Ah, a quintessential image of American manliness, a dude changing his own oil. Grease-stained jacket, crew cut, work rag, socket wrench in hand. Self-sufficient to the max, except the part about needing a very expensive piece of machinery to get from point A to point B.
Not that I have any room to judge; being a two-car household means we need our fair share of oil changes too. On average, I would say that our vehicles get their oil changed a little under two times a year, although it should be less now that I started biking to work more often.
Oil changes aren’t a huge yearly expense, but forking over that $30 dollars is never fun. What is even worse, however, is forking over $100+ dollars for all the extras you think you need. I’m talking new cabin air filter, transmission flush, reverse light, etc. Anyway, the point is, if you can save some money doing it yourself, why the hell not?