Oil Change Near Me
Do you search for “oil change near me”? The search results you get are only the first step – how do you decide which auto repair shop to use? Does it make a difference which shop does your oil change?
When you look at the shops found through “oil change near me”, it’s good to ask a few questions:
- What quality oil will I be getting? Almost everybody offers “synthetic engine oil” – which means that it is a blend of conventional and synthetic oil. If the company offers “full synthetic” engine oil, then it truly is all synthetic – and synthetic engine oil stays slippery longer – it’s a good thing.
- Does the shop offer warranty? High quality shops offer 2 or 3 year warranties – at Adams Autoworx we offer 3 year / 36,000 miles nationwide warranty.
- Does the shop do anything beyond a simple oil change? At Adams Autoworx we offer free digital vehicle inspection with every service or repair. We inspect your car and offer electronic copy of the inspection results – so you know the overall condition of your vehicle.
These are the objective aspects of shop selection. What about “oil change near me” shops when it comes to customer service? How do you measure the value of superior customer service? Does it offer the convenience of scheduling a specific time to get the oil change done? Will they offer you a free local Uber/Lyft ride so you can go about your day while they are working on your vehicle? Full service shop can provide not only “service with a smile” but can often offer local shuttle, rental cars or loaner vehicles while yours is at the shop.
A quick visit to the auto repair website should tell you what the shop offers. We also recommend calling the shop and setting an appointment – do they pick up the phone? Can they accommodate your schedule, and if they cannot, do they offer an alternative?
Now for something that’s hard to quantify but consciously or subconsciously matters to all of us – after talking to them, would you talk to them again, or would you rather look for another shop? It is your internal reaction – trust your instincts.
Finally, and you may be able to check this out through the website, though most likely, you will need to drop in and see the shop in person – how clean is it? Do you feel comfortable walking into the office? Is it bright, inviting, and does it feel safe? Your immediate reaction is the best answer these questions, and again – trust your instincts. If your first reaction is “I’d rather not…” - trust yourself and look for a new auto repair shop. There are good auto repair shops to be found – and not just for oil change, but for all auto maintenance and repair needs.
At Adams Autoworx we would like to invite you to visit our Castro Valley auto repair shop – virtually, on our website, or in person. We offer clean, spacious office with convenient waiting area and free beverages, friendly staff happy to answer any questions you may have, and we not only offer oil change, but a full range of automotive services and repairs. All work we perform is backed by 3 year / 36,000 mile nationwide warranty, and if your vehicle needs to stay in the shop a little longer, we can offer local Uber / Lyft ride, so that we can make your auto repair experience a bit more convenient. Call us with any questions you may have – we are happy to be of service.