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                  6100 Mae Anne Ave. Reno          1861 E. College Parkway, Carson City

  Has it been a while since you had your last oil change? Xpress Lube/Castrol Premium Lube Express is an oil change service in Reno, Nevada providing quick lubes and general car maintenance services that ensure your vehicle runs smoothly for years. Visit us before your car oil light starts blinking. Tired of the iffy lube high pressure experience?  Check out this site for info www.jiffylubeproblems.com

 Did you know that we can perform all of the maintenance services that your Vehicle Dealer offers but at a sufficient saving. Sometimes up to 50% off Dealer prices. We offer quick service by trained automotive experts with No Appointment Needed. No need to drop off your vehicle for service. All work is certified to protect your factory warranty. Why pay more?      

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Specialized Services:            

  • 20 minute Oil Change Service         
  • 10 minute Smog Check
  • Nevada DMV Vehicle Registration
  • Complete Diesel Oil Change Service
  • Air, Fuel & Cabin Filter Replacement
  • Transmission, Differential, Transfer Case Service

Economics of Maintenance For Reno Auto Owners

Buying a new car in Reno is always a big financial decision. The allure of that new car smell is powerful, to be sure. But what if your current car is still in good shape? How do you decide?

People in Reno who’ve been used to driving a new car every three to five years may be having second thoughts in this economy. For many, the question is, how does the certainty of a new car payment stack up against uncertain repairs for a car that may be out of warranty?

For purposes of our discussion, let’s assume you live right here in Reno and have a five year old vehicle. It’s now paid off. If you keep it, you fear that there’ll be some repairs over the next five years, but you really don’t know what to expect. For help we turned to Edmunds.com.

Edmunds.com has compiled maintenance and repair information for cars and trucks. With this data, they project likely service and repair costs for a particular make and model. They’re able to use manufacturer’s maintenance schedules and repair histories for the projections.

Of course, these projections can’t predict what will happen to your vehicle in Reno, but they do give you information to use in your decision.

Let’s look at the numbers for a five year old Toyota Camry V-6. In this example, the combined maintenance and repairs for the five year period is $5,748. This works out to an average of $96 a month. The year-by-year averages range from a low of $49 a month to $124 a month.

So compare $96 a month with a new car payment. And it’s actually better news than that; you would still have maintenance expenses with a new car, so the repair element could be less than half that figure.

Here are numbers for some other five year old vehicles from around Reno:

  • Ford Escape – $116 a month
  • Chevy Silverado – $131 a month
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee – $138 a month
  • Hyundai Accent – $85 a month.

Now, if your vehicle is older than five years, have a chat with your Reno service advisor at Castrol Premium Lube Express. We see hundreds of vehicles through our bays every month and we know your car. See if there’s any particular problem common with your vehicle that you might see over the next couple of years.

And of course, the best way to keep future repair costs down is to take care of all your scheduled maintenance. This is especially important in older vehicles that have had time to accumulate some deposits.

There are special motor oil formulations that help clean older engines and protect and recondition their seals and gaskets.

We hope this eliminates some of the unknowns in the decision to keep or trade.

Give us a call if you have any questions:
Castrol Premium Lube Express
4993 Longley Lane Ste. B
Reno, NV 89502
775.828.6996

Problems that Occur When You Fail To Change the Fluids in Your Vehicle

Problems that Occur When You Fail To Change the Fluids in Your Vehicle

Do you skip necessary auto maintenance service especially when it comes to an oil change? When you fail to skip on auto maintenance do you realize the potential damage you may be doing to the life of your  vehicle?

car professionalAccording to an article at cars.com, “The Importance of Changing the Fluids in Your Vehicle”

“Change Oil and Other Vital Fluids

Your car’s fluids will often be changed during regular service intervals, but it’s important enough that we wanted to mention it separately. As you drive your car, and even if it just sits in the driveway, your car’s fluids degrade.

That’s a problem because each of the fluids in your car is vital to the long-term health of the engine, transmission, steering or brakes. Simply keeping the fluids topped off isn’t enough because over time they lose important properties — like their ability to remove heat and lubricate, as well as the ability to prevent rust and freezing.

What fluids are we talking about? Transmission, differential, brake and power-steering fluid; oil; and antifreeze. Windshield washer fluid? Not so important.

Regular transmission and differential fluid changes are often overlooked, but this service is very important. If you really want to keep your car forever, our suggestion is to get these fluids changed every 60,000 miles whether your owner’s manual recommends it or not. Fresh, clean transmission fluid assures that your car’s drive train stays cool and uncontaminated.” To read the entire article click here.

For knowledgeable, professional auto repair mechanics in Reno, Xpress Lube is the place to go. For more information contact Xpress Lube at 775-787-1000 or visit xpresslubereno.com.

A Cold Day In Reno ? Air Conditioning Service At Castrol Premium Lube Express

Most Reno car owners worry about a breakdown or a tire blowout on a busy NV interstate but don’t worry too much about failure of their air conditioning system. A breakdown at the side of the road can be a miserable and dangerous affair during Crystal Bay rush hour, but so can a long ride in a hot sedan.

A lot of Reno drivers judge their vehicles’ air conditioning systems as “non-essential” and so may neglect them in favor of repairs and maintenance that keeps the sedan running. But preventive maintenance of an air conditioning system is simple and inexpensive, while auto a/c repair can be very costly in Reno.

Sparks motorists should have the refrigerant in their air conditioning system checked regularly to ensure it is adequate and clean. Air conditioning systems often fail because air and water have contaminated the refrigerant. Air reduces the efficiency of the refrigerant, and water can cause rusting of the system’s components. If your refrigerant is contaminated, the system should be evacuated and recharged. This will actually extend the life of your air conditioning system, preventing expensive repairs, and keep it at peak performance.

Inadequate refrigerant indicates a leak in the air conditioning system. Over time, seals in the system can crack, causing the refrigerant to leak out, reducing the efficiency of the system. Replacing these seals will keep your sedan air conditioning system at its best, and, again, will help you avoid more costly repairs.

At Castrol Premium Lube Express, we advise our Reno customers to run their air conditioner periodically in the winter. This will keep the seals from drying out and cracking, saving them the inconvenience of this relatively minor repair.

Check with your sedan owner’s manual or with your Reno tech for information about how often your sedan air conditioning system should be serviced.

Another piece of good auto advice: if your sedan air conditioner isn’t working or is starting to show signs of breakdown, NOW is the time to get it fixed at Castrol Premium Lube Express in Reno. Waiting will only increase the chances that you are in for major repairs and a significant repair bill.

On a final note, if you own an older vehicle, you should check into upgrading the air conditioning system. Vehicles manufactured before 1993 often contained a refrigerant known as Freon. The manufacture of Freon was outlawed in 1993, leading to an ever-dwindling supply, which leads to an ever-steeper price for Reno drivers in NV. If your vehicle still uses Freon, you should have it retrofitted to use the new, EPA-approved R134A refrigerant. The retrofit will actually pay for itself by reducing the cost to recharge the refrigerant in your sedan.

Remember, preventive maintenance — of your entire car — will keep you on the road. And, in this case, it will help you keep your cool!