10. Change Your Own Oil
Buy an oil removal pump, such as the electric quick-change pump ($26, cabelas.com), and save money on your regularly scheduled oil changes. Connect the clips to your battery terminals and suck the old oil through the dipstick tube. It’s that easy. You’ll still have to buy the oil, but you won’t be paying the labor, which averages $70 per hour. Estimating Savings: $70
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