Sunday, October 30, 2011
Why I Change My Own Oil
Six liters of Mobil 1 Synthetic and a Mobil 1 oil filter. Cost: $50.
Knowing it was done right? Priceless.
A few years ago, I went to Boulder Jiffy Lube and had a horrible experience. Click the link if you want to read the story.
After that waste of time and money, I vowed either I'd do it myself or I'd take the car to a reputable mechanic. Most of the time, I step up to full synthetic and do it myself.
I should also say there is an economic argument that makes it all worthwhile. NOT having to drive back to the shop and talk to the manager is certainly worth something, but in all seriousness, doing your own oil change means you can step up to better quality lubricants and filters for about the same cost as having a shop put in the cheap stuff.