Originally Posted by MTBerJim
So you are worried that an auto repair shop is dirty?
From what I understand the oil in the new ones is a synthetic, when I was in the auto part store oil last spring picking up oil to change the oil in all my lawn equipment, the synthetics where all about 5-6 dollars a quart.
At the dealer the service is NO cost
The truck is under warranty, anything they break-they have to fix.
This is a no brainier.
If I saw a shop that was disorganized and filthy, I wouldn't take my truck there either. If you've ever been into the newer shops at the dealerships, they're usually very clean and organized. The days of grease and oil being everywhere are over.
No offense but this is not a no-brainer. Anything they break they have to fix but you are much more likely to take your time and look things over than a dealership tech who just does oil changes all day. I was taking my truck into the dealership for services and at about 15k miles, I realized they never bothered to grease anything under the truck. That's a minor example but when you're under your own truck, you look for things, tighten heat shields, grease the drive line, check to see if anything is loose or leaking, etc. A dealership tech doing your free oil change is going to put it up on the lift, drain the oil, change the filter (if you're lucky) and refill, that's it. I would much rather do it myself than have the dealership do it.