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Can anyone help advise me about first oil change #4592715
12/03/17 08:18 AM
12/03/17 08:18 AM
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Hallandale FL
Mythical_Legend Offline OP
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Hallandale FL
I bought my 2002 Infiniti I35 last August for a good price. When i first bought it I didn't really drive it and even now I'm not a lover of driving so I probably put on about 2000 miles since I got the car. It has come to my attention that despite me not reaching the mileage limit, I should really change oil since it's a year and some months old.

I looked into changing it myself and at the moment but I just don't feel comfortable doing that right now (I only have the jack the car came with; I wanna buy some RhinoRamps in the future). Since I told myself I'd just go to a place to do it I started looking up stores nearby and calling them to get some figures. It turns out while there are $10 options nearby, I wouldn't trust it. I kept looking until I found a place known as Fleet Tire that has really good google and yelp reviews. Best of all, they have a coupon for 27.50 that includes tire rotation and a 24 point inspection (which I'm not sure what that is). Their full coupon reads:

"Coupon Valid December 01, 2017 thru December 31, 2017
$27.50 Oil Change and 4 Tire Rotate w/24 point vehicle inspection
-Includes Kendall 5 qrts Synthetic Blend 5w20 and 5w30 motor oil
-Premium Oil Filter Canister
-4 Tire Rotation
-24 point Vehicle Inspection

Bottled Oil, Full Synthetic, Cartridge Filter may be extra"

I'm a very nervous person by nature and I just have knots in my stomach thinking i'm doing something wrong. Do you guys think that coupon is a good deal? Does anyone know anything about the Kendall brand of Oil (I heard those $10 oil places uses really cheap bad oil)? Do you think I should talk to them about that "bottled oil" portion of the coupon? What is tire rotation and 24 point inspection?

I have a sticker on my windshield that reads 10w40. Should I not put the 5w30?

Any and all advice and help will be greatly appreciated.

Re: Can anyone help advise me about first oil change [Re: Mythical_Legend] #4592720
12/03/17 08:30 AM
12/03/17 08:30 AM
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The Midwest
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The Midwest
Kendall is fine.
The 24 point inspection is to bilk you out of more money. Like, oh sir, you need front brake pads, a caliper and new struts. We can get it done by 5 PM today for $750.00


Wife: 15' Audi A4 quattro 6 speed manual
Me: 13' VW GTI 3 door 6 speed manual
Re: Can anyone help advise me about first oil change [Re: skyactiv] #4592726
12/03/17 08:41 AM
12/03/17 08:41 AM
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ROCHESTER, NY
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Yeah, more like $1750!
And that's without even touching the rears. laugh

Last edited by Char Baby; 12/03/17 08:43 AM.

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Re: Can anyone help advise me about first oil change [Re: Mythical_Legend] #4592729
12/03/17 08:44 AM
12/03/17 08:44 AM
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Michigan
ZZman Offline
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Michigan
Look at Walmart. They have a fairly decent Syn oil change using Castrol Edge.


2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 LT. Amsoil Metric 10w-40
Re: Can anyone help advise me about first oil change [Re: Mythical_Legend] #4592730
12/03/17 08:46 AM
12/03/17 08:46 AM
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Deplorable in apple valley, ca
Chris142 Offline
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Deplorable in apple valley, ca
Wallet flush. They may ocasionally find something that needs to be fixed. They tend to recommend things due to age and milage vs wear.


02 Wrangler durablend 10w40
87 F250 traveler 15w40
04 Tahoe super-s 10w30
Z400 castrol T 10w40
Can am maveric edge 5w40
57 case tractor 15w40
Re: Can anyone help advise me about first oil change [Re: Mythical_Legend] #4592734
12/03/17 08:54 AM
12/03/17 08:54 AM
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Outer Banks, NC
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Outer Banks, NC
For about $45-60 you should be able to get it done at a nearby Infiniti or Nissan dealer. If they are too high, I'd look up a NAPA certified shop. Finding a good independent auto repair shop is as tough as finding a good doctor. Also if you don't have an owners manual. you may be able to find one on eBay. Infiniti USA's web site does not go back to 2002..

FYI I had a 1996 I30 that my wife drove and liked a lot.


2017 Honda Odyssey SE, 16K
2013 Honda Accord LX, 58K
2007 Honda Ridgeline RTS, 88K
2007 Infiniti M35, 107K
Re: Can anyone help advise me about first oil change [Re: Mythical_Legend] #4592737
12/03/17 08:55 AM
12/03/17 08:55 AM
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Posts: 338
East Tennessee
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East Tennessee
Kendall is good oil. Use the viscosity your owners manual recommends, which is likely 5W-30. If they try to up sell you, dont fall for it. Get a second opinion from a reputable mechanic (not some quick lube place) on anything involving substantial cost.


2018 Toyota Tacoma SR5 2.7L, Mobil 1 AFE 0W-20, OEM filter
2010 Toyota Camry LE 2.5L, Mobil 1 AFE 0W-20, OEM filter
1998 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L, Castrol GTX HM 5W-30, M1 filter
Re: Can anyone help advise me about first oil change [Re: Mythical_Legend] #4592742
12/03/17 08:59 AM
12/03/17 08:59 AM
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Florida, Cape Coral
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Florida, Cape Coral
I agree to find a recommended independent mechanic to check out the vehicle and do the oil change with the recommended viscosity & type. Ed


CX5 Touring 2.5L :-)
Re: Can anyone help advise me about first oil change [Re: Mythical_Legend] #4592747
12/03/17 09:02 AM
12/03/17 09:02 AM
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Posts: 7,083
Texas
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Texas
Aside from the sticker ~ do you have an owners manual or even the fill cap for the grade of oil?

Re: Can anyone help advise me about first oil change [Re: Mythical_Legend] #4592766
12/03/17 09:19 AM
12/03/17 09:19 AM
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Posts: 338
East Tennessee
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East Tennessee
Keep in mind too a lot of these places are like sharks smelling blood in the water. If you give them the impression you dont know anything about cars they see $$$$. You're doing the right thing by educating yourself.


2018 Toyota Tacoma SR5 2.7L, Mobil 1 AFE 0W-20, OEM filter
2010 Toyota Camry LE 2.5L, Mobil 1 AFE 0W-20, OEM filter
1998 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L, Castrol GTX HM 5W-30, M1 filter
Re: Can anyone help advise me about first oil change [Re: NormanBuntz] #4592769
12/03/17 09:19 AM
12/03/17 09:19 AM
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Posts: 2,235
Outer Banks, NC
NormanBuntz Offline
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Outer Banks, NC
Originally Posted By: NormanBuntz
For about $45-60 you should be able to get it done at a nearby Infiniti or Nissan dealer. If they are too high, I'd look up a NAPA certified shop. Finding a good independent auto repair shop is as tough as finding a good doctor. Also if you don't have an owners manual. you may be able to find one on eBay. Infiniti USA's web site does not go back to 2002..

FYI I had a 1996 I30 that my wife drove and liked a lot.


On second thought, if you only drive 2,000 miles a year it would be a decent option to go to your local Infiniti dealer for a basic conventional oil change (5w-30 and an OEM Nissan filter). It won't break the bank, and you only need a tire rotation every 5-6K miles (2-3 years). Just be leery if they try to upsell you on anything. You should have a few Infiniti dealers in Broward County and your local area.


2017 Honda Odyssey SE, 16K
2013 Honda Accord LX, 58K
2007 Honda Ridgeline RTS, 88K
2007 Infiniti M35, 107K
Re: Can anyone help advise me about first oil change [Re: Mythical_Legend] #4592788
12/03/17 09:34 AM
12/03/17 09:34 AM
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Posts: 2,235
Outer Banks, NC
NormanBuntz Offline
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Outer Banks, NC
If you don't have an owners manual, here's one on eBay for $24.99:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2002-INFINITY-I35-OWNERS-MANUAL-PLUS-HOLDER/162670151790?fits=Year%3A2002%7CMake%3AInfiniti%7CModel%3AI35%7CSubmodel%3ABase%7CEngine+-+Liter_Display%3A3.5L%7CTrim%3ABase+Sedan+4-Door%7CEngine%3A3.5L+3498CC+V6+GAS+DOHC+Naturally+Aspirated&hash=item25dfe5886e:g:nCwAAOSwmFpZts8u&vxp=mtr


2017 Honda Odyssey SE, 16K
2013 Honda Accord LX, 58K
2007 Honda Ridgeline RTS, 88K
2007 Infiniti M35, 107K
Re: Can anyone help advise me about first oil change [Re: Mythical_Legend] #4592796
12/03/17 09:47 AM
12/03/17 09:47 AM
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Ohio
izz Offline
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Ohio
find some bricks and jack up the car and use the bricks as your jack stands.

just take your time, it's literally impossible to mess up an oil change (other than, ya know, literal mess you might make). The gratification you'll get afterwards will outweigh any nervousness you might have now

Re: Can anyone help advise me about first oil change [Re: skyactiv] #4592807
12/03/17 09:56 AM
12/03/17 09:56 AM
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Hallandale FL
Mythical_Legend Offline OP
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Hallandale FL
thanks. I'll take everything they say with a grain of salt but still note for future reference it since the car is old

Re: Can anyone help advise me about first oil change [Re: ZZman] #4592809
12/03/17 09:57 AM
12/03/17 09:57 AM
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Hallandale FL
Mythical_Legend Offline OP
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Hallandale FL
I'll call up a walmart with an auto center and ask them, thanks!

The local ones i go to doesn't have it but theres one a little south of me that has an auto center.

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