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    Ask This to Get Senior Discounts on Oil Changes

    Did you know seniors can save money on their oil changes? The cost of changing your oil every 3,000 to 5,000 miles can add up over time, and there's no reason paying full price if you don't have to. Three of the best sources for senior discounts on oil changes are the AARP, Groupon and local oil change websites. The AARP is a national organization offering all kinds of discounts for seniors, while Groupon is a group savings site where seniors can take advantage of many great offerings. Many local oil change shops offer discounts to local senior groups, but these discounts vary in communities across the country. In this guide, we'll help you understand which questions you should ask to make sure you save the most money on your oil changes.

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    Which local shops offer the best senior discounts?
    Local oil change shops all over the country offer discounts to nearby senior groups, but you'll have to call around to shops in your area to learn more about discounts. You can also look online.
    Which AARP discounts are available?
    The AARP offers numerous car maintenance discounts to its members, and this includes a variety of oil change coupons good at nationally known shops. If you're a member of the AARP, then this is a great place to start looking.
    Can I print these oil change coupons?
    Many coupons these days can be downloaded to your smartphone, but many seniors don't have smartphones. If you don't have a phone, then you'll need to find printable oil change coupons. Discounts offered through the AARP's website should be printable.
    Does the cost of AARP membership outweigh the oil change savings?
    Anyone age 50 and older can join the AARP for just $16 per year. Given that most people get oil changes at least twice a year, most AARP memberships pay for themselves just with these discounts. And not only will you save on oil changes, but you'll also get coupons on travel, movies, healthcare and more. So yes, it's worth the cost.
    What is a good price on oil changes?
    Seniors can avoid bait-and-switch scams by making sure they're paying good prices for oil changes. Look online at oil change providers in your area to see what all the big competitors are charging.
    Why is Groupon a good source of senior discounts?
    Unlike the AARP, Groupon doesn't tend to offer discounts that are exclusive to seniors. However, this site is a great source of senior discounts that don't require an upfront membership costs. You can get all the discounts you want from Groupon without an annual fee.
    Groupon wants me to buy a coupon... what does this mean?
    Groupon is able to leverage such great deals by selling them online to groups of people. When you "buy" a coupon on Groupon, you're essentially prepaying for deeply discounted services. In some cases, you might also pay something like $20 to buy $30 worth of services. Don't worry -- you're not being ripped off.
    Can any local agencies help me find discounts?
    In addition to the AARP, seniors can often find discounts and coupons for oil changes and other services through local senior advocacy groups. Many of these groups are public or nonprofits.