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Looking for cheapest most reliable place to get a synthetic oil change

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Nov 15, 2009
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Looking for cheapest most reliable place to get a synthetic oil change

i have an 06 jetta and i dont want to resort to the dealership
what the best and cheapest place to change the oil...preferably no appointment
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Jan 2, 2010
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I usually do my oil change in MIDAS. I think the general price is around 24+tax.

However, you can go on to there website and print off a five-dollar coupon, which ends up like a bit over 20(include tax).
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Nov 15, 2009
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just called midas and he said there was a special on right now for synthetic oil changes.

VW dealer charges 99.95
MIDAS charges 110.95 lol
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Aug 19, 2006
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Toronto
Just buy your own filter and oil and visit one of those small private shops. It takes them 10 minutes and you will probably pay 10-20$ for the job.
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sparklo wrote:
Sep 13th, 2010 1:16 pm
I usually do my oil change in MIDAS. I think the general price is around 24+tax.

However, you can go on to there website and print off a five-dollar coupon, which ends up like a bit over 20(include tax).

That's not for synthetic. The average price is $90.
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Nov 26, 2004
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I just called Midas, they charge $39.95 for oil change and inspection points and $10 more with tire rotation. I do found the $5 off coupon online, but where you guys get $24.99 quote?

I called everywhere for basic oil change, Mr. Lube $44.99, Midas $39.99, Fountain Tire $40, Canadian Tire 39.99. It is basically the same everywhere.
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Nov 15, 2009
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I was asking about Synthetic Oil Change.

this is what i got:
Active Green and Ross said 69.99 over the phone, went in and they quoted me 115.99
Oilchangers said 59.95 over the phone, went in and they quoted me 110.99
phone quotes for the following

Mr.Lube - 82.99
Jiffy - 79.95
Midas - 110.99
Great Canadian Oil - 69.99
VW dealer 99.99

Costco does not carry my filter
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Nov 15, 2009
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apparently all quotes given on the phone were for 4 quarts of oil and filter. Since my car is an import it takes a little over 6 quarts of oil and the filter is a "special" filter as they called it. They said that they charge $12/quart for the synthetic oil...

i went to CT and it was actually on sale : Castol Synthetic 5W40 (brand and weight recommended by dealer) 4.4L jug for $29.79, and $6.99 for 1L bottle.

i figure if i buy the oil from CT and filter from dealer ($18.02), i can take it to a mech and have them do it

on a side note...went into Walmart and they said they will charge me $62.00 even for a complete change including a FRAM filter.
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Nov 15, 2009
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i usually buy my car parts online, never really trusted ebay
worldimpex.com has the filter for 13.30
germanautoparts.com is 10.50
ecstuning.com is 13.26 ..all are genuine VW/Audi Parts

i figure ill buy from the dealer this time since im in a rush, and next time ill order online
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Dec 23, 2003
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With my cars (civic and camry), I take my oil to the dealership and let them do the oil change. They credit me the cost of the oil and they use the oil I supplied.

Pick up a 5 litre jug of mobil 1 for $30 at walmart (don't flame me about this not being real synthetic, bla bla.. its better then dino) and take it to the dealership.

Problem solved.
Newbie
Sep 30, 2013
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North York
Call or visit Canadian Tire and ask for Synthetic in Ecobox. It is full synthetic Quaker State. It should cost $80-85.
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