$$ for a high mileage/synthetic-blend oil change in your area? Do you pay it?
So I took my car to the mechanic yesterday to remedy a slight pull to the passenger-side in the steering and told him to do an oil change & tire rotation while it was there. My car is 9-years-old and for the last 2 years I have been opting for a synthetic blend motor oil versus conventional. (This is also referred to as a "high mileage" oil change in some shops.)
Well when I got the bill of service, the oil change portion totaled $60. I was surprised because 6 months ago it was around $45. I expressed my surprise and my mechanic replied "the price of oil has gone through the roof recently." Obviously I don't fully believe that.... So I'm wondering what a synthetic blend oil change costs elsewhere? I live in western PA.
With the price at $60 or higher, on the next one I may opt for the conventional oil. Or maybe alternate between the two. Do you think the synthetic blended oil is worth the extra money? I know you can drive greater than 3K miles between oil changes but how many?