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aal65

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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2003 9:13:33 AM

I know I do. I change the oil of both my truck and my wife's car every 3000 miles, rotate the tires every other change oil, check the brake pads, drive belts, air filter, etc everytime I get down and dirty. Also I change my engine coolant once a year preferably before summer. A lot of work, but a lot of savings in the long run....
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 8:44:45 AM

Done at the dealership......
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Awing1
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 8:36:25 AM

Yes, I change it by myself, but I do just easy work like change oil, top up fluids, change tire, etc. I don't change belt or coolent. Your occupation must be a mechanic since your are doing most of maintenance.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 8:33:33 AM

no..........
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 7:31:55 AM

No
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 11:57:51 PM

yes
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 5:30:45 PM

Definitely, every time all the time
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 6:14:55 PM

Yes
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 9:30:42 AM

No
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 9:29:27 AM

No I do not. Can't bet Walmart!
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HideMKE
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 9:15:31 AM

not anymore
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 8:59:03 AM

not anymore
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 8:34:59 AM

Yes
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 8:13:23 AM

No
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 3:42:07 AM

Y
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 3:33:02 AM

Yes
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 7:30:25 AM

No...........
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 7:30:05 AM

no
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Yes
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2014 2:24:07 AM

yup
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Yes
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 12:45:44 PM

I usually have a mechanic do an oil change, but I have changed it a few times myself. since I am not a car guy I find it helpful to have a good pair of eyes look over the car. Plus I do not have a good way to get under the car to change the oil.
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 12:02:57 PM

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Not Anymore
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2014 8:18:39 PM

No, dealership handles all that stuff on both NEW 2014 cars.
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2014 7:59:13 PM

Yes
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2014 9:45:33 AM

Mostly except when I am on a long road trip where my facilities are not available.
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2014 9:39:22 AM

No.
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2014 8:36:06 AM

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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2014 8:11:03 AM

I used to, but, not anymore.
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2014 5:44:39 AM

used to but not anymore
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2014 5:43:44 AM

No.
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chrisisawesome1
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2014 6:11:13 PM

Almost always, not every 3k though. I usually wait until about 5k. With modern oils like synthetic and blends, every 3k is a waste
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2014 5:06:26 PM

no
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