New car. Dealer included free oil change and tire rotation for as long as I own it. Takes around an hour to do when I go in during the work week and so I take my laptop and get work done while they have it. Easy peasy.
For those saying their time is more valuable, do you realize it takes less time to change your own oil than it does to drive to an oil change place and wait for them to do it?
And how much time does it take you to make the round trip to recycle your used oil?
I recycle my used oil by pouring it back in the ground from which it came.
I used to live in Belleville, NJ, which is right next to Newark, and on Saturdays Newark's DIY'rs worked on their cars. Used oil? Right down the storm drain or in the gutter.
oil in a car. That's so 2011. Electric cars are where it's at now!
For those saying their time is more valuable, do you realize it takes less time to change your own oil than it does to drive to an oil change place and wait for them to do it? And you can do other stuff while the oil is draining. I pay $25 for 5 quarts of full synthetic with a filter. That would cost you $50+ at Jiffy Lube. They are cheap because they use crappy bulk oil. Half the time they don't even drain all the old oil out.
It depends on where the oil change place is. And this is a shocker, but you can do other stuff while the oil change place is working too. It absolutely doesn't take less time for me to change and dispose of my oil than it does to go to drive to/from the oil change place.
I haven't changed my own oil in years. In addition to all the hassle involved with doing it myself, for little to no $ saved, there is a miles-long greenway that runs right behind my car dealer/service dept. I drop off my car for service and go for a run. Take about the same amount of time, and the dealer has free bottled water and snacks for when I get back.
On the days when something needs fixing that will take longer, I drop it off in the afternoon, then get on the greenway and run home. Then the next day I run back and pick it up.
Frequent oil changes are overrated. Today's oil is good for tens of thousands of miles. I change mine every 2-3 years.