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However, there are a couple things you have not factored into the "cost" of your oil change/tire rotation.
1. "Free" hand car wash ($10-20).
2. "Free" loaner car ($20).
3. Cost of your time to stop by Pep Boys to get the products, including travel time and "wear and tear" (~$10-20). (Of course, you probably won't have to do that again for at least one more oil change.)
4. Your time waiting at the Exxon station for them to finish your service (at least $10-$30/hour, probably one hour minimum).
So, to "save" money, you probably spent more. It just wasn't obviously "out of pocket".
On another note, you should consider using an oil other than Mobile One. While it may be "factory fill" for some high priced performance cars ("cheap" non-synthetic oil is used for others), it does have some problems, especially in its latest formulation. Personally, I believe that Schaeffer's oil is better and it is about $1.00/quart cheaper (delivered) AND you can buy it over the internet. You can learn more about it at: http://www.bobistheoilguy.com
PS. I have no financial interest in any of the companies or products mentioned. I have also had the Schaeffer's oil tested after ~4000 miles and it was holding up exceptionally well. I plan to standardize on 5K mile intervals after the engine is fully broken in (say about 15K miles, at 10K+ now).
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