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Nice to see you can still negotiate with some dealers on some services

Got my first oil change and tire rotation at 5,000 miles so I swung by the dealer yesterday to make an appointment. He said I can fit you in right now sir. I looked up at the board and noticed $34.95 for an oil change and $19.99 for a tire rotation, both a little high in my opinion. I asked if they could knock a little coin off and he said what did I think was a fair price for both. I said I could live with $25 for an oil change and $10 for the rotation. Service guy said you got it. And we appreciate you choosing us for your Jeep purchase and we will be glad to honor that price on all future oil changes and rotations. I hear tons of complaints about bad service so I thought I would mention that I was treated great yesterday. I just feel better getting my oil changed at the dealer then letting some 20 year old kid that doesn't give a crap working at one of the oil change places. I have to say so far I love my 2010 Jeep Wrangler. Love it more each time I hop behind the wheel.

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I bought an 09 and I got free oil changes for a year. Should it be 5k miles because they gave me every 3k miles. I went in because of a ETC sys problem and it was just about to be 3k so they changed my oil while it was there.
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I bought an 09 and I got free oil changes for a year. Should it be 5k miles because they gave me every 3k miles. I went in because of a ETC sys problem and it was just about to be 3k so they changed my oil while it was there.
My oil change reminder light had yet to come on and the owners manual said 6,000 miles. Changing it at 3K is a little soon in my opinion based on what the owners manual states.
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My change oil light came on a little after I changed the oil and it didnt go away after they did it. Some people say 3k, 5k, and 6k but does it really hurt it to change the oil sooner. If anything i would think it helps.
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My change oil light came on a little after I changed the oil and it didnt go away after they did it.
There is a procedure you have to do to shut the indicator off. It's in the manual, but I think it's key on (but engine off), and press the gas pedal to the floor three times within 5 seconds.
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What is everyones thoughts on the 6K recommendation? I have been having it done every 6K, maybe a little sooner.

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I've been getting these coupons from my dealer for oil + filter and tire rotation for $17.95.

I don't know how they make any money off it but I sure ain't complainin'... Perfect way to help people in this economy...and get them into the dealership at the same time... They have serviced my Jeep three times at this rate.

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I guess the dealership i bought it from was desperate for sales because they gave me a 1 year free oil change option.
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Wow, those are decent prices for oil changes.

You do realize you're getting the last guy's oil, right?

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Wow, those are decent prices for oil changes.

You do realize you're getting the last guy's oil, right?
my thoughts exactly... I wonder what type of oil is getting used.
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At that price what oil are they using?
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I've been getting these coupons from my dealer for oil + filter and tire rotation for $17.95.

I don't know how they make any money off it but I sure ain't complainin'... Perfect way to help people in this economy...and get them into the dealership at the same time... They have serviced my Jeep three times at this rate.
i would assume it is because as long as they get some ppl coming in there, they can find shit wrong on some of them and then rape you on those repairs. just my guess

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Wow, those are decent prices for oil changes.

You do realize you're getting the last guy's oil, right?
haha, I know...I had my doubts too!

I checked and they are using Texaco; checked the dipstick: the oil was clean. Also checked that the tires had been rotated and yes: the dusty fronts were in back and the dirt-covered spare was now on the ground, etc.

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Dealers and auto repair places can do the oil changes cheaper like that because they buy heir oil by the 55 gllon drum as opposed to by the quart, and its also a bottom shelf dino oil as opposed to top shelf synthetic. Its a similar story about the filters, you buy m by the case or the pallet and it will be cheaper than buying the individually. As far as the quality of the uy that does the job, hopefully you dont think its the ASE master mechanic working on the car, its that same 18-19 y/o kid that works at jiffy lube. An oil change isnt rocket science so any kid will do.
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Is everyone on this forum a renaissance man? You guys always have something negative to say about everything even cup holders. Just cuz you guys can build your own jeep doesn't mean everyone wants to, or even has the time, to do their own work. Time is money. If you have money, don't do it yourself. If you dont, then by all means.
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Got my first oil change and tire rotation at 5,000 miles so I swung by the dealer yesterday to make an appointment. He said I can fit you in right now sir. I looked up at the board and noticed $34.95 for an oil change and $19.99 for a tire rotation, both a little high in my opinion. I asked if they could knock a little coin off and he said what did I think was a fair price for both. I said I could live with $25 for an oil change and $10 for the rotation. Service guy said you got it. And we appreciate you choosing us for your Jeep purchase and we will be glad to honor that price on all future oil changes and rotations. I hear tons of complaints about bad service so I thought I would mention that I was treated great yesterday. I just feel better getting my oil changed at the dealer then letting some 20 year old kid that doesn't give a crap working at one of the oil change places. I have to say so far I love my 2010 Jeep Wrangler. Love it more each time I hop behind the wheel.
Would you mind saying what dealer? That might help out other WNYers like us. 2* here this morning right over the hill from you in North Boston.

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Is everyone on this forum a renaissance man? You guys always have something negative to say about everything even cup holders. Just cuz you guys can build your own jeep doesn't mean everyone wants to, or even has the time, to do their own work. Time is money. If you have money, don't do it yourself. If you dont, then by all means.
Most of us are not astronauts, fighter pilots, or neurosurgeons. I think it’s about quality vs. quantity. Synthetic or premium vs. dealership low grade, will get you by, oil. You are right, time is money. That is why some of us don't mind spending a little time and extra money to do it right and prolong engine life. I like my Jeep and until DC can make a Jeep that you can add larger tires to without bending or breaking the axle, I'm keeping mine.

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Is everyone on this forum a renaissance man? You guys always have something negative to say about everything even cup holders. Just cuz you guys can build your own jeep doesn't mean everyone wants to, or even has the time, to do their own work. Time is money. If you have money, don't do it yourself. If you dont, then by all means.
I disagree. My time IS valuable and that's why I do it myself. I don't have time to take it to the dealer and wait. I refuse to take it to a "quick lube" type of place. I do it myself at my convenience. It takes no more than 15-20 minutes.
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Is everyone on this forum a renaissance man? You guys always have something negative to say about everything even cup holders. Just cuz you guys can build your own jeep doesn't mean everyone wants to, or even has the time, to do their own work. Time is money. If you have money, don't do it yourself. If you dont, then by all means.
this guy again did you know big tires can bend your axles

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What is everyones thoughts on the 6K recommendation? I have been having it done every 6K, maybe a little sooner.
I haven't done a used oil analysis on my 2010 yet,but I have a feeling the 6000 mile recommendation will be fine. Probably even be a bit short.

The 3.8 is a fairly small engine and has a large oil capacity. It also warms up rather quickly and gets the oil hot so short trips don't have as much effect on oil quality.
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all i got to say is you get what you pay for.. you pay 17 bucks for an oil change and tire rotation and you get that... i use to work at express oil change and yes we were pricey but i cant tell you how many times we had to fix other peoples mistakes including the dealerships. and even the dealrships hire 20 yearolds to do the oil changes that dont give a crap what kind of job they do...

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What is everyones thoughts on the 6K recommendation? I have been having it done every 6K, maybe a little sooner.
i guess im still stuck old school cause i still change my oil every 3k. plus the idiot message on the dash came on at 2.5k. i know i dont have too but i cant seem to make myself conform lol. i know the maual says every 6k but its out of habit now i suppose

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...synthetic oil? no trust in dealers? it is a freaking minivan motor, guys...get real!

Change the oil as recommended and the engine will last you longer than you care to keep it...!

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I sort of agree with the phrase time is money. I could do it myself or pay for it to be done. I choose to pay for it to be done only because I have other vehicles to drive in the mean time. Its also easier to keep paper work from the dealership rather than store all of the receipts of what I buy to do it myself when it comes time to prove I've been maintaining it as to not void my warantee.
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