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    what places are ok for oil change?

    I need to get an oil change and don't have time to do it myself right now. Last time i went to the dealership i got my car from, half the oil in my car leaked out into my garage and i had to tighten the drain plug and fill the oil back up in the car. I didn't file any complaint or anything becuase i didn't have time to wait for an appointment 3 weeks later.
    -are places like
    lube express

    ok to get my 06 wrx oil change or should i really go to the dealer?
    anyone else know any good oil change chains?

    thanks and sorry if this is already posted i searched in the sitcky and didn't find anything

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    just go to some pirvate shop that has a lift. Buy you own oil and filter and have them lift the car up and drain it to their container. Tehy will usually let you stick around the car and you can even fill it up yourself.
    I did this in winter when i didn't want to freeze my butt off lying on the ground under the car.
    Since i have the Fumoto Valve instead of the drain plug it was just a matter of lifting the car up and draining it to the barrel and unscrewing the filter by hand. I gave the guy $10 to do it. :thumbup :
    I'd never go to jiffy lube or simmilar crap to let kids "practice" on my car
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    I always change my own oil after so many horror stories floating around, but I will say, back when my car was stock, I did go to a Jiffy Lube and they did a perfect job very quickly. I would never go back now, but I don't think I'd be too nervous if you're in a pinch.
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    I do my own oil when the weather is nice. I even got a nice break to do mine in Jan/Feb this winter.

    I did have to take my fiancee's RS to Valvoline and they did the job right. I can't complain. I even have a $5-off coupon. I'm a fan of Valvoline and I don't like Pennzoil, so I go to VOIC when necessary.
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    I wouldn't go to a quick lube place. I used to take my old beaters to places like that and had my oil filter not tightened down enough twice. Luckly on the car I was driving it was up top and leaked on the engine so it was pretty easy to figure out. If they screwed up on your suby though you wouldn't know it till the oil light came on and you were f'ed. +1 on the local mechanic if you don't want to do it yourself find a friendly one who will let you watch and the such.
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    I've taken 4 cars to Jiffy Lubes on occasion, and I haven't had a bad experience yet. I try to avoid them, but I have no qualms if I'm tight on time.

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    my bugeye is the easiest car ive ever changed oil on...you barely have to jack up the front end to get to the filter and bolt its rediculous....minus the time it takes for oil to drain its a 10 minute job and essential for anyone to do it themselves who want to get to know there car better....get a feel for howmuch oil you need to put in u get to know how tight the filter is and you have noone else to hassle with but yourself....which isnt even a hassle....be happy ur not installing new plugs or an up pipe

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    Just say no to JiffyLube! I made the mistake of going there once when I was too busy at the time and they managed to screw it up the ONE time I bring it in (I always do it myself).

    The drain plug was not even finger tight as I spun it off with my fingers AFTER it leaked a good 2qts of oil onto my pristine and painted garage floor. grrrr.....

    BTW, put a fumoto valve on it and you can do oil changes quicker than a NASCAR pit crew can change a set of tires at Daytona!

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