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I usually avoid dealers at all cost for anything. Just curious what is the average price on a oil change for a new Civic? I am assuming it will be more than average with full synthetic like most other fast change oil locations. Just sorta wondering, as I change oil more frequent, I generally run full synthetic only around 4-4500 miles max. Which I know is overkill for the stuff, but it makes me sleep well at night. My point is that I know an oil change at a dealer can be some hours! Other places geared for only oil changes are faster. So curious to know if the Honda oil change is pricey?
 

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I usually avoid dealers at all cost for anything. Just curious what is the average price on a oil change for a new Civic? I am assuming it will be more than average with full synthetic like most other fast change oil locations. Just sorta wondering, as I change oil more frequent, I generally run full synthetic only around 4-4500 miles max. Which I know is overkill for the stuff, but it makes me sleep well at night. My point is that I know an oil change at a dealer can be some hours! Other places geared for only oil changes are faster. So curious to know if the Honda oil change is pricey?
I hear you on avoiding dealers for anything if possible. Been in multiple scenarios where they try to upsell, tell you something is wrong when it isn't, tell you service needs to be done when it clearly doesn't according to the user's manual. Many (not all) times that I've been to the dealer in the past, the mechanics are unable to answer basic questions that I ask about the car or what they're doing and why they're doing it. I have so much distrust that in my head I'm convinced they would purposely mess with something just so you spend money to fix it with them.

Haven't done my first oil change yet. Only around 5000 km right now. But will likely purchase the oil filter from the dealership, take it to my mechanic who I've been with for years. He said he would do it with a full synthetic for around $50 CAD given I bring the filter.

Edit (realized I didn't actually answer your question) - Dealer wants $90 CAD for the filter/oil change.
 

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At my dealer its $69.99 for synthetic oil and then $20 for tire rotation. The $600 maintenance plan sounds better every time I see the oil change price and slowly considering on getting it since seems like oil change prices are getting higher and higher.
 

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At my dealer its $69.99 for synthetic oil and then $20 for tire rotation. The $600 maintenance plan sounds better every time I see the oil change price and slowly considering on getting it since seems like oil change prices are getting higher and higher.
Where would you purchase the maintenance plan?
 

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I usually avoid dealers at all cost for anything. Just curious what is the average price on a oil change for a new Civic? I am assuming it will be more than average with full synthetic like most other fast change oil locations. Just sorta wondering, as I change oil more frequent, I generally run full synthetic only around 4-4500 miles max. Which I know is overkill for the stuff, but it makes me sleep well at night. My point is that I know an oil change at a dealer can be some hours! Other places geared for only oil changes are faster. So curious to know if the Honda oil change is pricey?
A Honda dealer oil change here in Niagara Falls On. is 92 tax incl CDN 71 American
 

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I hear you on avoiding dealers for anything if possible. Been in multiple scenarios where they try to upsell, tell you something is wrong when it isn't, tell you service needs to be done when it clearly doesn't according to the user's manual. Many (not all) times that I've been to the dealer in the past, the mechanics are unable to answer basic questions that I ask about the car or what they're doing and why they're doing it. I have so much distrust that in my head I'm convinced they would purposely mess with something just so you spend money to fix it with them.

Haven't done my first oil change yet. Only around 5000 km right now. But will likely purchase the oil filter from the dealership, take it to my mechanic who I've been with for years. He said he would do it with a full synthetic for around $50 CAD given I bring the filter.

Edit (realized I didn't actually answer your question) - Dealer wants $90 CAD for the filter/oil change.
It's so important to use an upper grade (if possible) dealership, much of what you described, sounds like a "fly by night" sneaky mechanic! But unfortunately, even the good dealerships charge top dollar per hour of labour
 

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It's so important to use an upper grade (if possible) dealership, much of what you described, sounds like a "fly by night" sneaky mechanic! But unfortunately, even the good dealerships charge top dollar per hour of labour
That's the issue with dealerships and the varying quality you receive. Even within the same dealer, you'll have good service managers and techs and bad ones, which is why I like to take my Honda's during their MFG warranty to my trusty honest mechanic and provide him with the oil and filter (I prefer Mobil1 oil and Fram Ultra Synthetic filers and get them when they're on sale at Canadian Tire)
 

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I got two free, but once that done I'll try the dealer who sold me my gen 10. They always send me these 24.95 coupons, but I suspect they may be using blend, and they try to upsell - like last time they wanted to flush CVT and replace brake fluid - at 40k. Most likely I'll buy a box of filters, Costco oil, and do it myself.
 

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Full synthetic oil changes cost about $80 to $90 USD. At a Dealership it will cost about $140, dealers double the price of 5 quarts oil and 1 filter then tack on half-hour labor which is $65 - $75. The supplies cost them maybe $35 so double is $70 and add labor cost. If you DYI the cost is under $50 but you have to jack up your vehicle, place jack stands, it is hectic to be crawling under your vehicle. If you break a plastic fasteners (which are of cheap quality but cost like $1 each to replace) that hold the cover. You pay for the convenience of having someone else do it or pay yourself. Either way, you wait for them to get it done or spend the time yourself. Maybe hire your neighbor for $25 tax free and give them the supplies so you can be right at home when the oil is changed. It's better than paying the Dealership which is only paying the mechanic guy like $25 to $30 per hour. Okay! dealerships make out big time on performing your maintenance plus they cause something else to go wrong which make you have to come back. As long as you have to come back for follow up to an repair, they will find something else as they love your money.
 
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