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Cant find 0W-20 oil!!

Ok so my OB is new - but I want some motor oil on hand in case I have to top off a bit or if I am working too much and cant get to the dealer to do my first oil change (may be a possibility as we are booked up 7 days a week for the next month or so at work).

Thing is, I can find a few quarts at my local Pep boys but I cant find anyone that has this oil in a more bulk form.

Costco doesnt carry it around here. I have called 3 Wallmarts (and I NEVER go to Wallmart) and they are all completely out of any form of it.

Any other suggestions as to who might sell a case or gallon or something more than a few high priced quarts of Synthetic 0W-20 - esp in the Southern California area?

Didnt know this would be so hard to find.

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you could just order some from Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=0W-20+synthetic+oil


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Odd.

There is plenty of 0w20 at Chicago area WalMarts. Perhaps ask if they could order some for you? I think Quaker State Ultimate Durability would be the least expensive, but still a really good oil.

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Odd.

There is plenty of 0w20 at Chicago area WalMarts. Perhaps ask if they could order some for you? I think Quaker State Ultimate Durability would be the least expensive, but still a really good oil.

local small auto parts stores have a few quarts of one brand. I called 4 diff large Wallmarts and none of them even have 1 quart of it.

Perhaps Amazon will be my only choice.
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local small auto parts stores have a few quarts of one brand. I called 4 diff large Wallmarts and none of them even have 1 quart of it.

Perhaps Amazon will be my only choice.
You are putting more faith in Walmart personel than I ever do. 10 out of 10 times, they have no idea what is on the shelf, and couldn't find it if they looked. I believe a field trip is in order......If Wally world doesn't have it, a am betting Napa would.
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thats weird walmart doesn't have it, just go with amazon for whatever you can't find. they're not an evil organization. dont forget to order some bacon salt while you're shopping.

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I buy 0W20 oil online/internet! Most online stores have shipping for free and no sales tax!
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I buy 0W20 oil online/internet! Most online stores have shipping for free and no sales tax!
I actually went to the Walmart today - just to ask them a question about it being out of stock in EVERY Wallmart within 50 miles of here.
They said it could be ordered and that was about it.

I have only shopped at Walmart once, reluctantly, in my life - to find some medication for my girl while in a small town when the drug stores were all out of it. Turned out Walmart was out too - so thankfully I didnt have to give them my money. I make a point to NEVER shop there, for many reasons. Anyone seen that documentary "Walmart - The high cost of a low price". Ironically - you can buy it from Walmart - lol!
Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price: TV Shows : Walmart.com

But I digress.

I only checked there because I found the oil hard to find around me and people here said they get it there. Well, dear God going into that place was just awful. Now I know why there is a site with photos of the people that shop there. Just dealing with the people in there was 20 times worse than going to the busy Costco on its busiest day.
I did ask them about the oil - they said it could be ordered. I was out of there.

So I decided that I will just take the advice here and order it online and I happened to stop in a Pep Boys that was near there and they had a some quarts in the Peak brand.
So I got a couple just in case I need to top off. My oil looks fine for now, as it should, but I just wanted some just in case it happens to look low at any time. I know I can get more there if I need. They had Mobil 1 at 8.99 a quart and the Peak at 6.99 p/q.

Thanks for all the advice as usual!
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I live in the southbay. I just checked Walmart for 5 Quart jugs of Mobil 1 0w20 and a bunch of stores around here seem to have it. Not all of them though, but 0w20 is not exactly the most commonly used oil...yet

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