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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-25-2006, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
 
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Wow -- $75 for an oil/filter change

Took my car into the local Pontiac dealer today for it's first oil/filter change
(900 miles)...the cost was almost $75...ouch. Even with Mobil 1, that seems a little steep to me.
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Well, you have to think too, these are 6.0 litre engines. That's a lot of oil to fill these beasts up.
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also we use synthetic oil so u dont change the oil as often, so its works out about the same
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I was planning on changing the oil again at 5K miles, then every 5K after that. Is that too frequent? Then again, I don't plan on putting many miles on this car...seeing as it's going to be parked for several months during the wintertime and if the weather's nice during the spring/summer I prefer to ride my Kawasaki.
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My dealer charges $50.00 for the GTO. I never expected to actually get a good price from a dealer, but there you go. Reagan Pontiac in Omaha FTW.
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I was planning on changing the oil again at 5K miles, then every 5K after that. Is that too frequent? Then again, I don't plan on putting many miles on this car...seeing as it's going to be parked for several months during the wintertime and if the weather's nice during the spring/summer I prefer to ride my Kawasaki.
Here's a recent thread I started on the topic. Hope it helps.

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My dealer charges 9.50 a quart for Mobil 1. I can get it a lot less at Wal-mart. I'm starting to use Amsoil. Just got in my current change and filter for 67 bucks and the dealer won't charge too much to put it in. Gave up doing that work long ago. The Amsoil is supposed to be good for 25,000 miles, doubt I'll wait that long, but never know. CR did a report many years ago in NY taxis and changed at 3,000, 5,000 and 7,500 and there were no differences after 100,000 miles at tear down so I'm not too religious about a short cycle on the oil.
Anyways, not too surprised about how expensive the change was given the excessive dealer markup.

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Retail on synthetic oils averages about 8.00 to 10.00 dollars a quart plus a filter and then app. 1/2 hr shop time. Realisticaly that probably about right as far as pricing goes.
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My dealer lets me bring my own oil (Sam's Club $29/case), and charges me $14 for filter and labor. So $43 per oil change is pretty good I think.

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My dealer lets me bring my own oil (Sam's Club $29/case), and charges me $14 for filter and labor. So $43 per oil change is pretty good I think.
Your dealer must like you alot, $14.00 doesn't pay the tech, much less the filter or the shop time. I own my own shop and I'm not usually inclined to allow customers to bring their own parts to be installed. I've never been to a resturant that allowed me to bring my own steak for them to cook. Kinda defeats the purpose of being in business if you've gotta do work for people and lose money on the job . That happens enough without intentionally allowing it to happen.

Just my personal opinion as a business owner, not meant to offend anyone in any way, shape or form.
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