deals$15 off an oil change at sears with printable…

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Not 5 minutes before seeing this, DH was telling me my car needs an oil change. :)

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Expires: 12/10/11
Can also use to take $15 off of synthetic oil.

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Anyways - I remember 3.5 years ago when our dealership first opened up the service manager wanted a deal that would wow people and get them in the door... 19.99 oil changes.

Needless to say that was with a factory Oil filter that run about 6-7 dollars cost but this is still an amazing deal. Not saying I don't trust independent shops, but you might wanna mark an x on your old oil filter just to make sure it got changed... Jus'Sayin.

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Due for oil change now. Just in time!

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A warning about Sears oil changes. I took my car there last week for an oil change and they never reset my maintenance computer to show that I should have 100% oil life. A small complaint but it makes me wonder if there cut corners there, what else they did not do.

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Another warning about Sears oil changes: when my wife first started college she took her car in for one. On her way out after paying she noticed the car making a strange noise. She stopped in front of the service center, went in and told them about it. Turns out the (profanity) idiots FORGOT to put oil back in it. I guess there was enough oil trapped around the pistons and rings and in the oil pump to not damage it because it ran fine until we traded it in a few years ago. She says she would still take advantage of this deal but keep a really close eye on everything. I'll never chance one with them after hearing about this but YMMV.

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Any shop, any mechanic could forget to put oil in... (lol) but it's happened at thousands of places including Jiffy Lube, and Valvolene.
That means procedures were lax and someone was not paying attention to the oil pressure light in the dash when the car was started...

Many shops do changes at cost or below cost for the business- this is below cost for a dedicated oil change shop (friend manages one).

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Personally I don't trust anyone besides myself to change the oil in my car. To many stories about not changing oil filters, using dirty oil, using no oil, etc.

My wife, before she was my wife, took her car to an oil change place and they did one of those "# Point Inspections". The tech took out one of the spark plugs to check the gap and then tried to put it back in with a hammer. After a minute or two down the road the plug shot out of the head. One mistake is enough to lose my business.

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@beertwenty: Forgetting to put the oil in isn't that uncommon of a mistake, plenty of people have done that. Generally by the time it comes time to put the oil back in, the car is back down on the ground, the tech has washed their hands, the new filter is on, etc. After all, you don't want to get oil on the customer's interior when you go in to pull the hood release.

On a related note, I know someone (not me personally, I swear) who took his Audi to WalMart for an oil change. Those clowns drained his transmission fluid - apparently not noticing it wasn't black - and then added more oil in to the engine. So he left with twice the correct volume of motor oil and zero tranny fluid. Thankfully he figured it out before too much damage was done...

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I used it today and it worked. Thanks for the coupon.

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Sears actually has a better coupon through 12/3, it's only $12.99. Go to http://sears.com and click on "New Local Ad" in the upper-left corner. If it says "We're not able to provide your weekly ad deals", click on "enter a new zip code" and enter it. When the ad opens, go to page #9, Automotive. The coupon is in the top row, "$12.99 Conventional Oil Change". Just click it and print it.

If you can't make it in by Saturday, the $14.99 coupon is good through the following week.

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NOTE: Some stores are saying that the $12.99 coupon was a typographic error, that it was supposed to be $21.99. Other stores are honoring the $12.99 price.

Since the $12.99 coupon is still printing days later, it seems more likely that the store managers are claiming it's a typo just to save their profit margins. It's probably best to take both the $12.99 and the $14.99 coupon, just in case.

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My local ad lists the price as $21.99, FYI.