MOTORCYCLE LUBRICATION: Facts, fiction and folklore
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We called around the Portland/Vancouver area to find out what shops and Dealerships
are charging for a Corvette oil change. The *BEST* price we could find (4/8/11)
was over $150 for an oil and filter change using Mobil One synthetic oil and a
Purolator oil filter (which is the MINIMUM acceptable quality for use in a Corvette).
Most charged more and sometimes a LOT more, especially if you wanted full synthetic
oil that wasn't Mobil 1. In addition, pretty much *NO ONE* would do a Corvette oil
change without an appointment.
An appointment? For an oil change?!?!!?
And who wants to trust their beloved Corvette to some "Oil Can Henry" place?
- PRICES -
CORVETTE MOTOR OIL AND FILTER CHANGE
USING FULL SYNTHETIC, VERY HIGH QUALITY OILS AND FILTERS
INCLUDES A BASIC FLUID ANALYSIS SCREENING
$79.95 is our price for doing an oil and filter change using Mobil One and a
Purolator oil filter which is certainly an "OK" lubricant and filter that meets all
of the manufacturers requirements. We can also install Amsoil 0W-30 or 5W-30 Signature
brand, fully synthetic, GM4718M certified oil and filter for a small up charge.
With all due respect to the Mobil Oil Company, Amsoil full synthetic is a MUCH better lubricant!
Most Corvette Models
Drain and replace motor oil and oil filter.
Install a new drain plug washer.
High quality 10W-30 full synthetic GM4718M oil and very high quality GM4718M oil filter.
Regrettably, due to the disruptions in the Arab World, there is a $1.00 per quart
of oil used surcharge, which is an extra cost that our suppliers are imposing on us.
This surcharge will add around $5 to your oil change cost and will go away as soon
as this latest, phoney "energy shortage" goes away.
When comparing prices, remember that a screening analysis of your used oil is
included in the above prices.
Schedule a no obligation FREE oil analysis appointment
- THE SMALL PRINT -
The above prices apply to most Corvette models.
Most shops and dealerships charge *WELL* over $150 to do an oil change and most require
an appointment a week or more in advance. For the most part, fluid changes are a
sideline for these folks... they are not lubrication experts. They typically
use "average quality" lubricants that they are able to buy in bulk at a low cost.
And their "while you wait" service may well include a LOT of waiting....
In addition, no one that we know of does a basic screening analysis of your used oil.
We do not disparage our competition but vehicle lubrication is our passion, not
a side business. Even our low cost "House" brands are typically MUCH better quality
products than the stuff most shops offer. Owners who really understand and care about
lubrication come to us because they know that we only use the best lubricants that are
We'll start work on your Corvette as soon as you show up, with or without an appointment.
The oil change will take 30 minutes or so. Doing an oil change faster than that, ala
the Jiffy Lube method is actually bad for your Corvette. But then you already knew
that, right? You'll be down the road with a smile for something VERY close to our
advertised price. Is that a deal or what?
What does "Express oil change" mean?
We don't believe that nickel-and-diming customers is the way to build a business.
If you need "something special", a drain plug washer or whatever, you'll still be out
the door with a smile for something very close to these advertised prices.
If you're not totally happy, you won't come back and you won't recommend us to your friends.
"Doing The Right Thing" is good for you and it's good for us!
We will change your old oil FAST and for a lot less dough than you'd pay most anywhere else!
All of our lubricants meet and usually far exceed Manufacturer's recommendations.
If you are running extended drain interval oils or just want to know the condition of
the oil that's currently in your bike, drop by for a free, no obligation analysis!
Need oil for your Corvette? Click the link below
Appointments are appreciated but are not at all required
SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT
MOTO ExpressLube, Portland, Oregon
Motorcycle Express Lubrication Service Company
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