2014 SLP Panther Camaro: First Oil Change
February 28, 2014
After 5,000 miles of driving, our supercharged 2014 SLP Panther Camaro began asking for its first oil change. Every time we started the car its information center in the instrument panel read "Change oil soon."
So we did.
I took the car to the Valvoline Instant Oil Change facility in Marina del Rey, California a few miles from our office. We've used this place before, most notably for our long-term 2002 Corvette Z06 and our 1987 Buick Grand National. They always do a good job, they are always polite and most important, they are always careful with the car.
This time was no different. As soon as I pulled up Maurice the manager came out and said, "Wow, is that a real SLP?" Maurice knows his cars. He obviously recognized our Camaro as something special and was anxious to treat it right.
Twenty minutes later the Panther was filled with eight fresh quarts of Valvoline 5W30 SynPower Synthetic and of course it got a new oil filter. Total price was $127.47. That's $94.97 for the oil and filter (including $1.49 for the hazardous waste fee), $23.48 for the labor and $9.02 in tax.
Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief @ 5,068 miles