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2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8: Oil Change and Spare Change

January 29, 2013

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

The SRT8 went in for a routine oil change, but there was nothing routine about the price: $100.76. That's 65 bucks for the oil change ($49 of that to cover seven quarts of 0W-40, the other $15 for filter and labor) and $30 for a tire rotation.

That's Santa Monica prices for ya, but that's also price of ownership for the SRT8. Stomping on the pedal with an open lane makes you believe it's worth it, but fishing a Benjamin out of your pocket for an oil change/rotation still stings.

Dan Frio, Automotive Editor @ 18,622 miles


Comments

  • yaymx5_ yaymx5_ Posts:

    Do the typical $20-30 jiffy lube prices apply to vehicles like the SRT8 that need 7 quarts?

  • yaymx5_ yaymx5_ Posts:

    Do the typical $20-30 jiffy lube prices apply to vehicles like the SRT8 that need 7 quarts?

  • duck87 duck87 Posts:

    Understand that the factory SRT fill is a 0W-40 Pennzoil Ultra synthetic oil... it's pretty high end stuff. $65 is a pretty damn good price considering you've paid the same or MORE for regular oil changes for other cars. Tire rotation shouldn't be that much though.

  • jpnpower jpnpower Posts:

    Hey Ducky, is a tire rotation just taking off the tires and putting them on a different place? 'cause I can never fathom why anybody can charge $30 friggin bucks for moving tires.

  • stovt001_ stovt001_ Posts:

    My mechanic charges $10 for a rotation. The tire place does it for free if you bought your tires and had them mounted through them. I can see charging $30 if all you have is a floor jack and some jack stands since it is kinda a pain to rotate with two wheels still on the ground at any given time, but once it is up on the lift already it certainly isn't $30 worth of labor.

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