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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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veee8
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2015 12:39:12 PM

I do, and I know what's going into my vehicles. While under there I check for rust spots, hit them with Extend and then a shot of paint. Great exercise too. In the past when having my oil changes done I'd have to get under my car anyway to tighten up the oil plug the quick change guys were told never to strip!

[Edited by: veee8 at 3/29/2015 12:40:03 PM EST]
contiki
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2015 12:32:41 PM

no...........
eB40
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2015 12:32:24 PM

No
Moe86
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2015 2:20:52 AM

No.
mybigtruck
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2015 12:42:50 AM

always
Norm1947
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2015 12:29:58 AM

No
heyman_31036
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2015 10:10:03 PM

yes
reni194611
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2015 6:10:35 PM

nope....hubby does so
GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2015 5:24:53 PM

No.
Norm1947
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2015 12:41:53 PM

no
eyegotgas2
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2015 8:08:40 AM

No, I get regular servicing
badbobKY
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2015 7:15:35 AM

no
sandy40
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2015 7:03:14 AM

No.
bearone2
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2015 7:01:14 AM

no
xmstr
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2015 6:53:06 AM

Used to, but haven't done it in over 15 years.
GLM4205
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2015 5:28:30 AM

No
FuelPump
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2015 4:44:24 AM

No, used too, but not anymore.
Dineh
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2015 4:41:02 AM

Yes
Norm1947
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2015 12:58:32 AM

no
cDagasGo
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2015 10:25:46 PM

No
mybigtruck
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2015 1:56:11 AM

yep, all the time!
MouldMedic
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2015 1:26:15 AM

Less trouble to have someone else do it, however I do change my brake pads, since I can do it faster than a shop.
Norm1947
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2015 12:30:10 AM

No
toms1120
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Too old.
Fish2tail
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2015 8:33:46 PM

Yes
GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2015 7:41:42 PM

No.
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no
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Y
Dineh
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2015 3:43:50 AM

Yes
Norm1947
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No
GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2015 10:00:28 PM

No.
Big Dan
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2015 5:07:42 PM

Yes
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No
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No
2Tall
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No
Norm1947
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No
xtremecheap
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2015 8:09:52 PM

Always. I've never had anyone else do it.
Big Dan
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Yes
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No
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No
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No
bearone2
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2015 7:56:46 AM

no
contiki
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2015 7:52:23 AM

no........
Dineh
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Yes
subielover2014
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2015 2:57:55 PM

once a year since i drive under 5000 miles per year.
Mininana
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2015 11:22:07 AM

my garage guy, a tremendously honest fellow, does it for $20 or so and inspects the car while he's at it... I don't do my own dental work, either... but then, I DO brush my teeth...
Floridaman2013
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2015 11:02:50 AM

You are over changing your oil and anti-freeze at those intervals. I change my oil on my 2010 Truck as it's paid for, every 6000-7500 miles but the 2014 Jeep is under the 2 year free maintenence.
bearone2
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2015 10:41:46 AM

no
jdmd6613
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NO
Norm1947
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2015 1:20:46 AM

no
BartandLisa
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2015 9:58:09 PM

Yes, every time
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