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DIY Oil Change Deals (Updated 8/5/2012)

dttruax 603 May 31, 2008 at 12:28 PM in Mail In Rebate (12)
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I decided to try to compile as many of the DIY oil change deals going on (feel free to add any that I missed).
Please note that some deals that were posted here earlier and are no longer here may still be valid at some stores. I'm just going by the current ads and rebates.

Pep Boys (deals good through 7/29/2012): 5 quarts Mobil Super 5000 conventional oil + Purolator oil filter for $15.99 (upgrade to PureOne filter for $2 more)

5 quarts Mobil Super 5000 high mileage oil + Purolator oil filter for $19.99 (upgrade to PureOne filter for $2 more)

5 quarts Mobil 1 synthetic oil + Mobil 1 oil filter for $32.99 ($29.99 for Rewards customers)

Castrol Edge w/Syntec synthetic oil for $5/quart

5 quarts Shell conventional oil + Purolator oil filter for $7 after $10 MIR

Autozone (Deals good through 8/20/2012): 5+ quart jug or 5 quarts Pennzoil conventional oil + Fram Oil Filter for $21.99 (Upgrade to a Fram tough guard filter for $2 more)

5+ quart jug or 5 quarts Castrol GTX conventional oil + Fram Oil Filter for $21.99 (Upgrade to a Fram tough guard filter for $2 more)

5+ quart jug or 5 quarts Pennzoil high mileage oil + Fram Oil Filter for $24.99 (Upgrade to Fram Tough Guard filter for $2 more)

5+ quart jug or 5 quarts Castrol GTX High Mileage oil + Fram Oil Filter for $24.99 (Upgrade to a Fram tough guard filter for $2 more)

5+ quart jug or 5 quarts Castrol GTX SynBlend synthetic blend oil + Fram oil Filter for $24.99 (Upgrade to Fram Tough Guard oil filter for $2 more)

5+ quart jug or 5 quarts Pennzoil Platinum synthetic oil + Fram Tough Guard oil filter for $32.99 (upgrade to K&N filter for $4 more)

5 quarts Pennzoil Ultra synthetic oil + Fram Tough Guard oil filter for $35.99 (upgrade to K&N filter for $4 more)

5+ quart jug or 5 quarts Castrol Edge w/Syntec synthetic oil + Fram Tough Guard Oil Filter for $32.99 (upgrade to K&N filter for $4 more)

5 quarts Castrol Edge w/Titanium synthetic oil + Fram Tough Guard oil filter for $35.99 (Upgrade to K&N filter for $4 more)

5+ quart jug or 5 quarts Mobil 1 synthetic oil + Bosch Oil Filter for $32.99 (upgrade to Mobil 1 filter for $4 more)

5+ quart jug or 5 quarts Mobil 1 Extended Performance synthetic oil + Bosch Oil Filter for $35.99 (upgrade to Mobil 1 filter for $4 more)

Get a $10 Shell gift card (after MIR) w/purchase of 5 quarts of any Quaker State oil or Shell Rotella T6 oil

Advance Auto Parts (deals good through 8/29/2012): 5+ quart jug or 5 quarts Castrol GTX conventional oil + Driveworks Oil Filter for $19.97 (upgrade to Purolator filter for $1 more or PureOne filter for $2 more)

5+ quart jug or 5 quarts Castrol Edge w/Syntec synthetic oil + Bosch Distance Plus Oil Filter for $32.99

5 quarts Castrol Edge w/Titanium synthetic oil + Bosch Distance Plus Oil Filter for $34.99

5+ quart jug Valvoline SynPower synthetic oil for $28.99

5+ quart jug or 5 quarts Quaker State conventional oil + Driveworks Oil Filter for $17.99

Save $4 on gallon jug Shell Rotella heavy duty oil

Quaker State Defy high mileage oil for $3.49/quart

5+ quart jug or 5 quarts Quaker State high mileage or synthetic blend oil + PureOne Oil Filter for $24.99

Get a $5 American Express rewards card (after MIR) w/purchase of Purolator oil filter and air filter

O'Reilly and CSK Auto Parts (deals good through 8/14/2012): Pennzoil conventional oil for $3.49/quart

Pennzoil high mileage oil for $3.99/quart

Quaker State conventional oil for $2.99/quart

Pennzoil Platinum synthetic oil for $5.99/quart (Purchase 5 quarts Pennzoil Platinum and get a $15 O'Reilly gift card after MIR)

Save $1 on all MicroGuard oil filters

Save $3 on all Mobil 1 oil filters

5 quarts Motorcraft synthetic blend oil + Motorcraft filter for $21.99

Valvoline Premium Blue diesel oil for $12.99/gallon

NAPA Auto Parts (Deals good through 8/31/11): NAPA synthetic oil for $3.49/quart

$5 instant rebate w/purchase of 5 quarts NAPA synthetic oil and a NAPA Platinum oil filter

NAPA conventional oil for $2.99/quart

Pennzoil conventional oil for $3.49/quart

Castrol GTX heavy duty diesel oil for $11.99/gallon

AAA Members save 7% in store and online

Carquest Auto Parts (deals good through 8/25/2012): 5 quarts Pennzoil conventional oil + Carquest Red oil filter for $20.99

5 quarts Pennzoil High Mileage oil + Fram oil filter for $20.99

5 quarts Pennzoil Platinum synthetic oil + Bosch Premium oil filter for $32.99

Valvoline or NextGen conventional oil for $4.99/quart

Castrol GTX conventional oil for $4.49/quart

Buy 3 quarts Quaker State conventional oil, get 2 quarts free

Bosch Distance Plus oil filters for $10.49 after $3 MIR

Wal Mart (deals good through 8/11/12): 5 quarts Castrol GTX conventional oil + Purolator oil filter for $19.24

5 quarts Castrol GTX high mileage oil + Fram tough guard oil filter for $23.61

5 quarts Castrol Edge w/Syntec synthetic oil + Fram tough guard oil filter for $31.94

Shell Rotella T diesel oil for $12.97/gallon

Sears

Costco

K-Mart

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Last Edited by pringle March 27, 2014 at 05:07 AM
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How To Change Oil (Video)
1) http://www.fram.com/carcare/howto.php
2) http://www.ehow.com/video_11_chan...r-oil.html
3) http://www.expertvillage.com/vide...anging.htm
4) ...

Oil Filter Comparison Tests
What's the difference between Purolator Premium Plus & PureOne filters or want to know which filters to avoid ? (*cough* Fram *cough* Fram...):
1) Oil Filters Revealed (2008) [knizefamily.net]; Recommended oil filters & what to avoid link [knizefamily.net])
2) Oil Filter Reviews (2007) [300cforums.com]
3) NTPOG Oil Filter Review (2001) [ntpog.org]


Good-Bye Oil Drain Plug
1) Fumoto Oil Drain Valve (aka QwikValve) [qwikvalve.com] ( QuikValve's eBay store [ebay.com]--combine live/ebay+r(e)bates cashback, see wiki in this thread)
2) Another site that sells Fumoto Oil Drain Valves [lubricationspecialist.com]
3) Dorman EZ Drain Oil Plug - Available at Advance Auto Parts B&M (get the right one, part #s 092-001,092-003,092-005,092-007 [advanceautoparts.com]
4)...
Note: It looks like it is made by a couple of companies: Fumoto [google.com] (Fumoto Valve [fumotovalve.com] was renamed Quick Oil Drain Valve [quickoildrainvalve.com]) and Fram [google.com] "Suredrain," so check B&M and online retailers for the best price.

Main advantages of these "quick" drain plugs is that they do not require the use of tools after initial installation. Some individuals may prefer them, others may not.

Oil Change Tips
1) Tie a rag around your wrist to keep oil from running down your arm when removing the oil filter.
2) Cut the bottom off of an old and empty 1 qt oil jug and use top part as a funnel. Just save one from one oil change to the next, but make sure you keep the cap on it, or keep it in a gallon ziploc bag to keep all the dirt out of it!
3) Use a china marker (sometimes called grease pencil) to mark wrench size for drain plug and mileage of last oil change on some non-engine part under the hood
4)Use a Sharpie (or the marker above) to write the amount of oil needed. I have it on one of the underhood stickers on all of my cars. No more greasy fingerprints on the owner's manual!
5) Use a Zip Block or any plastic bag, wrap around the oil filter and surroundings before removing it to keep oil from running everywhere. I use the Zip Block and it works great

Testing your old oil to extend oil changes
1) Having your oil tested by places like Blackstone Labs [blackstone-labs.com] is very useful for those looking for feedback (or peace of mind) when extending oil changes beyond owner's manual "recommendations". Free kit, but you must pay for the test. Personally, I have extended my changes beyond 10k miles using Amsoil, and my oil was well within the manufacturer's specifications. Blackstone Labs has oil specification requirements for all engines, and includes those specifications in the reports, in addition to the results of your used oil.
2) Obviously there is no need to do this for every change, only when you wish to extend the oil change. Once you establish a comfortable duration, one would not have to test the oil, assuming driving conditions and change durations are maintained. After some upfront costs, one would save money, in the long run.

Please add more "Additional Info" --himarty

Static Cling Oil Change Reminder
http://www.ebay.com [ebay.com]
or be cheap, you can usually find some branded with auto part's store logo around the oil aisle/display (for free, tear what you want from dispenser/spool)


DIY Oil Change Deals (Updated 8/5/2012)

Pep Boys

Autozone

Advance Auto Parts

O'Reilly and CSK Auto Parts

NAPA Auto Parts

Carquest Auto Parts

Wal Mart

Sears

Costco

K-Mart

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#3
Nice find, getting close to that 3,000 mile mark myself
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Great job, dude. Thanks for looking out for all us petrolheads and DIYer's.

Best deal to me is the OReillys 5 qts + filter for $9.99. The filter is made by Purolator and the oil is, I believe, Warren Unilube or Ashland/Valvoline (don't know for sure but one of those two are most likely). So good products for a great price.

The Pep deal of 5 qts of Castrol Synth and a Pure One filter is excellent even w/o their lame rebate. Pep stores just started stocking GC at 12 qt max inventory levels. IMO, GC is the best at-retail motor oil your money can buy, and the Pure One filter is very good. I personally can vouch for the combo in GM Vortec V8 engines; it's ideal for them. If I didn't have 24 qts of GC on hand I'd be all over this deal at $24.99. I never count on Pep's pathetic rebate program, anyway.
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Schucks auto parts has buy 5 mobile1 full synthetic plus a mobile1 oil filter for 19.99 AR.
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Nice post, thanks for all the hard work.

Do you happen to know what dates these deals are active for? Are these deals that expire today, or start tomorrow?

Thanks!
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Thnx dttruax !!! Cheers

Nice to see all the deals in one place instead of having
to sift through 50,000,000,000 other threads.

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GC as in German Castrol?



Quote from BretFraz View Post :
Great job, dude. Thanks for looking out for all us petrolheads and DIYer's.

Best deal to me is the OReillys 5 qts + filter for $9.99. The filter is made by Purolator and the oil is, I believe, Warren Unilube or Ashland/Valvoline (don't know for sure but one of those two are most likely). So good products for a great price.

The Pep deal of 5 qts of Castrol Synth and a Pure One filter is excellent even w/o their lame rebate. Pep stores just started stocking GC at 12 qt max inventory levels. IMO, GC is the best at-retail motor oil your money can buy, and the Pure One filter is very good. I personally can vouch for the combo in GM Vortec V8 engines; it's ideal for them. If I didn't have 24 qts of GC on hand I'd be all over this deal at $24.99. I never count on Pep's pathetic rebate program, anyway.
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Nice find, getting close to that 3,000 mile mark myself
Don't change your oil at 3,000 miles. It's a waste of money and natural resources. Oil should be changed around 5,000 miles. Don't buy into that crap the oil companies are trying to feed us.
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Quote from BoomSchtick View Post :
Don't change your oil at 3,000 miles. It's a waste of money and natural resources. Oil should be changed around 5,000 miles. Don't buy into that crap the oil companies are trying to feed us.
to each his own.
i get mine changed whenever for 13$ thats the only reason im not a diy anymore.
nice post op
wife does hers a 3k and the oil always looks good. 5k wouldnt be too bad but in our family just too many do 3k
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Quote from BoomSchtick View Post :
Don't change your oil at 3,000 miles. It's a waste of money and natural resources. Oil should be changed around 5,000 miles. Don't buy into that crap the oil companies are trying to feed us.
I Agree. and usually you can do a little more if you have full synthetic. Smilie
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Quote from tstarks420 View Post :
Nice post, thanks for all the hard work.

Do you happen to know what dates these deals are active for? Are these deals that expire today, or start tomorrow?

Thanks!
Most of the deals are either going on now or start tomorrow and expire June 7 according to the ads. They do sometimes last longer however. I'll try to update everything next week when the new ads come out.
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Quote from stufine View Post :
to each his own.
i get mine changed whenever for 13$ thats the only reason im not a diy anymore.
nice post op
wife does hers a 3k and the oil always looks good. 5k wouldnt be too bad but in our family just too many do 3k
Most newer cars (m.y. 2002 or newer) usually recommend an OCI of between 5000 and 7500 miles. My 2004 Subaru and my wife's 2002 Tundra have OCI's of 7500 but we still change the oil every 5000 unless we use synthetic. Synthetic oils can easily be changed every 7500 or more, especially the Mobile 1 Extended performance. However, even with that you probably don't want to go more than 6 months between oil changes if at least to just give your engine a once over to check everything.
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can anyone post a link to teach how to change your car oil?
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Quote from BoomSchtick View Post :
Don't change your oil at 3,000 miles. It's a waste of money and natural resources. Oil should be changed around 5,000 miles. Don't buy into that crap the oil companies are trying to feed us.
the amount of oil used to do oil changes PALES in comparison to all the other resources that get torched in your car (specifically, the gas). PLUS, motor oil, if properly disposed, should be RECYCLED at your local oil change place or Kragen or whatever.

personally i think it's better to take good care of your car, thus extending the life of it, thus not having to buy another one sooner, for which manufacturing takes a big environmental toll, etc...

i do agree, however, that 5k miles is appropriate for synthetic. some motors (like BMW or Audi) can go even longer.
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