Oil change

Discussion in 'Canadian Truckers Forum' started by Kiddo6, Mar 23, 2020.

Would you use this service?

  1. yes

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  2. No

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    70.0%
  1. Kiddo6

    Kiddo6 Bobtail Member

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    Would you get ur personal semi’s oil change done by a company with a van that is equipped with a vac system to suck/clean out all of ur oil plus change any filters and fluid top ups. Done right in a parking lot with ur trailer still hooked up? One hours tops! Average oil change 495$ Looking to invest in such a mobile oil company, looking for advice to see if it would be worth it. Can book online or by phone and make the appointment anywhere in Canada soon to be in the states.
     
  2. magoo68

    magoo68 Road Train Member

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    Yesterday’s responses were pretty obvious .. I suspect today’s will be too
     
  3. liner

    liner Light Load Member

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    Not for $495.Thats a crazy price.
     
    flood and olddog_newtricks Thank this.
  4. olddog_newtricks

    olddog_newtricks Medium Load Member

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    No, that's too expensive. Everyone else is between 300 and 350. You'll never compete with those prices.
     
  5. oriden953

    oriden953 Light Load Member

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    KW winnipeg charges $600 full service... i think id still stick with them over some guy with a van. its about more then just the oil change. will you check my diff level to? grease the truck? check the u joints? do you have the fuel filter with the slightly larger micron that i use for winter?

    even a speedco offers a better deal.

    not sure if the sign is still there but in lloydminster the KW was advertising 199.99 for an oil change for the last few months.. .
     
  6. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    I don't see the value in 400+ for a big rig oil change. 200 maybe. Undo bolt, drain. Toss filters if any. Spin new one on and refill with fresh oil after bolt back on. Go over truck with grease gun and inspect fluids elsewhere as well as all connections and lines containing same. we don't mind paying a few dollars for time but 400+ is too much.

    We don't believe in the suction stuff either. The oil will come out of there well enough in it's own time.
     
  7. uncleal13

    uncleal13 Road Train Member

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    I do it myself for just over $210.
    Under $300 I'd consider it. for $495 I would expect synthetic oil, which I do for about $375
     
  8. magoo68

    magoo68 Road Train Member

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    Custom truck aka kw Winnipeg is at the bottom of my list for work.. once upon a time they were the top but things really changed..
     
  9. Atlaw4u

    Atlaw4u Medium Load Member

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  10. oriden953

    oriden953 Light Load Member

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    sorry my price was wrong. left KW winnipeg this weekend full service was 523.
     
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