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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

Serpentine Belt Service At Castrol Premium Lube Express In Reno

Don’t you hate it when you hear that squeal from under the hood when you’re zipping down a busy Reno expressway? It usually means there is a problem with the serpentine belt. The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine accessories. It runs the alternator – which charges the battery; the water pump – which cools the engine; the air conditioning and the power steering pump. All pretty vital parts. It is called a serpentine belt because it snakes around a bunch of engine components.

Serpentine belts are amazingly tough. They can last for years and go for tens of thousands of miles. Like all essential moving parts, however, they eventually wear out. If your belt breaks while you are driving around Reno, everything will come to a halt within minutes. You need to stop the sedan immediately or it will overheat, potentially causing expensive engine damage. You can be sure that it won’t happen at a convenient time or place. (As if there was a convenient time or place!) You might even need to get your sedan towed to Castrol Premium Lube Express. It’s no wonder that vehicle manufacturers recommend a belt replacement on schedule. It’s one of those “have-to’s.”

Reno motorists who hear a squeal when accelerating or a slow, slapping sound at idle, should have their serpentine belt looked at. Your service professional at Castrol Premium Lube Express in Reno will visually inspect your belt to see if it needs to be changed sooner than scheduled. If the belt has more than three or four cracks an inch, has deep cracks that penetrate half the depth of the belt, is frayed, is missing pieces or has a shiny glazed look, it needs to be replaced regardless of age or mileage.

Serpentine belt replacement is relatively inexpensive, especially compared with the cost and inconvenience of being stranded or getting a disabled sedan back to Castrol Premium Lube Express for important repairs.

You’re mom was right: an ounce of prevention really is worth a pound of cure.

Castrol Premium Lube Express
4993 Longley Lane Ste. B
Reno, NV 89502
775.828.6996

Car Maintenance Tips for the Winter Season

Car Maintenance Tips for the Winter Season

Whether it’s been awhile since your vehicle had any maintenance it’s a good time before winter is here. Here are tips on how to get your vehicle in tip-top-shape for the winter season.

18263637_sAccording to an article at carcare.org, “Winter Season Auto Maintenance”

“The Car Care Council recommends the following nine steps for winterizing your vehicle.

  1. Have the battery and charging system checked for optimum performance. Cold weather is hard on batteries.
  2. Clean, flush and put new antifreeze in the cooling system. As a general rule of thumb, this should be done every two years.
  3. Make sure heaters, defrosters and wipers work properly. Consider winter wiper blades and use cold weather washer fluid. As a general rule, wiper blades should be replaced every six months.
  4. Check the tire tread depth and tire pressure. If snow and ice are a problem in your area, consider special tires designed to grip slick roads. During winter, tire pressure should be checked weekly.
  5. Be diligent about changing the oil and filter at recommended intervals. Dirty oil can spell trouble in winter. Consider changing to “winter weight” oil if you live in a cold climate. Have your technician check the fuel, air and transmission filters at the same time.
  6. If you’re due for a tune-up, have it done before winter sets in. Winter magnifies existing problems such as pings, hard starts, sluggish performance or rough idling.
  7. Have the brakes checked. The braking system is the vehicle’s most important safety item.
  8. Have the exhaust system checked for carbon monoxide leaks, which can be especially dangerous during cold weather driving when windows are closed.
  9. Check to see that exterior and interior lights work and headlights are properly aimed.” To read the entire article click here.

To get your vehicle in tip-top-shape this winter season, Xpress Lube is the best auto shop in Reno. For more information contact Xpress Lube at 775-787-1000 or visit xpresslubereno.com.

I Can See Clearly Now: Wiper Blade Replacement In Reno

About 90% of our driving decisions in Crystal Bay are based solely on what we see. So having a good pair of windshield wipers is extremely vital.

Most Reno car owners have experienced the frustration and fear of not being able to see clearly during a storm, or when our sedan windshield is just dirty. In fact, it’s estimated that 46,000,000 drivers across the nation are driving with wipers that can’t adequately clear their windshield in a storm.

It seems like our wiper blades are always at their worst when we Reno car owners need them the most. If that sounds like you, you’ve got plenty of company in the Crystal Bay area. 78% of drivers only change their wiper blades after the blades function so poorly that they become a safety hazard.

Reno motorists need to change their thinking. Instead of blades being something to replace when they fail, we need to consider wiper blades as a critical sedan safety component. Then we’ll stay ahead of the storm.

Reno motorists really ought to replace wiper blades twice a year; in the spring and the fall. If you live in the colder parts of NV, you may even want to get special winter blades in the fall.

Winter blades are made to resist freezing. Speaking of winter and freezing Crystal Bay conditions, if your sedan has been sitting for a long time and the windshield becomes frozen, don’t use your wipers to clear off snow and ice. That can shred your blades and may even damage the wiper motor.

Your wiper blades live outside in the freezing cold and blistering Reno sun. Over time, they become hard and brittle, and then tear. They also lose their flexibility and just don’t clear the sedan windshield effectively. Worn wiper blades aren’t just a safety hazard for Reno car owners; they can also scratch their windshield. That may require replacing the entire sedan windshield – that’s a significant consequence for neglecting such a small part.

AutoNetTV and Castrol Premium Lube Express recommend Reno drivers replace worn blades right away. Your Reno service center can provide you with a quality replacement blade. At Castrol Premium Lube Express, they cost about the same as they would at the store – but installation is included.

Of course you also need washer fluid to help your blades do their vital work. Even though Castrol Premium Lube Express will top off the washer fluid with a full service oil change, it is a good idea to have some extra fluid at home. Bring it with you if you’re heading out on a road trip.

Always use windshield washer fluid. Plain water, even that fancy French bottled water, just doesn’t cut it. It can freeze in the fluid reservoir or on the windshield itself, making things worse. Besides, water won’t clean your windows as well.

So follow these tips to keep your windshield clear and your eye on the road.

Find us at:

Castrol Premium Lube Express
4993 Longley Lane Ste. B
Reno, NV 89502
775.828.6996