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Chico Oil Change
Cheap Oil Changes
We offer oil changes on cars and light duty trucks. Call us or book online for a opening. Most oil changes take less than 45 minutes. We offer different oil options. We also can use your oil change supplies.
* Synthetic blend starts at $39.99 (up to 5 quarts)
* Synthetic on most vehicles starts at $54.99
* European cars are extra
* Cartridge filters are extra
There is a couple important things to know about when it comes to preventing oil sludge build up inside your engine. Oil eventually starts to turn into jelly, petroleum jelly literally. Sludge clogs up oil passages and prevents oil from getting into some crucial areas of the engine, causing parts to wear out or brake prematurely. That could turn into hefty repairs or even a new engine.
This is why you need to have oil changes often and on schedule, to get the old oil out before it turns to sludge. Each car has a recommendation for how many miles you can go between oil changes depending on the manufacturer. Oil changes are usually a matter of months between them. The detergents and other additives break down over time, and your oil becomes ineffective.
The owner's manual will have a recommendation for your oil change's life span. You need to remember that the oil change is based on using the correct oil for your vehicle. Vehicle's that came from the factory with synthetic oil, should keep getting synthetic oil because that is what your vehicle was designed for. The time between changes are rated for synthetic. How you drive and use your vehicle can have a big effect on the life span of your oil. Many owner's manuals will have driving conditions that are listed as hard on your vehicle, including towing. If the way your drive your vehicle fits under these conditions, your oil changes may need to be done much sooner than normal.
Make sure you are reading the manuals or talking to your mechanics here at Tedious Repairs about what suits your vehicle best for the way you use it.
This may sound like a hassle, but may save your hefty repair bills down the road. many modern vehicles have an oil life meter that does account for some of these factors, they are handy on taking out the math or guessing work on when your oil changes should be done. While taking care of your oil change, The mechanics here at Tedious Repairs check over your vehicle for any red flags that are obvious. We want you safe on the road and we do our best to prevent you from having a headache or a costly repair if we can prevent it. Not all problems are preventable, but many are. Give us a call, text or email today!