I need an oil change done, and normally I have gone to Canadian Tire however have been warned by RFD's to not go there anymore so I'm not. I booked an appointment with Midas today as I had read some positive reviews about them online. When I called to the book the appointment (for tomorrow), the gentleman told me that it would be an hour. I was surprised as in the past it's usually less than that. He told me that they check fluids, filter, tire pressure, exhaust, brakes, etc. The cost is $36.95 plus a $5.00 disposal fee. The total is $47.35. I was looking at the forum just before typing this out and noticed that many were paying $20-$25 although it seems some bring their own oil and filter.
Ironically, I received a pamphlet with coupons for Midas today along with my mail, there is a coupon for $29 for a lube, oil and filter change which also includes a courtesy check. However, in the fine print it states: "Use of synthetic or other grades of oil extra. Plus shop fee of up to 10% based on non-discounted retail price, not to exceed $35.00, where permitted." I'm wondering if I could still use the coupon even though the cost that I was quoted for the oil change is $36.95 even though in the fine print it says that it cannot exceed $35.00.
I thought about going to Walmart or Costco but not sure if it would be the same. Maybe a local garage?