Oil Change in Willow Glen, San Jose, CA

Oil Change in Willow Glen, San Jose, CA | Alvin's Auto Center

Alvin’s Auto Center in Willow Glen, San Jose provides comprehensive auto repair services, and so naturally we provide oil change service for our clients.

Oil change, a seemingly simple replacement of engine oil and engine oil filter, is one of the most important auto repair services. That’s because with time and high operating heat (engines get really hot) engine oil loses is protective characteristics. To make matters worse, over time engine oil filter cannot properly filter out grime and debris that naturally occur as an auto engine is running. These two factors lead to premature engine wear, and shorter engine life.

Fortunately, regular oil changes can extend engine life – when we replace used engine oil and used engine oil filter, we remove the grime, debris, even metal shavings, and replace them with fresh engine oil specially formulated for your vehicle’s engine. The fresh oil has correct chemical and physical characteristics, and the new engine oil filter can do its job of efficiently filtering our impurities.

At Alvin’s Auto Center we also take this opportunity to inspect your vehicle for signs of other things going wrong. We will send you an electronic copy of the digital vehicle inspection we perform – this way if we recommend any upcoming repairs or maintenance items, you are forewarned, and can budget time and money to get them handled.

How Often Should a Car Undergo Oil Change? 

In the days when conventional oil was the only choice, 3000 miles was the way to go. Now that we have fully synthetic engine oil available, which is more heat resistant, and  keeps correct chemical and mechanical  properties longer, we recommend oil change every 5000 miles if you are using 100% synthetic motor oil. If you don’t drive your vehicle that much, we still recommend engine oil change every 6 months, as passage of time also causes deterioration of the engine oil.

If you are not sure when was the last time that your vehicle had an oil change, bring it to our auto repair shop in Willow Glen, San Jose. Our technicians can inspect the oil and let you know if an oil change is recommended.

So if you are looking for “oil change near me”, contact us at Alvin’s Auto Venter. We are a family owned and operated full service auto repair shop – we can service and repair most vehicle, both domestic and foreign, and we work on hybrid vehicles as well. Our technicians are certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), and we provide 24 months / 24,000 miles warranty on all repairs performed at Alvin’s Auto Center.

So when your vehicle needs an oil change, bring it to our San Jose auto repair shop – you will be greeted by our friendly staff and our mechanics will take good care of your car.  To make an appointment, you can use online form, or simply call us at the shop.