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Unread 06-25-2013, 07:59 AM   #1
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Getting oil changed in Moab Utah

Will be travelling to Utah this summer from the East Coast. If the need arises to change oil while there, does anyone know (preferably based on personal experience) a reliable place to have it done in Moab?

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Unread 06-25-2013, 09:31 AM   #2
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Unread 06-25-2013, 05:59 PM   #3
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Gee, it sounds like you think Moab is like Kazakstan. Not to worry...It's quite a large town. You will have your pick of places.
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Unread 06-25-2013, 06:02 PM   #4
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Gee, it sounds like you think Moab is like Kazakstan. Not to worry...It's quite a large town. You will have your pick of places.
I've never been to Kazakstan, but have been to Moab before and figure there is a quite a few places to get oil changed. What I am looking for is recommendations based on personal experience.

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Unread 06-25-2013, 08:34 PM   #5
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If your quick about it you can do it while spraying off at the car wash in town. Just make sure to be responsible about it and not make a mess. Capture the oil and get it turned in. Don't get caught either and they don't like dirty jeeps. Best just to do it right before you head out of town.
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Unread 06-25-2013, 09:16 PM   #6
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Why would you bother changing it mid trip? Just change it right before you go.
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Unread 06-25-2013, 09:18 PM   #7
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Why would you bother changing it mid trip? Just change it right before you go.
As I said before, change right before
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Unread 06-25-2013, 09:25 PM   #8
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It will be close to 3,000 miles for him to get to Moab. I would probably want to look into an oil change before leaving, both directions.
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Unread 06-25-2013, 09:36 PM   #9
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It will be close to 3,000 miles for him to get to Moab. I would probably want to look into an oil change before leaving, both directions.
A modern oil is more then capable of going 6,000 miles.
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It will be close to 3,000 miles for him to get to Moab.
That, plus detours on the way in, plus 3 weeks of riding in Utah. All in all it could be a lot of mileage. Last time we been there we clocked around 8k miles I think. This time around though we have a 2013 Wrangler that has an 'oil change' warning that according the manual may come up as early as at 3k miles.

In any case, if anyone can recommend a reliable place to have oil changed in Moab I would greatly appreciate that.

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Unread 06-26-2013, 08:31 AM   #11
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That, plus detours on the way in, plus 3 weeks of riding in Utah. All in all it could be a lot of mileage. Last time we been there we clocked around 8k miles I think. This time around though we have a 2013 Wrangler that has an 'oil change' warning that according the manual may come up as early as at 3k miles.

In any case, if anyone can recommend a reliable place to have oil changed in Moab I would greatly appreciate that.

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Not to mention Moab sand has a way of getting into everything. Three weeks! I could only dream of a trip like that. Good luck an have fun.

Sorry I am not much help on a specific place. I know there are a few 4x4 shops in and around Moab that would probably be willing to get it done.

Also on your way out I am sure towns like glenwood, fruita, Denver, will have shops if Moab shops are full.

Moab can get crowded fast depending on when you go.
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Unread 06-30-2013, 09:32 AM   #12
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Moab 4x4 outpost maybe. I'd still say do it yourself and drop the used oil off at one of the parts stores in town.
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Unread 06-30-2013, 10:06 AM   #13
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Moab is a resort town so everything's price is inflated. With the amount you will spend on a oil change you would be better off bringing a catch can filter and oil with you to do it yourself. Besides having extra fluids on you is a good thing
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