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Old 05-06-2012, 10:13 AM   #1
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1st Oil Change

Dealer, Jiffy Lube or Pep Boys type deal..

I live in the city dont have the tools, time or the Ability to do it myself

My family mechanic is great (Engines, Tranny swaps, major stuff)

He has a 2009 Corvette, Avalanch and a s10 pick up..also is retired from GM. I really trust him but once he forgot to put the oil filter gasket on my 2006 Stratus RT luckly I caught it when the oil light came one but dont want any mishaps like that on my Camaro
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:30 AM   #2
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Screwups can happen at any one of those places. The only way to be 100% sure a job is done right is to do it yourself. I would go to the dealer though if I were you.
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Old 05-06-2012, 11:07 AM   #3
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GM dealer is your best bet, if something goes wrong they will be liable for it.
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Old 05-06-2012, 11:24 AM   #4
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GM dealer is your best bet, if something goes wrong they will be liable for it.

anybody that does it is liable for their mistakes.
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Old 05-06-2012, 11:27 AM   #5
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My dealer gave me free oil changes for the first year of ownership....which if I drive a LOT it may add up to two, lol. I don't intend on bringing it there though...mostly because they are a bit out of my way.....and I just would rather do it myself. I have changed the oil on every vehicle I have owned myself since the very first one 7 years ago. Not stopping now, lol.
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Old 05-06-2012, 05:40 PM   #6
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My dealer gave me free oil changes for the first year of ownership....which if I drive a LOT it may add up to two, lol. I don't intend on bringing it there though...mostly because they are a bit out of my way.....and I just would rather do it myself. I have changed the oil on every vehicle I have owned myself since the very first one 7 years ago. Not stopping now, lol.

ok thanks for the story about your dealer...but uhhhh any suggetions to the question i asked.....
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:44 AM   #7
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As far as I can tell, you didn't really ask a question. Don't questions usually end with a punctuation mark like this one?

Take it to the dealer.

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In your case I would go to the dealer.
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Dealer, Jiffy Lube or Pep Boys type deal..

I live in the city dont have the tools, time or the Ability to do it myself

My family mechanic is great (Engines, Tranny swaps, major stuff)

He has a 2009 Corvette, Avalanch and a s10 pick up..also is retired from GM. I really trust him but once he forgot to put the oil filter gasket on my 2006 Stratus RT luckly I caught it when the oil light came one but dont want any mishaps like that on my Camaro
I agree with most of the members on this thread. The best thing to do is take your Camaro to a dealership for proper maintenance of the vehicle. Let us know which route you decide to take.

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