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rohdog50
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:24 am    Post subject: Preventative Maintenance Reply to specific post Reply with quote

It's cold out this morning(7 degrees) and I need to change oil and rotate tires in the car. Last winter I let a local shop rotate my tires and when I got home I checked the torque and they were 140 foot pounds....they should be 100....never again.As far as oil changes....no thanks,i'll gladly do those myself. Do most of you do your own maintenance on your stuff? I do because I can't trust anybody anymore.There use to be a shop in town that I would let do these things but they are gone now. Sad cause I ain't gettin any younger.....lol


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:39 am    Post subject: Re: Preventative Maintenance Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I try to do everything I can, oil changes/tire rotations/brakes/repairs and if I get a tire changer from Northern, I'll do my own tires. I can change tires at my work place, just have to be off the clock. It's also a 25 mile trip, one way. We usually get tires from Sam's Club, a bit out of our way, but good service and prices.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:48 am    Post subject: Re: Preventative Maintenance Reply to specific post Reply with quote

It is getting very hard to find an honest shop. I still try to do my own work. If I do have to use a shop. I let them know I am a retired mechanic and I will be checking.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:11 am    Post subject: Re: Preventative Maintenance Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I do all of the maintenance. It is quicker to change your own oil than take it in and wait. You also save a few bucks. I do a lot of the repairs. I have a really good independent repair shop in my area. If I get in a pinch and can't get something fixed I take it there. They are always busy. The only time my vehicles see the dealer are for warranty work.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:19 am    Post subject: Re: Preventative Maintenance Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Depends, small jobs like brakes or batteries, sure. I don't do oil changes any more. My Chevy dealer charges me 45 bucks to change the oil and rotate the tires with the Dexos oil. My Ford dealer charges me the same for my sons Ranger, and 60 for a full synthetic in my Mustang. I cant justify pulling out the wrenches for that much. Fortunately I trust them both!
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:42 am    Post subject: Re: Preventative Maintenance Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I do oil changes, fluids, rotation and I check things over while I’m under there but that’s all I do. When I changed oil in the van on Friday I found a little dampness coming out of one strut. Any place I will trust to change oil for me would make a big deal out of the strut plus a tiny crack in a brake hose and a miriad of other supposedly major ailments that will cause the car to self destruct. Which reminds me, a granddaughter’s car is sitting outside the door waiting for grandpa to do an oil change.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:46 am    Post subject: Re: Preventative Maintenance Reply to specific post Reply with quote

There are places you can trust and ones you cannot, just need to find a good one.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:49 am    Post subject: Re: Preventative Maintenance Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I can get store brand full synthetic Dexos labeled oil for about $4 per quart. Oil filter about $5. So the cost for a full Dexos oil change for me is $25. I save $20 for twenty minutes of work. I will take getting paid $60 per hour all day long and that is effectively tax free income.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:53 am    Post subject: Re: Preventative Maintenance Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The older I get the harder it becomes to change oil and lube my vehicles but I still do it. I change my own brakes also. The only thing I can't do is rotate my tires on my car. It is a 2012 Chevy Malibu and on the computer it shows the PSI of each tire and the tire location. I believe you need a special meter to reset the computer so it shows the right position of each tire after they have been rotated. I have found some shops don't have one of them meters and they don't say any thing about the computer being wrong on the position of the tires. I won't go to a shop for rotation with out asking if they have the meter. What do some of you guys do if you rotate your own tires.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:07 am    Post subject: Re: Preventative Maintenance Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I try to do as much as possible. I know my limits.
It's not necessarily the difficulty but just getting psyched up for it.
Changing the oil and working on my Silverado is not too bad as there is plenty of room.
Changing the oil on my wife's Traverse is difficult. The filter is in a bad spot.
I let the dealer do it.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:09 am    Post subject: Re: Preventative Maintenance Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I enjoy doing some of my own maintenance when it's comfortable to do it myself. When it's 7 degrees F I'm less likely to lay on a cold cement floor anymore. For me, getting sick is too high a price to pay to save $20 on an oil change. I've done that too many times when I was younger.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:10 am    Post subject: Re: Preventative Maintenance Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Depends on the vehicle, our Chevy Silverado is not so nice to work on, and the dealer does a dexos oil change, rotates the tires and a good wash for about $40, so that's where it goes. The Subaru Outback is one of the easiest I'v ever had to change oil on, and requires full synthetic, so I do that myself whenever possible at quite a savings. The tire dealer rotates the tires for their life.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:22 am    Post subject: Re: Preventative Maintenance Reply to specific post Reply with quote

For some time now I only rotate my tires once. Do it at about half life on the tire. For a car around 40,000 miles. Get new tires at 70 or 80,000 miles. I think the value of regular rotations doesn't gain much in the end.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:46 am    Post subject: Re: Preventative Maintenance Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The only way you know what was done and how it was done is to do it yourself. I just feel better knowing I did it.

I spend big money on OEM service manuals. Only have to use them one time to pay for them though.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:55 am    Post subject: Re: Preventative Maintenance Reply to specific post Reply with quote


I do not have time for things like oil changes and tire rotation so I hire it done. But then I hire a maid to clean my house, too. Since I retired I spend my time doing those things that I like to do, not those things that simply "need" to be done. At least as far as feasible.
 
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