I must change oil sooner than *he* suggests.
If you have old clunkers, forget all I wrote ...

BTW, I get my oil at Costco. When it is on sale, I stock up.
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Old 01-29-2012, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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Back in the day it was possible to buy bulk recycled motor oil really cheap. There is not one thing wrong with recycled oil since oil never wears out is only gets dirty.

Today this idea is coming back due to the high price of oil and the depletion of raw oil stocks. Valvoline has a pilot program started that is on the right track for recycled blended consumer grade motor oil.

Valvoline introduces NextGen recycled motor oil; now, who wants it?
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