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Oil Change Ripoffs

October 1st, 2017 at 11:22 am

Not sure if I spoke about this before but I'm sharing.

I went in for an oil change and asked for the weight of oil that should take me to 5,000 miles.

So I notice that when the technician placed the reminder sticker on my vehicle, that it reminded me to change my oil in 3,000 miles. So I questioned why? His response was that the sticker only can prints for 3,000 miles. My response was, how could that be, when you sell for $5,000?

Then I ask him to confirm that he did indeed provide me the correct weight. I drive 30 miles each way for work and keeping my car maintained is very important.

It's funny because when I went in for the oil change I thought it may have been too soon.

Moral of the story, watch those reminder stickers.

2 Responses to “Oil Change Ripoffs”

  1. Janelle Says:

    The "weight" of oil is prescribed by the manufacturer, as is the recommended schedule for oil changes. My DH's 2007 Highlander is oil change every 5000 miles, whereas 3000 was once the standard. My 2017 Camray takes synthetic oil and oil changes are recommended every 10000 miles. I'd suggest you check regular maintenance schedule for your particular vehicle in either your owner's manual or look it up online to be certain of what's correct for your car.

  2. Amber Says:

    Thanks Janelle for the clarification, I really appreciate it and I will check the oweners manual. Thanks again

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