How to Select an Oil Change Company

About engine oil

Vehicles around the world produced some 3.7 billion gallons (14 billion liters) of used motor oil in 2009. If you need an oil change for your vehicle, there are a few things you can do to ensure that you are working with the best oil change service possible.

All internal combustion engines use motor oil. These include not just cars, trucks and buses, but also motorcycles, go karts, snowmobiles, boats, tractors, construction equipment, aircraft and even generators, and according to API standards, require an oil change. A lot of people will tell you that the most cost effective way to get your oil changed is to do it yourself, but if you are not particularly good with cars, or do not know a ton about motor oil, it is better to leave it to the professionals. If you are planning to change your oil on your own, a dipstick is a tool used to measure the quantity of liquid in a space that is inaccessible, by inserting and removing the stick and then checking to see how much of the stick came into contact with the liquid.

When looking for the best oil change service, begin by asking friends or colleagues where to get an oil change. Word of mouth recommendations are the easiest, and most straight forward way to get a truthful recommendation. While online ads are likely sponsored by engine oil change places, word of mouth references have nothing to gain from recommending a particular company.

If you can not find a word of the mouth recommendation, consult the web on where to get oil changes with companies following API standards. The search engine will display results that are closest to your location, so call around to car oil change locations and compare price points.

Finding the best oil change service up to API standards is really not difficult, and can really be based on two things. Price, and customer service. Ask for word of mouth references or consult the web, and you will find an oil change service that follows API standards in no time.

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