Oil is the lifeblood of every vehicle’s engine. Choose from our 3 oil change Packages designed to fit the needs of your vehicle according to manufacturer’s specification. It is also VERY CRITICAL to use the right oil/Lubricants every time you do and oil change.
One of the simplest, most effective and inexpensive ways to help protect the life of your car, especially its engine, is to change the oil and the oil filter regularly. With regular car oil changes, your vital engine parts stay well-coated and protected against excess heat and friction. When you skip oil changes, the oil begins to thicken (Sludge), break down, and is consequently less effective, resulting in damage and engine wear.
When you don’t change your oil regularly, you could end up needing costly engine repairs or even an engine replacement. Don’t risk it – follow your vehicle’s manufacturer’s recommendations. It will save you a lot of time and expense in the long run, and in the short run, you’ll even save on gas, as a well-oiled car burns fuel more efficiently.
Every Oil Change Service includes…
Choose from 3 Different Oil Service packages. All designed to fit the needs of your vehicle based on the Manufacturers Specification. All of our Oil Change services also include a very crucial Multi-Point Inspection check, which is a proactive check of the vital parts of your vehicle. We will walk you through our findings and present a report which will contain all our recommendations.
Our standard at CARMAX is to make sure your vehicle gets its Manufacturer Specified Service at each interval, using the EXACT oils and lubricants as specified in your service manual. This ensures optimal performance and longevity of your vehicle.
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Mobil Super Provides excellent engine protection for up to 5000 miles by preventing wear, rust, and corrosion in all climates and driving conditions.Our BASIC Oil Change Service includes…
Our Premium Service is specially formulated to help with tough-on-engine driving conditions such as frequent stopping, long distance travel, or towing heavy loads.Penzoil Synthetic Blend Oil contains special additives that fight premature aging of your engine, allowing for optimal performamceOur PREMIUM Oil Change Service includes…
Our Platinum Service is a Comprehensive service of your vehicle. We use the specific Mobil 1 Full Synthetic Oil (5w30, 5W20, etc) for your vehicle.Mobil 1 is crafted with 100% synthetic motor oil, and outperforms all other oil types. It also Delivers more protection than any other oil type, helps improve and maintain fuel efficiency and provides the ultimate protection against heat, deposits & wear
Our PLATINUM Oil Change Service includes…
Not sure which service is right for you? No problem. You can call in to speak to one of our trained professionals to determine what’s best for your vehicle.We will be able to lookup you exact oil specification and the service intervals for your vehicle, allowing us to start a service interval plan if you don’t already have one.Remember our professionals can help you with questions on Service, Maintenance, Repair or Bodywork for your vehicle including:
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Not Sure What you Need? Make an appointment and we’ll guide you through the options and help decide what your vehicle needs.
Oil change Service – What you need to know
Engine Oil Most cars on the road today use multi-grade oil — one that can work efficiently in cold and hot weather. A multi-grade oil is rated by two numbers, such as 5W-30.
About the oil classification system.
Each engine oil comes with a classification indicating its viscosity, which is its friction or resistance to flow. In a multi-grade oil, the first number indicates how the oil will flow when it is cold. The lower the number, the lighter the oil and the better it will perform at lower temperatures. The second number indicates the thickness of that same oil at high temperatures. For example, a 5W-30 oil will flow as a 5-weight oil at zero degrees Fahrenheit and as a 30-weight oil at 210 degrees Fahrenheit
Why viscosity is a concern.
During cold starting, only a small amount of oil is present in the upper parts of engines. To lessen the friction when upper engine parts, such as the valve train, pistons, overhead cam and cam bearings, scrub against each other, a lower viscosity allows the oil to reach the components more quickly.
Why 5W-30 and 5w-20 oils are so popular.
Many vehicles today leave the factory with 5W-30 or 5w-20 engine oil. Vehicle manufacturers recommend them because they are lighter oils that perform well in a range of temperatures and help improve gas mileage.
Not all motor engine oils are 100% petroleum. Synthetic oils, which are primarily chemically compounded lubricants, are also available. They can provide:
- Higher viscosity stability over a wider temperature range
- Reduced oil thickening
- Reduced wear and increased load-carrying ability.
Which oil is right for your car?
The simplest and safest way to find out is to check your owner’s manual…or talk to your CARMAX Autocare Technician.
Oil filters are designed to trap foreign particles suspended in the oil and prevent them from getting to the engine bearings and other parts.
Your vehicle relies on a variety of fluids to operate its brake, steering, transmission, engine cooling and other systems. When these fluids become degraded or are at incorrect levels, damage to other components may occur…so always follow the manufacturer-recommended service schedule.
Automatic Transmission Fluid
This is typically an oil-based fluid used in a transmission that lubricates and cools the transmission and provides hydraulic pressure to shift gears automatically.
This is the hydraulic fluid used to transmit pressure through the brake lines in a brake system providing stopping power and protecting hydraulic brake components from internal corrosion.
This is the mixture of water and antifreeze used in an engine cooling system to dissipate heat and maintain the engine’s temperature throughout its operating range.
Starting & Charging
The battery starts your car, powers on-board computers and supplies emergency power needs. A weakened battery causes stress on alternators and starters, especially during extreme temperatures. Let Midas test and inspect your battery regularly.
Clean air filters can increase engine performance, boost fuel mileage and reduce engine wear. Cabin air filters can minimize airborne contaminants in the passenger compartment and improve heating/cooling efficiency.
Check The CARMAX Autocare Multipoint Inspection Check is fast, efficient and covers many items on your vehicle’s preventive maintenance schedule. We’ll conduct a visual check, looking inside, outside, under the hood and under the vehicle. Then we provide you with a report of you vehicles health, including any recommendations.
Oil Service & Preventive Maintenance Packages.
Vehicle maintenance is more than just oil changes and wheel alignments. CARMAX offers an extensive catalog of Manufacturer’s recommended Checks and Services for your vehicle, which keeps it running at its optimal level at all times. To get more details or to understand what any of our packages contain simply make an appointment and discuss the details of what you need with your CARMAX AUTOCARE representative.