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First oil change, did you?

For your first oil change, did you

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Local dealer wants $89 for the 27 point inspection which includes tire rotation. I don't want to be cheap, but really it's $89 for an oil change and tire rotation
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My first 2 oil changes are going to be free. After that I'm doing it myself. I see a 5 quart jug of Mobil 1 5w30 is about $27 at Walmart and I have a filter left over from our 06 so I guess the first paid oil change will be about $27


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At my dealer its $49 for an oil change, and I just got a coupon for a free one. For the sake of the warranty and the decent price the dealer will be doing mine.

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I did and do all my oil changes, on my 08 LTZ I dumped the oil at 500 miles and then again at 1500, at 3K I dumped it and switched over to synthetic and went on a 5K schedule


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For your first oil change, did you

Bring it to dealer
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Local dealer wants $89 for the 27 point inspection which includes tire rotation. I don't want to be cheap, but really it's $89 for an oil change and tire rotation
Try another dealer. All the GM dealers around my neck of the woods offer this for $29.95 after $10 mail in rebate. I thought it was a GM offer.

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Try another dealer. All the GM dealers around my neck of the woods offer this for $29.95 after $10 mail in rebate. I thought it was a GM offer.
I think it IS a GM-wide offer......but individual dealers might not be required to go along. How long ago did you get that $89 price quote ??

Even without the rebate, I think $40 for an oil change AND tire rotation is a pretty good deal, to the point of not being worth the trouble to do it yourself.
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5 minute quicky oil change
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First was done as part of dealer prep since the car I was getting had around 200 miles on it. That was rare. Nobody touches my cars but me. Nobody will be doing oil changes but me from here out.
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I change my oil every 5k
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Re: First oil change, did you?

Yeah it's $39.95 right now for a oil change, tire rotation, & inspection.....PLUS there is a $10 mail in rebate....so $30:
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