- Oct 13, 2013
- not Sweden
Been doing some thinking and back of the envelope math, and am curious as to what others think about BYOF (Bring Your Own Fluids) vs Shop Fluids. The scenario: There are two shops (dealerships) I primarily do business with and both allow BYOF. I use Amsoil fluids most of the time. Looking at the math at one dealership: 5qts Amsoil 5W-20 OE and Wix filter is $33.71 with preferred customer discount and after taxes(negating shipping, which I'll call a wash since I make one or two large orders a year to save). Then, $38.94 for the dealership's oil change labor, tire rotation, multipoint inspection, and tax. So grand total BYOF: ~$73 The dealer also offers a full synthetic oil & filter change (both Mopar OEM) and tire rotation with multipoint inspection for about $75 after taxes. Using my BYOF method isn't saving any real money over using the shop's OEM full synthetic fluids, and at my vehicle's OCI (6K miles), I typically do a fluid/filter change twice a year or so. I do like the fact that freshly delivered Amsoil is being used, and I don't know about the comparative quality of Mopar OEM fluids and filters (or what oil/filter companies currently make them). So what say you all? Excluding a DIY scenario, and now negating cost as a wash, would you go BYOF or shop fluids and why?