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    Question Best place to get an oil change in Ames?

    Where you do you guys usually go for the best deal? I see that Jiffy Lube has an $18 oil change and they tip off everything under the hood. I know there's also LOF Express but I have no idea how much it is and what else they do. Where do you usually go? Thanks!


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    Re: Best place to get an oil change in Ames?

    If you go to one of those places just be smart enough to deline all their stupid upsales.

    I'm a DIY guy after enough crappy techs doing stupid **** to my car.




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    Re: Best place to get an oil change in Ames?

    Quote Originally Posted by CysRage View Post
    Where you do you guys usually go for the best deal? I see that Jiffy Lube has an $18 oil change and they tip off everything under the hood. I know there's also LOF Express but I have no idea how much it is and what else they do. Where do you usually go? Thanks!
    I usually go to LOF and get the early-bird special, which is about $18 for just an oil change. A few extra bucks is what the call "full-service" where they check other fluids, your battery, tire pressure, etc. Whenever I've had them do the full service they've had plenty of opportunities to sell me services, such as a new air filter, nearing a service mileage for transmission fluid or coolant, etc. I've never had them push the sale, though. They just mention the upcoming interval and leave it at that. In fact, I've even had them tell me that the interval is very conservative and performing the service now is not needed.


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    Re: Best place to get an oil change in Ames?

    Quote Originally Posted by iahawkhunter View Post
    I usually go to LOF and get the early-bird special, which is about $18 for just an oil change. A few extra bucks is what the call "full-service" where they check other fluids, your battery, tire pressure, etc. Whenever I've had them do the full service they've had plenty of opportunities to sell me services, such as a new air filter, nearing a service mileage for transmission fluid or coolant, etc. I've never had them push the sale, though. They just mention the upcoming interval and leave it at that. In fact, I've even had them tell me that the interval is very conservative and performing the service now is not needed.
    Do you know how late the early bird special goes? I'm hoping to go get this done this morning.


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    Re: Best place to get an oil change in Ames?

    Just did the LOF full service. Avoid all the add ons. I had an 8 dollar coupon so it only cost $28 bucks. The express they just do the filter and oil that runs $18. Had a buddy who had a bad experience with Jiffy lube. They installed a new serpentine belt backwards and it cooked the motor due to it overheating. I would recommend LOF fast and friendly!



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    Re: Best place to get an oil change in Ames?

    early bird is from Mon-Fri i believe.



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    Re: Best place to get an oil change in Ames?

    I think it goes until 8am (legit early-bird) during the week. They open at 8am on Saturdays, so I don't know how long the early-bird special lasts today. You can call them at: 515-232-LOFX (5639)

    They have a coupon special for $8 off a full-service oil change this month: LOF-Xpressô - Specials. Usually the early-bird time is worth about $8, so if you add on the few bucks to upgrade from oil-change only to full-service at normal prices and then subtract the $8, you're probably looking at a little over $20.


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    Re: Best place to get an oil change in Ames?

    The people at the LOF place by Wendy's are very friendly, I'd recommend them.



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    Re: Best place to get an oil change in Ames?

    It's not in Ames but I have always had great luck at Big 8 Tyre in Nevada. Have to schedule appt not just walk in.



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    Re: Best place to get an oil change in Ames?

    I've gone to LOF the past year or two and I have no complaints. Very fast, very friendly, and they don't push anything on you.


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    Re: Best place to get an oil change in Ames?

    LOF hands down.

    Why drop off your car/ wait when the exact same thing can be done with the same or better or service in five minutes.



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    Re: Best place to get an oil change in Ames?

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    I've never had an oil change there, but based on the great service I've had from them with regular repairs, this could be a valid option.


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    Re: Best place to get an oil change in Ames?

    LOF hands down. I have had nothing but good experience from them every time I go. You don't have a bunch of grease monkeys working there as all the employees are clean and very professional. They are also very friendly and don't try to push an add on sale, simply just inform you about anything that may need changed. It was a great idea to put that business on Duff and I am sure they are reaping the benefits for being there.




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    Re: Best place to get an oil change in Ames?

    I ended up trying lof and did the full service with $8 coupon. Very professional and had free caribou coffee and free self serve vacuums. Thanks for all of your input!



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