Who changes your oil?

United States
July 8, 2007 8:46am CST
My husband does it. I know how to but he is a mechanic so he does all the work on the cars. DO you do it, have someone else do it, take it somewhere to have it doen?
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10 responses
• Sweden
8 Jul 07
I don't have a car so no problems for me
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• United States
8 Jul 07
Sometimes I wish I didn't have a car but where I live I can't be without one. Thanks for your response!
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@DeenaD (2688)
• United States
8 Jul 07
We bring it to a shop and let them do it. It's usually pretty quick. Although I hate going there and see it as another unpleasant chore, I'm actually in and out of there within twenty minutes or so.
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• United States
8 Jul 07
That is great time, especially for something that you wish you could forgo. Thanks for your response.
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@rabbitgt (40)
• Latvia
12 Jul 07
I haven't changed the oil for my car by myself - I drive to the repair shop. But after two times they have filled up the oil too much - over the limit. And I think that next time I will do it by myself. I helped my friend a month ago to change the oil and realized that it is very easy. We will see how the things will go on the next oil change.
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• United States
12 Jul 07
When they overfill I always wonder if they drained the old oil out or just changed the filter and added new. I hope it didn't cause too much of a problem for you. Good luck changing it yourself.
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• Latvia
13 Jul 07
I have a diesel engine with common rail unit (Pump dose) and maybe this engine oil system is little different. And overfilling for the diesel engine can cause the damage to the catalisator. But better is to have more than below level, because when you have below then the turbocharger doesn't get oil and caus cause a dammage to it. Thanks - next time I will change the oil by myself.
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• United States
10 Jul 07
I am so happy that I don't feel the urge to get under that smelly car and do the job! I know some women who love to express their independence by doing mechanical work on their car. Not me. I leave that to the auto shop. That's why they're there. And, they are more than happy to do the work, and get paid for it. I think of it as my way of keeping the community employed. Well, there's that and they have better coffee than I can get at the house. So, it's not all bad.
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• United States
12 Jul 07
You are so funny! Keeping the community employed is a good way to look at things like that. My husband changes my oil most of the time. Maybe I should ask if he could make me some coffee too. Just kidding.
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@Calais (10899)
• Australia
10 Jul 07
I usually just do it myself, as long as the kids are not around. I dont mind doing it.
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• United States
10 Jul 07
It hard hard to do while kids are around. My son is pretty good but my daughter would be into everything. I can only imagine the mess.
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@guss2000 (2233)
• United States
8 Jul 07
I normally take my truck to the Walmart service center near me. They can change the oil and do whatever the need to while I'm shopping. It's really convenient. I haven't had an oil change in a long time though. I should probably schedule one for this week. Even if my husband knew how to do it, he would probably be too lazy to do it for me. HAH!
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• United States
8 Jul 07
Our Wal-mart must not have that. That sounds really convenient! I too couldn't imagine trying to do it while watching kids and a husband ;). They can get into things so fast.
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• United States
16 Jul 07
My husband would like to do it, but he hasn't had time to be able to learn how to. In time I am sure he will. For now we take it to Jiffy Lube or Wal-Mart to get it done. Its cheap and they do it quickly.
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@btec88 (10)
• United States
12 Jul 07
I service my own cars. One tip to remember, it is better to change the oil frequently with cheaper oil than to go over on the interval with better oil. Trust me on this one . My first car, bought with 100k ended with 150k, ended up with bearing problems because I could not afford to change the oil frequently with better oil and filters. My second car lasted longer because I used the cheaper more frequent idea, bought with 122k ended with 270k.
• United States
12 Jul 07
Thanks for the tip btec. I will let my husbnd know ;)
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• India
8 Jul 07
i do it on ma own...who do u think id=s gonna do 4 u huh...... u shud b self depedent
@guss2000 (2233)
• United States
8 Jul 07
For some reason I think that you probably dont even own a car..... You should learn to type a little better before you go and be ignorant to another mylotter!
• United States
8 Jul 07
Thank you Guss, you are too funny. Ang, you should be more educated before reponding. Just so you know the better the response the more money you make.
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@guss2000 (2233)
• United States
8 Jul 07
You are welcome surveygrrrl. I just don't appreciate it when I see people from out of the blue insult or leave ignorant responses to people. Esepcially to people on my friend's list!
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@saundyl (9686)
• Canada
29 Jul 08
My dad usually does for me or i take it in to Co-op to get it done. The guy at co-op today actually took the time to teach me how to do it myself if i wanted to. I figured that was really nice of him. I usually have it done once ever 3 months.