You hear these words, “three months or three thousand miles.” You get three guesses about the topic of conversation, and the first two don’t count. You’ve got it: oil changes. It’s one thing about car care that has remained pretty consistent, despite all of the other changes that have been made to engines, tires, transmissions, exhaust systems, and more. So, now we all know when we’re supposed to have the oil changed in our Parma, Ohio or Seven Hills, Ohio vehicles (even if we don’t always follow it…), but what about where to have your oil change performed? It’s easy to think one oil change is the same as the next, and that it doesn’t matter where you go, but that’s simply not the case. One visit to Meineke in Parma, Ohio is all it will take for you to see for yourself that they have everything you need—quality service and special savings!
Be honest. Somewhere along the line, you’ve missed an oil change, right? Maybe even two. You’re not alone—nearly everyone does. And, if you have a newer vehicle, you’re not likely to notice any negative consequences, at least not immediately. However, the older your vehicle, the more important it becomes to follow the regular maintenance guidelines as prescribed in your owner’s manual. Like, oil changes, for example. Here’s why: your car’s engine is a complex network of thousands of moving parts. Your engine also produces heat which can be compounded by friction if the moving parts are rubbing against one another. So, oil is used to protect the parts of your engine from undue wear and tear, as well as protecting against excess heat which could cause parts to fuse.
As oil circulates through the engine, doing its job to help keep things cool and (literally) running smoothly, it picks up, well, gunk. Dust, dirt, debris, and all manner of tiny little particles that, over time, can muck up the works (yes; these are all very technical terms!). In other words, your oil is no longer clean, and is not working as efficiently or effectively. Oil also degrades. Time and heat are two contributing factors that cause oil to lose its viscosity, again making it less effective. If you have any doubt about this, compare new oil going into your Seven Hills car or truck to the oil coming out. All you have to do is look at them and you will notice a significant difference in both color and consistency.
When you have your oil changed at Meineke in Parma, you can rest assured that the best quality parts and products are being used in your vehicle. Your new oil filter will be top of the line, as well as the oil itself. The professional technicians will also check your car, truck, or van’s specifications to ensure that the correct oil grade is used. There’s a reason that your Seven Hills and Parma area Meineke is the recipient of the Gold Customer Service Award in 2010, and the impressive Platinum Plus Customer Service Award in 2011!
So, if it’s getting close to (and especially if it’s past!) three months or three thousand miles for your Seven Hills, Ohio or Parma, Ohio vehicle, do not pass go, do not collect two hundred dollars, just head directly to Meineke for your top of the line oil change! The only stop you may want to make before you go is at www.Meineke.com or iShopCuyahoga.com to look for special savings on your oil change or other service!
Meineke Car Care Center & Auto Repair
5284 Ridge Road
Parma, Ohio 44129
Hours: Monday – Friday 7:30am-6pm; Saturday 7:30am-4pm; Closed Sunday