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Old 10-26-2009, 12:14 PM   #13  
daleb
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Originally Posted by sjt1985 View Post
1. If your car is new, take it to an authorized center. Otherwise, do it yourself or find a local mechanic that is not the dealership (otherwise known as the stealership).
How does an 'authorized center' differ from a dealership?

A dealership is NOT always expensive for just oil changes. See my example above. Or do it yourself, or have a mechanic you trust (see below).

For repairs, independent mechanics, especially ones that specialize in your make/model are best.

Avoid quickee lube services. Most staffing such facilities have minimal training.
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