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Why Do I Even Need An Oil Change?

by Brian England on Mon, Feb 06, 2017

It's interesting; so many things that we use today just don't require much maintenance.  When we purchase something like a television or a toaster oven, we don't ever expect to have to take them to a repair shop. They may require a bit of cleaning now and then, but that's just about all the maintenance we expect to do.  If things stop working, we just replace them.  It hasn't always been that way, but with advances in technology and automation, repair costs can easily surpass purchase costs on many common household items. 

Maybe there will come a day when even cars don't need maintenance, but we aren't there yet -- even though automotive technology has changed a lot in the past several years. There are a lot more electric vehicles on the road that don't require oil changes. But, if you are like most people and are driving a traditional gasoline or hybrid vehicle you need an oil change to protect your engine from damage. 

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Topics: oil change, engine oil, auto maintenance

Pamper Your Car with A Little Pre-Holiday Vehicle Servicing

by Sandi Weaver on Thu, Dec 01, 2016

With the holiday season underway, squeezing shopping to an already crowded schedule can be a challenge, not to mention adding other "must do" errands such as getting your car serviced before a holiday road trip.  

As a reminder, we offer 3 levels of oil change services and the smallest two can be done while you wait, within 60-90 minutes. For our most comprehensive oil change service, we ask that your vehicle be in by 8:30 a.m. and left with us for the day, through 4:30/5 p.m. This way we have the time to give it the necessary attention to report on any upcoming preventive maintenance items or potential issues to address.

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Topics: oil change, vehicle servicing, holiday car trips, preventive maintainence, while-you-wait

Our Acura's 1st Service at the Dealer - A 100 Minute Wait

by Brian England on Thu, Nov 05, 2015

A couple of months ago a card arrived in the mail to remind us to take our new Acura RDX in for its first service. I had a few questions.

  • The car was three months old and had only 2000 miles; did I really need a service?
  • If I needed a service, what sort of service were they going to perform?
  • Did I really want to drive it all the way to the dealer when I could take it right over to our service center?
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Topics: oil change, waiting room, while you wait auto service, Acura, 1st Service

The Myth of the $19.99 Oil Change

by Brian England on Wed, Aug 06, 2014

Have you ever gotten an oil change for $19.99 or less?  How much do you think the value of that oil service really was?  

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Topics: cheap oil change, oil change, $19.99 oil change, cost of oil service, fair wage, living wage

Just an Oil Change and Lube Please

by Brian England on Tue, Feb 28, 2012

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Topics: oil change, training, lube, technicians, quality service

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