I love working on my car, and I certainly have all the tools I need to get the job done. I’ve been working on my car for years. But when it comes to an oil change, I’ll be the first to admit that I just cough up the $15-$30 and let someone else do it.
Why? It’s messy. It takes a long time — especially when you dispose of the oil properly (which you should). And it’s pretty hard to screw up when I’m watching. So a number of years ago, I just gave in and started using one of the local quick lube places.
How about you? Do you slog through the process to save the $10, or do you farm it out? And if so, what motivated your decision? Let us know in comments.
(Thanks to Pierre Lascott for this great CC-licensed photo.)