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Can you change your cars oil on your own?

NCIS Addict 2012/07/05 19:32:23
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  • lucythetooth 2012/10/20 20:57:17
    Yes
    lucythetooth
    +1
    Yes, I'm physically capable of changing my own oil, but it's much faster and easier to just take the vehicle to Jiffy Lube.

    jiffy lube
  • Momena 2012/10/20 17:38:01
    No
    Momena
    i dont have acar and i cant drive
  • Cricket 2012/10/20 17:04:58
    Yes
    Cricket
    +1
    yes I can!
  • **StarzAbove** 2012/10/20 17:02:26
    No
    **StarzAbove**
    +1
    No, my husband takes them to the dealer.
  • Selketskiss 2012/07/06 21:45:09
    Yes
    Selketskiss
    +1
    I have been doing it since I was 16...
  • Mr.Steve 2012/07/06 12:28:57
  • ZB 2012/07/06 11:01:32
    Yes
    ZB
    +1
    And usually do..when I have the time. otherwise I just stop at Valvoline Instant oil Change. They get it done faster than me.
  • Me 2012/07/06 03:51:17
    Yes
    Me
    +1
    but i dont have to
  • Aahz_OneAndOnly 2012/07/06 01:23:23
    Yes
    Aahz_OneAndOnly
    +1
    And rebuild my engine, transmission, frame repair, repaint the whole thing, change my tires and put it back on the road.
  • JohnT 2012/07/05 23:40:18
    Yes
    JohnT
    At 64 I still do basic maintenance to both cars. No cheap oil filters, quality oil, check all fluids and clean the engine and housing. I see a lot folks go to the oil change place, they are all too busy?
  • cmdrbnd007 2012/07/05 23:22:00
    Yes
    cmdrbnd007
    +1
    I can but I don't like to.
  • John 2012/07/05 21:25:36
    Yes
    John
    +1
    Yes, I can and do. I can also pieces the car and fit it back together, and thats not enough, I can design one and built it. Actually, the plans are ready, only a garage and, more important, some cash is missing
  • METALheadMom 2012/07/05 21:15:24
    Yes
    METALheadMom
    +1
    I can change all the fluids, do a tune up, rebuild a carburetor, do my brakes, replace shocks, check my tires, replace belts, rebuild the starter, alternator, thermostat, and water pump. I can figure out how to fix just about everything - it's all a matter of if I have the tools to do it with.
  • unaff 2012/07/05 20:57:50
    Yes
    unaff
    +1
    But I don't. I can spend the same amount of time earning more than I save.
  • John unaff 2012/07/05 21:41:00
    John
    Here costs a garage 50-80 quit or more for an hour labour.... No way for normal people to earn that ...
  • unaff John 2012/07/05 21:48:45
    unaff
    Here in the U.S. (at least in my town), dedicated 'Oil change' shops charge anywhere from $20-50us, depending on the grade of oil and other services. I can buy the materials for around $16-30. Also, are you saying that the garage people aren't 'normal' people. I consider myself very normal!
  • John unaff 2012/07/06 15:12:14
    John
    normal = of most common income level.

    The workers in the Garages get only about 7 to 10 quit for an hour. The rate mentioned is what a garage charges to the customer. Plus material.



    cheap oil 10 quit from bulk plus 20 mins labour (60/3=20 quit) for work makes 30 quit for all.



    In this 20 mins are the most people not earning more than 3 to 5 bucks. If you earn in 20 mins 30 quit you are far above normal .... Doctor or Lawyer or so, or a garage owner?



    DIY is always cheaper, but not necessarily faster.
  • unaff John 2012/07/06 15:28:15
    unaff
    "Doctor or Lawyer or so, or a garage owner?"

    Actually, IT Services. I was in the same boat as the garage workers, making roughly 20% of what I was being billed to my customers. I started my own company.

    I'm not arguing that DIY is not a good thing, I'm just saying that in some circumstances, you have to look at difference in productivity. In the U.S., you don't have to be that far above average to make more in an hour than what you would save changing your own oil and the trend (at least here) usually leans towards disparaging people who don't, even if it doesn't make good economic sense for them.

    Sometimes you need to focus on what you're good at to get ahead. I'm a great IT problemsolver and a so-so mechanic. I could extract my own teeth and save big bucks, but I'll continue to pay the dentist for it.
  • John unaff 2012/07/06 15:41:37
    John
    Thats what I said, you must be good (better) to beat the DIY. I can change 2 tires in 20 mins using a car jack at the road side. but I have no idea how to make in the same time enough money to pay someone doing it for me and still having more in my pocket ....



    respect man
  • unaff John 2012/07/06 15:58:37
    unaff
    What do you do for a living, or better question; what do you do best? I know it's off subject, but I don't consider myself that special. I took a hobby, computers and monetized it. I didn't start where I am now. Started at $5/hour building PCs, worked my way up to about $29 working for someone else (through lots of experience, education, certification, etc), then realized I had to take the risky leap to go up from there. Lived by the seat of my pants for the first 7 months, then started seeing the reward.
  • RoyDMercer - IFOTFD 2012/07/05 20:42:59
    Yes
    RoyDMercer - IFOTFD
    +1
    I could, but it is more convenient to have it done so they can dispose of the old easier than me.
  • ParkMan 2012/07/05 20:41:41
    Yes
    ParkMan
    +1
    I can, but I don't bother. I get it done.
  • ~Adrien~ 2012/07/05 20:36:25
    No
    ~Adrien~
    +1
    It's cheaper for me (and less hassle to ask the ole' man) to take it to the oil change place for $19.95. . .
  • Irish 2012/07/05 20:36:09
    Yes
    Irish
    +1
    I could and have however what to do with the old oil is a problem.
    I prefer going to an Auto Care Center.
  • TheCouchF*cker 2012/07/05 20:30:02
    Yes
    TheCouchF*cker
    +1
    It's one of those things everyone should learn how to do. It's simple, takes thirty minutes to an hour out of your day every couple months and will save you a lot of money on a yearly basis.
  • unaff TheCouc... 2012/07/05 20:56:03
    unaff
    All a matter of economics. For the approx $15 I will save on my oil change, I can work for the same hour at my job and make 5x as much (and be doing something I enjoy.)
  • TheCouc... unaff 2012/07/05 20:57:56
    TheCouchF*cker
    Awesome, but it's also circumstantial.
  • unaff TheCouc... 2012/07/05 21:00:55
    unaff
    Just pointing out that you used the absolute 'everyone' when it doesn't always benefit.
  • TheCouc... unaff 2012/07/05 21:01:32 (edited)
    TheCouchF*cker
    I said everyone should know how to do it, not that it was something every human being should do every time they need their oil changed.
  • Willy 2012/07/05 20:04:36
    Yes
    Willy
    +1
    Yes, can't everyone?
  • Southern Man 2012/07/05 20:04:05
    Yes
    Southern Man
    +1
    Yes but at the cost and finding a safe place to dump the old oil it makes more since to just take it to an oil change place
  • unaff Souther... 2012/07/05 20:56:44
    unaff
    Most people I know who harp on changing their own oil just dump it in the trash or pour it on the ground...
  • Souther... unaff 2012/07/05 21:02:39
    Southern Man
    That's not cool at all bro it just pollutes the water table and if they get caught big fine and I hope they do get busted one day ..
  • unaff Souther... 2012/07/05 21:06:41
    unaff
    Agreed.
  • Beck∞♥☮♫♫♫∞ 2012/07/05 20:00:08
    Yes
    Beck∞♥☮♫♫♫∞
    +1
    sure can. Had to learn before i could get my license. Momma's orders.
  • NPC 2012/07/05 19:43:11
    Yes
    NPC
    +2
    Can but pay someone else to do it for me. $30 is well spent and they are fast, efficient and know what they are doing.
  • Outta' Here. 2012/07/05 19:35:12
    Yes
    Outta' Here.
    +2
    But why deprive someone else of gainful employment?
  • I. Car Rus 2012/07/05 19:34:13
    Yes
    I. Car Rus
    +2
    Sure, but I haven't done it in years.
  • I'm A TeenageDirtbag 2012/07/05 19:34:03 (edited)
    Yes
    I'm A TeenageDirtbag
    +2
    Yes my dad taught me when I was 9 & I help my neighbors too...mostly old people.



    oh yeah gif
  • Marianne ☮ 2012/07/05 19:33:39
    No
    Marianne ☮
    +2
    My father can

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