Of course they'll jack the price. Synthetic is already more expensive. Has been for a long time. At my local Toyota stealership an oil/filter will run you about $35 for dino. Synthetic oil/filter will run $75. Thats why I do my own until I'm physically not able to. Then I'll get the kid next door to do it for me under my watchful eye. I'll tell him he can borrow it after he doe's 500 oil/filter changes. :lol::cheers:
I am a firm believer in synthetic oils. With the problems were now having with oil I suspect someday syn will be mandatory in all vehicles. When that happens the price will drop due to use. Right now the oils companies don't sell enough syn to offset costs of production and engineering. Most people just but the cheapest they can find. In this case it's dino oil.