1. Schedule Your Appointment
Whether scheduling online or over the phone be sure and let us know what you're experiencing so we can provide fast and accurate service advice.
2. Diagnostics and Inspections
Drop off your vehicle and the shop will get to work with inspections and diagnostics using the same equipment as the manufacturers to determine issues and next steps.
3. Digital Vehicle Inspection Report and Estimate
Following the diagnosis we will text you a digital vehicle inspection report, containing pictures and videos of our findings and recommendations.
4. Review and Approval
A service advisor will reach out to walk you through the findings and recommendations to determine how you would like to proceed, or you can approve work directly in your DVI.
5. Work Performed or Scheduled
Most work can be completed immediately, or scheduled based on parts and customer availability.
Importance of Regular Oil & Filter Changes
Here are some key benefits of getting regular oil and filter changes:
- Reduced friction: Fresh oil lubricates moving parts, minimizing friction and wear, resulting in smoother operation and increased fuel efficiency.
- Boosted horsepower: Reduced friction also frees up engine power, potentially leading to improved acceleration and responsiveness.
- Prevents sludge buildup: Regular oil changes remove contaminants and prevent harmful sludge buildup that can clog engine parts and cause significant damage.
- Protects against corrosion: Oil additives neutralize acids and prevent corrosion within the engine, especially critical for extended intervals between changes.
- Reduced risk of breakdowns: Regular oil changes minimize the chance of engine failure due to lubrication issues or overheating.
- Smoother operation: Improved engine performance translates to smoother shifting, better response, and safer driving experiences.
- Maintains warranty coverage: Neglecting oil changes can void your vehicle's warranty, leaving you responsible for costly repairs.
- Higher resale value: Properly maintained vehicles with documented oil changes generally fetch higher prices when sold.
- Environmentally friendly: Regularly changing oil and using synthetic options can reduce oil consumption and contribute to environmental sustainability.
- Peace of mind: Knowing your engine is well-maintained with fresh oil provides confidence and avoids the stress of potential breakdowns.
Q. "What happens if I wait too long for an oil change?"Your oil helps lubricate and absorb heat within your engine. If you wait too long to get an oil change, your engine will eventually have severe and costly issues. Luckily oil changes are relatively inexpensive and have a quick service time. Click here to learn more about the consequences of not replacing your vehicle's oil.
Q. "What type of oil should I get for my vehicle?"This depends on what vehicle you drive. Each type has its own benefits such as life expectancy or price. If you are unsure what type of oil is right for your car, we can help you determine the best option for you.
Q. "How much oil does my vehicle require?"Most vehicles hold between 5 and 8 quarts, but it largely depends on the size of your engine.
Q. "What is a Digital Vehicle Inspection?"With a complimentary Digital Vehicle Inspection (DVI) on every visit, you’ll see firsthand photos of your vehicle from under the hood. We’ll let you know if everything is functioning properly or if there are any areas of concern. You can even approve or deny our service recommendations, all straight from your smartphone, or you can, of course, give us a call and we’ll explain our findings in further detail.
Q. "Do you offer a warranty?"As part of our Nice difference.® commitment to providing our customers the best auto service experience possible, we also offer a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty on all the work that we do. We offer this warranty at every Christian Brothers Automotive nationwide, and it will be honored at any location, regardless of which branch did the initial work.
Q. "Can you provide service under my extended warranty?"Yes. At Christian Brothers Automotive, we work with all major extended warranty providers to make needed repairs for our customers. If you have an extended warranty, you can discuss your carrier with our team when scheduling an appointment and confirm that the work will be covered. You can find a partial list of the extended warranty companies we work with here.
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