quart buyers.

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How many people out there are still buying oil by the qt?Does anyone do what I do and just buy 5 quart jugs and just throw one in the bed of your truck and have it ready whenever?If it's hard topping off with a bulky container just fill up some old empty quarts with the 5 qt. oil.I use Gatorade bottles and Coke bottles and keep them in storage room.
 
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 Originally Posted By: tig1
I buy the qt. bottles when AAP puts their M1 oil and filter on sale.
I like quart containers better too. I like the 5 single quarts plus filter deals from AAP and Auto Zone. I bought some Amsoil oil in 4 qt jugs and decided next order will be quarts instead.
 
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I still buy qts. They go on sale often enough that most of the time, they're not bad deals. I have multiple single qts of Mobil 5000, PYB, QS Syn, Valvoline Conv, and Castrol Syn.
 
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It depends on which vehicle I'm buying it for. The truck takes six quarts. I'll buy a jug and a quart. Likewise with the Camaro. The Honda takes 4 quarts. I'll buy a jug and have a quart left over (or maybe not, depending on the size of the jug.) It uses a little oil and I may need a little extra. The Prius takes just shy of 4 quarts. If the jug I want is four quarts, it's golden. Otherwise, I just buy quarts since the it doesn't need any makeup oil.
 
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I only buy the oil on sale/rebate/closeout so, it just happens that they're sold in qts. Yes, I see the 5qt jugs on sale but, nowhere near the prices that Im talking about and I've always seemed to miss the closeout(s) on 5qt jugs or I never see them at all in my area.
 
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I buy qts. for the same reason the others mentioned, they're on sale or closeout waaay more often. That being said, since I've started having to buy 5W20 for the 2 new Hondas, I'm only buying 5 qt containers at Wal-Mart. All my qts have got to slowly work their way into my CR-V or waita few years for the Fit to go outta warranty.
 
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I prefere 5 qt jugs but most my Sumps are 6 qts or 7 qts so I end up breaking up 5qt jugs or having to buy a few individual qts..As mentioned there are some killer deals on Qts and cases or 12 qts.
 
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Ive been buying 5qt jugs and using them to fill up extra 1qt bottles I have around. I take care of other family members cars, so when they come over, or I go over there, I have something a little easier to deal with than a 5qt jug to top them off. I also take care of a friend's bus. He works a homeless ministry and when ever he hands me an empty 1qt bottle, I give him the 1 qt bottle in my trunk. I also provide free parts and labor, but we have yet to really tear into his engine.
 
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Depends... I've bought quarts for a single oil change when I did not have any in the garage. Single quarts are easier to dump into the engines I have... though I suppose I could get away with a 5 quart(er) on the HL...
 
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I'll buy whatever happens to be the best deal at the time. If I happen to get a 5 qt container and need only 4.5 qts, I'll pour the remainder into a qt container that I have saved.
 
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I buy cases of oil (whatever is cheapest at AAP). I recently bought a case of Formula Shell 5w30 for $36 - $10 instant savings coupon = $28 I pour the used oil in a few old 5qt jugs and some juice containers which I return to AAP when I go to get another case of oil. AAP is a lot closer than Walmart so the few bucks is worth spending for convenience (plus they take back my oil)
 
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