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For those of you who take your truck in for an oil change, how much are you getting charged?
 

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Mine was $69 plus tax, ended up being just shy of $79 or so when all was said and done, but NO tire rotation. I saw one dealership where the tire rotation was included in the oil change price.
 

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Sounded expensive compared to my Frontier, but dang, went to Joshua Tree National Park today, put on like 200 miles and was at less than a quarter tank USED. That is amazing, 200 miles on my Frontier would have been 3/4 of a tank gone, not less than a quarter tank gone......
 

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Sounded expensive compared to my Frontier, but dang, went to Joshua Tree National Park today, put on like 200 miles and was at less than a quarter tank USED. That is amazing, 200 miles on my Frontier would have been 3/4 of a tank gone, not less than a quarter tank gone......
Heck, with that comparison, it cost $39.99 to change the oil in my Tundra. But I also get 17 mpg in the tundra on a good day with the wind to my back.

As long as GM keep sending me the coupon, I wouldn’t complain. And I get tire rotation and some kind of inspection. The dealer also fill my def every other oil change as an appreciation for being a loyal customer. As weird as this sound but the GMC dealer service my suburban and Hyundai as well...
 

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Dave Sinclair Buick GMC, $119.99 plus $24.99 for tire rotation. Needless to say, I cancelled the appointment and did it myself. If it was a gas Canyon, less than half that price...
 

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Zero, when I bought at Paradise Buick GMC I got lifetime oil change as part of the purchase price. Two years plus had three changes at sticker price of $89. By the way got employee price as well.
 

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I order my filters (delco) on amazon both oil and fuel. Oil is pennzoil euro synthetic (dexos 2) at walmart average 6.30 a quart and need 6 quarts. Takes me 20 minutes and dump old oil into the gallon jug and 2 - 1qt jugs from walmart and next trip drop it off. I change it every 5000 miles (simple math) that way if something distracts me, I have some buffer. Change the fuel filters at 20K (on second set) and have found debris on them, I suspect came from the tank. However, When I need to make a trip I have no concern on the consumables.
 

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I tried to buy at the Temecula Chevy dealership but they lied about a truck option, and they did not have the truck I wanted. They have a LONG waiting list for oil changes there, which is why I never go there.
 

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Dave Sinclair Buick GMC, $119.99 plus $24.99 for tire rotation. Needless to say, I cancelled the appointment and did it myself. If it was a gas Canyon, less than half that price...
I'm tempted to do it myself. How did it go? I've read posts that said the filter is actually easy to change. Was yours? But if you want to have it done next time, try Weber Chev on Olive. I ordered mine from there, and I THINK I used a coupon for my first post free oil change - good price. I also paid a ~$35 (if I recall correctly) labor fee to get the oil and filter I was carrying with me, changed out at a Valvoline in Connecticut, while traveling for months. I was quite impressed with their "check listed" work processes. And thanks to RPB on the coupon reminder. I need to be reading those e mails......
 

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Just a quick comment here on 2.8D oil changes - don't assume the average oil change franchise carries the correct filter. The 2.8D is not sold in large enough volumes to justify the franchises carrying one more type of oil filter in some cases. I waited an extra hour in Moab, UT, for a franchisee to free up an employee to drive across town to the Chevy dealer to buy an oil filter. It was near the end of the day, so if the dealer's parts dept had been closed, I would have been out of luck (or the franchise might have tried any filter with matching thread)...
 

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It's easy to do it yourself. I've done all but the first 2 for mine. You won't make a mess when you pull the filter if you start draining the oil, then crack the filter to where you can see the o-ring. Let it sit for about 10 minutes and when you pull the filter, no oil should really remain in there. Also, make sure to properly place the new filter in to the filter cap before inserting it down in to where the filter sits. Have been told that makes a difference as to whether you make a mess or not when removing the filter. Filters can be easily found on RockAuto. An ACDELCO filter is $11.77 with shipping and tax. Oil is like $6.50 a quart and up (need 6 quarts), depending what oil you get and where you get it from.

I know it's done correctly when I do it. $35 from the dealer is cheaper, and cleaner and doesn't cause you any mess, but are they actually putting the right oil in there? I've heard too many bad stories from others about them putting in the wrong oil, and it's easy enough for me to do it myself.
 

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I'm tempted to do it myself. How did it go? I've read posts that said the filter is actually easy to change. Was yours? But if you want to have it done next time, try Weber Chev on Olive. I ordered mine from there, and I THINK I used a coupon for my first post free oil change - good price. I also paid a ~$35 (if I recall correctly) labor fee to get the oil and filter I was carrying with me, changed out at a Valvoline in Connecticut, while traveling for months. I was quite impressed with their "check listed" work processes. And thanks to RPB on the coupon reminder. I need to be reading those e mails......
The oil change was really easy. The filter change is what made it really easy. I will give Weber a look next time, however. The only reason I want to take it to the dealer is so there is an “official” record of the oil change in case of future engine issues under warranty. That being said when I looked at the service history on the GMC maintenance app with the intent of inputting the oil change I had just done, there was a note already there that said something like “oil change detected” with the date. I don’t know if that was because I reset the oil change percentage or if it actually sensed oil being drained and filled.
 
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