One of the most satisfying things you can do is to learn how to change your own oil for your personal vehicle. Not only will you save a lot of money by purchasing your own oil and oil filters at the local auto parts in Fall River, MA compared to an oil change service, but you will also have the peace of mind in knowing that the job was done right. If you have never done it before, it might seem intimidating, but changing the oil is one of the easiest car maintenance jobs that you can do, so it’s great for beginners.
When you drop your “baby” off to the oil change service center, you never know who will be taking care of business. Will it be a new worker or someone with experience? Will they do a good job or a sloppy job? Will they remember to change the oil filter or skip it completely? Did they use the full-synthetic oil that you paid for or forget and give you regular oil? It’s hard to know what will happen when someone else does the work, but when you do it yourself, you can be confident that everything has been taken care of properly.
Save Money and Do It Yourself
Perhaps the number one reason why most car and truck owners decide to finally take the plunge and start doing oil changes for themselves is the cost. When you are plunking down $89 to get a full synthetic oil change at the so-called cheap lube shop, why wouldn’t you try it on your own? The average car takes about 4-5 quarts of oil to do a complete oil change, plus the cost of a new oil filter. Depending on the brand and the type, such as regular oil, synthetic blend or full synthetic, you won’t pay more than $30-40 for everything you need. In some cases you won’t pay more than $20.
Visit your local LaCava Auto Parts store to find out what type of oil would be best for your vehicle, based upon the make and model, manufacturer’s recommendations, amount of mileage that you have on your vehicle and the type of driving that you do. Your local Fall River, MA car parts store can help you get the best deals on all of your oil change supplies and will even keep you updated on deals and specials in the future so you can save even more. Visiting the local car parts and accessories store opens you up to a whole new world of repair opportunities that you can easily learn to do for yourself.
Avoid the “Hard Sell”
Another reason why people hate going to the dealer or the local lube shop for their regular oil change and maintenance is the hard sell that they receive when just trying to get their oil change done. The guy at the counter always has a million more things that you should do, that you are over-due for doing or that he can get you at a great combo rate if you do it “today” with your oil change. Don’t fall for the hype. Learn what types of services your car needs and you will save a lot of money that you don’t need to be spending on needless repairs or work that is being done too early just for the sake of saving a little money.
Some of the “hard sell” items that they push on customers include windshield wiper blades, air filters and radiator servicing. You can purchase a pair of any brand of windshield wiper blades that you want at LaCava Brothers, your local Fall River, MA car parts store, and we will install them for you for FREE. We’ll even show you how to do it so you can learn how to do yet another type of maintenance on your vehicle for yourself. Air filters can also be purchased at LaCava Auto Parts and can also be really easy to install. Most cabin air filters install through the glove compartment in just a minute or two. We even have everything you need to do radiator servicing when it comes time to get that job done.
Changing Your Own Oil is EASY
This is the secret that the auto service industry has hoped that you would never find out. It truly is very easy to change your own oil. If you have any questions about what oil to use, what oil filter to get, how to properly dispose of oil in Massachusetts or Rhode Island, as well as tips on how to change your own oil, ask one of the customer service agents at LaCava Brothers auto parts in Fall River, MA. We can help you get all the right tools and materials you need to do a really good job of changing your own oil.
If you still need more support or assistance, you can find tons of videos on YouTube that will show you step-by-step how to change your own oil, both for a car or a truck. Stop by LaCava Auto Parts for all of the car parts and accessories you need. Give us a call at 508-676-1951 or stop by our location on Bedford Street in Fall River, Massachusetts.