Oil Change Cost Comparison

A lot of consumers are under the impression that getting an oil change at a lube shop is cheaper than visiting the dealer, so we did a little secret shopping to investigate how much a synthetic oil change would be for a 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L (gas-powered engine). The most interesting phone call we made was to Walmart’s automotive department – the advisor said that their shop is not equipped to complete an oil change on a Volkswagen. Isn’t it quite strange that a vehicle service centre isn’t able to perform the most basic maintenance service on a VW? We thought so. Here’s a graphic that displays the rest of our findings…


Besides Mr. Lube’s $20 premium, all of the shops’ offered competitive prices for an oil, lube, and filter job on a late model Jetta, but there’s another critical aspect that separates the dealership from the aftermarket stores: factory trained Technicians. Absolutely nothing against the Jiffy or Economy lube techs, but they don’t know your vehicle like the technicians who’ve been trained specifically to work on certain brands. I’ve personally heard horror stories of aftermarket lube techs draining the transmission fluid (thinking they were draining the oil) and then filling the engine with more oil – leaving the tranny dry. Uh oh! Our Volkswagen and Audi Certified Technicians know your VW/Audi inside out, so you can be sure your vehicle is getting the best care from a specialized, skilled professional. Plus, every time you visit Crosby for service, you’re vehicle will undergo a complimentary 30-point inspection and will be hand-washed free of charge! We also offer our customers service loaners or free shuttle rides and our service lounge is equipped with Wi-Fi, a stocked refrigerator and a fancy coffee/espresso machine. We even have our own loyalty program – Crosby Rewards, where registered customers earn points for servicing with us and are rewarded with gift cards, free vehicle detailing packages and can save up to $2000 on the purchase of their next car.

Learn more about our Crosby Rewards program.