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My car oil light has been on for a number of weeks. I took the car in for repair and it was recommended that I change the oil (it was about 5,000 miles overdue). The repair shop went on to "sell" me on maintenance work at the car has over 100,000 miles, i.e. spark plug replacement and replacing all the fluids. When I picked the car up, the oil light came on again. I took the car back. It turns out they never checked to see if the oil light went off after changing the oil. I was told the next step was to do an oil flush and remove the oil pan to clean the screen. This did not work either, as the light was still on. What do I do next? This much work already cost me $1200. Help! Please!

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Amy Mattinat, Owner and Author at Auto Craftsmen Ltd Hi Joan, You seem to be caught in a comedy of errors. Your car was 5000 miles overdue for an oil change and about 10,000 miles over due for maintenance work. That is only 10,000 miles overdue if you had this work done at 60,000 miles, 40,000 if no maintenance work was since 30,000 miles were on the speedometer. So, yes the car needed the spark plug and fluids replaced. All the maintenance work recommended by the manufacturer is very important to do, so problems aren

Suzanne Grego, Technician at City of Philadelphia Fleet Management Joan Arnold, First, let me put your mind at rest about the extra maintenance that you had done to your car. It is true that after 100,000 miles, you need to have these extra services done even if you

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