Change Your Oil Less than the Lube Shop Recommends to Slash Your Vehicle Repair Costs in Cincinnati

Can we level with you? Since we opened our auto garage in Cincinnati in 2001, one of the qualities we pride ourselves on is that we always strive to be honest with our customers. So here it is — you don’t really need to get an oil change every 3,000 miles on the dot. The reality is most modern vehicles, pretty much anything manufactured in the 21st century, are designed to go considerably longer between oil changes. The 3,000 mile oil change guideline is simply out of date.

The reality is that most cars that have been made in this millennium can stand to go 5,000, maybe even 7,000 miles per oil change. In fact, it’s even recommended. Google your car’s year and model and you’ll get a more specific range.

Substantial Savings in Your Annual Repairs

With those new guidelines, you could stand to cut your oil change costs in half, or nearly so. At an average of 6 oil changes a year, we’re talking an easy savings of $150 to $200 off of your average car repairs. That’s some substantial savings, and all you’ve got to do is start putting off your oil changes.

Of course that’s also money out of the lube shop’s pocket, so they’ll still recommend 3,000 miles on the reminder sticker they put in the corner of the window. Just add another 2,000 to 5,000 miles to that, depending on your car, and put the savings in your own pocket instead.

Have Any Other Mechanical Related Questions?

Wondering if you really need to have your brakes flushed every 60,000 miles? How important is it to use factory oil or will a generic brand do? Is a repair covered under warranty? Give us a call or stop in! We’d be happy to help. After all, it’s our job.

Because we believe in offering exceptional customer service. We’re not just here to repair your European car, but as an informational resource too. That’s why we walk you through every repair we do. We’re not just chalking up work orders. We want you to better understand the process. The more you understand about cars, the more you’ll appreciate them and the better you can care for them.

The Cornerstone of Our Business

Creating a valued customer base is the cornerstone of our business. That is what has made us the premier solution for European and foreign auto repair in Cincinnati since we opened our doors in 2001. Give us a call, or fill out our online contact form!

Hey Cincinnati, Do You Really Need that Brake Flush Service?

Most car manuals stipulate flushing your brakes a certain number of miles. But given the cold weather of Cincinnati the truth is that number varies quite a bit. The bottom line is how sealed are the valves and hoses in your braking system? In theory, brake fluid operates in an enclosed system, so in a perfect universe can be driven hundreds of thousands of miles, essentially the life of the car. Yet we don’t live in an ideal universe, so as the bumper sticker reads, “Stuff happens.” Water can get into your brake fluid from leaky valves, loose hoses, and other issues. Essentially, the only way to know if you are ready for new brake fluid is to have it inspected by a professional.