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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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Blubird
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 8:28:37 AM

yes
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mybigtruck
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 3:51:07 AM

always. I know what goes in, and I know what comes out
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counterattack
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 3:11:31 AM

Definitely. Also do the tyranny fluid. Power steering, brakes but I still have factory ones from 13 years ago they still have good amount of tread! I got my tires from americantire so they rotate them free.
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 1:43:29 AM

sometimes
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Norm1947
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no
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Big Dan
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 12:51:29 AM

Yes
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 12:38:51 AM

Yes
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55Russ
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 12:24:22 AM

Sometimes
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 12:22:41 AM

yup
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 10:06:18 PM

Sure do.
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Always
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 10:20:12 AM

no
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 6:47:24 AM

No....not anymore..........
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No
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Yes
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No...............
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Not anymore.
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Yes, always have
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2014 8:29:00 PM

No.
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2014 5:59:16 PM

Yes. I got tired of the hight prices at the quick lube shops. I paid $50 for ramps to raise the front end of my cars--ramps already paid for themselves. I pay a lot less on line or at local store for synthetic and filters, and I get the work done in less than an hour. Takes the same amount of time as a shop and costs less.
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E-Squirrel
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2014 5:48:53 PM

I used to, years ago. Its just not worth it anymore. I used to buy the oil and the filter and then slide under the parked car and pull the drain plug. I would take the used oil to the local gas station and they would put it in their recycle tank, and thank me.

Now, they charge you a recycling fee, which is high enough to make any possible savings disappear. Also, today`s cars are lower, and I can`t slide under them anymore.

[Edited by: E-Squirrel at 7/9/2014 5:49:58 PM EST]
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yup
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Yes
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Not Anymore
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2014 6:29:54 PM

Yes, did so on Saturday
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2014 5:52:38 AM

Yes, both vehicles.
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2014 5:39:16 AM

My truck I do the oil changes since it's paid off. My 2014 Grand Cherokee, no since it has 2 years free maintenance.
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not anymore
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Not anymore.
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Yes
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