The real problem is people don't develop a relationship with a garage, they
don't get to know a shop. They take it to some oil change joint for that
and pay too much, another place for ac and yet another when it isn't
running right. and more than likely never the same place twice in a row.
I dont change oil. I have a shop that does that for me, I've known the
owner for 10 years plus. He's the only one that has touched my truck besides
myself. I bring him the oil and filter, walk across the street to the
dinner, have breakfast, bring him back a cup of coffee and a bagal, pay him
$20 and drive away. I buy the oil by the case and enough oil filters to go
with it. Grab a couple sets of wiper blades(Florida sun is hell on blades),
and couple air filters at the same time. Every third oil change he rotates
and balances tires and checks the alignment, and does a brake inspection.
The alternative is drag out jack stands and jack, crawl under, drain,
replace filter, shake front end down and lube, check u-joints, check diff
lube level. Get it off the jack stands, fill the crank, check the power
steering fluid, check the tranny fluid. drain the drain pan into a
container of some kind, clean the pan, and other tools used, put everything
away. Wash hands, change out of old clothes worn. And then find some place
to get rid of the old oil. Still have to take it some place for the rotate,
balance and alignment check.