Spring is in the air! The last time I blogged was all the way back in November. It’s ludicrous to think that was nearly four months ago. Man what an amazing holiday it was. I ate some amazing food with my family, got to spend time with my family and friends, and overall really enjoyed myself and the holiday season. I hope you all shared similar experiences. With the free time that I had on my hands, I wanted to catch up on some work around the house. Coincidentally, my MID (Multi Information Display – aka car computer) was showing only 10% remaining oil life. It was time to change my oil. Since I had the time available to change it myself, I decided to go ahead and do so. This was going to require the use of oil change coupons. My car is a unique beast being a 2007 Acura TL type-s. It’s an extremely rare and beautiful car. You will not see many of them around. So anyways, I figured why not make this a learning experience for my and my boy. I was going to teach him how to do his first oil change and in the process change the oil on this car for the first time.
First things first, we went to our local Autozone to find out what oil to get and how much the car took. Turns out that Acura calls for 5w-20. I opted to go with 5W-30 since the viscosity of the oil is virtually the same at operating temperature but the 5W-30 protects slightly better. Surprisingly, the car doesn’t really take much oil at all at only a total of 4.5 quarts. This is substantially less than what its domestic counterparts usually take (upwards of 6 quarts). Autozone didn’t have the oil that I was looking for, so I was going to have to use some oil change coupons. Since my car has a 13:1 compression engine, I didn’t want to run just regular conventional oil in it. I really want to baby it since it has upwards of 140,000 miles on it. That is no small feat for a vehicle of this caliber and performance. In order to keep my car in tip top shape, I choose to use Redline Type-F Full Synthetic motor oil. This oil has many different great qualities about it and is a great “detergent” motor oil for a car like mine. Finding Redline oil change coupons is nearly impossible. As for the oil filter, I chose to go with a Mobil 1 Extended Performance long life oil filter. These are good up to 10,000 miles as is the Redline motor oil. The Redline synthetic motor oil is a little bit more expensive than other synthetic brothers as is the Mobil 1 filter.
I don’t care, I choose to use the best of the best. If you aren’t like me, you will probably choose to go with a full service oil change from a brick and mortar business such as Firestone, Valvoline, or Jiffy Lube (they may go by Mr Tire now instead of Jiffy Lube). And for that, I have composed the most thorough list of oil change coupons possible for 2013. As promised, I will always update these.
- Goodyear Auto Service - Goodyear is offering $10 off of any synthetic oil change. Good stuff for those of you that don’t have any other option but to use Synthetic oil. (Check your manual, this can sometimes void your warranty using a conventional oil when the manual calls for synthetic oil. - Expires 3/10/2013
- Firestone Complete Auto Care - Firestone has $19.99 standard oil changes and a coupon for a $39.99 full synthetic oil change and filter. Not a bad deal at all. - Expires 3/31/2013
- Valvoline - Valvoline has $7 off synthetic oil changes and $5 off conventional oil changes. - Expires 3/21/2013
- Grease Monkey International - Grease Monkey has $5 off full service oil change. Expiration: Never
Happy shopping everyone! Have a good March.