Full Service Oil, Lube & Filter Change
Changing your engine oil on a regular basis is one of the most important maintenance services you can do for your car, truck or SUV. Fresh motor oil is like the lifeblood of your car and over time as it degrades and becomes contaminated, its efficacy greatly decreases. Ignoring that decrease will eventually lead to expensive engine damage from increased heat and friction.
Our Oil, Lube & Filter Change Service Includes:
- Adding Up to 5 Quarts of Engine Oil
- A New Oil Filter
- Lubrication of All Grease Fittings on Your Vehicle
- Plus AAMCO’s Initial Vehicle Check to ensure all major components are functioning properly.
Frequently Asked Oil Change Questions
At AAMCO Bay Area, we always do our best to achieve customer satisfaction and do that by ensuring our clients have the best information about the right choices for their vehicle. Do you have questions about your vehicle? Our expert mechanics at your local AAMCO Bay Area have the answers.
Q: How often do I need an oil change?
A: You should always consult your owners manual and consider your driving habits when determining an effective schedule for oil changes. However, our rule of thumb is that most cars require an oil change every 3000-5000 miles.
Q: How do I check my oil level?
A: Check the engine oil dip stick at least once a week, making a note of the level. For safety and more accuracy, only check when the engine is cool, rather than right after a drive. If you notice a decrease in the level over time, there may be leak somewhere.
Q: Do I need synthetic oil or conventional motor oil?
A: You should always consult your owners manual or a qualified AAMCO Bay Area mechanic if you aren’t sure which type of oil your car needs. Also important is finding out what grade of oil to use in cold or warm weather.
Q: Why do I need oil changes?
A: To extend the life span of your vehicle, it’s essential to get oil changes because oil will degrade over time and lose effectiveness.
Oil provides three key functions:
- It keeps every component in the engine running smoothly
- It regulates temperatures in the engine
- Prevents the buildup of carbon deposits and other substances in the engine