Speedco Pricing me out

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by JonJon78, Jan 16, 2020.

  1. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

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    Gotta PM done today at Speedco in Troy, Illinois... $460.00 That's 11 gallons of Rotella, 1 Fleetguard Oil Filter, 1 Fleetguard Fuel Filter, and 1 Davco Fuel Filter...

    Same exact PM done the first week of December at Speedco in Walcott, Iowa was $377.00


    According to the cashier today January 1st Loves raised the prices... I can certainly see raising prices but not by $80+...

    I dont think so... I'm done with them.

    Looks like I might just have to start doing it myself. Just really dont wanna lug oil around trying to dump it but I think if I get a couple 5 gallon buckets it wont be that bad. Just gotta see who will take it for free?

    The job will be done better since I'll be doing it, I guess that might make it worth it.
     
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  2. Deere hunter

    Deere hunter Medium Load Member

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    Exactly what one of my lease truck operators told me two days ago he had a PM down in Arizona $500 he told them he would not be back!!!
     
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  3. Dave_in_AZ

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    The guy that did my PM's just got out of the business.

    I've been thinking the same thing. Plus the other trucks can do their's as well.

    Was costing me like $160 for 11 gallons of Delvac, and dude would change all the filters and lube, for $150.

    And most of all it was done correctly.

    That's just another reason I'm looking for a spot.

    You can put the oil back in the containers and leave it as a present at an auto parts store.
     
  4. mhyn

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  5. Dave_in_AZ

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    Petro in Eloy?
     
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  6. JonJon78

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    That $80 increase must be a helping hand in funding all the new Loves Truckstops going up... Noticed a new location today getting close to being open off I-255 in Illinois ( St.Louis area )
     
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  7. Deere hunter

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    I buy my oil two barrels at a time ,the guy that sells them to me for nine dollars a gallon picks up my old filters and used oil free for purchasing his oil .
    So my oil changes are about say $160 tops !
    I pulled into Speedco a couple of times to get my truck greased in between oil changes and they miss some grease Certs and then they’ll just lie to you so I just said no more!!!
     
  8. Deere hunter

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    I just contacted him he said speako and Eloy!
     
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  9. jamespmack

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    Shell rotella, 2 Wix oil filters and 1 wix davco filter plus grease cost me 132.00 to do it myself. Now I might spend 2 days tinkering on top of that. But it's done right.

    Old oil, make friends with a guy with a oil burner in his shop. They pick mine up.
     
  10. mhyn

    mhyn Road Train Member

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    I do my greasing. I don't trust TA/Petro/Loves people. I had bad situation before. The zerk was broken and during a year non of them told me about it until I got broken clutch bearing..
     
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