Friday, June 08, 2012

I might have to wax my knuckles

I have not evolved as much as I thought if changing my car's air filter myself makes me feel so male. I went to get my car's oil changed yesterday, where they can't content themselves with that. The oil change place doesn't make money from changing oil for $18.99.

It makes money from pulling out your air filter, showing you how filthy it is, telling how much fuel mileage it costs you, and offering to install a new one for $29.99*. I declined.

I've changed air filters before. Not on this car but it can't be that complicated. So I go to an auto parts store, buy one for $14.99, and install it myself. Had I remembered that it would feel so satisying, I would not have waited 94,000 miles to do it.

Now, to the gym, where much grunting will ensue, then home to eat a raw steak with my bare hands and watch the Bourne trilogy.

*It also makes money from adding a dubious "shop fee" that makes the $18.99 oil change cost $23.51.

1 comment:

Michelina Douglass said...

You can pat yourself at the back if you can fix any problems with your car. Sometimes, it only takes a basic know-how about cars to save yourself from spending on extra expenses. If you can install the air filter, or do more than that for your car, then why not? =) By the way, how was your movie marathon with the Bourne Trilogy?

Michelina Douglass