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*Full Synthetic* Oil Change + Free Tire Rotation $39.99 at Firestone (or $10 Off Synthetic Blend) Expires 5/31

USCooper 10 April 11, 2011 at 10:26 AM in Autos (4)
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**Coupon Expiration Updated to May 31**

Firestone is offering a full synthetic oil change (up to 5 quarts full synthetic Kendal GT-1, oil filter) and 4-tire rotation with air pressure check/refill for $39.99 through May 31. If your car doesn't take full synthetic, you can also get $10 off a synthetic blend or high mileage oil change and the tire rotation and air pressure check/refill is still included.

Coupon is at the below URL. I think you can make an appointment online too.
http://gasonomics101.com/

This is the best deal I've found for full synthetic. I used to pay $65 at my local shop for the full synthetic oil change alone (everyone else wanted well over $70). I've called my local Firestone and verified this is legitimate and will be taking the car in later today.

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THANK YOU!
I was about to spend probably $75+ on Wednesday for a full synthetic change.
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Thanks for the deal, but what car can't "take" full synthetic?
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Quote from vulches View Post :
Thanks for the deal, but what car can't "take" full synthetic?
Good point- I guess you can change them over. I usually just keep them as they are when I buy them (one of mine is full synthetic and the other is a blend). More and more cars do seem to be coming with full synthetic, though.
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Quote from vulches View Post :
Thanks for the deal, but what car can't "take" full synthetic?
Cars that are older generally! Not that they "Can't" take Synthetic but if you have put a lot of miles in them its not worth switching and you will find leaks when you do switch over because Synthetic oil particles are smaller and will leak. Also there are detergents in the Synthetic oil that will eatup the gunk around gaskets which was left behind and can also cause leaks.

Shahhere
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Older cars or cars with higher miles on them tend to have worn gaskets that heavier weight oils don't leak from, but once synthetics is put in, the leaks seem to make themselves known very quickly. Synthetics are much thinner than conventional oils.
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just an opinion from the board: worth it for an 08 acura tsx auto with ~43k miles mostly driven in new england? would it really help preserve the engine more so than the regular oil changes?
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Quote from nickf829 View Post :
Older cars or cars with higher miles on them tend to have worn gaskets that heavier weight oils don't leak from, but once synthetics is put in, the leaks seem to make themselves known very quickly. Synthetics are much thinner than conventional oils.
Totally untrue. The only thing that determines the thickness of the oil is it's viscosity. 10w30 synthetic oil is the same "thickness" as 10w30 dino oil.

http://www.carcraft.com/techartic...index.html
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Firestone is terrible. Also, they use some cheap recycled oil. I stopped going there. First time I took my SUV in, they told me that I needed new cabin filter and told me that it was included in the price of the deal, which was a 30,000 mile service that I took it in for. I even double checked with him to make sure that they've replaced it, and they told me that my car didn't need the cabin filter replaced. Took it to another place to get the cabin filter replaced because it was so filthy...Those MFs don't know sh*t. I'd much rather trust a monkey with a wrench than these fools at firestone.
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Quote from personinma View Post :
just an opinion from the board: worth it for an 08 acura tsx auto with ~43k miles mostly driven in new england? would it really help preserve the engine more so than the regular oil changes?
It will definitely help during start-up in the cold New England winters. Most engine wear occurs at start-up.
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is this better than the 18.95 synthetic oil with free tire rotation coupon?
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Quote from shahhere View Post :
Cars that are older generally! Not that they "Can't" take Synthetic but if you have put a lot of miles in them its not worth switching and you will find leaks when you do switch over because Synthetic oil particles are smaller and will leak. Also there are detergents in the Synthetic oil that will eatup the gunk around gaskets which was left behind and can also cause leaks.

Shahhere

In my 15 yrs of automotive experience...when switching higher mileage cars, most will not leak or burn oil. But, I have seem some engines start making some valve train noise (usually cars with timing chains and usually at idle only).

That being said, I only use Mobil 1, Royal Purple, or sometimes Penszoil synthetics.
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Quote from fatwalletuab View Post :
is this better than the 18.95 synthetic oil with free tire rotation coupon?
I've used that coupon in the past. It's not a full synthetic oil change. It's a synthetic blend.

This is a full synthetic change.
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Quote from dTor View Post :
Totally untrue. The only thing that determines the thickness of the oil is it's viscosity. 10w30 synthetic oil is the same "thickness" as 10w30 dino oil.

http://www.carcraft.com/techartic...index.html
Good article. I stand corrected
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Will firestone do an oil change on Hybrid vehicles? I know my Nissan dealership has "special trained" mechanics who are the only ones that are supposed to work on hybrids, but I'm tired of paying out the ying yang
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