Have you ever wondered why you need your oil changed? You want to protect your investment in your vehicle and the best way to protect it is with regularly scheduled oil changes. Clean oil is essential for proper lubrication and keeping the engine clean. As you drive, dust and other small particles find their way into your engine, and into your oil. This compromises your oil and makes it thick and sludgy. This sludge prohibits oil from doing the job it’s designed to, keeping your engine friction-free. Friction will prematurely wear your engine, increase your need for engine repairs, decrease fuel efficiency, and release toxic emissions. This is why your oil must be drained and replaced with clean oil. If you live in Northern Virginia, stop by Auto Stop Falls Church anytime you need your oil changed. Walk-ins are always welcome!
When Should I Have My Oil Changed?
If you have an older vehicle, you can stick with the age-old every 3 months or 3,000 miles oil change schedule. However, newer vehicles can wait at least 5,000 miles between oil changes. The exact schedule varies on your vehicle make, model, and age. Check your owner’s manual if you aren’t sure or ask one of our ASE Certified technicians. There are a few other factors to consider when speaking of vehicle oil, including the quality of your oil, your driving habits, and the seasonal weather. If you are one of our many local commuters, the quality of your oil is more important than the average driver. This is why many drivers choose Auto Stop Falls Church instead of a local quick lube shop. While changing your oil is at the top of the list we will also take the time to inspect your fluids, tires, lights, air filter, and more. As a green auto shop we recycle all used oil and use it to heat our shop in the cold Virginia winters!
Walk-In Oil Changes, Six Days A Week!
Auto Stop Falls Church is open Monday thru Friday from 8am to 6pm and Saturday from 8am to 3pm. Walk-in any time if your vehicle needs an oil change. We have a sunlit lobby to wait in while your work is being complete. If you need additional repairs and maintenance completed, we’ll a loaner car or free shuttle for you to use, or you can utilize after-hours drop-off and pick-up. We’re consistently one of the top rated auto shops in the Metro DC area and a popular dealership alternative!