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Old 06-10-2019, 09:54 AM   #11
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I just did a search on Advance Auto Parts website and they stock 0w16 at the Ellicott City location (I didn't look elsewhere).

I've started ordering stuff at Advance online because they almost always have a 20% off coupon which is valid online only. I then just pick everything up on my way home from work. Super convenient. No hunting around the store, just walk in, pick up your order and walk out.

In general their pricing undercuts Amazon's significantly.
It's a pain for me to drive to Advance Auto but that's where I got my 535i battery (with the 20% off coupon).
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Old 06-10-2019, 10:17 AM   #12
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It's a pain for me to drive to Advance Auto but that's where I got my 535i battery (with the 20% off coupon).
I prefer Interstate batteries from Costco. No coupon, but they are very affordable.
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Old 06-10-2019, 11:11 AM   #13
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Advance is closest auto parts store to me (unless the NAPA in the complete opposite direction is a few tenths of a mile closer), but it's tiny and they have stock issues. It's also halfway to another Advance and Autozone in a single shopping center.

They have Carquest brand 0W-16. I don't know if brands matter these days. The online order coupon can't be used on it. W/o the coupon, it's a little cheaper than the Toyota branded oil at Amazon Josh linked to (and I already ordered)
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Old 06-10-2019, 11:46 AM   #14
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That's weird that the code can't be used with that oil. I've never seen that before with any product, except things that have already been discounted.

As far as brand, it wouldn't worry me at all for a daily driver. Mostly, oil is oil. For street cars, stuff that isn't used hard, it really doesn't matter at all. The exceptions are for engines that have really strict engine oil needs, like BMW's "grenade with the pin pulled" M-car engines.
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Old 06-10-2019, 02:26 PM   #15
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I prefer Interstate batteries from Costco. No coupon, but they are very affordable.
I went with Autocraft Platinum AGM, I think based on Consumer Reports, but I can't remember now. I probably spent more than necessary on a commodity going on a car that's on sale.
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:21 PM   #16
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That is weird. My 2 takes 0/20.
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Old 06-11-2019, 07:06 AM   #17
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I prefer Interstate batteries from Costco. No coupon, but they are very affordable.
Yeah, but you have to be a Costco member.
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