Do The Math Mondays #3

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Some things just don’t add up!

We have all seen or heard the ads for “oil change specials” ranging from $9.99 to $19.99.   Sounds too good to be true.  Here are the facts:

  • An average “quality” oil filter ranges in price from $4.99 to $13.00 on most European vehicles.
  • A quality name brand non-full synthetic engine oil averages from $3.99 to $5.99, per quart.
  • An average vehicle these days, requires 4 – 5 quarts of engine oil.  So, on average, the parts required to perform the engine oil change service equals $ $27.00.

Now, we add in the labor required and we have surpassed the advertised specials by some 2 – 3 times.  The point is that these marketing practices are used in order to sell additional services and work (some needed, some not).  At Sports & Collector Car Center, we use only quality products, premium oil filters and premuim oil.  Each service is performed by a fully trained automotive techincian, not someone relegated only to oil changes.  The oil in your car is the “life blood” of your engine, not an area of your vehicles maintenance where you want to cut corners.  Our goal is value and quality.

These are the facts, you can Do the Math.

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