Re: Oil Changes to the HCH II
Where to get Mobil 1 0W-20? I can never find it in stores around here, so I just order it from AutoBarn. Works fine.
Disposing of used oil? No auto-parts store in the country is without a recycle tank for used oil now. And you don't have to have bought new oil from them. Just walk in with the pan of old and dump away.
Why would I let a dealer who doesn't even know when my car is due for an oil change, change my oil? I've *never* heard a straight story from a Honda dealer -- or seen any posted on this board -- about first oil change. No matter what the owners manual or maintenance minder says, they all still just say "3000 miles."
And I'm going to let that work on my car? No thanks. For major warranty work, sure -- I don't think I want anyone *but* a Honda dealer messing with the IMA or unbolting anything major. But that's simply because I want to be able to hold them responsible for any shoddy work, and because as much as I worry about their lack of knowledge of their own car, I'm *certain* no third party is going to understand the thing.
But, no, not for simple stuff. I at least will take the trouble to get the factory recommended weight oil. The dealer, as numerous posts to this board attach, might not.
2007 HCH: lovin' every minute of it