Keep your vehicle running and in good condition with regular oil changes. Depending on vehicle age or type, choosing the right oil will make the difference between getting to your destinations and breaking down.
Below are some recommended oil changes and types; however, please call us if you have a special request.
Standard oil changes typically cover five quarts of oil, an oil filter change, and a fluid levels and air filter check.
We recommend high mileage for vehicles over 75,000 miles. High-mileage oil blends synthetic and standard oil to decrease oil detergency. As a car ages, its performance diminishes and the vehicle starts to burn oil. High mileage oil changes include five quarts of oil, changing your oil filter, and a fluid levels and air filter check.
Synthetic oil is designed to increases vehicle performance and engine protection. A synthetic oil change includes five quarts of oil, an oil filter change, and an inspection of all your fluid levels and air filter.
We will also top off fluids and recommend additional services. Contact us to find out the best oil for your vehicle and schedule you next oil change.
Ensure safe, lasting operation with regular oil changes from RJ’s Tire Pros & Auto Experts. Our fast, affordable services make vehicle maintenance easy. Call our car service center today to schedule service for your Yakima, Union Gap, Selah, Naches, Gleed, West Valley, or East Valley vehicle.
Don’t Let Oil Change Needs Slide
Trying to save a few bucks by delaying oil changes could cost you thousands in engine repair. The lubricating properties of oil decrease with time, breaking down during engine operation. Contaminants also accumulate, accelerating engine wear and corrosion. Regular oil and oil filter changes keep your engine from wearing out prematurely, safeguarding your vehicle’s lifespan.
How Often Do You Need an Oil Change?
Many factors influence oil change frequency. Manufacturer recommendations may vary from every 3,000-10,000 miles. Newer cars and trucks require maintenance less frequently than older models, which burn and leak more oil with age. Under normal driving conditions, most vehicles need an oil change annually. Operating your car in extremely hot or cold weather, frequently hauling heavy loads, and driving on dirt roads increases engine stress and the need for fresh oil. For best performance, our automotive service technicians recommend scheduling an oil change with regular vehicle maintenance, such as when it’s time to top off your fluids or rotate tires.
Signs Your Vehicle Needs an Oil Change
These signs indicate you should move an oil and filter change to the top of your to-do list:
If you’ve passed the mileage listed on your last oil change sticker or your car owner’s manual, you definitely need new oil.
Low oil fluid levels
We recommend monitoring oil levels between oil changes to ensure adequate lubrication.
Dark, gritty oil
Fresh oil is honey brown and smooth, darkening and accumulating dirt with time and wear.
Check engine light
If your engine service light is on, checking oil levels should be priority number one, followed by a trip to your local auto repair shop.
Types of Automobile Oil Changes
Every oil change at RJs includes an air filter, a fluid level check, a new oil filter, and five quarts of oil. We offer multiple oil types to meet your needs:
Standard oil requires changing every 3,000-5,000 miles on average. We recommend it for newer, low-mileage, light-duty cars and trucks.
Highly refined synthetic oil contains additional additives that improve lubrication quality and distribution and increased resistance to oxidation and thermal breakdown. It requires less frequent changes, every 10,000-15,000 miles on average.
High mileage oil
We recommend high-mileage oil, which features additives that reduce the likelihood of repair issues and breakdowns, for older engines with 75,000+ miles.
Choosing the right oil could be the difference between trouble-free travel and a roadside breakdown. The slight price increase of higher quality oil is often well worth the investment, providing better performance and decreasing oil change frequency. Ask our auto maintenance pros about the best oil options for your car.
Keep your car in action with routine oil changes from RJ’s Tire Pros & Auto Experts. Fill out our online contact form to schedule service for your Yakima, Union Gap, Selah, Naches, Gleed, West Valley, or East Valley vehicle today.