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Author: voelkels Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 70807  
Subject: Re: Oops Date: 7/23/2013 10:02 AM
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So at my age, getting out and under is no longer any fun, letting a pro earn a good living is better... Less hassle all around..

My problem is that it’s a 30 or 25 minute drive to any mechanic that I would trust, and that includes the car’s dealer. If I have to take to the dealer for a simple maintenance like a oil change, tire rotation, etc., etc. it’ll cost me over a hundred bucks and most of a day of my time. It takes me less than a half hour to jack up the vehicle, drain the oil & replace the filter, grease it and add new oil. I gots two 5-gallon plastic “cube” jugs for used oil. When one or both are mostly full. I’ll take them to Autozone and dump them in their used oil tank for recycling.
Many auto shops around here charge a $10 or $5 fee to dispose of your used oil & filter. Since crude oil is selling for around $106/barrel, they can sell that used oil for something like $2.50/gallon or more to the refiners. So why do they want to charge me a fee to dispose of something that they will sell, huuuggh?

C.J.V. - retired Staff Environmental Enjineer for Murphy Exploration & Production Company, me
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