Well, I planned on doing my own oil changes when the free oil changes ran-out.
I ordered one of those Fumuto Oil drain valves to make it easier to drain the oil.
Yesterday I purchased:
1- 4.73 L/5 US Qt. jug of Mobil 1 synthetic Oil: $57.99 cdn
1- 1 L/1.05 US Qt. of Mobil 1 synthetic Oil: $14.49 cdn
1- M1-212 Mobil 1 Oil filter: $22.99 cdn
Grand total: $109.79
When I saw how expensive it was, I just went right to the customer service desk and returned everything.
For comparison my dealer offers a full synthetic Oil and filter change + a 15 point inspection starting at $74.95 http://www.steelechev.com/GMCertified
( yes a bit more for SUVs)
Why would I give myself all the trouble of changing my own oil when the dealer can do it for about the same or cheaper.
I can still do things like brake service and other maintenance work that the dealer charges too much for, but for oil changes, I may as well leave it to them.
Wow, either the value of the Canadian dollar is in the toilet or you lack competitive places to shop. I have changed my own oil for 50 years so I always know whats in the crankcase.========
Five gal 5W-30 Mobil 1, $22.98
1 qt " " 8.95
AC Delco PF63E 7.38
State tax x 6% = $41.56 US
Price is not a main issue anyway. Went for my free tire rotation before the warranty expired ......I said No free oil change, just did it myself. Service tech wrote with heavy red marker on the work order: "Cross rotate tires only, DO NOT CHANGE OIL/FILTER." Comes back with the tires rotated, the ticket stated Tire rotation, Dexos and filter and a safety check and no charge. I was pi$$ed, pulled the dipstick and oil was clean and the filter lacked my index mark I always place during installation. Service tech was also upset, I asked to see where the empty oil cans and filter were discarded so I could verify what was stuck in my sump. In the service area were 55 gal drums of 5W-30 and 0W-20 sitting next to one another....pot luck on what was really used. Really bugged me when I got home and so decided to change the oil and filter again from my stock for the most important reason - so I really know what's in the engine, how tight the filter was torqued and assurance that it wasn't accidentally double gasket-ed. No sense complaining since I didn't want another change with Dexos 5W-30 anyway and foolish to believe they would cover the costs of my oil or filter.
I was really nuts to the point of determining for myself what was really in there. Removed the oil from the crankcase then compared flow rate against new stock of 5W-30 for the Traverse and 0W-20 for the Silverado. Done with all oils at room temperature passed through a funnel with wadded up screening in the neck to slow the flow for measurement timing. Well seems the "mystery crap" removed from the crankcase matched the flow rate of 0W-20 not 5W-30 oil. Traverse didn't seem to care having 3 oil changes and filters in under 100 miles, but I slept better.
No sense making an issue of it for $40 because the dealer routinely cuts me many breaks, resulting from many repeat buys, on everything from parts to service to trade ins to sales well below invoice, have even in a pinch had non scheduled work squeezed in the same day without a prior appointment. Just had the 22"s on the '19 Silverado road force balanced and watched it done and in addition based upon my complaint automatically ordered a replacement part and scheduled a new shifter pigtail for Traverse install under the revised TSB for this week.