Oil Change in St. Paul, MN
If you’re like most drivers, you probably don’t think about your car’s oil all that often. It’s something you do every few months and kind of forget about in between. And that’s fine, just as long as you don’t forget it completely! Your car’s oil is very important to its performance and lifespan. At Buerkle Honda in St. Paul, MN, we’re here to help you take good care of your car for mile after mile!
What is an Oil Change?
There’s a lot more to an oil change than just another appointment in your day! For such an important part of your vehicle’s upkeep, an oil change is amazingly quick and affordable. Our experienced technicians will drain out your old oil and fill your vehicle with clean new oil, as well as a new filter.
The type and price of the oil will depend on your car’s specifications, and we’ll help you figure that out. We’ll also top off your other fluid levels and perform a quick multi-point inspection. Our technicians will make sure that your tire pressure is good and the crucial parts of your vehicle are functioning perfectly! As long as the weather permits, we’ll also throw in a car wash!
How Often Do I Need an Oil Change?
Fresh, clean oil is essential to the upkeep of your vehicle. That doesn’t mean it needs to be fresh every day, don’t worry! Depending on your vehicle, driving habits, and oil type, you probably need an oil change a few times a year. You can check your oil yourself every few hundred miles you drive, to make sure you’re not in need of a top-up. When it’s time for your oil change, our skilled and professional technicians will take care of your vehicle and get you back on the road in no time!
Wait, There’s a Right Kind of Motor Oil?
Yep! Several factors about your specific car and engine determine what kind of oil you should use. Each Honda is designed to work best with a certain viscosity of oil. Motor oil thickens or thins when it gets cool or hot, and your Honda’s engineers have a plan for that. Your car’s owner’s manual will list the viscosity that’s best for your car and the temperatures it normally operates in. Don’t worry — here at Buerkle, we use Honda Genuine motor oil, and our technicians will help you figure out exactly what your vehicle needs!
What Happens If I Don’t Get My Oil Changed?
Oil has a couple of important jobs in your engine. Your engine is made up of lots of metal parts moving and rubbing against each other. Picture your car’s RPM gauge, and remember that those rotations per minute are in the thousands! Parts moving at high speeds like that creates a lot of heat and friction that eventually wears your engine parts down.
That’s where you oil comes in. Engine oil lubricates these moving parts so that they can keep up their work. It protects your engine from the friction that leads to wear and tear, and can eventually cause corrosion in your engine. You don’t want that! Oil helps cool your engine components down, too. It helps keep your engine from overheating, so it’s especially important during the summer that your car has a supply of fresh, clean oil!
It’s also important to change your oil regularly because the oil will break down over time. Normal driving habits meant that your engine oil will become kind of dirty and sludge-like after a while. Oil’s whole job is to keep your engine clean, so it’s important to change your oil and filters before they get too dirty! You wouldn’t clean your house with a muddy mop, so you also shouldn’t count on old oil to clean your engine!
OK, Well, What’s Your Oil Change Price?
Here at Buerkle Honda we offer fair and affordable prices for all your car services. The cost of your service will depend slightly on the kind of oil you need in your car, but don’t worry! According to a study by the Car Care Council, most drivers spend an average of just $120 per year on oil changes. Keep in mind that this prevents some really costly engine repairs down the road! And as an added bonus, the U.S. Department of Energy says that regular oil changes will even improve your gas mileage!
Remember: if you’re a member of our Buerkle Rewards program, your first two oil changes are free! You qualify for the membership just by buying your new or used car from Buerkle Honda, and it’s no extra cost. If you’re bringing your Honda in for its first or second oil change ever, be sure to check and make sure you’re a part of our rewards program. Your oil change is on us, along with a free car wash!
Do You Have Oil Change Coupons?
Yes, we do! You can find lots of discounts for our service center, including oil change coupons. If there are other services you need at the time, we’ll gladly take care of them, but our technicians won’t pester you for expensive and unnecessary parts. You oil change should be a quick and affordable process, so you can go about the rest of your day feeling confident in your vehicle!
Great! When Can I Change My Oil?
You can make an appointment right here with our handy online scheduler! Oil changes are also one of our Express Services, so you can get in and out in no time. We have a special team of Express Service advisors, technicians, runners, and cashiers to make sure you get a speedy experience. Best of all, Express Service does not cost extra! You get the same great value as your regular service. Of course, you can also choose to knock out your tire rotations or other services while you’re here. Just let us know which services you require and whether you’d like to schedule an express service or not.
We’ll also handle walk-in service for Express or regular services, so don’t wait to get your oil change when the time comes! If it’s time to bring your car in for an oil change, come visit us near Minneapolis, Maplewood, and Woodbury, MN and we’ll get your Honda back in shape in no time. We’ll see you soon!