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      02-13-2007, 10:59 AM   #1
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Oil change rates, from average to rip off!

Well, I figured I'll probably be keeping my car for awhile and some extra out-of-pocket TLC is acceptable to keep it chugging efficiently as long as possible. So I wanted to get an oil change before my service light comes on.

Anyway I called Reeves (Tampa), where I bought my car, and they wanted $179!!! Crazy

Then I called Ferman BMW (Palm Harbor, near where I work) and they quoted me $95.40 for a basic filter + oil change, or $147 for a "full service" where they also reset the light and make sure all system checks are passing. I asked about a loaner and they said usually they don't give one out since it only takes 1 hr, but depending on the time I get in and availability they could give me one.

Bert Smith BMW (St. Pete, closest dealer to my work place) quoted me $105.88. Took an appointment with them since they're the closest and have a decent price. I might just wait on it while they're changing it.

I'll have to remember to tell them not to reset anything so I can get my free one later... though I don't know if they would anyway if Ferman had 2 diff. prices for basic/full to do a reset.
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$95-$115 seems to be a comfortable price point for unscheduled basic oil changes (based on people's posts). Go with it
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My dealer charged me $80...had it done right before the Dragon run.
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That'd be nice but I have no way to lift the car, no ramps, and I live in an apt. complex so it'd just get too awkward.
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My dealer charged me $80...had it done right before the Dragon run.
Nice, that's the lowest I've heard.

I agree that upto $120ish is fine, that was my impression of the average on the forums, but more than that is just unreasonable.
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That'd be nice but I have no way to lift the car, no ramps, and I live in an apt. complex so it'd just get too awkward.

Nice, that's the lowest I've heard.

I agree that upto $120ish is fine, that was my impression of the average on the forums, but more than that is just unreasonable.

then buy ramps! shit they will pay for themselves and then some on the first oil change

i live in an app complex too, i have my car up on jackstands all the time

are you one of those people who thins everyones looking at you, talking about you wondering wtf your doing, cuz their not, they dont care one bit

well, one dude came over once when i was spraying a temp protectant on my car becasue it looked like i was just spraypainting the hood of someones car
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