I’m taking our car to get serviced this afternoon. I really hate spending money on car maintenance. I’m not really a “car guy.” I just need something to get back and forth with. So when I have to shell out $30 to $50 to get the oil changed, it just doesn’t feel good. I know it’s better than the alternative though: running out of oil and having the engine implode.
I found a local service shop, at the recommendation of a friend, that only works on our type of car. We’re lucky in that the prices aren’t that expensive compared to other local mechanic shops or dealerships. However, I know I could probably save a bit of money by going to a quick oil change type place, or doing it myself. I just have a little more piece of mind knowing that the guy working on my vehicle has seen a million others just like it.
I know some people use their dealerships (with or without a service plan), others use a local mechanic, some of you may even do it yourself. I guess there are pros and cons to each approach.
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So, my question today is, “who services your vehicles and why?” Oh, and a bonus question is “how often do you change the oil?”