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The Very Best Deals on Synthetic Oil

By Daniel Tremblay - March 27, 2018

Chances are you don’t fully understand your car. If it makes a strange noise, you take it to the mechanic and they bill you the GDP of a small Caribbean country, and life goes on until the next strange noise. Rinse, repeat.

WHERE TO GET IT

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One of the easiest ways to avoid the cycle of costly mechanic visits is to simply change the oil in your car. But don’t wait for the magical oil light to flash desperately for help, because by then, it could very well be too late.

If your car is drinking oil like water, it’s probably a bad sign. And regardless, it’s always a good idea to have some handy. You can buy synthetic oils online or in line at big-box retailers such as Walmart, Kmart, and Costco; at any auto parts store like Advanced Auto Parts or AutoZone; or at nearly any gas station. Sometimes oil is even available at well-stocked drugstores and convenience stores. However, since some modern cars use lightweight and synthetic oils that aren’t available at every mom and pop shop on the corner, you may not have a convenient solution nearby.

For this reason, it’s best to go to a proper auto store or big box.

HOW MUCH

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Once you decide where to shop, you have to decide how much to get. If you have the space in your garage, storage unit, or trunk, buying a 12-bottle case is a great way to save money and be prepared.

The least expensive way to buy synthetic oil is in one-gallon jugs but because of their size, they’re cumbersome and difficult to pour from. If you go this route, you can always transfer the oil into an old single-use container or buy a funnel (which is handy to have anyway), but again, it’s up to you. Purchase what makes the most sense for your budget and for your personal ease of use.

When you’ve established your oil needs (brand, kind etc.) there’s great ways to save, which can represent a real fortune if your old clunker is a guzzler. Synthetic oil manufacturers like Pennzoil often have coupons directly on their websites. A quick Google search can yield huge savings. After that, check your local providers. Simply googling “Oil Change Coupons Near Me” can also yield some super sales in your area.

TRUST THE SPECIALISTS

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Auto oil change service providers, like Jiffy Lube, often have great deals and get their hands dirty so you don’t have to. Additionally, online retailers like Amazon can have super deals to offer on synthetic oil for your car.  

Lastly, do a simple search of your favorite online coupon site. There’s deals to be had, savings abound, and at the end of the day, a healthier car that won’t have to visit the mechanics.