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Old 03-10-2009, 11:39 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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For the past year I have been paying 49.95 for oil change and now I need to be more tight. I remember the days that I use to pay 19.95 and would like to go back to that is that possible in Charlotte?

I know the best route is to change it myself but I dont belong under the car.
I was a regular at this one place but the last time I was there they lost the lid to my oil top. They replaced it and are always fast but even though it was a minor mistake and I appreciate the fastest but sometimes being fast allows for mistakes.

Will oil change places give you a discount or accept if you bring in the oil and filter?
Who has got the best deals or who do you use?
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Old 03-10-2009, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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WHAT?!?!? FIFTY BUCKS for an oil change? what do you drive, a V12? I think I had one done at the dealer last time and it was cheaper than that. give me $40 and I'll do it for u.
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Old 03-10-2009, 11:49 AM
 
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27.95 at Scotts Clark--I check the specials before heading out.
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Old 03-10-2009, 11:53 AM
 
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I went to Lincoln Mercury for mine a few weeks ago and I will never go there again. They charged me $49 plus change for oil change and wait for it...... $55 for tire rotation. Yes I know I enabled them by allowing them to do it but I thought it would be $49 for both oil change and tire rotation. Firestone always have specials on their website. I will be going back there in future.
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Old 03-10-2009, 11:55 AM
 
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I think Wal-Mart charges around $25. Do some grocery shopping while you wait and kill two birds with one stone.
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Old 03-10-2009, 12:03 PM
 
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I do it myself. Mobil 1 full synth. and Mobil 1 filter. I think materials are like $32. Lord knows what they'd charge if I brought it somewhere. I don't trust those oil change places anyhow.
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Old 03-10-2009, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I get my oil changed at Walmart while I shop. A 15-point inspection and oil change, includes filling of all fluids, test lights, test battery, vacuum interior, clean windshield, check tire pressure, costs me $30.
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Old 03-10-2009, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Huntersville
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Doing it yourself doesn't save much money these days, especially with cost of oil and disposal charges. With that said. I used to use Wal-Mart when they were $19.95 and for $6 more they would do a tire rotation. They used to have long lines, but you could drop off and shop. Now they are $30 so no longer cheapest. Pluse I drive a Tahoe, which requires 6 quarts.

I now use Monkey Wrench in Huntersville. I get their $28 service and they have $5 coupons in fliers, but also you get repeat coupons. They are quick and nice guys right off Sam Furr by and Beatties. They also are state inspection site, which made it convenient this year. They do all the basics, fill up all the fluids, tires, etc.
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Old 03-10-2009, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Right outside of Charlotte Uptown
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I paid $70 recently for full synthetic Mobil 1 at Town and Country Toyota.
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Old 03-10-2009, 12:33 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Holy cow 70 bucks
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