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Posted 25 January 2004 - 05:50 PM
I'd do it myself...but I have an old Oldsmobile my grandparents gave me in the garage and its to cold and wet to do it in the driveway.Anyone here have any horror stories about Sears automotive and oil changes? They are having a special now...$21 and $5 mail in rebate...so like $16 for oil, filter, and change.
I'd do it myself...but I have an old Oldsmobile my grandparents gave me in the garage and it’s to cold and wet to do it in the driveway.
I know Wal*Mart is just awful with their automotive departments (A buddy of mine worked at one…heh)
So yeah…any info on Sears and if they are good or not is helpful.
Posted 25 January 2004 - 06:30 PM
There of course is this:
I would think that as long as you double-check the oil level, and make sure oil isn't leaking around the filter before you leave, you'll be alright..
Posted 25 January 2004 - 09:02 PM
Posted 26 January 2004 - 01:30 AM
This selling you this and that while they give you the oil change is how they really make the money. Just say no, and check the things they pointed out yourself and if it really needs fixing then you can do it next time or do it yourself.
Posted 26 January 2004 - 02:25 AM
Posted 26 January 2004 - 09:59 AM
One thing about Sears is that they will always honor their warranty. Just make sure that you can absolutely document condition when you take the car in. If you can prove they screwed something up they WILL fix it.
Many (TOO many) years ago I got a new set of Goodyear tires on sale in LA. Since we lived in the country I got my front end aligned at Sears (so I could get warranty response). THey didn't tighten one of the links and by the time I got up to the Gold Rush country mountains where I lived the front tires were already ruined. Sears not only replaced the front tires, but because the local dealer didn't have the same tires, they replaced ALL FOUR with better quality as well as redoing the front end.
In Hawaii I had my '84 Mustang HB front-end aligned and bought the 'lifetime' warranty. Poor Sears, because the roads on the Big Isand are SO bad, I had the car realigned at least twice a year ... and I kept that little car 12 years!
Posted 26 January 2004 - 11:02 AM
but in general sears has been pretty decent as far as alignments, tires, etc..
Posted 26 January 2004 - 04:06 PM
Posted 26 January 2004 - 11:58 PM
Originally posted by Tiny Clark
If I took mine to a place to have the oil changed, I would get one of those yellow permanent markers that the junkyards use to mark parts, and write "OIL" right next to the oil drain plug, and "A/T" next to the transmission plug.
Thats a good idea. I would really do this, if i dident change my own oil.
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