Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: East TN Sevier County is Near Knoxville
I copy the post I made when I changed my oil (my first oil change, second for the car was March, 2018) in answer to your question about cost. COST for that change is BOLD FACED BELOW. Well - show it here also.
I had bought Oil (Valvoline Synthetic 5W-30 in a 5 quart container) for $21.98 plus tax, a FRAM TG9688 Filter for $8.99 plus tax, and a 75mm oil filter wrench for the FRAM Filter for $3.33 plus tax --- all at WALMART.
Oil I have on hand (bought 1-24-2019) for next Oil Change (due soon) also bought at WALMART - VALVOLINE 5 quart 0w/20 Full Synthetic $22.97 +$0.10 TN Fee(5 qt), FRAM XG9688 Filter $9.63 -- Total with tax included $35.72.
I think the dealer quote on sign in waiting room is like $60, maybe $80 - call and ask your dealer. They will add tax to whatever is quoted, and some then add disposal fee extra. They do supposedly do an inspection and my dealer gives you a car wash.
However, don't forget the cost to drive to the dealer (in my case about 45 miles R/T, say a gallon of gas) and the time - 30 to 35 MIN drive to dealer and 30MIN to 35 MIN drive back (and leave maybe 10 MIN early when going to make sure I get there for the appointment - total 1 hour plus). Then seems when they did oil change FREE (first one) was there for an hour or two.
Time (for me to do it) -- it takes me an hour or two typically cause my tools, boards I use for ramp, oil catch container, in basement. So, I bring all I need up to the garage, then put car on ramp, then do the change, etc., etc. Then have to take all the stuff back to basement and take old oil to the dump (Free Disposal at our county dump).
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Last edited by PAULRIDES; 02-21-2019 at 06:11 PM.