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a little caveat. my last 2 cars i hated so i just went regular oil. since i like this car i will be going back to full syn so i should be about $60 to be more accurate.
Why $60? Just buy it when Autozone runs their special on Full Synthetic oil of Either Mobil 1 or Castrol.

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Mobil 1 Full Synthetic (5 quarts ) with filter : $33.99


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Why $60? Just buy it when Autozone runs their special on Full Synthetic oil of Either Mobil 1 or Castrol.

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https://www.autozone.com/images/MEDI...004_rebate.pdf

Mobil 1 Full Synthetic (5 quarts ) with filter : $33.99
iirc it was about $60 to have my oil changed with full syn. i dont change my own oil anymore. did enough of that when i was younger working on shit, busting knuckles, f that!
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iirc it was about $60 to have my oil changed with full syn. i dont change my own oil anymore. did enough of that when i was younger working on shit, busting knuckles, f that!
If you don't mind me asking, how old are you now?

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Understood, however for some of us convenience is not what we're looking for. To simplify our thought, the few, it's like allowing someone else to detail our wife or gf......it isn't gonna happen.
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a little caveat. my last 2 cars i hated so i just went regular oil. since i like this car i will be going back to full syn so i should be about $60 to be more accurate.
If you do it yourself.

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Takes me a good 35 mins just to setup for a wash and detail! LOL

8 Hrs Total time to actually do everything [hand wash, clean rims, dry off, apply paint cleaner, wax, polish, buff, apply tire shine, clean interior].
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when I do a relatively quick detail it's a solid 3 1/2 hrs easy. just to wash, wax, clean wheels and tires, and vacuum. I've spent 20hrs once, that was hard core if you want to put it imo. I work on my car because other people really dont care about the quality of work, I detail it so other people dont scratch it or use inferior products. I care about how my car runs, and looks!


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Speaking of washing cars. I need something safe to clean the inside of my car with. Something for leather and something for the dash. Because my doors are all dirtied up from the winter.

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I only trust Meguiars products with my car.

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I only trust Meguiars products with my car.
I agree with that sentiment. I have their car wash and wax and I think a couple of other things. But I do prefer armor all for tire shine.

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In 2004 I bought a new Malibu Maxx and it served me well for over 10 years in upstate NY. I rarely washed it (just the occasional automatic wash) and it had almost no rust. So, why bother washing? Finally I traded in the Maxx for my 2015 Altima. The Altima is just a different sort of vehicle, much easier to love than the practical hatchback Maxx. I decided to try out some specialty products (Zaino) and spent 4 hours. The result provides a totally different experience than an auto wash. My Altima feels like silk, and all I have to do is wipe off the dust (which I do, every day).

I don't change my own oil. During the warranty period I will probably get oil changes at a Nissan dealer. It will cost me a little more than DIY, like $10-20 extra every 5000 miles. I won't spend $200 on a detail job.

No one has mentioned on this thread that automated car washes can cause minor scratching and other paint degradation (and the no-touch types use harsh chemicals). I try to use cotton rags without sewn borders to avoid the possible scratch. As it happens, there is a DIY car wash less than one mile from my house, that is heated during winter (I mean, no automated brushes, just a hose). I'm excited that I can keep my Altima silky all year.

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