Having your oil changed regularly is one way you can make sure your engine continues working properly.
So what do we different than other shops during an oil change?
In addition to changing the oil and oil filter, we do a courtesy inspection.
The inspection covers safety items, such as your wiper blades and brakes, and maintenance items — whether something is leaking or if a part is wearing out.
Tires is one thing we check out.
Maybe the tires are at 4/32 inches, and they don’t have to be changed right this minute but we give you a heads up that you’re getting close to the end of the service life.
It’s not just the oil change that we do, it’s looking over your vehicle to make sure we can stay on the road.
Tire rotation is another service that we try to include with oil changes.
A lot of shops charge an extra $20 or $25 to perform a tire rotation.
We are able to include it up to a certain size tire rim.
Our switch to full synthetic oil
When doing an oil change, our automotive technicians use full synthetic oil.
Manufacturers having many different vehicles and various types of engines that require certain oil specifications — regular oil, semi-synthetic oil, or full synthetic oil.
HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire decided to use full synthetic oil in all vehicles rather than carry 30 different types of oil.
The change has allowed us to reduce the price of full synthetic oil for oil changes.
Synthetic is also better for vehicles that use regular or semi-synthetic oil. It has better properties that help their engines last longer.
We still use the weight that manufacturers recommend for each vehicle.
If you own a car that requires Mobil 1 oil, such as a BMW or a Mercedes, we do offer it as a full synthetic option.
This article was written by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire, an authorized Michelin and BFGoodrich tire dealer in Woodbridge. The auto repair shop performs various services, including oil changes, alignments and computer engine diagnostics.