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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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Moe86
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 3:04:24 AM

No.
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Quick68
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 1:09:59 AM

Yes. You can not trust a garage to do it. Some times they don't do it and still charge you.
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Norm1947
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 12:23:14 AM

no
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 11:25:54 PM

Yes
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 9:17:14 PM

yes
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 6:46:21 PM

Yes
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BartandLisa
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 6:03:09 PM

Every time, all the time, for many years
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 5:10:11 PM

No
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 4:44:57 PM

no
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ladyta
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 4:12:46 PM

My boyfriend changes it for me ;)
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 9:59:48 AM

no
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 9:55:50 AM

N
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 9:41:08 AM

no
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 9:40:06 AM

yes
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 8:05:58 AM

agreed .. not any more
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no
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 7:24:33 AM

Not any more.
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 7:23:08 AM

No
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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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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 8:33:33 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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Yes
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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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not anymore
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not anymore
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 8:34:59 AM

Yes
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Y
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Yes
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No...........
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yup
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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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