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Saving time and dinero with Walmart and Quaker State® conventional motor oil is easy! See how an oil change took me on a trip down memory lane.
You’d think that for someone who grew up in one of the busiest and most populated cities in the world, a little rush hour traffic and an occasional road closure wouldn’t bother them too much. After all, the city of Indianapolis is about the size of a neighborhood in Mexico City — or as most call it, D.F.
Still, life north of the border (and most other places) gets busy, gets hectic, and sometimes we lose sight of the great things in front of us. If this sounds like you, it’s probably because you live a normal life, like I do. So listen up!
When was the last time you shopped at Walmart? Last week, yesterday, probably even today? Here’s another question, when was the last time you did your car’s oil change? Three months ago, or maybe six, twelve, or so long ago that you don’t even remember?
When I was a young kid growing up in Mexico City I lived in a multistory building. The ground level of the building featured several retail spaces, with the biggest one being an auto repair shop. The entire facade was painted in Quaker State® Oil’s green and white paint scheme with a couple of racing flags on each end. I remember the front of the shop/building like it was yesterday, mainly because as a little kid I thought it was pretty neat. How many folks can say the front of their building/home was painted like a racing team’s truck? Not many, huh?
Fast forward to today, and I find myself at Walmart making the most of my time. While I shop for the essentials like, tortillas de maiz, queso, salsa, and more (I was literally raised on quesadillas), my Honda Civic is being treated to the Pit Crew Oil Change by the kind folks at the Walmart Auto Center. If you’re wondering what exactly that is, here’s the breakdown: Five quarts of Quaker State® conventional motor oil (5W-20, 5W-30 or 10W-30), a new oil filter, chassis lubrication (if applicable), battery check and tire pressure adjustment as needed.
How much dinero did that set me back? Just $19.88, and the best part of all is that I didn’t have to modify my day’s schedule! Because who has time for that? Not me.
With work, schedules, school, fútbol practice, and many other commitments, being able to slow down a bit and take a deep breath doesn’t happen very often. Thankfully for me, today I was able to take care of two very important things: Quesadilla supplies and a Quaker State Oil change.
Had I not had time to wait for my car, I could’ve opted for the Everyday low price of $20.24 DIY option, and bought the Quaker State® Ultimate Durability™ Full Synthetic Motor Oil and other supplies necessary to do it at home. After all, there’s always a handy Tio that’s willing to turn some wrenches, no? And don’t forget, Quaker State is a top-selling brand in Latin America and with Latinos in the USA.
Funny how things work out, huh? Over 20 years later, and by the looks of it a new store-front design, I still trust the brand I saw painted on the wall of my childhood building in Mexico City. I guess some things never change.