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Re: Non Dealer Oil Changes

For now I go to the dealer. The cost of an oil change and tire rotation is the same as non-dealer shops. The biggest advantage is that the dealer can check for any updates and perform them at no charge. 2014 JGC Limited.

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Re: Non Dealer Oil Changes

I rarely go to the dealer for any of my vehicles. I change the oil and filter myself with old fashioned ramps, or if it's winter or I'm too busy, take my own filter and full synthetic Mobil 1 or Castrol Edge 5 qt jug from WalMart to a tire place walking distance from my office. For $20.00 they'll change it with your filter and oil, rotate the tires and glance at your brake pads. They even reset the oil monitor in my WK2. It's cheaper and more convenient for me than the dealer. My local CDJR dealer doesn't have an Express Lane.
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I too primarily go the dealership for my oil changes - mainly because they have a quick change lane for that type of work, so I'm out fairly quickly and I can usually find a coupon online that makes it very reasonable cost-wise. They might even start putting in the right amount of oil now that I've installed the correct dipstick in my Hemi. I wish they'd quit smearing oil all over the inside of the driver's door too.
Wow, even a tiny easily removable fingerprint mention on the lighted mirror recall got me a free oil change.
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Re: Non Dealer Oil Changes

I'm not greedy - I'm happy when they just replace the oil pan drain plug.
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Re: Non Dealer Oil Changes

Just depends on who you think is best in your area to deal with. I went with the independent shop for all of my oil changes after a not so pleasant experience at the dealer.
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Re: Non Dealer Oil Changes

East Hills Jeep Long Island, $5 dollar oil changes if you bought the car there.....
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Re: Non Dealer Oil Changes

Id go with the dealer, it adds to the service record for the vehicle, if you're keeping it it'll be on the carfax as well.

Luckily, my dealer gave me 6 free oil changes for my lease so it looks like i won't need to pay for an oil change
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East Hills Jeep Long Island, $5 dollar oil changes if you bought the car there.....
What cheap bulk oil and filters are they using for that $5.00??

Not sure I'd go for that!
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Re: Non Dealer Oil Changes

If my selling dealer had Express Lane I might try them. But they don't.......and when I asked about full synthetic motor oil at another Jeep dealer close to my work with an Express Lane, they said I didn't need it because the standard Mopar oil change is better oil, synthetic is not recommended, synthetic might void the warranty. Just bull.

If it was a leased car I wouldn't care what they put in it but its a purchase, and I want synthetic whether it's better or not. They don't want to stock it or do it for some reason, and based on their excuses if I told them I wanted it and paid for synthetic I just don't believe I would get it.

So that's why I just stay away from the dealers, and have my tire place beside my office do it with my jug of synthetic oil and filter so I know what went in it (supposedly), or I do it myself if its a nice weekend and I have the time.

And I use www.mycarfax.com to enter it all myself on the vehicle CarFax history.
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Re: Non Dealer Oil Changes

I change my oil, period. It's easy and cheap enough, faster, and more convenient for me. But, if I had no space to do an oil change I wouldn't discount going to a quickie lube. I'd just bring them my synthetic oil and Mopar filter and watch them change it.

Guess I'm just not too trusting. I'm sure they're 99% perfect with what they do, but I'd be that 1% and I just KNOW a little oil shop would cry and drag their feet over replacing a $10k motor.
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Re: Non Dealer Oil Changes

for the people with the SRTs, i had my service writer at the dealership where i go, check on the oil filter labeled SRT and he checked with Chrysler and they said its the same filter as the Mopar filter, just going to pay more for SRT on the filter
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Can changing your own oil impact a Maxcare Lifetime warranty? Essentially none of your oil changes would be documented by a dealer. Just curious if that's something they could blame on an owner down the line and decline a warranty repair because of no "service" history.

Is there anything in the Maxcare fine print stating oil changes must be documented by a dealer or authorized service center?


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