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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

Does Your Vehicle Need Auto Repairs Immediately?

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Does Your Vehicle Need Auto Repairs Immediately?

Have you ever had an unpleasant experience with an auto repair shop? Let’s take a look at helpful tips on how to find an auto repair shop you can trust.

4627405_sAccording to an article at articlesfactory.com, “How to Find a Reputable Auto Repair Shop”

“Schedule a visit to an auto repair shop before your car needs repair- We recommend you visit the auto repair shop before your vehicle needs to be fixed. It can save you a lot of money. Usually if your car needs repair it is something that will require immediate attention. A hasty choice of an auto repair shop can lead to costly service fees and overpriced maintenance.  Do your research ahead of time.

Shop around- Visit multiple auto repair shops to ensure your vehicle will be handled properly when something goes wrong. Bring pen and paper to take notes at each shop. When inspecting each repair shop take note of things listed below:

  • Clean and well organized lobby & garage.
  • Polite, helpful staff that is willing to answer questions.
  • Look for certifications of AAA or ASE (National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence).
  • Looks for membership in associations such as BBB, SAE, ASP and ATEA.
  • Inspect repair facility and ensure equipment is up to date and well-maintained.

A reputable auto repair shop should offer all of the qualities mentioned above. Take good notes so you can compare businesses when you get home.  Also, be sure to make note of their charges.  Are their labor charges by the hour or by the job, and how much?

Word of Mouth- Ask friends you trust about their previous experiences with auto repair shops. Whether the reviews are good or bad, they will be helpful in your research. In addition, it is a good idea to check out the auto repair shop’s website (if applicable) and read reviews from customers. Take these with a grain of salt, as businesses are able to manipulate reviews and comments online, to their benefit.  Word of mouth recommendations can often produce mixed reviews and we suggest that you visit the shop before deciding to do business with them.” To read the entire article click here.

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

Keeping Your ‘Old Faithful’ Auto Running

At Castrol Premium Lube Express we’ve had a lot of Reno, Dayton, and Sparks clients asking how they can make their vehicles last longer. These questions are actually a reflection of a trend that’s been building for several years in NV. The median age of personal vehicles is now over nine years. And 33 percent of all vehicles on the road have over 75,000 miles on them. It looks like it’s going to keep heading in that direction for a while. With high fuel prices, a lot of Crystal Bay folks are putting off buying a new car. Thanks to AutoNetTV, we can provide you with a video answer to this important question.

So let’s say you’re one of the average car owners in the Crystal Bay area; you’ve got a nine year old car with 80,000 miles on the odometer. What can you to do make it last another year or two?

Let’s start with the premise that there’s no reason that a modern car can’t run for 200,000 miles with proper care in Reno. The engineering and manufacturing quality is there.

Of course, some parts will wear out along the way, but there’s no reason for a catastrophic meltdown if quick Reno drivers stay on top of their recommended car maintenance. The maintenance schedule in some car maker’s owner’s manuals runs out at 60,000 miles or so: how do Reno auto owners know what to do when they’re way past that?

It is a challenge, for example: If a service is recommended every 15,000 miles for the first 60,000 miles you can just keep getting it done at least every 15,000 miles after you hit 60,000 miles. But, it gets more complicated because older engines lose some efficiency, are dirtier inside and are just more stressed. That means it’s very important to not miss any scheduled services. Skipping just one oil change at Castrol Premium Lube Express in Reno, for example, leaves an opportunity for dangerous sludge to build up. Talk to your personable Castrol Premium Lube Express service specialist.

So all the usual things like oil changes, transmission service, coolant service, brakes, power steering, fuel system cleaning – all that stuff needs to be maintained. People responsible for fleet vehicles around Reno are sticklers for scheduled maintenance. They know that money spent on maintenance saves them three ways:

  1. it keeps MPG from decreasing;
  2. it prevents costly repairs, and;
  3. they can postpone purchasing new vehicles.

Having the oil changed may be the most essential thing drivers can do. A full-service oil change at Castrol Premium Lube Express means that all of your other fluids get topped off so they are never low enough to cause damage. It also gives your personable Castrol Premium Lube Express tech a chance to spot problems in the early stages so that you can fix them before they get costly. And it gives you a touch point with an automotive professional along the way to remind you of things that aren’t scheduled as often – things like differential service and timing belt replacement.

If you live in the Reno area and have an older vehicle, you may need to follow the severe service maintenance schedule. Check your owner’s manual and talk with your tech at Castrol Premium Lube Express. Conditions inside an older engine, transmission and cooling system can arguably be considered severe – so shorter intervals could well be called for.

And, the team at Castrol Premium Lube Express strongly encourages Reno motorists to consider using high mileage formulation fluids. They’re fluids like engine oil, transmission fluid and coolant that are formulated for older engines. They have special additives to clean deposits, and to condition and restore seals and gaskets that dry out with age. Some Reno auto owners start using higher mileage formulations at around 50,000 miles as a preventive measure.

Of course you also want to still look marvelous in your older car as you drive around Crystal Bay. Salt and road grime wreak havoc on your paint job and can lead to body rust – so regular washing is very important. Also, a good quality waxing is recommended at least twice a year.

Give us a call for more information:

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

Are You Having a Hard Time Finding a Reputable Auto Repair Shop?

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Are You Having a Hard Time Finding a Reputable Auto Repair Shop?

Is your vehicle overdue for auto maintenance service? Don’t have an auto repair shop you can trust? Here are tips on how to find reputable auto repair shop.

car professionalAccording to an article at finance.yahoo.com, “How to Select an Auto Repair Shop”

“Asking a few simple questions can help you identify an auto repair shop to properly care for one of your most valuable assets. The Car Care Council recommends exploring these topics before choosing where to have your car repaired:

  • Does the business employ certified technicians? Credentials and affiliations are indicators of professionalism and the management’s commitment to training and education.
  • Is the shop and customer waiting area clean and organized? Cleanliness and organization are signs of a well-run business.
  • Are customers greeted and treated in a friendly and respectful manner? A simple phone call to the shop to inquire about their services can give you a glimpse into how they treat customers.
  • Does the business provide a written estimate? The business should complete a written estimate and request your signature prior to starting any repairs on your car.
  • What type of warranty does the shop offer? Most auto repair businesses offer a warranty on parts and labor, and the warranty is usually in writing or posted in the waiting area.” To read the entire article click here.

Xpress Lube offers top-of-line auto repair service in the Reno area. To schedule your auto service contact Xpress Lube at 775-787-1000 or visit xpresslubereno.com.