Originally Posted by nickandre
some of them do, infact at my service centre i had asked them if they have synthetic oil and they told me if i want i can get the oil and come. They just charge for filter and labour. Other service centres talk about warranty void if you dont use their oil, you have to show your owners manual where the list of recommended oil grades are and that oil you got is matchin it so they cant void warranty. On my car i make them log the oil i made them fill in service records
During initial Oil Changes of our Xylo E8 ABS
at MASS (under warranty), when I took Engine Oil (15W40 CH/CI4) from outside and hand over it to them, the MASS would say "Sir, what is the guarantee that the oil you brought is really CH/CI4 equivalent?".
I want to mention one thing that MASS in Solapur uses all lubes which are packed by M&M itself. Every Lube and Fluid container has sticker of M&M on it.
Engine Oils are available in different Range-- Crown, Premium, etc according to the vehicle in which it is recommended and the drain interval. They are available in packs of 6 litres (for Premium and for Xylo BSIII)
Gear Oil and Differential Oil are also available as per capacity of Gear Box and Differential of the vehicle (1.2 ltr for GO and 1.8 ltr for DO for Xylo)
The Coolant is also of M&M.
Brake Fluid is of KBX Brand.
This is not the case in any other ASC-- Maruti, Tata, Hyundai, etc. All use 210 ltrs Barrel. Same grade oil from those barrels is used for all vehicles irrespective of the grade of oil recommended for that particular vehicle.
Sorry to discuss off-topic here.