Should You Use a Groupon for an Oil Change?

March 4th, 2015 by

That little sticker in the upper lefthand corner of your windshield keeps telling you that it’s time for another oil change. You know you need to stay on schedule to keep your car in top condition, but you put it off because you don’t have the time or the money to take care of it. Fortunately, when you need an oil change, Cincinnati has plenty of affordable and reputable service providers who can handle it for you. But you just have to know where to look.

Many people are tempted by the savings promised by sites like Living Social and Groupon. When the price of a standard oil change can easily reach $40 or more, offers on these sites for oil changes that cost $20 or less can be very enticing. But even though they offer big savings, you should think more carefully about whether to buy them.

These sites are able to pass on such big savings to consumers by essentially making a bulk sale. Typically, a certain number of people have to buy the deal in order for it to be valid.

Many businesses sign up to promote their products or services on these sites because they know the sites reach a large audience. They offer up the discounts because they know they will get a large number of orders in exchange.

Small and struggling businesses are typically attracted to these sites to promote their products and services. When you buy a Groupon or Living Social deal, you may be dealing with an unestablished company or one that is struggling to get business for good reason.

Of course, this is not always the case. Even major companies like Costco have offered up deals on Living Social and Groupon. The best way to make sure that you’re getting a deal and working with a reputable mechanic is to do a little research.

Before you buy that online deal, read some reviews for the service provider. Make sure the mechanic has a history of providing good customer service and high-quality repair and maintenance work. Check out the provider with the Better Business Bureau to find out if there are any complaints or other reports.

McCluskey Chevrolet offers the best oil change Cincinnati has to offer and has reasonable prices. Our online reviews are testimony to our high standards and our exceptional service, and we offer great prices on oil changes throughout the year. Call us today to schedule the oil change you need at a price you can afford.