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Re: What is your favorite quick lube place? [Re: buster] #5006899
02/10/19 01:54 PM
02/10/19 01:54 PM
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Ohio
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In the past I have used Valvoline...never had a problem. I have a trusted NAPA garage only 2 miles away. I usually make an appointment...drop it off the evening prior...and they call me the next day when it's done. A standard L-O-F is still under $30 incl tax. They will even come and get me if I need a ride.

Re: What is your favorite quick lube place? [Re: buster] #5006909
02/10/19 01:56 PM
02/10/19 01:56 PM
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buster Offline OP
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I have a $20 coupon for Valvoline too, another reason I'm leaning towards them.

Re: What is your favorite quick lube place? [Re: buster] #5006944
02/10/19 02:25 PM
02/10/19 02:25 PM
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Birmingham, AL
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We have a regional chain here called Express Oil/Tire Engineers that I like. Most locations are actually full service shops. I change my own oil, but they did the radius arm bushings and brackets on my Explorer and ball joints on my 02 Ranger. We take our delivery trucks there for oil changes because our own shop is too slow, and has done things like forget to change the oil, then leave the truck sitting outside in the rain with the windows down. duh


2002 Ford Ranger XLT | 3.0 V6 Auto 2WD | 227K miles
1994 Ford Ranger STX | 4.0 V6 Manual 4X4 | 201K miles
1994 Ford Explorer XLT | 4.0 V6 Auto 4X4 | 247K miles
Re: What is your favorite quick lube place? [Re: buster] #5006957
02/10/19 02:32 PM
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The Canyons
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I know a guy that has his own tools, heated garage and lift. He used to work as a mechanic, listens to whatever he wants, is kind of opinionated, but works for free.

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Re: What is your favorite quick lube place? [Re: buster] #5006965
02/10/19 02:38 PM
02/10/19 02:38 PM
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TX
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TX
We have a Kwik Kar (Pennzoil) and Valvoline near me. Id go Valvoline if i have to. Just because price.


2018 Chevy Camaro 6.2L V8
2017 Ford Explorer 3.5 V6
2011 Ford Ranger 4 banger
Re: What is your favorite quick lube place? [Re: buster] #5006979
02/10/19 02:45 PM
02/10/19 02:45 PM
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Virginia
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Originally Posted by buster
I normally do an oil change in the fall to carry me through the winter. That wasn't the case this year which is also why I'm not doing it myself. I'll probably go to VOIC this time. My car has only seen Mobil 1 for the entire 57k miles I've had it. I wanted to keep it that way but it looks like that won't be the case. Convenience is a big factor right now.



A Valvoline oil change place just opened near me... If go there if need be. I agree with your decision to go to the VIOC.


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Re: What is your favorite quick lube place? [Re: buster] #5007125
02/10/19 04:38 PM
02/10/19 04:38 PM
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KY
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My BMW and Mini dealer offer oil changes in under an hour. Ditto for a BMW/Mini indie shop I trust. If I don't have time to do it myself those are the only places I will use.


Mine:
2014 M235i
2009 Cooper Clubman
1999 Wrangler Sahara
1995 318ti Club Sport

Wife's:
2015 X1 xDrive28i M Sport


Son's
2009 328i

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Re: What is your favorite quick lube place? [Re: buster] #5007231
02/10/19 06:09 PM
02/10/19 06:09 PM
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PEARL River la
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Only been to 2. One after Katrina and it was Jiffy Lube not bad just average. Other after back surgery was Goodyear and that was best as he had Master Tech change oil.


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Re: What is your favorite quick lube place? [Re: buster] #5007368
02/10/19 07:53 PM
02/10/19 07:53 PM
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Alberta
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Where I live the quick lubes often cost as much or more and work is questionable at best. Took a work truck to Quick lube, took almost an hour and cost $80. Then there was the puddle of oil under the truck because they just drained it on to the skid plate and didnt bother to wipe it up. Same truck at the dealer is $67 with a visual inspection.


2015 F150 5.0L VWB 5w20, Napa gold
2013 Fusion 2.5L- vwb 5w20, Napa gold



Re: What is your favorite quick lube place? [Re: buster] #5007383
02/10/19 08:02 PM
02/10/19 08:02 PM
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buster Offline OP
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Doing it yourself and taking your time is always your best bet. As I've said before though, VIOC are clean and have done good work the few times I've been there.

Re: What is your favorite quick lube place? [Re: buster] #5008186
02/11/19 04:47 PM
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So VIOC wants $94 for a full syn change (they gave me a $20 coupon as I mentioned); Jiffy Lube wants $74 for Pennzoil FS. There is a place called Grease N Go that charges $54 for Mobil 1 so I will be going there tomorrow most likely. The Grease N Go place got very good reviews via yelp/google (this particular location).

$54 is reasonable. $94 is outrageous, but when you break it down over 6 months or more it's not really bad, especially considering the time, mess and weather you're dealing with. This is why I have to get the Fumoto on the next warm day we have. I can live with the filter being on longer than the OCI.

Re: What is your favorite quick lube place? [Re: buster] #5008220
02/11/19 05:37 PM
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Originally Posted by buster
So VIOC wants $94 for a full syn change (they gave me a $20 coupon as I mentioned); Jiffy Lube wants $74 for Pennzoil FS. There is a place called Grease N Go that charges $54 for Mobil 1 so I will be going there tomorrow most likely. The Grease N Go place got very good reviews via yelp/google (this particular location).

$54 is reasonable. $94 is outrageous, but when you break it down over 6 months or more it's not really bad, especially considering the time, mess and weather you're dealing with. This is why I have to get the Fumoto on the next warm day we have. I can live with the filter being on longer than the OCI.


My BMW dealer charges $90 to change the oil on the N20 in my wife's X1- and it takes six quarts of 0W-30 synthetic. I get an additional 20% discount as I'm a BMW Car Club member.


Mine:
2014 M235i
2009 Cooper Clubman
1999 Wrangler Sahara
1995 318ti Club Sport

Wife's:
2015 X1 xDrive28i M Sport


Son's
2009 328i

Buy what makes you smile...
Re: What is your favorite quick lube place? [Re: buster] #5008245
02/11/19 06:08 PM
02/11/19 06:08 PM
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California
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With a Fumoto valve, and an oil filter located on top of the engine, my garage is as quick as an oil change can get. I actually look forward to my next OCI.


2017 Subaru Crosstrek CVT w/ Eyesight. Subaru 0w20 oil and filter

2018 Volvo XC60 T5 Momentum AWD. 5W30 Castrol Edge Professional with Volvo filter (?)

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Re: What is your favorite quick lube place? [Re: Voleak] #5008411
02/11/19 09:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Voleak
With a Fumoto valve, and an oil filter located on top of the engine, my garage is as quick as an oil change can get. I actually look forward to my next OCI.


That's the perfect set-up. Doesn't get much better than that.

Re: What is your favorite quick lube place? [Re: buster] #5008783
02/12/19 11:19 AM
02/12/19 11:19 AM
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I wouldn't trust quick lube place with my vehicles...

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