Originally Posted by DIRECTVMAN
Most dealers would say - Get the f*ck out of here with your Walmart bought oil !! It's only about $25 to get an oil change at a car dealer, that includes the new oil, new filter, recycle fee(s), wash the car, top off the windshield washer fluid. A lot of times they inspect the brakes, tires, belts, test the battery at the same time for the same price.
How much cash do you really think you're saving by making an extra stop at Walmart to buy oil to take to a car dealer ?
When you need a brake job done do you buy new brake pads and brake fluid at Walmart and take the parts to the dealer to be installed ?
When you get a haircut and they wash your hair do you bring your own shampoo from home ?
When you someday need a hip replaced are you going to supply the parts yourself ?
How much am I saving? About 15 bucks on the service.
But their $29.95 service does not include Mobil 1 synthetic
which is all I use in my cars.
I would do it myself at home, but it is worth 15 bucks to me to avoid the hassle and let them change it.
And yes, they provide a check list that they have checked all fluid levels, lights, wipers, etc. They do require I use a factory filter for the cars though, which is no problem for me.
I use an independent mechanic for other more involved work, what I don't do myself. If my disks don't need turning, I change the pads myself, etc.
I guess the other comments are meant in jest, or you actually think you are clever.