Went For a Oil Change

Went For a Oil Change

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    Went For a Oil Change

    Took the old ladies Ride down for a oil change 21$ for a full service not bad..

    So while I'm there i notice if your car uses 5W-20 Its 25.95$ Now what's up with that ?

    I've been a car guy for years and not heard much about 5w-20 but come to find out the new/used Ride we bought last week uses guess what 5w-20.

    So i get online and start searching out oil and dang 2.88 a quart got to head to walmart or kmart to see how much they get for it.

    then also go to crawl under the new ride and see if i wanna change it ..

    What a joke 2.88 a quart for just regular oil no synthetic or anything.


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    Thats expensive for regular oil. I do use full synthetic, but last time I changed it it was up almost two bucks a quart! I asked why the increase in cost - the answer: Oh the price of oil has gone up!!!!
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    But ya know i didn't feel bad when them guys changed it I'm glad i don't do that much anymore ..

    Ill probley find something synthetic for my ride and go with it i wont do 3k in 6 months probley might go amsoil .. Go searching on line and the 5w20 is a scam to get the fuel mileage higher for the fleet for the feds says you can use 5-30 and get same mileage

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    Bud,

    I don't know if I would worry about the price of oil for the car, as much as I would about the space available in the dog house after the "Old Lady" comment.


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    Just kidding,

    Sounds like just another way for the oil companies to and us all.
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    Puzzles me too re the cost.

    The ''5-20" anyways is only the SAE rating - but does mean that when cold the viscosity is real low, so good for cold starts but once hot reaches a 20 rating so ''thickens'' a bit. The 5-30 suggests it runs thicker at op' temp's so marginally more drag I guess. In areas that do not get too cold, or are even on hot side then 10-30 is often a good option.

    I thought most lubes now were at least semi synthetics and of course many are fully so. At least the quick-lube type places buy in bulk which is bound to get price down.
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    What kind of car Bud? I have had trucks for so long, I really don't know what the standard for cars is. However, we always used 10-30 in the GM vehicles we serviced, when I worked in a garage.
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    Mazda SUV i always used 10-30 myself too course dads 96 chevy calls for 5-30 after way to much searching today its gonna get 5-30 some form of synthetic probley amsoil since i never reach the 3000 in 3 months so far i have drove 40 miles and had it a week

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    Do you have the early bird special in MI? We do here (Missouri) $19.99 before 9:00 am.

    I'd try that before crawling underneath a new car. I only change the oil in my T.A.


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    no matter what its getting 5-30 so price will go down

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    My vehicle uses 5W-20 and I don't pay extra. Of course I get oil changes at the dealer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Euclidean
    My vehicle uses 5W-20 and I don't pay extra. Of course I get oil changes at the dealer.

    your all ready paying enough going to the dealer

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    True, but after working for GM customer service I much prefer to spend a little extra at the dealer and save a lot of hassles later. It's true some dealers are crooks but so are a lot of independent shops.

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    I worked at the Stealer too couple of them as the mechanic after that i wont take a car to the stealer other than warrenty work

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    10w30 will work just fine in the spring/summer/fall.
    the 5w20 is a way to cut down internal friction for better mpg as has been mentioned here.
    it's not really worth the extra expense, and if you don't want to shell out the $$$ for full synthetic, try a synthetic blend. not as good as full synthetic, but better than regular oil.
    btw, regular oil isn't bad if changed regularly. i got an '84 olds with 285,000 miles using whatever was on sale as long as it met oil spec sf/sg.

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    like i said after putting way to much time into this today to find out ill probley go with amsoil in it since i put no miles on a car didnt even want another one but old lady made the choice

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