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Old 04-05-2019, 08:10 PM   #1
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Have you used Dollar General motor oil in your Yaris?

https://www.dollargeneral.com/dg-aut...-oil-1-qt.html
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Old 04-05-2019, 08:35 PM   #2
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I haven't but for 1 it's a 10 weight oil and 2, you can have Supertech - a proven oil - for similar pricing. It is ILSAC GF-5, so it's probably perfectly fine.
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Old 04-06-2019, 07:51 AM   #3
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Didn't Dollar General get caught selling non-rated non-detergent oil, aka dangerous garbage, just last year or so? I would be weary of them.

And yes Supertech is proven good quality oil.
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Old 04-06-2019, 08:02 AM   #4
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Didn't Dollar General get caught selling non-rated non-detergent oil, aka dangerous garbage, just last year or so? I would be weary of them.

And yes Supertech is proven good quality oil.
I believe that PQIA exposed at least one of those discount dollar store-type entities for having uncertified, potentially dangerous oil, on their shelves. I think a few of those products even had a fake API type label on their bottles. Probably deep fryer oil bottled up, lol. Pretty sure at least one of the oils was a base crude oil with no additives at all. Again, as cheaply as Walmart sells great oil for, why would one take the risk?
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Old 04-06-2019, 08:44 AM   #5
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Amazon oil is probably more trustworthy than dollar general.

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Old 04-06-2019, 08:48 AM   #6
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I'd bet my life on it. It's probably SuperTech (Warren, WPP) rebottled. It's still $5.00 more than off-the-shelf SuperTech. I'm not a big proponent of Walmart but when it comes to buying oil, it's a no-brainer. I don't know how places like Autozone, NAPA, O'Reillys etc sell a bottle of oil as they can't come close to Walmart pricing. Must be customer loyality, or something.
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Old 04-06-2019, 09:05 AM   #7
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I'd bet my life on it. It's probably SuperTech (Warren, WPP) rebottled. It's still $5.00 more than off-the-shelf SuperTech. I'm not a big proponent of Walmart but when it comes to buying oil, it's a no-brainer. I don't know how places like Autozone, NAPA, O'Reillys etc sell a bottle of oil as they can't come close to Walmart pricing. Must be customer loyality, or something.
It is a Warren product.

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Old 04-06-2019, 06:13 PM   #8
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Funny you mention Autozone, ect. I just got back from there and while I always get all my oil at Walmart, I took a peek at Autozone's oil prices. Holy smokes they want a lot for their oil. I can see a couple of bucks extra, but it's easily 30% more.

I think they only sell oil to people that can't be bothered to look up what kind of filters their car takes.
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Old 04-06-2019, 06:51 PM   #9
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Funny you mention Autozone, ect. I just got back from there and while I always get all my oil at Walmart, I took a peek at Autozone's oil prices. Holy smokes they want a lot for their oil. I can see a couple of bucks extra, but it's easily 30% more.

I think they only sell oil to people that can't be bothered to look up what kind of filters their car takes.
Who mentioned AutoZone? I read this post again and nowhere mentions AutoZone lol

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Who mentioned AutoZone? I read this post again and nowhere mentions AutoZone lol

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I did in post #6. BTW, thanks for the video link.
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Old 04-08-2019, 02:09 AM   #12
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We do have similar cheap oils here as well, brands that nobody heard of. The question is - why should I buy 4 quarts of noname oil for 12 USD when I can buy proven quality brand for 20 USD? The oil is the most important thing for the engine, is it really worth the risk and worth saving 8 USD?
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