At this time in history it seems that we are moving faster than ever and everything we want, we want it quick! We even want quick oil changes! Is there anything wrong with that? I don’t think so. There are certain advantages to visiting a quick lube for an oil change. Of course the most obvious advantage is time. The average quick lube shop takes 14 minutes to perform a full-service lube, oil and filter change and multipoint inspection. Fourteen minutes every few months isn’t much time to spend on maintaining your vehicle.
Another advantage of the quick lube is convenience. It isn’t difficult to find a quick oil change shop, they seem to be on every corner. That doesn’t mean it’s recommended to pop into just any quick lube. It’s important that you do some research on the shop that you want to visit. Find out if they use quality oil and if their service techs are properly trained. Also make sure they are held accountable to perform quality work on your vehicle. Most quick oil changes are accompanied by a multipoint inspection. These inspections can catch things such as headlights or other small bulbs that need to be replaced as well as air filters and cabin air filters(the filter that works for your heat and AC inside the car, although not every car has one.) An inspection can also alert you to a major repair that might be necessary soon. (This is the time you want to make sure that the shop you are dealing with is reputable and trustworthy so they aren’t trying to sell you repairs you don’t really need.) If your quick lube also has an auto repair shop, (like ours) you can set up an appointment to have your car repaired. One stop shopping! Getting a quick oil change in a shop like ours is even more convenient because we can also perform major services like a transmission flush or a coolant flush at the same time we’re changing the oil. So if saving time while maintaining your car is important to you than quick oil changes is the answer you’re looking for! What do you think?