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Hello. Quick question...how does everyone feel about having dealer service oil changes, etc....? Think dealer has the knowledge and respect to service our vehicles? Just wondering....thx!
 

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Hello. Quick question...how does everyone feel about having dealer service oil changes, etc....? Think dealer has the knowledge and respect to service our vehicles? Just wondering....thx!
I let my dealer service all my vehicles. Always have, even my '67 GT350. :)
 

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I took mine in to a dealer this morning with 1000 miles since new on my 2018 for oil and filter. Very knowledgeable service advisor who is a total Mustang guy. Said he uses a particular tech on the GT350s. Ten qts Motorcraft 5w50 and a new filter, just like it's supposed to be. I'm sure it depends on the dealer. I am very happy and will go back. I didn't even buy the car there.
 

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I took mine in to a dealer this morning with 1000 miles since new on my 2018 for oil and filter. Very knowledgeable service advisor who is a total Mustang guy. Said he uses a particular tech on the GT350s. Ten qts Motorcraft 5w50 and a new filter, just like it's supposed to be. I'm sure it depends on the dealer. I am very happy and will go back. I didn't even buy the car there.
You're lucky to have found a dealer with a decent service department. I don't trust any local (within 100 miles) dealers so I do my own oil changes/maintenance.
 

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Agree, I'm lucky. I keep threatening to buy a lift for when the luck runs out.....
 

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A lot of us aren't mechanically inclined and don't have or want the equipment to change our own oil. That said you can take it to any Ford dealership you want just shop around and ask questions. You can also buy your own oil and filter and take it to some one you trust to do it (no pun but would skip places like Jiffy Lube) Just be sure to get a receipt to keep showing what was done and correct oil and filter in case any mechanical problems later on to cover warranty. And of course if a Ford dealership does it its on them if ever a problem related to oil change.
 

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A lot of us aren't mechanically inclined and don't have or want the equipment to change our own oil. That said you can take it to any Ford dealership you want just shop around and ask questions. You can also buy your own oil and filter and take it to some one you trust to do it (no pun but would skip places like Jiffy Lube) Just be sure to get a receipt to keep showing what was done and correct oil and filter in case any mechanical problems later on to cover warranty. And of course if a Ford dealership does it its on them if ever a problem related to oil change.
That's what I did. Checked out a couple and had a chat with the service managers.
 

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I go to independent for anything non-warranty. I don't trust local dealer service. They are crooks.

Sales side of dealership is good.
 

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see my post in Thread: Dealership botched first oil change? Running dry... FML

DON'T DO IT!!!! Unless they have a mechanic specially certified on GT350's.!!!
 

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Do dealerships have certified mechanics for the GT 350. I didn't think so just regular certified Ford mechanics. I know GM has a trained mechanic for the Corvettes if they are a certified Corvette dealership.
 

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Do dealerships have certified mechanics for the GT 350. I didn't think so just regular certified Ford mechanics. I know GM has a trained mechanic for the Corvettes if they are a certified Corvette dealership.
I think they may? My dealer is a Roush dealer and I was told they have two mechanics that are certified to work on the Roush's and the GT350. At least that was my understanding. I was told that anything done to the GT350s is handled by these guys.
 

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I think they may? My dealer is a Roush dealer and I was told they have two mechanics that are certified to work on the Roush's and the GT350. At least that was my understanding. I was told that anything done to the GT350s is handled by these guys.
The dealer I bought mine from is also a Roush dealer so next time I'm in the area I'll chat with them about their service credentials. Until then I'll do my own maintenance servicing. Getting ready to do the first oil change on my GT350.
 

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Are "we" really afraid to get oil changes of all things? I mean, this is one of the first things I learned as a teenager when I learned to drive (39 now). I'm certainly capable of changing my own, although I don't have the equipment I have access to do it myself. I think that there is certainly a level of "warranty comfort" with having Ford dealerships and authorized Ford mechanics maintain this simple maintenance.
 

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I'm not so sure what this aversion to changing oil is. If this was such a sore issue, I'm pretty sure more people would be vocal about it. I don't think I've ever heard of someone's warranty being invalidated because of this. Maybe if you used the wrong oil weight, there might be a case there, but I think that is it. I'm not 100% it won't happen, but it sounds like a rare occurrence if it does. But, if you wanted to play it safe, keep the receipts for the oil and filter, and write down in your owner's manual the dates you serviced your vehicle, and you should be fine.
 

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I'm not so sure what this aversion to changing oil is. If this was such a sore issue, I'm pretty sure more people would be vocal about it. I don't think I've ever heard of someone's warranty being invalidated because of this. Maybe if you used the wrong oil weight, there might be a case there, but I think that is it. I'm not 100% it won't happen, but it sounds like a rare occurrence if it does. But, if you wanted to play it safe, keep the receipts for the oil and filter, and write down in your owner's manual the dates you serviced your vehicle, and you should be fine.
Did we just become best friends??? YUP!!! Finally, someone else gets it! I have never been around a group so adverse to warranty topics in my life. And not only that, we're not talking about removing cats and adding tuners, we're talking bout oil changes. THere's a lot of folks scaring people into feeling they must let the dealer change the oil to ensure and secure warranty validity and nothing could be further from the truth. Keeps receipts, keep a log book, use an oil that meets Ford specs (and no, that DOES NOT mean you must use Motorcraft oil), and oh, one other small item...there are federal laws that prevent dealers/manufacturers from preventing or using against you the fact you changed your own oil or did your own maintenance. There are times where a dealer may have to work on my car (would probably only be because it's warranty, and therefore free), but they will not get to change my oil.

(Disclaimer...if you don't have the tools, resources, or knowledge to do your own oil changes, this was not a poke at you)
 

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Did we just become best friends??? YUP!!! Finally, someone else gets it! I have never been around a group so adverse to warranty topics in my life. And not only that, we're not talking about removing cats and adding tuners, we're talking bout oil changes. THere's a lot of folks scaring people into feeling they must let the dealer change the oil to ensure and secure warranty validity and nothing could be further from the truth. Keeps receipts, keep a log book, use an oil that meets Ford specs (and no, that DOES NOT mean you must use Motorcraft oil), and oh, one other small item...there are federal laws that prevent dealers/manufacturers from preventing or using against you the fact you changed your own oil or did your own maintenance. There are times where a dealer may have to work on my car (would probably only be because it's warranty, and therefore free), but they will not get to change my oil.

(Disclaimer...if you don't have the tools, resources, or knowledge to do your own oil changes, this was not a poke at you)
I don't worry about warranty issues either, in fact it never crossed my mind until reading some posts in this forum. I change the oil for all three of my Mustangs (in fact just finished doing all of them) and my Jeep because I don't like other people monkeying around with them. And I actually like tinkering with the cars. I keep a log for each car and write down mileage, date, what I did, and the brand/weight and part number of oil and filter used. In addition I keep track of everything else (mods, etc.) that I do to the cars in the same log. Mostly that's for my own information, or info for someone who might buy one of my cars in the future.
 

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Awesome reference to Step Brothers, Galaxy. I think we just became best friends because of it! Now, we will have to work on having more room for activities!
 
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