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Unread 12-14-2011, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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Originally Posted by Modification Specialist View Post
A simple quick oil change go to a jiffy-lube.

See Link - long island jiffy lube locations - Google Maps


I used to have a Toyota-supra, took it to the dealer on the southshore near Amityville. There service was the bad, never went back. Now I have a Nissan with a 100k bumper to bumper warranty - everything is done at the dealer.

Agree only 2000 miles is on the light side of changing the oil.








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I second Jiffy Lube. They won't "tell you" something is wrong just to make money or sabatage your car just to make money because they are not full-service mechanics. They do things in a systematic manner, almost assembly-line, and everyone is trained. I don't think you can go wrong at any Jiffy Lube for a simple oil change.
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Unread 12-14-2011, 02:12 PM
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Location: Islip,NY
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Fellow RX8'er?
Nope don't care for Mazdas. I have a Ford Focus.
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Unread 12-14-2011, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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Because that's what my husband prefers to to do and since he's in the auto parts business he's always changed it every 2,000. you can go longer but he does not recommend it.
Your oil is cleaner than most cars' oil on LI! How could there be anything wrong with that?
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Unread 12-14-2011, 02:14 PM
 
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I know a grease monkey that works at Jiffy Lube. Avoid them. Those guys make more mistakes and have damaged more cars that the management at their stores are told to never argue...simply send in a claim to their insurance company.

They also up sell...."oh sir, have you changed your transmission oil? its burnt?". I had a guy say that to me once when I brought in my brand new car for the first oil change.

Bring the car to a local station.
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Unread 12-14-2011, 02:15 PM
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Location: Islip,NY
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Your oil is cleaner than most cars' oil on LI! How could there be anything wrong with that?
exactly, I have seen oil from cars that had not been changed for longer than 2,000 miles and the oil is thick and sludgey. I would say at least chabge it every 3,000 then. oh and by the way I have changed my own oil,once anyway just to see if I could do it. it's easy. never did it again though.
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Unread 12-14-2011, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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I know a grease monkey that works at Jiffy Lube. Avoid them. Those guys make more mistakes and have damaged more cars that the management at their stores are told to never argue...simply send in a claim to their insurance company.

They also up sell...."oh sir, have you changed your transmission oil? its burnt?". I had a guy say that to me once when I brought in my brand new car for the first oil change.

Bring the car to a local station.
If the OP is a woman, that can be fraught with the danger of getting ripped off. She's better off with a dealer.
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Unread 12-14-2011, 02:55 PM
 
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Why not just change it BEFORE you leave. Avoid this whole needless conversation.
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Unread 12-14-2011, 02:56 PM
 
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Why not just change it BEFORE you leave. Avoid this whole needless conversation.

and we have a winner!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Unread 12-14-2011, 03:39 PM
 
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Nope don't care for Mazdas. I have a Ford Focus.
i hadn't heard of any cars using such a light weight of oil until i got my RX8. Now I know of two cars.
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Unread 12-14-2011, 03:40 PM
 
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Default Do it yourself

Get the car really good and hot by taking it on the highway. Put down the pan and pop the drain plug. Then, go kick back for an hour or two and let ALL the old crap drain out. Then, fill er up.

Don't EVER take your car to some "chain" repair place. They suck.
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