- Aug 30, 2004
As the title states, today, my dad had the oil/filter change on the ’92 Previa at the local Toyota quick lube. The prior fill was 5 quarts ExxonMobil Clean 5000 10w30 and 1 quart Quaker State 10w30 w/FRAM Tough Guard filter for 5900 miles. Now, the van is running bulk Pennzoil 10w30 SM/GF-4 with a new OE Toyota filter. As for the overall experience, he was in and out in 35 minutes, and this included a run through the automatic car wash , and lubing the door hinges. No overfill, everything looks good from what I can see. Even the paint looks fine after the car wash. And as far as I know, they did not try to sell any “additional” services. The “30k major service” was done @ 45k miles (61k on the van currently), so all fluids/filters still look fine. Some of you are wondering why I didn’t do the service myself. Recently, the dealership gave out free oil/filter changes to participants of a test drive event, hence the free oil change we had done today. The moral of the story is that not all quick lubes are bad. Most are fine. There are only a very “select” few which have issues.