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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?      

  WE CC      Now Accepting Wright Express & Voyager Credit Cards

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

Do You Know What Happens When You Avoid Getting an Oil Change?

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Do You Know What Happens When You Avoid Getting an Oil Change?

While it may be very tempting to avoid an oil change? Do you understand the importance of an oil change and how often your vehicle needs an oil change? Let’s take a look at tips for understanding the importance of an oil change to prolong the life of your vehicle.

car professionalAccording to an article at carserviceprices.com, “The Importance of an Oil Change”

“There’s no question that oil is important for your car so you put in the required amount, but what would happen if you don’t change it?

First of all dirt will build up in the oil. The filter can remove some of it but over time the filter is going to get clogged and the dirty oil will go through the filter via a relief valve. Also dirty oil is abrasive and thick, causing additional wear and tear, and additives like friction reducers rust fighters, dispersants and detergents wear off, limiting the oil’s ability to lubricate.

As the car oil gets dirtier, it will no longer be able to lubricate and lead to rapid wear and tear. This won’t happen overnight of course, and even if you miss out on the recommended change by a month it won’t lead to a dangerous situation. You’d need to miss on the manufacturer’s recommended oil change by thousands of miles before anything untoward happens, but why wait for that?

Importance of Oil Change

The point is this: there are a lot of things you need to maintain in your car, but oil change is probably the most important as far as routine maintenance is concerned. When changing the oil, it’s important that you completely remove the old oil and replace it with something that’s new and fresh. It’s also recommended you change the filter simultaneously with the oil although some drivers don’t.

No matter what car you drive, it won’t change the fact that the engine will have numerous moving parts, and the more powerful the engine is the more moving components it probably has. As explained earlier, these parts rub and move against each other and this movement produces heat.

The engine oil is capable of soaking in the heat generated by this movement only if it is clean, otherwise the internal components will overheat. Contrary to what some believe, even high grade oil loses its efficiency when it gets dirty. As a car owner your objective is to make sure that you change the oil before anything serious happens.” To read the entire article click here.

For the best Reno auto repair service that treats you like family, contact Xpress Lube at 775-787-1000 or visit xpresslubereno.com

When is the Best Time for Auto Maintenance Service?

When is the Best Time for Auto Maintenance Service?

We all know that a well-maintained vehicle last longer and as it may be tempting to avoid auto maintenance its never a wise choice. While avoiding preventative auto maintenance service is no good for your vehicle or your wallet. Let’s take a look at the benefits of having your vehicle serviced during the springtime.

mechanic 1According to an article at ase.com, “The Importance of Auto Maintenance”

“Spring is one of the prime times for auto maintenance. That first wash-n-wax on a warm Saturday afternoon is liberating. Winter’s gloom (to say nothing of grit and road salt) is literally washed away. Take out the snow shovel, the gloves, and heavy boots and store them ’til next season. Surely summer can’t be far away.

Some preparation now will help ensure that your summer driving plans go as smoothly as you envision then now. ASE offer the following tips on getting your vehicle ready for summer.

  • Read the owner’s manual and follow the recommended service schedules.
  • Have hard starts, rough idling, stalling, etc. corrected before hot weather sets in.
  • Flush and refill the cooling system (radiator) according to the service manual’s recommendations. The level, condition, and concentration of the coolant should be checked periodically.
  • If you are not a do-it-yourselfer, look for repair facilities that employ ASE-certified automotive technicians.
  • The tightness and condition of belts, clamps, and hoses should be checked by a qualified auto technician.
  • Have a marginally operating air conditioner system serviced by a qualified technician to reduce the likelihood of more costly repairs.” To read the entire article click here.

For the best Reno auto repair service with friendly atmosphere coupled with significant savings over dealership auto prices, then Xpress Lube is your place. For more information contact Xpress Lube at 775-787-1000 or visit xpresslubereno.com.

Fresh Air Inside Your Car in Reno

Air quality has certainly become a hot issue in our modern Reno world. We install air filters on our ventilation systems and in our vacuum cleaners. There’s a filter that cleans the air going into our sedan’s engine — so why not one for the air in the passenger compartment?

Foreign and domestic car makers haven’t been ignoring the issue. Cabin air filters are becoming a standard feature on newer vehicles. These filters can clean particles out of the air down to three microns, which accounts for pollen, dust and most pollutants. Sparks auto owners who suffer from allergies or have a respiratory disorder should be a lot more comfortable. And even if you don’t have a medical need for the filter, the cleaner air in your car just might help you breathe better, figuratively as well as literally.

Cabin air filters are still fairly new in Crystal Bay, so you’ll have to check your sedan owner’s manual to see if you have one. If you do, your routine car care will have to include changing the filter as part of your essential preventive maintenance. The owner’s manual will give recommendations on how often the filter has to be changed, but if the air where you live in NV is particularly dirty or if you’re prone to hay fever, you may want to change it more often.

Your personable Castrol Premium Lube Express service specialist can also offer suggestions on how often to change your cabin air filter in your Crystal Bay area. They’re the ones who actually see the dirty filters, after all.

There is no standardized location for cabin air filters. Reno drivers can usually find them in the sedan engine compartment or under the dashboard, but they might be somewhere else. So the ease of changing the filter will depend on its location. Some are readily accessible, but others make you wonder how they got installed in the first place. Bring your car into Castrol Premium Lube Express and we will locate your cabin air filter for you.

However, if you have a newer sedan, it’s good auto advice to find out if it has a cabin air filter. If it does, you should change the filter regularly. A sure sign that a filter needs to be changed is that the interior of your sedan will start to smell bad. That smell is exactly how some Crystal Bay drivers discovered that they had cabin air filters in the first place!

Cabin air filters are just one more way we have to stay safe, stay healthy, and stay on the road in Reno.