Our Full-Service Oil Change Includes:
Drain or EVAC and replace up to 5 quarts of premium motor oil*
Check and fill as needed:
- Clutch, power steering, battery, windshield washer fluid
- Check transmission fluid, transfer case, and front and rear differential fluid upon customer request
- Check wiper blades
- Wash all exterior windows
- Check tire pressure
* We are proud to offer bulk oils from North American Lubricants.
For an additional charge, the following bottled oils are available:*
- Havoline Synthetic
- Motul 505.01 Spec (VW)
- *Call the location you plan to visit beforehand for the availability of the oil and viscosity you would like to use.
The gasoline engine would perform better, last longer, and run smoother in a sterile world. Unfortunately, one look at your air filter after a few thousand miles will let you know what type of environment your vehicle must operate in. A similar examination of your fuel filter would turn up natural sediments that were not removed during the refining process of unleaded gas. Air filters and fuel filters are the engine’s last line of defense when it comes to keeping contaminants from the engine. Changing these filters as described by the automobile’s manufacturer is an excellent way to keep contaminants out. Although filter technology continues to improve, straining smaller and smaller particles from the air and fuel supply, contaminants still manage to make it through to the combustion chamber.
These contaminants are generally smaller than larger matter that is trapped by air and fuel filters. For this reason, build up from contaminants occurs slower than the dirt that can be seen on the air filter pleats.
The engines in modern cars are with extremely close tolerances. Improvements in manufacturing and materials as well as more stringent environmental guidelines have driven manufacturers to this level of precision. Contaminants that find their way to the inside of your engine disrupt these tolerances.
As mentioned before, two major pathways for contaminants into the engine is through the air supply and the fuel supply. For a vehicle to run, the engine must have spark from the spark plugs, air through the air filter, and fuel from the fuel tank.
Airborne contaminants traveling past the air filter move into the throttle body on fuel injected vehicles and into the carburetor on carbureted vehicles. In both cases, buildup on the throttle plates and linkage result in problems. If contaminants continue through the air induction system, they are forced into the engine’s cylinders and combusted with fuel. Combusting contaminants creates carbon, gum, and varnish deposits inside the engine. Situations like this can lead to an accelerated build up of carbon deposits on spark plugs. Another problem that may arise is build up on intake valves.
Intake valves act as small gates that let fuel or air into the combustion chamber. In an alternating pattern, fuel and air is let into the chamber where it is ignited by the spark plug. It is important that this alternating pattern is maintained where fuel and air is let into the cylinder in a synchronized fashion. Contaminant build up inside the engine keeps valves from creating a sufficient seal. Without an air-tight seal, fuel or air can leak into the combustion chamber when it should not be allowed to enter. This condition can lead to lost power, knocking, pinging, hesitation, poor fuel economy and a host of other mechanical maladies.
Fuel-bourne contaminants can create similar problems in increasingly advanced fuel management systems. Contaminants, mostly in the form of sediments contained in gasoline, travel past the fuel filter and to the fuel injectors or atomizer jet in carburetors. In both cases, build up disrupts and restricts the amount of fuel that is sprayed into the combustion chamber.
The mixture of air and fuel in the combustion chamber is very important as the engine was configured to operate within a strict envelope. Most computer-controlled fuel injection systems can sense problems with the fuel/air mixture. This capability allows the engine to operate efficiently at varying altitudes. The vehicle’s computer can only correct this mixture so much. Once the build up is so great that the computer cannot adjust for the reduced fuel flow, a reduced amount of fuel is available for combustion. This creates many of the same problems mentioned in the preceding paragraph. As with airborne contaminants, sediments can enter the combustion chamber through the fuel injector.
Sludge is a real threat to your engine’s life. The longer you go between oil changes, the more potential there is for harmful deposit build-up inside your engine. This point was illustrated in 2002 when Toyota addressed oil ‘gelling’ in 1997-2002 model year vehicles. Oil gelling can occur in any vehicle when oil change intervals regularly exceed factory specifications.
Fresh Oil Deserves a Fresh Start
In order for fresh oil to do its job effectively, the engine should be cleaned in a safe and gentle procedure. Dissolving soft sludge or “gelling” provides a clean environment for new oil. By running Puratech’s Oil System Cleaner through your engine before the oil is changed, contaminants are flushed from the engine and are trapped in the oil filter or they are suspended in the dirty oil. The dirty oil and oil filter containing the contaminants flushed from the engine are removed during our full service oil change.
Choosing to run the Oil System Cleaner is even more beneficial:
- When purchasing a used vehicle – Was your used car babied by its previous owner? Car history companies and the DMV can tell you about major infractions the vehicle has been in but it is often very time consuming to piece together. By running Puratech’s Oil System Cleaner, you can start with a clean slate.
- Before using synthetic oils – Synthetic oils are designed to excel in modern engines with tight tolerances. When oil passages become fouled with varnish and sludge, oil cannot flow efficiently. This compromises heat dissipation and lubrication in hard-working engines that should use synthetic lubricants for optimum performance.
- Using engine additives – Most engine additives work by bonding to metal surfaces inside your engine. If the internal parts inside your engine are coated with built up sludge, varnish, or contaminants, that expensive engine additive will remain suspended in the oil and fail to do its job.
The Oil System Cleaner is added when your car pulls into our service bay. The liquid is added to your motor oil and the engine must be run for up to five minutes to thoroughly circulate throughout the engine.
The complete Fleet care program – Where Trust Begins!
We’ve been working with fleet administrators for almost twenty years. In that time, it has become clear that companies want their vehicles serviced thoroughly and in a timely, professional manner. Our goal is to keep your vehicles on the road so they can serve your customers, generate revenue and take care of business.
By obtaining an Oil Changer fleet account, fleet administrators are able to exercise greater control when it comes to asset maintenance. We provide centralized billing for your convenience and records. Complete documentation is also available to provide proof of services to maintain factory warranties and boost resale value.
To keep your department on track and under budget, this program provides discounted services to our customers. Our fleet program saves you money by lowering your service costs and prolonging the life of your fleet.
The Oil Changer Fluid Maintenance schedule will:
- Reduce Down Time
- Prolong the Life of Your Fleet
- Reduce Operating Costs
- Help Prevent Breakdowns
- Maintain Factory Warranty
- Increase Resale Value
All it takes is FIVE vehicles to open your Fleet Care account. There is no restrictions on who may open a fleet account. Our program is not limited to businesses. We extend this service to non-profit organizations, churches, families and clubs.
We have many options that allow you to customize your fleet maintenance needs. Cash only and charge accounts are available. We even have programs for independent drivers! Your Fleet Care Card will come with it’s own pocket and location flyer so your drivers will know where to find us.
Our Fleet Care Program includes:
- Oil Change (up to 5 quarts bulk oil)
- Install New Oil Filter
- Lubricate Chassis
- Check Air Filter
- Check Breather Element
- Check PCV Valve
- Check and Set Tire Pressure
- Check Windshield Wiper Blades
- Check Anti-Freeze
- Check/Fill Power Steering Fluid
- Check/Fill Windshield Washer Fluid
- Check/Fill Differential/Transaxle**
- Check/Fill Manual Transmission Fluid **
- Wash Exterior Windows & Mirrors
** At Customer’s Request
Additional services available:
- Replace Air Filter
- Replace Breather Element
- Replace PCV Valve
- Replace Wiper Blades
- Differential Fluid Change
- Manual Transmission Fluid Change
- Automatic Transmission Fluid Change
- Computerized Oil Analysis
Oil Changer’s free top-off policy
We’re known for our free top-off policy. It is our goal to meet your vehicle’s lubrication needs at any time, not only when it is time for an oil change. If any of our customers notice a problem with their car or simply want to make sure their tire pressure is set correctly, they can visit us for free in between their regular service intervals. Our technicians will perform the following tasks for no charge.
- Check/Fill Motor Oil (up to 3 quarts)
- Check/Fill Transmission Fluid (up to 1 pint)
- Check/Fill Battery Fluid
- Check/Fill Power Steering Fluid (up to 1 pint)
- Check/Fill Windshield Washer Fluid
- Check/Fill Anti-Freeze (nominal fee)
We honor the following major leasing and service companies:
- AT&T Automotive Services
- Associates Leasing, Inc.
- Automotive Rental, Inc. (ARI)
- Consolidated Services Corporation (CSC)
- Enterprise Fleets, Inc.
- P.H.H. Vehicle Maintenance Services
- G.E. Capital Fleet Services
- Wheels/Map, Inc.
Oil Changer is a member of:
National Association of Fleet Administrators, Inc. – http://www.nafa.org
Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association – http://www.aflaonline.com
Automotive Oil Change Association – http://www.aoca.org
California Trucking Association – http://www.caltrux.org
For more information:
For more information, Contact Mark Britto by email or at (925) 734-5814