Oil Change Service
Come to the experts at BRAKEmax Tire & Service Centers for special savings! Our conventional oil change service includes:
Lubrication of your vehicle’s chassis
Up to five quarts of Valvoline 5W-20 or 5W-30 oil
Installation of a new oil filter
Free tire rotation upon request
We understand how imperative it is that your vehicle is in proper working order. Because of this, we are introducing a new program designed with your security in mind.
The BRAKEmax Delivery Program is a no-cost concierge service to help you eliminate unnecessary trips outside your home. We will pick up your car from your location (within three miles of BRAKEmax) and return it to you free of charge after services have been completed.
Your peace of mind is as important to us as it is to you. We promise to continue to do everything in our power to eliminate uncertainties and make your life easier. We hope that the BRAKEmax Delivery Program demonstrates our commitment to you, ensuring that you can safely be on the road when you need to be.
BRAKEmax is Tucson’s top choice for tire services and repairs including tire rotations and wheel balancing. Our ASE-certified technicians use state-of-the-art tire equipment to efficiently and safely repair or replace your tires at a reasonable price. From road-force balancers, computerized alignment machines and procedures developed by the Rubber Manufacturers Association, there is no better place to get your tires serviced. We can help you with the following services:
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BRAD R Customer since 2020
Good group of guys there and was driven back to work after dropping it off
CHRISTINA J Customer since 2020
First time at this new location near Costco Marketplace, Tucson. I asked to expedite oil change service in order to accommodate another appointment within the hour. They did everything to get me in and out quickly. Thoroughly inspected vehicle and found several additional recommended services from which we prioritized service and follow-up. I did not feel pressured and felt there was a strong customer care ethic in place. Clean and comfortable waiting room. I even think my car came back to me cleaner than when I left it. Very satisfied with service and would return and recommend to others.
Protect your engine with an oil change every 3,000 miles.
Keep your vehicle running longer with regular oil and filter changes from BRAKEmax. We use only the highest-quality products to protect your car or truck:
Valvoline Premium Conventional synthetic blend for extra protection in severe driving conditions
Valvoline Synthetic Blend cleans and protects high-mileage engines
Valvoline Full Synthetic Oil is clean and clear, with fewer impurities than crude oil
Schedule your oil change service now.
Trust our ASE-certified technicians for award-winning service and complete car care. We’re open six days a week from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for your convenience.
How Often Should I Get an Oil Change Service?
Due to Tucson’s severe weather, we recommend replacing your engine oil and filter every 3,000 miles or 3 months – whichever comes first.
Why Do You Recommend Replacement of Oil at 3,000 Miles?
Having your oil changed on a regular basis is one of the most important things you can do to keep your car in proper running order. Literally speaking, there is no better way to keep your car in tiptop performance and have it run for hundreds of thousands of miles than to get an oil and filter change.
Is it time to Switch to Synthetic Oil?
Can you switch back-and-forth between synthetic and conventional oils?
Yes, you can switch with no ill effects. However, your engine is best protected when a full synthetic oil is in it.
Types of Oils That We Use
We offer quick oil change services at all of our locations. Our technicians use the following Valvoline products for our services:
- Valvoline Premium Conventional
- Valvoline Synthetic Blend
- Valvoline Full Synthetic Oil
Valvoline Premium Conventional
Valvoline Premium Conventional is a synthetic blend motor oil with a combination of high-quality conventional and synthetic base oils and additives to provide better protection for severe driving conditions (such as stop-and-go driving, frequent short trips, extreme temperatures, idling and towing) than conventional oil. Valvoline Premium Conventional keeps pistons up to 10% cleaner than the toughest industry standard and helps clean out sludge lesser oils leave behind.
Valvoline Full Synthetic Oil for high mileage
What exactly is a high mileage oil?
High mileage oil is designed for vehicles that would otherwise use conventional oil, but have leaks and increased oil consumption due to worn components and age.
Cleansing and Protection for High Mileage Engines.
Next-generation Full Synthetic Oil Vehicle motor oil helps clean out sludge lesser oils leave behind and helps reduce leaks and oil consumption in worn or higher mileage engines. It is specifically designed for vehicles over 75,000 miles.
Valvoline Full Synthetic Oil
Valvoline Full Synthetic Oil represents the latest advancements in engine lubrication technology. The base oil is clear and has fewer impurities found in crude oil.
Frequently Asked Questions
No, that’s a persistent myth. Although the best oil for your vehicle may be synthetic, changing back and forth does not cause any problems. However, since it provides the best protection for your engine and resists chemical breakdown, we recommend a full synthetic oil change as the best option to maintain your engine.
Synthetic oil has a more uniform molecular structure which flows more freely and with less friction than organic oil. This allows it to flow more freely through the tighter spaces prevalent in modern engines.
There are general guidelines from manufacturers in the 5,000- to 7,500-mile range, but the answer depends on your driving habits and driving conditions. You should have your vehicle’s oil changed every 3,000 miles or three months (whichever comes first) if your regular driving experience includes:
- Extreme heat or humidity
- A lot of short trips
- Prolonged idling
- Hauling heavy loads or towing a trailer
Any of these conditions put extra stress on your engine; if your driving includes several of these, keeping up with a 3,000-mile oil change schedule can help ensure you’ll get more mileage from and better performance over the lifetime of your vehicle.
The purpose of oil in an engine is to keep it clean and lubricate thousands of components as it moves through the engine. Oil also has properties that help transfer heat away from the engine.
Over time, oil picks up debris and dirt as it circulates, which is good for your engine but makes the oil less and less able to do its job. Left unchanged long enough, dirty oil can even cause enough damage to lead to complete engine failure, and then you’ll need a new engine.
Considering that a new engine can cost thousands of dollars (or perhaps even more than a car is worth, in some cases), it makes good sense to keep up with a regular car oil change. Oil change service is one of the least expensive and least time-consuming auto services there is, yet one of the most important.
You can go by the recommendation of your car’s manufacturer, which is often 3,000 miles or three months. You can also take these steps:
- Check your dipstick and do a visual check of the oil. It should not be silty or dark or have particles in it.
- Also check to see if your oil level is low.
- Listen to your engine. It may be running more loudly than it normally does.
- Bring your car in if your check engine light comes on. That may indicate it’s time to change your oil.
Full synthetic oil is specifically designed to be better than other types of oil at several important things:
- Full synthetic oil lasts longer than conventional oil because it is more resistant to oil breakdown, which results in less viscosity over time
- It can tolerate higher temperatures than other types of oil, which can help extend the life of your vehicle’s engine
- It better protects your engine from the strain of towing or hauling heavy loads
- It’s less likely to cause the buildup of sludge that occurs when oil breaks down
At BRAKEmax, we use Valvoline Full Synthetic Oil to help protect your vehicle from our extreme temperatures. Schedule your appointment for a full synthetic oil change at a BRAKEmax location convenient to you.
A full synthetic oil is a blend of a synthetic base and additives that increase its performance and level of engine protection. A synthetic blend (or semi-synthetic) mixes a synthetic base with conventional types of motor oils. Keep in mind that even with a full synthetic product, not all of them are created equal. Ask your BRAKEmax technician which specific type of oil is best for your vehicle and driving habits.
Check your owner’s manual for the automaker’s recommendations, which may include specifics on the best oil for certain climates or driving conditions. In any case, the right viscosity for your engine is the most important factor since it has a direct effect on how well it can protect your engine.
If you’re unsure about the type of oil you should choose, you can rely on our technicians to make the best recommendation for your vehicle.
Oil filters are essential to keeping your oil cleaner longer, but when they’re not changed, they reach a point where they can’t absorb any more dirt or debris. When that happens, your oil—whether it’s new or old—will circulate throughout your engine without any filtration. Changing your oil filter along with your oil ensures that your new, clean oil stays that way longer and can protect your engine better.
Oil changes are one of the most affordable auto services, and we make it even more affordable with our oil change and fluid specials. Check our oil change coupons frequently for savings on:
- Lube, oil and filter changes and inspection
- High mileage oil changes
- Synthetic oil and filter changes and inspection
- Ultra Platinum full synthetic oil changes
We also offer special group discounts to military service members, Tucson teachers, and the employees of the City of Tucson and Pima County.
You do not have to go to the dealership for oil change service. By law, your vehicle’s warranty will remain in force no matter where you choose to have your oil changed or have any other type of auto repairs or service done. At BRAKEmax, we provide the same level of service that you’ll find at any dealership.
BRAKEmax has more than a dozen auto repair shops located throughout the Tucson area. Check our locations page for a complete listing and to make an appointment at the location nearest you.
Checking your car’s oil level is an easy DIY task. Here’s what to do:
- When your engine is warm, park it on level ground and turn off the engine
- Wait several minutes to let the oil settle
- Open the hood and look for the oil dipstick, which usually have an orange or yellow ring
- Pull out the dipstick and wipe it with a lint-free cloth
- Reinsert it, making sure to push it as far down as it can go
- Take the dipstick out and look at the oily film at the tip, comparing it to the markings that indicate the engine oil level
If you see that the oil level is below the bottom line, you need to add oil. Only add a small amount at a time—too much oil can be a problem as well.
If your oil looks dirty or appears to have bits of debris in it, it’s time to schedule an appointment for a complete change of your oil as well as a new oil filter.