I enjoy the confidence gained of knowing that the job is done right. So many times I have seen oil drain plugs replaced early in the oil change process before all of the oil has been drained. I have checked the fluid level post change and found it to be overfilled. I simply enjoy the work and feel good about knowing the job is well done with all of the old oil changed out and not overfilled with new synthetic. I roughly save over half of the cost if using synthetic. Hiowever, I know of a place that will change your oil for $9.99 around the corner from me including regular oil and a filter.SuperMat64 said:Over 50$, and how much does it cost you to do it yourself ? 5 quarts @ around 7$ per quart (for good Full Synthetic Oil like Castrol SLX Pro recommended by GMl) + ~10$ filter = 45$
Sorry but my time worth more that 5 to 10$ savings.
And for your invoice of oil purchase, it doenst really proof that you made the oil change. I can take the invoices of my friend... if it is.... Mileage is hand writed and have no records anywhere... + If you have really a warranty issue and that they begin to be picky, they can also argue that you don't use the AC Delco oil filter.
Nissan void warranty if you don't use their air filter/oil filter/oil...
IMHO is doenst worth the trouble to make that ourselves.