Volvo Oil Changes in Tacoma

Our Oil Change is Superior

Not only is oil truly the “life blood” of your car, but Volvos have other oil-related needs you may never have heard about, especially if you’ve been going to a “quick” lube/oil change kind of place.

Common Volvo OiL Issues

Issue Explanation
Inexpensive, low-quality Oil Filter installed Cheap oil filters often collapse and compress as oil pumps through them, causing loss of oil pressure, which can cause your engine to seize
Inexpensive, low-quality Oil used Cheap oil loses viscosity faster – thins out, gets dirty faster, doesn’t lubricate the engine properly
Drain Plug Washer not replaced during Oil Change This small but important detail is often overlooked and causes oil to seep out if not replaced each and every time the oil is changed
Positive Crankcase Ventilation System clogs More frequent oil changes can extend the life of your PCV system
Jim Gamble changing oil in Volvo

Our Volvo Oil Change Includes:

Kendall GT-1 High Performance Motor Oil with Liquid Titanium

a premium quality, part-synthetic automotive engine oil designed to provide excellent engine protection

Quality oil filter

such as Mann, Mahle or genuine Volvo

New Drain Plug Washer

to ensure proper seal and prevent leakage

Check and top off 5 fluid levels

transmission, coolant, power steering, brake and windshield washer

Inspect

suspension components, brake wear, tire wear/pressure, accessory belt and leaks, engine air filtration system

“People may think our full-service oil change is more expensive than the quick lube places, but that’s not usually the case”

– Jim

How Often Should I Change The Oil in my Volvo?

We could discuss and debate this for days, but it boils down to this:

Economical OIL CHANGE $ vs Costly NEW ENGINE $$$$

We recommend an oil change every 3,000 miles or 3 months, whichever comes first.

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