Stupid O’Reillys fools.
Well I’m getting ready to head out for Thanksgiving in the Toronado, and it’s been a hair over 3,000 miles since my last oil change. So I figure best change it before I put another 700 miles on. I go in and pick up some vacuum line to fix the cruse control so it works all the time, not just when it wants to. I forgot the filter number so they looked that up for me. I got a high milage filter for cars with over 75,000 miles. I think my car qualifies. 😉 I grab some STP oil treatment and 4 quarts of oil.
The guy asks me if that’s it, and I tell him to ring me up. He rings it up and asks if I have another quart of oil at home or something. I tell him no, that my car only takes 4 quarts. Heck I thought it was weird at first too. But one guy behind the counter gives me a funny look like I don’t know what the hell I’m talking about, and the guy ringing me up says, “Well let’s look it up.” So he looks it up, and he says, “Oh. 3.8 quarts plus filter volume.” a.k.a. 4 QUARTS! I may not be able to overhaul an engine, but I at least know how much friggin oil my car needs.
By the way, oil isn’t that cheap at O’Reillys. Unless you want to mess with their mail in rebate. No thanks, it’s not worth 10 minutes of work and 2 months of waiting to get my $4.00 back. I’ll just get it at Wal-Mart next time.
It doesn’t matter whether it’s the auto parts store, Best Buy, or just about anywhere. Why is it a guy can’t just walk into a store, buy what he wants to buy and get out without being treated like an idiot that doesn’t know what the hell they’re doing. I want four quarts of oil. Maybe I just want to slather it all over myself and go sliding naked across a basketball court. Just give me four quarts!!!