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$16.99 Oil Change - Fountain Tire

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Nov 12, 2005
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[Metro] $16.99 Oil Change - Fountain Tire

Just went online for a quote on some tires and found a small link in the quote window for a $16.99 oil change.

You need to go to Fountaintirecom, enter in your vehicle information, choose your tires for a quote, enter your location & name, then look for the link at the top of the final quote.

Mine says it expires at the end of December. Looks like Metro Vancouver only, but it might change with the postal code you put in.

Considering the next cheapest oil change in my area is $30, this is a steal.

Looks like this:

[IMG]http://i992.photobucket.com/albums/af47 ... coupon.jpg[/IMG]
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anyone know of any cheap oil change places in toronto?
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mttm2005, thanks for the coupon.
Won't be able to make use of it since I won't need an oil change until Feb. Which place offers $30 oil change?
thanks
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thanks OP--this is a great deal for Vancouver
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Jul 16, 2004
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Try Gary's Automotive Repair
in brampton. $9.99 + $5 disposal + tax
118 oredna rd, about 3 minutes north of costco.

I get my oil done here.
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I'll check it out, hopefully they don't try to up-sell anything.
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mttm2005 wrote: Just went online for a quote on some tires and found a small link in the quote window for a $16.99 oil change.

You need to go to Fountaintirecom, enter in your vehicle information, choose your tires for a quote, enter your location & name, then look for the link at the top of the final quote.

Mine says it expires at the end of December. Looks like Metro Vancouver only, but it might change with the postal code you put in.

Considering the next cheapest oil change in my area is $30, this is a steal.

Looks like this:

[IMG]http://i992.photobucket.com/albums/af47 ... coupon.jpg[/IMG]
Better hope that the oil they use match your manufacturer's specification because usually most oil change places, especially cheap ones, use conventional 10W30 on all cars unless you tell them to use something else, and if its something else other than what they were giving you to begin with, they might charge you extra.
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fsalim wrote: Better hope that the oil they use match your manufacturer's specification because usually most oil change places, especially cheap ones, use conventional 10W30 on all cars unless you tell them to use something else, and if its something else other than what they were giving you to begin with, they might charge you extra.
Yeah, prices like these set off my alarm bells. Except for the one time CT sale of oil + filter, the cheapest oil and filter I can buy is $16.99 to do the work myself. Even if they buy in bulk, I can't see them shaving more than $5 off that price. And, even for a 10 minute oil change, that means $30/hr of profit before expenses, assuming they are absolutely slammed all day.

No business can survive with profit levels that low, unless you're paying the employee (and you could only deal with one at that income rate) minimum wage. And that is not the person I want working with an item that can destroy my engine within minutes.
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worked in Vancouver - Kingsway location today.
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shepd wrote: Yeah, prices like these set off my alarm bells. Except for the one time CT sale of oil + filter, the cheapest oil and filter I can buy is $16.99 to do the work myself. Even if they buy in bulk, I can't see them shaving more than $5 off that price. And, even for a 10 minute oil change, that means $30/hr of profit before expenses, assuming they are absolutely slammed all day.

No business can survive with profit levels that low, unless you're paying the employee (and you could only deal with one at that income rate) minimum wage. And that is not the person I want working with an item that can destroy my engine within minutes.
Are you not familiar with the concept of a loss leader? They might well be losing money on $16.99 oil changes, but they're just trying to get you in to their shop. There are probably lots of people who would never consider going to Fountain Tire for an oil change (like me) who will now go to them. Their hope is that I'll keep going back for oil changes and other service in the future. Also, factoring in the labour cost doesn't really make a ton of sense for a coupon offer. If they're offering this deal, it almost definitely means that most of their shops have spare capacity - they're paying guys to stand around doing nothing. Might as well put them to work and maybe attract a few new repeat customers in the process.

Having said all that, it's definitely possible that they only offer a 10W30 conventional at this price, since that's often the cheapest oil at these places. My car's manufacturer recommends 5W30, so I'll just have to see if this deal will work for me or not. You're obviously not going to get a synthetic at this price.
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great deal
Good job fountain tire. You lurked me in the first time. :lol:
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I was in Burnaby today and drove into FT requesting for an oil change with this promo and they said I have to buy a tire(s) that are $69.99 or higher in order to get this offer. :|

I even showed them the printout and no where on the coupon said I have to buy any dam tire but they still declined.

So no go on Kingsway/Imperial. :mad:
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BUFFAR wrote: I was in Burnaby today and drove into FT requesting for an oil change with this promo and they said I have to buy a tire(s) that are $69.99 or higher in order to get this offer. :|

I even showed them the printout and no where on the coupon said I have to buy any dam tire but they still declined.

So no go on Kingsway/Imperial. :mad:
u should phone the Corp office and complain

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