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It was free so I figured I'd take advantage. When they were done I asked how much the oil filters for my car cost. The dude said $9.

Guess I won't be using Kia filters :eek:


That's all...Just had to tell someone those darn filters were $9 :rolleyes:
 

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It was free so I figured I'd take advantage. When they were done I asked how much the oil filters for my car cost. The dude said $9.

Guess I won't be using Kia filters :eek:


That's all...Just had to tell someone those darn filters were $9 :rolleyes:
That's what your parts department will sell them to you for...that's not what they cost. Since I do my own oil changes I buy 6 at a time from my dealer and get them for nearly half that each. See if another dealer in your area will sell them to you for less -- or shop on-line.
 

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It's only $9 bucks every 6 months....not terribly expensive.
Agreed !

And personally, i don't change that sh!t by myself anymore... for a little more than 30 Cdn bucks, Kia does it, give a look at the fluids levels and some other little things like that, and dispose of the old oil. So... my driveway stays clean, my hands too and don't have to deal with keeping those filters and oils receipts...

There is nothing to save by changing oil by ourself...

My .02¢

@Spicyred : I did my first change (5000 miles) after 2 months !
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9$ might be a lil expensive for a OEM filter, but it's not that bad.

I use K&N Gold filters and I pay 10$ (canadian) for them. I think it's a fair price.
 

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I bought a WIX filter here in Ohio at a Mom and Pop auto store for $12.00 + tax. Have yet to get it put on. Had Kia do my first oil change...have a few hundred miles until my next oil change..Did my first oil change at 1600 miles...this one will be at 2500 and I plan to switch to synthetic and then I will go maybe 4500 miles or so then change. Still can't buy into the 7k oil change....Just seems to long for my taste....
 

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@Spicyred : I did my first change (5000 miles) after 2 months !
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This goes to show miles are more important than months in determining when to do the oil change.

Dealer vs. DIY oil change, I prefer the DIY and synthetic oil and would but that is to each his own decision. It is only a short time to check the other fluids which should be done periodically anyway like checking the air pressure in the tires. I will have to check the KIA filter cost from my local dealer. I did use the dealer for my first oil change but that was also to check out under the car while on the lift.
 

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I guess those who don't want to change their own oil because it is dirty and a waste of time wouldn't do any mods either for the same reasons.
 

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I guess those who don't want to change their own oil because it is dirty and a waste of time wouldn't do any mods either for the same reasons.
U go wrong there, mate...

I do a lot of bodywork and always did the repairs and changed the pieces that needed to be changed on my cars... summer or winter, in the snowbank or on the hot driveway, as long i have tools and knowledge to do it. I'm only sayin' that u dont save significant money by doing this by yourself... and u're stuck with your old oil.
 

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It's only $9 bucks every 6 months....not terribly expensive.
Vehicle was bought 10-29-10. 1st oil change on 12-27-10 with 5,314 miles. Thats almost 2 months. I wish it were only every 6 months. Then having to drive out of my way to get to the dealer wouldn't seem so bad I suppose.

I can get a purolator classic for under $4. Once I got one for $1 on sale.

When I bought the vehicle I specifically told the service manager I was going to do my own oil changes & asked what oil and filter was REQUIRED to keep my warranty. He said any regular 5w30 oil will do, we use Mobile oils here. He then said 'some' aftermarket filters will sound noisy but it wont void the waranty. Just keep all your receipts.

Now as far as it being messy. Heck, I consider it one of the rites of manhood to get my hands greasy now & again.

Walmart & AutoZone both recycle used oil for free. I go to walmart regularly anyway so it's not like I'm going out of my way to recycle the oil.

Just saying...
 
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