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Where do you guys go for oil changes ?

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used to DIY on my own driveway, w/ young kids now, j/ cannot find that time.
i buy multiple jugs of 5L Castrol Syn, or 5L Penzoil Syn,
and bring it to iGarage. Ivan does a great and quick job at a reasonable fair price.
4L for my wive's Honda Fit
6L for my V6 Venza

worth the drive from NW Richmond hill all the way to East end of Markham for Ivan's service!
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Dec 22, 2017
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Dealer because they charge same price as independent garages

Dealer charges $60 for synthetic oil change and I get snacks and drinks while I wait
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yellowmp5 wrote:
Mar 14th, 2018 7:34 am
used to DIY on my own driveway, w/ young kids now, j/ cannot find that time.
i buy multiple jugs of 5L Castrol Syn, or 5L Penzoil Syn,
and bring it to iGarage. Ivan does a great and quick job at a reasonable fair price.
4L for my wive's Honda Fit
6L for my V6 Venza

worth the drive from NW Richmond hill all the way to East end of Markham for Ivan's service!
How much does he charge?
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Dealership. Though I can do it myself, I'd rather not deal with the hassle, having to eventually dispose of the oil etc.
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Dealer as they are same price as independent and I have a dealer receipt when I sell it later for resale.
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At home. $35 5L bottle of Castrol Synthetic at Costco + $5 OEM oil filter from local parts shop. 20-30 mins.

I used to go to Mr. Lube. Until the one time they put the wrong oil filter in which dropped at the muffler guys shop spilling oil everywhere. Got a refund and never returned.
Oil changers is alright, but you still pay a premium on Synthetic. I time my oil changes so I don't have to do it in the freezing cold.
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my f150 has life time oil changes from the dealership it was purchased from. East Court in Scarborough.
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Been mostly using a dealership but getting slowly into the DIY part of my car now that I have space and tools. We'll see how my first oil change goes myself, if its reasonable enough I'll keep going solo and just stock up on oil when its on sale, if not I'll go back to the dealership since it was only $50 for regular oil change + all the checks/balances they do in those.
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Been doing them myself for about a year now. It ends up being cheaper, you control exactly what and how much goes into your car, and it's fun.

I just picked up a jug of Mobil 1 synthetic oil and filter for $40 at Canadian Tire. Dealership charges close to $80 now and it literally takes 10 minutes to change your own oil. Youve gotta book an appointment, drive there, sit there for an hour. The smaller private oil change shops are too sketchy for me. I don't trust them.
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CanadaMaple wrote:
Mar 14th, 2018 12:32 am
Ford Dealership. 59.70 after tax for synthetic.
wow. where is this?

here in my area, they are charging doubled that. Thinking of going synthetic on my old grand marquis.
Good luck!
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For anyone who says they don't have the time but end up driving 30min + waiting 30min to do it at a mechanic, why?

You can easily change the whole thing in 30min, but you're willing to drive 30min, wait 30min, and pay $20-$30 for labour.

The only thing I can think of is that you don't actually want to do it yourself.
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Juyen21 wrote:
Mar 14th, 2018 10:04 am
wow. where is this?

here in my area, they are charging doubled that. Thinking of going synthetic on my old grand marquis.
If you are in Ontario, the price should be similar; as it just over $60.00 for 5.7L of synthetic oil+filter for my Explorer Sport.
As I mentioned earlier, I stopped becuase the local Ford dealerships doesn't take walk-ins and booking an appointment doesn't always get you in right away.
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Anikiri wrote:
Mar 14th, 2018 10:13 am
For anyone who says they don't have the time but end up driving 30min + waiting 30min to do it at a mechanic, why?

You can easily change the whole thing in 30min, but you're willing to drive 30min, wait 30min, and pay $20-$30 for labour.

The only thing I can think of is that you don't actually want to do it yourself.
My oil changes takes an hour at least, as I spend the bulk of time cleaning up afterwards.
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Aug 10, 2010
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Takes me 20 minutes to do it myself. Oil extractor from the dipstick and engine filter is on the top of the engine. Clearly MB did a good thing here from a design standpoint.
Don't be a cooch.
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vkizzle wrote:
Mar 14th, 2018 10:20 am
My oil changes takes an hour at least, as I spend the bulk of time cleaning up afterwards.
Even at 1 hour, you're breaking even on the time and not out $20-$30.

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