Professional Oil Change Service In Catalina, AZ

If you’re looking for a professional oil change near you, come into BRAKEmax Tire & Service Centers in Catalina today. You can count on our expert team for top-quality oil changes and unbeatable customer service at prices you can afford. 

Top-Quality Oil Changes

Oil changes are crucial to extending the life and performance of your vehicle’s engine. So, when you come in for an oil change service, our ASE-certified technicians will ensure the proper high-quality oil and filter are put into your car or truck. 

Our conventional oil change service consists of:

  • Draining existing oil
  • Putting in up to five quarts of Valvoline 5W-20 or 5W-30 oil
  • Replacement of oil filter 
  • Chassis lubrication
  • Free tire rotation upon request 

In most cases, an oil change service is recommended every 3,000 miles or three months, whichever comes first. If full synthetic oil is used, you can extend the time between oil changes slightly. Our technicians can help you determine the best oil change schedule for your vehicle and driving habits.

Check our coupons page often for the latest oil change coupons and service specials to help you save at your next appointment.

The Importance Of Regular Oil Changes

Oil changes provide some very important benefits and are one of the easiest ways to protect your engine and extend its life. These benefits include:

Keeping The Engine Clean

As the oil cycles through the engine, it picks up dirt and grime that builds up. This keeps sensitive components clean and prevents clogs in the engine. Without regular oil changes, dirt and gunk continue to build up, causing your engine to have to work harder to run, and can result in the engine completely seizing up.

Reducing Friction & Wear

Dozens of sensitive metal parts make up your vehicle’s engine. If the oil in the engine is low or is dirty, the metal parts will begin to rub directly against each other. This can quickly lead to more expensive repair work as there is a buildup of excessive friction and heat. So, regular oil changes keep all the engine parts lubricated and working smoothly together.

Cooler Engine Temperatures

Clean oil and a clean filter help keep your engine from overheating. The oil works to absorb excess heat in the engine. But, it can’t do this when it’s dirty. Dirty or old oil will begin to reflect heat and will quickly lead to an overheated engine. When this happens, it can often mean much more expensive repair bills.

Reducing Corrosion & Rust

As your engine’s oil forms a protective coating on engine parts, it also prevents rust and corrosion from setting in due to moisture buildup. Regular oil changes will keep this from happening while also alerting the technician to any other issues in time to correct them.

Schedule Your Service Appointment Today!

You can conveniently schedule your appointment online for your next oil change service at BRAKEmax Tire & Service Centers in Catalina. We are proud to meet the auto service needs of drivers in Catalina and throughout the Tucson area.

Oil Change Service in Catalina, AZ FAQs

How Often Should I Check The Oil Level In My Car?

The oil in your car should be checked about once a month. It’s an easy task and here’s how:

  • Park the on level ground and turn off the engine
  • Open the hood, and then wait a few minutes to let the oil settle and the engine cool a bit
  • Locate the oil dipstick; it will have an orange or yellow ring
  • Pull out the dipstick and wipe it clean with a lint-free cloth
  • Put it back in and push it in as far as it will go
  • Pull the dipstick back out and look at the oily film at the tip, comparing it to the line or hashmark that indicate the oil level

Add oil if the oil level is below the bottom line (or hashmark), a small amount at a time. You want the oil to reach only the top of the markings for full. Also check for dirty oil at the same time. If the oil is dark or appears to have a lot of debris in it, make an appointment at BRAKEmax in Catalina for an oil change.

Don’t I Have To Go To The Dealership For Oil Changes?

Recent laws make it possible for drivers to go to any reputable auto service shop for oil change service. Your warranty will remain in effect and BRAKEmax provides the same level of professional service. It will often be less expensive than the dealership.

BRAKEmax in Catalina offers specials and oil change coupons every day, as well as for many other auto services.

Should I Have Oil Change Service Every 3,000 Miles?

Every 3,000 miles is a good schedule for most vehicles, but many of today’s new cars and trucks are built to require fewer oil changes. Some general guidelines from manufacturers recommend oil changes in the 5,000- to 7,500-mile range, but this also  depends on your driving habits and driving conditions. 

Ask our auto repair specialists for their recommendation for the oil change service schedule that’s right for your car or truck, and have us add this regular service to your other maintenance appointments. 

What Kind Of Oil Does My Vehicle Need?

You will find that information in your vehicle’s owner’s manual. The manufacturer is the best source, plus you will also find more specific information about the best oil for different climates and driving conditions. Our oil change technicians will also be glad to advise you on the different types of oil available and the one that will help keep your engine running well.

Does My Oil Filter Need To Be Changed With Every Oil Change?

Yes—if the filter isn’t changed, the clean oil has no help getting rid of the normal debris and dirt that gets into the system. A dirty filter allows sludge to form, which then prevents the engine parts from being lubricated properly. The engine can also overheat or even seize. 

Your engine will be protected longer by changing the oil filter along with your oil. This is why a new oil filter is part of every oil change at BRAKEmax.