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Old 02-15-2012, 06:04 PM
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Re: Who changes your oil?

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It takes me literally 10-15 min to change the oil. I was just amused at the fact that he said his free time is more valuable than that, yet doesn't seem to account for the time invested to visit the dealership.
Nothing wrong with doing it yourself but how much time to you spend shopping for oil and filters and then returning used oil for disposal, what do you do with the used filters? How about entering the service record on Jeep's service tracking page? Get the oil changed at a dealer and the dealer enters the change into the system, no potential for warrantee issue, especially for those of us with lifetime warranties.

Recently, having the dealer change engine oil, and performing the inspection items called out in the owners manual, has been less money than doing it myself and I don't need to deal with the mess. Just double check the oil level and for leaks, kinda hard to screw up an oil change otherwise, IMHO. Years ago you saved big bucks doing it yourself, and I did it myself for years. Times have changed a bit. I think.
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Re: Who changes your oil?

The days of me performing my own oil changes are over. I used to do it to all my vehicles. Can't be bothered anymore. I Take it to the dealer. Not only do they do the oil change but they check their system to see if any updates are required, plu they wash the car.
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Old 02-15-2012, 07:25 PM
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But the time it takes to drive it to the dealer, drop it off (or wait) and go pick it up is not equally as valuable?
That's what my assistant is for.

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Old 02-15-2012, 08:46 PM
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Re: Who changes your oil?

I negotiated free service per the owner's manual checklist for five years, so it's a no brainer for me, they'll be doing it.
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If it were a mercedes or bmw or lexus, you might even get the luxury of them picking the vehicle up at home or work to change the oil/do service. Thus he would spend no time at the dealership. Chrysler however, is a different story...
Our GC's don't cost nearly what those imports do, so I don't expect Chrysler to come and pick up and deliver the car.
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Re: Who changes your oil?

I do and will be the only one to do it. I don't trust anyone else, especially not the dealership.
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Our GC's don't cost nearly what those imports do, so I don't expect Chrysler to come and pick up and deliver the car.
Some of the lines above have vehicles at or below the price point of the overland/summit and most definitely the srt8. I have never owned one so I dont know if that type of accommodation is exclusive to specific dealers that offer it or is offered as part of the standard warranty and/or service contract.
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Re: Who changes your oil?

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I do and will be the only one to do it. I don't trust anyone else, especially not the dealership.
I second that! There are some really good mechanics at most dealerships but then there are always a few who are not that good. Some don't really do the work they say they are doing (oil change but no filter change, etc.) and others really don't care. I know if I do it myself then it is done right. I'll just take my Jeep in when it is near the end of its warranty and have the computer updated if needed but till then all work is done in my garage.
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Our GC's don't cost nearly what those imports do, so I don't expect Chrysler to come and pick up and deliver the car.
My dealer picks up and delivers mine.
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Re: Who changes your oil?

id change it yourself. even if you just have a level place to park the Jeep, a drain pan, and a wrench (not a crescent wrench) and probably oil filter wrench, youre good to go. (along with a lil knowledge) that way, you know you've done it right.

(then again, i own a 99 WJ, so the days of dealers changing oil was well surpassed. i didnt own it then, and ive always changed my own oil with the exception of two times... those two times... the "mechanic" messed it up and put double the oil in it)
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Re: Who changes your oil?

When I first got my Tacoma back in 2004 I couldn't really change my own oil easily so I took it into the dealership. When finished I paid and got the receipt and it showed they put 7 qts of oil (only took 5.4 qts). They had entered the data for a different model truck and the mechanic just put in the amount of oil the computer told him to. I complained and the manager said "an extra quart or two won't hurt anything"! Of course I raised hell and made them change it again. A relative of mine a few years ago dropped off new vehicle in for first oil change at dealership. Left when done and engine seized up a few minutes later. The mechanic dropped the oil and put a new filter on but didn't put new oil in! I've got more of these storys because I approve the work that gets done on my companys vehicles and we always have a few dealer mishaps every year.
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Nothing wrong with doing it yourself but how much time to you spend shopping for oil and filters and then returning used oil for disposal, what do you do with the used filters? How about entering the service record on Jeep's service tracking page? Get the oil changed at a dealer and the dealer enters the change into the system, no potential for warrantee issue, especially for those of us with lifetime warranties.

Recently, having the dealer change engine oil, and performing the inspection items called out in the owners manual, has been less money than doing it myself and I don't need to deal with the mess. Just double check the oil level and for leaks, kinda hard to screw up an oil change otherwise, IMHO. Years ago you saved big bucks doing it yourself, and I did it myself for years. Times have changed a bit. I think.
I buy my oil when I am out running other errands, so I guess you could add 1 minute to walk to the oil aisle and place in cart. Oil filter goes in my garbage can and used oil gets recycled monthly when we take the other household items to the recycling plant. Oil change gets recorded in my maintenance log along with receipt, so add another 30 seconds. No need to enter it on Jeep's website. I mainly do it myself so I know it is done right and can use the oil and filter I want to. You can take your own oil to the dealer, but do you really know 100% that it is being used w/o actually watching the tech open the bottle and pour it in? Remember, the oil change tech is the bottom of the totem pole at the dealership. I used to work at a luxury brand dealership detailing cars and have seen what sometimes goes on in the service department.
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