Originally posted by oregonloyale
Not wanting to replacve your oil, just because it is dark outside just seems lazy.
Who you callin' lazy Willis?!?
I bought a newer car so I wouldn't have to work on it. If I thought for one minute that Subaru Legacies needed to be worked on constantly by me or anybody else I wouldn't have bought one. My Isuzu Trooper has been the most trouble free car I've ever owned. I've put 90,000 miles on it without ever so much as changing the oil. I take it in and let someone else do it because my time is more valuable than that. Don't get me wrong, I've owned tons of cars and used to change the oil in every one of them. But I've lost the appeal of getting oily and greasy and having a mess on my driveway. And having a bunch of used oil filled milk jugs all over the place. When it costs me $20 to change the oil from somewhere else it's not worth my time to do it. If you're interested you can come up to Seattle and change it for me and I'll pay you $20 if you think it's worth your time. I just don't think it is. I am more than happy and capable of doing repairs that will save me $$$ when I do them myself. I'm pretty good at brake jobs and replaceing starters, alternators, batteries and all that stuff that is not worth paying someone else to do. But changing the oil just is not worth my time. Especially since I don't have a garage, the weather sucks, it's dark except for the weekends when I'm home, I make enough money to let someone else do it, and the waste factor is pretty high. Since I work for an environmental company I will say that burying yuour waste oil in the back yard is NOT a viable option. Oil seeps down into the groundwater table and since it floats it travels very far very quickly. So if you do your own oil changes take care of the waste in an environmentally sound manner which means take it to a recycler. Thanks for all your responses and advice and remember:
just because you like to spend time working on your car doesn't mean everyone else does. There are millions of Subarus on the road and I don't think everyone of them is owned by a backyard mechanic. This website is an awesome resource but keep the name calling to null.