AND A SPECIAL NEW OIL THAT I DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT
It was such a beautiful day I decided I needed to go out and do something. So I went to a get an oil change. Now you may think that’s not a good way to enjoy a nice sunshiny day with a refreshing Autumn breeze. Well, then maybe you don’t realize they have a nice bench to sit on outside.
I just sat there enjoying the weather, watching the Stars and Stripes with a Gastrol flag underneath flapping in the breeze and writing about it on Facebook.
The oil change itself was eventful. I was offered a new oil that gets 15,000 miles before another change. That means you won’t need another change for about a year, depending on how much you drive. It costs $20 more, but, in Columbus, GA, they throw in a $20 wash job, and $15 off on your next change if you buy it, so I bought it.
My 2001 Mercury Grand Marquis is one of the best-riding cars on the road, and that V-8 engine is hard to beat, but it has started using a little oil. Not to worry. “Just bring it in and we’ll top it off for free.”
How about that. A beautiful day, flags flying, sociable oil changers, and a new oil that gets 15,000 miles before you have to get another change. Life is good.