Re: Oil Pan Gasket Bulging? Does this really happen?
If anything it'll be dented inwards (ie, spouse driving over curb). The metal is a heavy gauge and I've NEVER heard of oil pans bulging down. I can do the said tune up you mentioned for about $60 if I go cheap on filters, otherwise, $80 is about on par. Labour rates have gone up substantially. My Dodge dealer wanted nearly $400 to replace one side rotor and pads only! I spent $160 on premium Hawk pads and monroe rotors and did the work myself in an hour and a half.
Some places are good even if you bring in your own parts to install. Just make damn sure they're the right parts or you'll get hosed with that too!
'11 Ram Quad Cab 4x4 SXT 5.7L HEMI (stock); 48,500m
'06 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L 220hp; 64,000m
'12 Chrysler 200 Limited 3.6L 283hp; 28,000m
'99 Taurus 3.0L 2V Vulcan 145hp; 154,300m - Traded
Amsoil in all vehicles!