Oil Change Services in Dallas, TX
Driver’s Edge Complete Tire & Auto Service in Dallas, TX, offers complete oil, lube, and filter change services, all performed by our experienced, professional ASE-certified oil change mechanics.
A regular oil change service for your vehicle keeps the engine in top working order for as long as possible. A vehicle’s engine has many moving parts that cannot keep working without lubrication and an effective way to cool the system down. An oil and filter change accomplishes these goals. The oil prevents the parts from grinding against each other and it also carries the heat generated by this action away from the engine.
Driver neglect is a common cause of many auto repairs and early system and parts replacements. So, let us set a schedule for your car’s regular oil changes. We also offer our FREE Concierge Service to save you lost time at work or home.
Book your appointment for an oil change today or use our online request form here.
Four Important Things Clean Oil Does for Your Car’s Engine
Your engine needs clean oil to ensure top performance from your vehicle. Here are four critical things oil does for your car’s engine:
- Cleans the engine: The oil absorbs debris and other contaminants as it moves through the engine. This prevents sludge buildup or blockages.
- Reduces friction: This prevents excess engine wear. All metal parts within the engine are protected by a lubricating layer from the oil.
- Removes and redistributes excess heat: Clean oil absorbs any excess heat and moves it away from the engine. This stops the engine from overheating.
- Keeps the engine free from rust and corrosion: The protective layer formed by the oil prevents rust and corrosion from affecting the engine parts.
Our oil change mechanics will help you choose the best type of oil for your car and your driving habits.
Driver’s Edge has many coupons and oil change specials every day.
You Can Rely on A Driver’s Edge Oil Change
A conventional or full synthetic oil change at Driver’s Edge includes:
- Draining the old oil out of the engine from underneath
- Removing the old oil filter
- Installing a clean oil filter
- Putting up to five quarts of new Valvoline oil into the engine
- Lubricating the vehicle’s chassis
- Rotating the tires (upon request)
- Performing a comprehensive multi-point vehicle inspection
We offer more than a cheap oil change at Driver’s Edge! Our vehicle inspection will alert us to the minor problems that we can address before they become bigger, more expensive repairs, or replacements. We will schedule your next oil change and remind you of any upcoming maintenance appointments.
Driver’s Edge wants to be an important part of your total car care team!
Regular Oil Changes at Every 3,000 Miles Will Extend the Life of Your Car’s Engine
The general recommendation for the frequency of oil changes by auto experts is every 3,000 miles or three months, whichever comes first. You can’t go wrong following that advice; it’s impossible to get the oil changed in your vehicle too often.
It is true that many cars manufactured today may not need oil changes every 3,000 miles. New cars often require a full synthetic oil change at around 7,500 miles, which cuts down on the cost for you. You will need to check your owner’s manual for the manufacturer’s recommendations for your make and model of car.
Here are some factors that determine the frequency of oil changes:
- The recommendations in your owner’s manual
- The age of your car
- Your driving needs (such as towing and hauling)
- Whether it’s a hot or cold climate
- Type of oil being used
- Length of trips undertaken
Discuss these factors with a Driver’s Edge oil change specialist. They can guide you in both the frequency of oil changes, as well as the kind of oil to use.
Driver’s Edge Uses Only High-Quality Valvoline Products
The type of oil you use in your car matters, too. We use only the best Valvoline products to protect your car or truck:
- Valvoline Premium Conventional synthetic blend for extra protection in severe driving conditions
- Valvoline Synthetic Blend cleans and protects high-mileage engines
- Valvoline Full Synthetic Oil is clean and clear, with fewer impurities than crude oil
You can also be assured that we use the correct size filter for your car, not a generic “one size fits all” filter. During your oil change service, our Dallas auto repair mechanics will also visually inspect all the other major systems of your vehicle.
Schedule your oil change service now.
Dallas Oil Change Service FAQ
How much should an oil change cost in Dallas?
Generally speaking, a car oil change is one of the most affordable services compared to other preventative maintenance. However, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to exactly how much it will cost. There are a variety of factors that impact the price of an oil change service, including:
- Type of oil
- Type of vehicle
- Location of the shop
For example, an oil change for a large SUV that takes six quarts of full-synthetic oil will cost more than an oil change for a sedan that uses five quarts of conventional oil.
Also, prices for a car oil change at auto dealerships are generally higher than at auto shops like Driver’s Edge. Quick-change oil shops may offer lower prices but often use generic filters instead of those made for the make and model of your vehicle. Many quick oil shops use lower-quality oils, too.
Driver’s Edge offers competitive prices, superior customer service, the highest-quality Valvoline oil, and more personal attention. We’re the most cost-effective choice for all your oil change needs!
What are the signs that you need an oil change?
In many cases, when a vehicle is past due for an oil change, you’ll notice changes in performance and the way it feels or sounds. But there are some specific signs to look out for that indicate that the oil probably needs to be changed:
- Knocking or ticking sound from the engine
- Irregular oil texture or changes in consistency
- Low oil level
- Check engine light is on
- Exhaust smoke
- Vibrations when idling
- Issues with changing gears
- Excess miles since the time of your last oil change
Don’t ignore these warning signs. The ASE-certified mechanics at Driver’s Edge will run a diagnostic check to determine the source of any problems. In some cases, the problem may be an oil leak or a different issue unrelated to the oil in the vehicle. There is only one way to find out. Bring your car to a professional auto repair shop like Driver’s Edge at the first sign of trouble.
What does a full-service oil change consist of?
A Driver’s Edge full-service car oil change includes the following:
- Changing the oil: The mechanic drains the oil and changes the oil filter. Oil is then replaced based on the manufacturer’s recommendations.
- Checking the air filter: The air filter is checked for blockage. This also affects engine performance.
- Checking the coolant/antifreeze levels: Maintaining proper coolant levels is critical to preventing corrosion and maintaining proper engine temperature.
- Checking the power steering fluid: This fluid transfers power to the hydraulic systems and enables you to turn the steering wheel easily.
- Checking the brake fluid: Low brake fluid will require you to apply much more pressure to the brake pedal to stop.
- Checking the chassis lubrication: All the suspension bushings and joints, sway joints, steering bars, and U-joints will be inspected and lubricated if necessary.
- Checking the battery: The mechanic will assess the battery’s health and discuss the findings with you.
- Checking the tire pressure: The mechanic checks your tires’ pressure and adds air if necessary to meet the manufacturer’s recommended PSI.
- Rotating tires (if requested): The tires will be rotated to reduce the tread wear as much as possible.
- Checking the wiper blades and washer fluid: We’ll check the wiper blades to determine the condition of the rubber. The washer fluid will be topped off if necessary.
- Courtesy check of other systems: We will not release your car until it has been checked for other issues that may pose a problem in the future.
A full-service oil change at Driver’s Edge is thorough and can provide peace of mind for you and your family.
Is synthetic oil really better?
In the opinion of many professional mechanics (and many auto manufacturers), synthetic oil is a better option for the performance and longevity of your engine. Synthetic oil has many advantages over conventional oil:
- Resists oil breakdown, so it lasts longer than conventional oil.
- Withstands higher temperatures than conventional oil, which keeps the engine from overheating.
- Flows in cold temperatures, which reduces engine wear during startups in cold climates.
- Provides better protection for the engine when towing heavy loads.
- Is less likely to allow sludge buildup.
Synthetic oil has a lower viscosity, which means it flows more easily than conventional oil. This improves the engine’s fuel efficiency because all the parts can turn faster.
A synthetic blend oil has many of these advantages, too. It is made from both synthetic and conventional motor oils, but the benefits won’t last as long as fully synthetic oil due to the petroleum used to create the blend.
Even though both synthetic and synthetic blend oils cost two to four times more than conventional oil, your car will need fewer oil changes. This will save you time and money.
Synthetic oil benefits the environment, too. Used motor oil is a major source of toxic waste dumped into our water supply. Fewer oil changes mean cleaner water and a healthier environment.