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What would you do? Free oil change or DIY?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by CopDoctor, Mar 12, 2010.

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What would you do?

Poll closed Apr 11, 2010.
  1. 2yrs of free Quaker State

    39.1%
  2. Purchase and DIY Mobile 1

    60.9%
  1. Mar 12, 2010 at 3:04 PM
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    CopDoctor

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    Today I just passed my first 3000 and decided to take it into the dealership I bought it from to get my first free oil change. I got a 2yr free oil change deal from them. Anyway I asked if there was a way I could specify what oil to use, guy said "no we use quaker state, that a problem?" i sheepishly said no and let them do their thing. in hind site i would have liked to get mobile 1 from someone else, wouldn't even mind paying them or just doing it myself.

    ANYWAY, what would you do? Stick to 2yrs of free quaker state or buying everything and doing it myself using mobile 1?

    PS no harm in switching to full synthetic now right? i'm at 80k
     
  2. Mar 12, 2010 at 3:07 PM
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    Brunes

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    Almost guarantee it's NOT syth they are using-If that's what you want then you need to switch to DIY....
     
  3. Mar 12, 2010 at 3:08 PM
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    MY50cal

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    Yes.
    do it yourself. i trust my own maintenance, no one else's. unless they are helping me or i am actively watching.
     
  4. Mar 12, 2010 at 3:09 PM
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    would it be worth it though? i guess that's my real question. would you rather get free conventional oil or pay for synthetic?
     
  5. Mar 12, 2010 at 3:15 PM
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    djs05tacoma

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    I'd say just let them do it, but I drive about 25-30k a year so that would be a quite a few $$ over the course of 2 years that they would save me, unless they have a limited number of oil changes they'll throw in. If you change your mind you can always switch to M1 down the road.
     
  6. Mar 12, 2010 at 3:42 PM
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    Taco.Tim

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    I will never use Quaker State again. Ever.
     
  7. Mar 27, 2010 at 8:18 AM
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    luni

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    oooooook, did a quaker state truck run over your dog or something? Statements like that usually come with some information to substantiate them.

    If you bring the truck in every 3k and they change the oil and filter no cash out of pocket and no issues then hell yea keep it up.
     
  8. Mar 27, 2010 at 8:38 AM
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    81shark

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    if you decide to do it yourself, ask for a refund on the oil changes that you already paid for.

    i for one, don't worry to much about dealer oil.
     
  9. Mar 27, 2010 at 8:41 AM
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    My last Toyota went close to 350,000 miles useing nothing but Quaker State oil. When I sold the truck the engine was as strong as the day I bought it...never had one issue.
     
  10. Mar 27, 2010 at 9:15 AM
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    How many miles do you put on the truck in a year? If that were me, it'd only be about 3 oil changes (or about 15,000 miles). So - it wouldn't be saving me much and I'd probably just DIY.

    But on the other other hand..... you've got 80K miles on the truck, it's FREE, and saves you time from having to do it. Let them do it!!

    Nothing wrong with using synthetic at 80K miles - however, you might notice oil seepage where you didn't have it before or maybe even burn oil. I had a 96 tacoma that I started using synthetics at 60K miles - the oil pan started seeping and I burned about 1/2 quart of oil every 4,000 miles.
    So if you're concerned about that.... I'd just stick with conventional.
     
  11. Mar 27, 2010 at 9:46 AM
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    Man how did you get that deal?! I would love to have that! I have 42,000 on my taco and I just bought it June 24th. I am looking at 70,000 miles per year that would be a nice savings!!:eek:
     
  12. Mar 27, 2010 at 12:46 PM
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    thanks for the advice!

    i also took em for a free 2nd master key also. i battled with them cause my truck was about 2 weeks late and it was purchased about 8hrs away from where we live...i could have picked it up myself but they wouldn't let me so i caused a scene and bam, free key and oil changes :)
     
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