Where do you get your oil changes at?

  • calibro

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    Jun 04, 2010 5:33 AM GMT
    I would change the oil myself, but I need a tire rotation and a check over on something so it just makes sense to let a professional do it. My question is where do you guys recommend going to. There aren't that many places in Missoula, the most known being Wal-Mart, Midas, Sears, and Jiffy Lube. Because I might need them to flush my transmission fluid, I am leaning towards Midas (I think they have the best mechanics of the bunch) and Wal-Mart (they're the cheapest). Do any of you guys have any experience with getting fluids changed at either of those places? By the way, I drive a 2000 Ford Explorer XLT in case you were wondering based on vehicle what sort of engine and price I'm looking at.
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    Jun 04, 2010 6:29 AM GMT
    One thing you can do is view their local websites and see if they have been rated by other patrons. You can also call or go online to the local Better Business Bureau and see if any complaints have been filed. I usually get my oil changed at Jiffy Lube, but with this car I just bought and it being 16 years old, I had the fluids flushed. Oil was done by Xpress Lube and the radiator and transmission flushes were done by Auto Total Care, a local outfit where the owner takes you out and shows you exactly what the mechanics are doing and why it is being done. I don't go to Wal-Mart for anything unless I have no other choice. Midas is good, but overpriced by my comparisons in my area. With your oil flush, if your vehicle has more than 75,000 miles on it, you will want to move to high mileage oil once the flush is done.