Out of Control
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Dallas Texas
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If you do the math it's not that big of a deal. If you drive 10,000 to 12,000 mile a year that averages a little over one oil change a year assuming the 15% shows up around 8,000 miles. Most people don't keep their cars more than five years so at $40 an oil change that's only $240 for six oil changes. If you really drove a lot and you had two oil changes a year it's still less than $500. The $40 is the price my dealer quoted me for an oil change with filter and oil plug washer for my 2013 Accord including a hand car wash.
I always have the dealer change my oil on all my cars for three reasons. Honda has a record of my maintenance which has come in handy if I needed them to cover something that failed after the warrantee has expired. The dealer and the quick oil change places charge about the same amount of money and my dealer gets it done in 45 minutes. They do an inspection which replaces the checks that Honda recommends at various milage which are extra cost maintenance.
I have always found my dealer's prices to be inline with the good independent shops that I have used in the past and I am assured of them using genuine Honda parts. The bottom line is if you drive the car 15 years you will come out ahead.
2013 Accord Coupe EX-L I4 San Marino Red
2000 Accord Coupe V6 San Marino Red 170,000 miles and still counting!
2007 Fit Sport Silver 60,000 miles and going strong.
Previous Honda: 1994 Accord Wagon Red, 1988 Prelude White 5 speed manual, 1981 Accord 4 Door Ivory 5 speed manual
Previous Cars before Honda: 73 Mazda RX2 manual, 63 VW Bug manual, 63 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spyder manual, 70 Toyota Crown manual, 59 Vauxhall Victor manual (worst car ever produced, a pre Yugo, Yugo)