Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Took Car for It's Oil Change
I would like to include a minor update to this original blog post that I made a couple years ago. After continuing to use Grismer for my vehicle needs I have since applied for a Grismer Tire credit card after they improved their rewards, and I noticed that the interest rate is actually quit a few points lower than other auto repair cards offered.
The Original Post
It was time to get my 2008 Nissan Versa's oil changed again. I'm told I should take it every three months, but that is not normally the case. This time I waited a little bit longer than I should have. I was due for an oil change back in December 2012, but I didn't go till this week.
I like to schedule my appointment a day or two ahead of time that way I have things planned out. I called my local Grismer Tire shop and made an appointment for the following day in the afternoon.
I was very pleased with the service I've received at the East Dayton Yellow Springs Rd. Grismer Tire location. I have used them for all my car repair and needs, and they have done a great job every time! I was especially happy this time, because I used a $25 coupon I received in the mail and one of my four free oil changes for purchasing new tires through them. I was able to get the premium oil change for only $12.98. The normal price runs $55 and you get all your liquids drained and refilled, tires rotated, car checked for problems, and a new filter.
I only had to wait 40 minutes this time, which is great. Normally it can take up to an hour to get my oil changed, but this time there wasn't any surprises that my car needed fixed so I was in and out pretty quickly.
I think it's kind of funny that a small local auto repair shop like Grismer that only has 22 locations offers a credit card. I know both Goodyear and Firestone offer credit cards, but those are both national brands. I surmise that Grismer must do enough business to constitute their own card. Credit First National Association (CFNA) issues both the Firestone and the Grismer cards.
Next time I will probably go with the regular oil change, and I will make sure I don't wait too long in-between services, which is why I went with the premium to make sure my car is in good shape I want it to last a long time. It hasn't had any major problems yet! (keeps fingers crossed)