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Is a DIY Oil Change Worth It?

Posted on December 06, 2016.

Every weekend warrior out there enjoys the pay-offs of doing a job themselves.  That feeling they get when he/she completes a job on their own without the help of a professional is almost second to none.  However, certain tasks that are certainly doable on your own require more investment than others, no matter how simple they seem at first.  While an oil change may seem like something that you can easily perform on your own, there are a lot of items you must purchase before doing so.  Such as an oil drain pan, carjack stands, funnels, towels, gloves, etc.  In addition to equipment and tools needed for the job, there are safety concerns as well.  You run the risk of being burned by hot oil if not careful and exposure to oil in general can be harmful.  In addition, if your car isn’t properly and securely supported on reliable carjacks or lifts, it could fall and seriously injure you.

Also, if you don’t know what you’re doing, you can cause damages to your vehicle which only leads to more repairs and a bigger bill down the road.  The biggest reason people opt to do their own oil changes is to save money, but the actual savings are minimal or even nonexistent.  Don’t run the risk of damaging your vehicle or even causing bodily harm to save a buck or two.  When you get an oil change done by a professional, you know for sure that the job will be done right and you save yourself from getting dirty (oil changes are a sloppy process!). Come on down to our shop today and our certified mechanics will get you in and out in a timely manner with a quality oil change service.  We look forward to serving you!