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Oil Change & Full Service Auto Repair in NoVa

Keeping up with your regularly scheduled oil changes is key to a long and healthy life for your vehicle. Going to long without an oil change could eventually cost you your car. Think of the oil as your vehicle’s blood. It lubricates and protects thousands of engine components working together to keep your car running efficiently. The moving oil also helps draw heat away from the engine to keep it from overheating and your parts from warping. Keeping your vehicle in top working condition and you safe is our top priority. Visit us for your next oil change at Craftsman Auto Care in the Northern Virginia area. You can schedule your oil change in the Northern Virginia area 24/7 online on our appointments page, or by calling (833)-CRAFTS1.

Oil Change | Craftsman Auto Care

Synthetic Oil Change + Free Tire Rotation $40 OFF

Includes complete 40-point Digital Health Inspection with photos and detailed vehicle report.

*Cannot combine offers. One-time use only.

Please Use Coupon Code : OIL40.

 

Oil Service FAQ

Oil Change | Craftsman Auto Care

Q: How often do I need to get my oil changed?

A: That depends! According to AAA, many modern cars need oil changes after you’ve driven between 5,000 and 7,500 miles. If your vehicle runs on synthetic motor oil, that number can jump up to 15,000 because of the greater efficiency.

Q: What is the difference between synthetic and conventional motor oil?

A: Since 2019, most vehicles are opting for synthetic and semi-synthetic oil changes. Conventional motor oil is refined from crude oil, while synthetic motor oil is man-made using chemical compounds designed to feature the best aspects of crude oil. As a result, synthetic oil features fewer contaminants, which leads to a lower risk of engine sludge and buildup.

Q: Which type of oil should I use for my vehicle?

A: Choose an oil with the vehicle manufacturer's recommended viscosity rating (check your owner's manual). Viscosity is an oil's ability to flow at different temperatures. The two most common viscosities (a.k.a. weights) are SAE 5W-30 and SAE 10W-30. The lower the number, the thinner the oil. Don’t you worry, the Craftsman team will always pick the proper oil for your vehicle!

Q: Do I need to change the oil filter with every oil change?

A: There has always been a debate as to how often this is necessary, and there always will be a debate because, well, it depends. A general rule of thumb is 5,000 miles between oil changes but this will vary based on vehicle age, usage, and manufacturer requirements. In an automobile, the oil filter captures these contaminants and prevents them from circulating through the engine. Without an oil filter, dirt and other particles much smaller than a strand of hair can and will freely travel into the engine assembly and cause damage due to clogs and other debris. If the engine parts can’t move, neither will the vehicle.

Q: How long does an oil change take?

A: With our complimentary 40-point vehicle digital health inspection, you can estimate your oil change to take around 1-1.5 hours*

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