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Should I be using synthetic oil in my '06 Cad DTS? Just took it to Jiffy Lube and they charged me $111.00...said it required synthetic. Haven't been using that! Think I was ripped off!!

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You can use whatever you want.
You were not ripped off. That would be Fraud (ripped off) charged for a service not performed
You excepted a pitchmans offer, to sell you something

Never go to any quick lube places
Read up on the horror stories on the web,as well as Fraud

Most people get the oil drain plug stripped,wrong fluid,in wrong places,your lucky, you can still drive it.

Educate yourself. You have an owners manual,you have on your oil fill cap or close by ,what oil to use,you can call or stop by a dealer and ask questions.

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