Using oil change coupons is a good way to help save money on regular vehicle maintenance. But it can be difficult to sort through all the different offers and discounts out there. This site has a handy list of oil change coupons offered from many of the most popular shops all in one place. Just take a look at the offers below to find one that’s best for you.
All cars need their oil changed regularly to run smoothly and efficiently. Soot, metal particles, gas and other impurities build up in the engine oil. The more you drive, the dirtier the oil gets. At a certain point the filter can no longer remove the particles. The resulting buildup of sludge can reduce performance and even shorten a car engine’s life.
How often you have to change the oil depends on how much the car is used. The basic rule of thumb is every 3000 miles. But, it’s always best to check the manufacturer’s recommendation for your particular make and model of car.
When the time comes to change the oil then why pay full price if you don’t have to? All you have to do is browse through the coupons on this site and find the best one for you.
New discounts are offered regularly so it’s a good idea to come back and check often to take advantage of the best deals. Many coupons have expiry dates so make sure that you use them before then. If you print a coupon and forget to go before the expiry date, don’t worry! Just come back and get a new one.
Current oil change coupons and discounts:
- SpeeDee Oil Change Coupons and Promotions.
(SpeeDee oil change coupons are offered by each local shop. You can simply click a state on the map or type in your zip code to find local coupons.)
- Grease Monkey Oil Change Coupons and Promotions.
(Grease Monkey oil change coupons are offered by each local shop. You can type in your zip code or simply choose from a list of locations)
- Mr. Tire Coupons and Promotions
(Coupons also valid at Autotire and Tread Quarters)
- EZ Lube Oil Change Coupons & more
(Redeemable at any EZ Lube Fast Oil Change Experts location)
- Meineke Oil Change Coupons and More
(Coupons valid at participating Meineke Car Care Centers)
Big O Tires Oil change coupons and promotions
(National and local coupons available)
$5.00 OFF 10 minute Express Oil change
(Coupon valid at Pensacola and Pace, FL locations)
Find Coupons and Offers at a Midas near you
(Enter zip code or city/state for current deals)
Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil Change – Save $5
(Offer expires 1/1/2012)
Pennzoil 10 Minute Oil Change Coupons
(No expiry date, but offers are by location)
Get up to $7 off Valvoline Instant Oil Change
(Print coupon or get it sent to your phone)
Firestone oil change coupons
(Offers change every month, check the list)
Oil change advice
You have probably heard the advice to change the oil in your vehicle every 3000 miles. But that may not be true as experts say that the critical mileage for an oil change isn’t exactly the same for every vehicle. One thing to focus on is the owner’s manual. It will tell you when to change the oil according to the manufacturer’s recommendation. There’s no harm is changing the oil every 3000 miles. The old oil is reconditioned and reused or recycled. But you’ll probably end up paying more for oil changes than is absolutely necessary. There was a time when motor oil wasn’t as good as it is today and it was necessary to have it changed every 3000 miles. Nowadays, it is best to refer to the vehicle owner’s manual. Additionally, some vehicles now have monitors, and a dashboard warning, that indicate when it’s time to have the oil changed. And some of those oil change intervals are up to 12000 miles. That can make a big difference, especially if you were paying for oil changes every 3000 miles up until then.
How can we decide what oil is best for our vehicle?
When we go to get the oil changed, many of us are faced with a big mix of different motor oils and we are asked which one to choose. One thing to notice is that on the back of every can of motor oil there is a rating. Since October 2010 a new category “SN” has been introduced. The new standard for motor oil is designed to give better protection for pistons from high temperature deposits, improved control of sludge, as well as seal compatibility. This rating is a new standard set by the American Petroleum Institute (api) that shows that it is the latest motor oil. That is the grade of motor oil that the manufacturer wants you to use in your car. It’s important to use the latest motor oil for your engine because some of the technology in the engine and some of the moving parts require a specific motor oil. So you have to be very careful to ensure that you are getting the right motor oil for your engine. To find out what is the proper grade for your vehicle, check what is written in the owner’s manual, it should tell you. A specific example is General Motors. GM has a new motor oil which follows the new SN rating called dexos 1. You must use that type of motor oil while under the GM warranty or you could lose the warranty coverage.
Where to go to get the oil changed?
Motor oil is very easy to change on almost any vehicle. If you have a highly exotic vehicle like a Ferrari or Lamborghini then you’re best to take it to a special shop. But the majority of the population’s vehicles can be serviced at a Jiffy Lube, a Quaker State place, or any regular oil change service station. You can always go to your dealership to have the oil changed. But it is really one of those very simple tasks that any basic mechanic can take care of.
Source: Oil change advice video