Top 12 “Bring Your Own Oil” Oil Change Options

Several major auto care centers will allow you to bring your own oil for an oil change.

Below, we have the list of places that do and don’t permit customers to bring their own oil and oil filters, as well as what you can expect to pay for this service.

We contacted auto care locations in Nebraska, Idaho, Vermont, Kentucky, and Colorado to gather this information.

What We Recommend

The overall best option for a “bring your own oil” oil change is Goodyear Auto Service, which charges about $20 to $30 for this service and is local to most.[1][2]

If there isn’t a Goodyear Auto Service in your area, Pep Boys and Walmart Auto Care Centers charge similar prices.[3][4]

Note that the cost to get an oil change with your own oil is about the same as what you’d pay for a basic oil change at most locations, so if you want the lowest-cost option, it may be cheaper not to bring your own oil.[5][4]

However, if you prefer a specific brand or type of oil, already have some on hand, or have rewards and coupons to redeem on oil, bringing your own can save you money.[6][7][8]

The List

We list the auto care companies that allow “bring your own oil” oil changes below, beginning with the best overall options based on pricing and location availability.

No representative we contacted gave any restrictions on what kind of oil or oil filter you can bring — only that it must be the right type for your vehicle.

Keep in mind that prices vary by location, and it’s ultimately up to each store manager to set their own guidelines, so you may want to call ahead to make sure this is permitted at your local auto care center.

Good Year logo

Goodyear Auto Service

Pep Boys logo

Pep Boys

Walmart logo

Walmart Auto Care Center

Strickland Brothers logo

Strickland Brothers

Midas logo


Precision Tune Auto Care logo

Precision Tune Auto Care

Grease Monkey logo

Grease Monkey

Express Oil Change logo

Express Oil Change

Valvoline logo


Take 5 logo

Take 5

Jiffy Lube logo

Jiffy Lube

Victory Lane

Places That Don’t Let You Bring Your Own Oil

In the course of our research, we found that the following companies don’t allow customers to bring their own oil for an oil change:

  • AAMCO Transmission and Total Auto Care[21]
  • Firestone Auto Care[22]
  • Hibdon Tires[23][24]
  • Meineke Car Care Center[25]
  1. Goodyear Auto Service store customer service representatives[][]
  3. Pep Boys store customer service representatives[][]
  4. Walmart Auto Care Center customer service representatives[][][]
  5. Meineke store customer service representatives[]
  10. Strickland Brothers store customer service representatives[]
  11. Midas store customer service representatives[]
  12. Precision Tune Auto Care store customer service representatives[]
  13. Grease Monkey store customer service representatives[]
  14. Express Oil Change customer service representatives[]
  15. Valvoline store customer service representatives[]
  16. Valvoline customer service via live chat[]
  17. Take 5 store customer service representatives[]
  18. Take 5 customer service (704) 377-8855[]
  19. Jiffy Lube store customer service representatives[]
  20. Victory Lane store customer service representatives[]
  21. AAMCO Transmission and Total Auto Care store customer service representatives[]
  22. Firestone Auto Care store customer service representatives[]
  23. Hibdon Tires customer service via Facebook chat[]
  24. Hibdon Tires store customer service representatives[]
  25. Meineke Car Care Center customer service representatives[]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *