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for 31 dollars, its not worth my time and effort to change my own oil. Then I have to get rid of the used oil. More time.... no thanks.
Takes me less overall time to do my own.

I return it, where I bought and just put it in the container the new oil came in.

I use better quality oil so I don't have to do it often. Twice a year.

V6 has to be the easiest car to change oil on ever.

If you are paying $31.00 I can only imagine the quality oil and filter you are getting. I pay more for the parts than that.

If you put cheap oil you can do it more often. But then it's more money and more time.

Doing it myself with top oil and OEM filter is the cheapest and least time and I know it's done right.

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Takes me less overall time to do my own.

I return it, where I bought and just put it in the container the new oil came in.

I use better quality oil so I don't have to do it often. Twice a year.

V6 has to be the easiest car to change oil on ever.

If you are paying $31.00 I can only imagine the quality oil and filter you are getting. I pay more for the parts than that.

If you put cheap oil you can do it more often. But then it's more money and more time.

Doing it myself with top oil and OEM filter is the cheapest and least time and I know it's done right.

I do mine twice a year with regular oil. Same oil and filter it came with from the factory. Never an issue owning 5 Jeep GCs. conventional oil has come a long way.
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For me its not about the money the dealer could give me every oil change for free and i still would not go there. Its about the time, i can do my own in less than 20 minutes, and knowing it was done correctly most of all and not botched by the dealers lowest skilled part time high school student. This board is a very small cross section of the jeeps out there but reading about all the different ways on here a dealer can botch something as simple as an oil change is sad
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I do mine twice a year with regular oil. Same oil and filter it came with from the factory. Never an issue owning 5 Jeep GCs. conventional oil has come a long way.
Well it depends on how many miles you do. I do about 15-20K a year (7500-8500 mile interval).

I would not run conventional oil beyond 5K. But that's my choice.
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For me its not about the money the dealer could give me every oil change for free and i still would not go there. Its about the time, i can do my own in less than 20 minutes, and knowing it was done correctly most of all and not botched by the dealers lowest skilled part time high school student. This board is a very small cross section of the jeeps out there but reading about all the different ways on here a dealer can botch something as simple as an oil change is sad
Right I had free oil changes with my VW and it's very expensive (I pay $9 /quart and like $18 for the filter). I did ONE freebie at the dealer. Never again.

I think my Jeep included some free oil changes. I passed.

It's such a critical thing for a vehicle. It only takes one botched oil change to ruin things. Wrong oil, not enough oil, too much oil, wrong filter, strip threads, loose plugs. It's so simple to do. I actually enjoy doing it. It's like mowing the lawn, which I also enjoy.
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Been changing my own oil for 30 years. Not once have I had anyone else do it. Not because I didn't trust anyone else to do it (that has changed. now I trust no one) but because it was always less expensive to do it myself. I also enjoyed taking care of my own vehicles. Nobody takes care of your own stuff, quite like you do.
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Re: Why I change my own oil, well, one of many reasons...

I usually only do the first change at the dealer because it gives me the chance to address any odd noises, defects or other issues I find in the first 4-6 months of owning a new vehicle.

After that, I'll bring it back for some of the bigger maintenance milestones since those cover things I can't always do myself - or would rather not do myself.
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Re: Why I change my own oil, well, one of many reasons...

Can someone share which Fumoto they purchased for their Eco-Diesel, please. 4x4 also.
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Re: Why I change my own oil, well, one of many reasons...

Like others have said, I prefer to change my own oil. It gives me something to do. I can't stand sitting around. Call me odd but I don't like the feeling that my Jeep is just another vehicle in an oil lube center.
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Can someone share which Fumoto they purchased for their Eco-Diesel, please. 4x4 also.
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