Do you change the oil in your car or do you take it to a shop?

@devideddi (1436)
United States
January 19, 2007 6:16pm CST
We take ours to a shop. I would like to do it next time but hubby says I don't know what I am doing. Ahh!
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11 responses
• United States
20 Jan 07
We take it to the shop all the time. It's just easier for us that way.
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@devideddi (1436)
• United States
20 Jan 07
yea, i guess it really is
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@msqtech (15226)
• United States
25 Jan 07
It is easy and much cheaper to do it your self if you have a way to dispose of the oil
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@oltciter (24)
• Romania
20 Jan 07
I'm doing all the work to my car because I'm very good mecanic
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@brokentia (10395)
• United States
20 Jan 07
I take it to the shop. They have a proper way of disposing of the oil. If I were to change my own oil, I would be left trying to figure out what I should be doing with the old oil. I grew up in a gas station, so I know that they oil is stored in a tank and a refining company comes and pumps out the old oil and takes it away. So, I was raised knowing that it can't just be put on the street curb for the trash men to pick up on the next trash day.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
25 Jan 07
My hubby works for a car dealer so we take it there. Thats one of the perks.
@miryam (6507)
• Italy
25 Jan 07
my filling station attendant every 10000 changes it kilometri
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@missyd79 (3438)
• United States
20 Jan 07
i know how to change the oil in my car, but i do not have the right tools or a garage to do it in, so i just take it to walmart or an oil changing place.
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@ronaldinu (12439)
• Malta
26 Jan 07
I dont know how to do it. My mechanic does it for me.
@brihanna (381)
• United States
26 Jan 07
I have found that when I use a coupon it is not that much more expensive than doing it myself. And I tend to procrastinate doing it myself-the gas stations put on those great stickers that tell you when to do it again.I do think that it is something everyone should know how to do though.
• United States
26 Jan 07
it depends pretty much on the weather. lol If it's freezing out I'll take my car to the shop to get the oil changed. yet if it's a nice day out.. I'll get under the car to change the oil myself. It's not that hard to do! Just a screw drain plug.. let all the oil come out. Make sure you have a catch can (you can get them at the auto store). When it's done draining put the plug back in and fill the oil back up with new oil. That part is simple and so easy. Yet alot of times when you go to change your oil, they will change your oil filter for you and your air filter. These are pretty simple to do also if you know what you're doing. Shops will also top off your fluids for you too.. But you can simply do that also... by you doing it yourself not only are you saving a good 20+ bucks you're also gaining car knowledge which is key! Kick your husband and tell him you two are going to learn how to do it together.
@jOeRzOe (84)
• Malaysia
26 Jan 07
I prefer t change my car oil by myself rather to the shop.Maybe because I'm an engineer I think so.
@msqtech (15226)
• United States
25 Jan 07
I do it if I cant get a local discount but with a coupon I often get them to do it