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warranty on oil change?

SubaruownerSubaruowner Posts: 3
edited May 10 in Subaru
How important is it to have a warranty on an oil change? One mechanic said their warranty is 12,000 miles or 12 months, but there's no warranty on oil changes, because there are no parts. Thank you!

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Everywhere, USAPosts: 127,900

    How important is it to have a warranty on an oil change? One mechanic said their warranty is 12,000 miles or 12 months, but there's no warranty on oil changes, because there are no parts. Thank you!

    Oil changes are maintenance, not repairs. No warranty.

    You wouldn't get a warranty on a car wash, would you?

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  • SubaruownerSubaruowner Posts: 3
    Thanks! I wasn't sure, as once a mechanic failed to replace a screw after doing an oil change, and another failed to tighten a part, resulting in an oil leak.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Everywhere, USAPosts: 127,900

    Thanks! I wasn't sure, as once a mechanic failed to replace a screw after doing an oil change, and another failed to tighten a part, resulting in an oil leak.

    Even without a "warranty", any mechanic will guarantee their work, and fix anything they broke. Otherwise, they won't be in business long.

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  • SubaruownerSubaruowner Posts: 3
    Thanks! It sounds like you wouldn't worry about not having a warranty on an oil change. With each of the prior experiences with oil changes, either I had to bring the car back to the original place, or it was diagnosed by another mechanic. Can I identify good mechanics by whether they warranty their oil changes?
  • kyfdxkyfdx Everywhere, USAPosts: 127,900

    Thanks! It sounds like you wouldn't worry about not having a warranty on an oil change. With each of the prior experiences with oil changes, either I had to bring the car back to the original place, or it was diagnosed by another mechanic. Can I identify good mechanics by whether they warranty their oil changes?

    If you are having that much trouble with oil changes, take it to the dealer.

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