DIY Oil Changers and Warranties

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Originally posted by 3 Mad Ponchos: Before you even get into that, they'd have to prove beyond a doubt that whatever warranty work you're having done is because of a fault in the oiling system.THEN, yes, your dated receipts for oil and filters should suffice to prove regular oil changes.Cheers, 3MP
Assuming that we are talking about lubrication related failures not alternators, struts etc; although what is quoted above is true in theory in reality they will deny the claim if they know of an issue (ie: non API oil, wrong weight, not changed according to schedule etc) So, you will probably win in the long run but could very easily be out the use of your car for months-years before the battle is over. Either have your dealer or shop change it with your own supplied oil or keep extremely meticulous records if you do it yourself. Oil analyis helps to verify that you did it as well as the condition of the oil. probably cheaper to just get it changed at the dealer though. [ March 05, 2003, 02:41 PM: Message edited by: Spector ]
 
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deejay, just keep all of your receipts. Also keep a log of the mileage and date of each oil change and keep these intervals in line with what your owners manual suggests. -Joe
 
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Anyone have any suggestions for those who wish to change their own oil during the factory warranty period and avoid problems with dealers over documenting oil changes if engine problems developed. Will they accept dated receipts for oil purchases?
 
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Before you even get into that, they'd have to prove beyond a doubt that whatever warranty work you're having done is because of a fault in the oiling system. THEN, yes, your dated receipts for oil and filters should suffice to prove regular oil changes. Cheers, 3MP
 
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