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      10-11-2009, 09:28 AM   #1
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Engine oil

Just got message to add 1 quart of oil...where can I buy some? Help me out
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      10-11-2009, 09:48 AM   #2
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Dealership? for free?
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Yeah I know but can I buy in stores?
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i'm in CA. none of the autozone or pepboy having it in stock. Special Order only. I went to dealership, they said it is not under warranty and made me buy one quart. They put it in for me.. but i'm kinda piss.
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      10-11-2009, 04:34 PM   #5
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Yeah, I need engine oil too but they're telling me its not free and that I'll have to pay for it when I go in tomorrow. Can anyone confirm if this is true?
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Yeah, I need engine oil too but they're telling me its not free and that I'll have to pay for it when I go in tomorrow. Can anyone confirm if this is true?
Many dealerships wont give you free oil unless you know a SA there. So if you want free oil for life, be friendly with an advisor at your dealership.

Even if you have to buy it, it's not that expensive. Only $10 a quart.
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Many dealerships wont give you free oil unless you know a SA there. So if you want free oil for life, be friendly with an advisor at your dealership.

Even if you have to buy it, it's not that expensive. Only $10 a quart.
my point is... i thought it would be free if i visit the dealership. i was under the impression that .. "FREE" maintance. I called my SA, he told me, just come over, we top it off for you. If i know in advance it wasn't free, i wont' drive 10 miles there and be late for work. i would just order it online and ship to my house.
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      10-11-2009, 05:18 PM   #8
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Long Beach said they'd top my oil off for free, but I just bought a liter because I was in a hurry and didn't want to wait for an SA.

As far as topping off vs. giving you bottles - I can see why they might not just give you a free bottle, because IIRC they buy oil by the drum in the service depts. So if they top off that's where the oil is coming from. If they just give you a bottle they have to write that off.
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i'm in CA. none of the autozone or pepboy having it in stock. Special Order only. I went to dealership, they said it is not under warranty and made me buy one quart. They put it in for me.. but i'm kinda piss.
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Yeah, I need engine oil too but they're telling me its not free and that I'll have to pay for it when I go in tomorrow. Can anyone confirm if this is true?
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Many dealerships wont give you free oil unless you know a SA there. So if you want free oil for life, be friendly with an advisor at your dealership.

Even if you have to buy it, it's not that expensive. Only $10 a quart.
What dealers? It would be helpful if everyone posted what each dealer said and if you bought the car from them.

I'd be pissed if I bought the car there and they don't top it off. If should be covered if the car is telling you it needs oil.
It's basically up to the dealers and with the slow economy, many are not doing it.
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