If you are a woman or have a woman, take advantage of ladies’ day. Many oil change places have this special day. It’s where the ladies receive a special discount on services. These discounts go up to 50% off. Some shops offer additional services like a car wash and alignment at no additional price. Not every oil change place has such services, so be sure to do a quick google search or call your local shops to find out what day, services, and the price they have for you.
DIY What You Can
Not every service your car requires needs to be handled by a shop. Do the services you can handle on your own. For instance, wash your vehicle by hand. There is no need to run it through a car shop or take it to detail if you have some time to do it yourself. If your spouse or friend is handy and knowledgeable, have them change the oil, top off fluids, and fix minor issues. You can also purchase your own parts and have some of them placed on your car free of charge at places like Autozone. They can handle changing out some lights, placing batteries, and putting on windshield wipers.
Car shops have coupons. You need to use them. You can find them in a host of places. I find mine in weekly mailers, and they are perfect for the services I need. You can also look on Groupon. I find cheap oil changes and maintenance on there.
Shatel Huntley has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Georgia State University. In her spare time, she works with special needs adults and travels the world. Her interests include traveling to off the beaten path destinations, shopping, couponing, and saving.