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Changing oil in your car is necessary for engine reliability, longevity, and performance. There are four main types of oil: regular, synthetic, synthetic blend, and high-mileage. The type of oil you choose depends on the make, model, and engine of your car. Refer to your car owner's manual to see what type of oil is required. Most cars take regular or synthetic oil. Synthetic blend oil is generally required for heavy duty trucks with towing capacity, while high-mileage oil like Castrol EDGE High Mileage is often recommended for cars with over 75,000 miles to improve performance in older engines.

Some cars can run on either regular or synthetic oil. Car owners may choose to use synthetic oil, even if it’s optional, to improve overall engine performance. Synthetic oil, specifically Castrol EDGE, can extend the intervals between oil changes since it can tolerate higher engine performance better than regular oil. If you have a hard time keeping to your oil change schedule, you may want to consider switching to synthetic. If your car specifies conventional oil, choose Castrol GTX to protect against sludge buildups.

Owners of cars that can take either type of oil may switch between regular and synthetic oil and even mix types of oil without causing harm to the car, but always check the owner's manual and consult with a qualified technician before making any changes.


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Rigoberto

9 years of experience
706 reviews
Rigoberto
9 years of experience
Chevrolet Equinox - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Niles, Illinois
Rigo was great! He got there early, finished the job early, left everything clean. He changed my rear pads and rotors. The original quoted time was 90 minutes, he was done in about 60. He knows what he is doing and I am recommending him to all my friends and coworkers.
Mercedes-Benz C250 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Chicago, Illinois
Rigo is a maverick hands down. Don’t take your car for work elsewhere. Especially great at Mercedes—this guy knows his profession! I will be using him for everything related to my car going forward.

Arturo

25 years of experience
35 reviews
Arturo
25 years of experience
Kia Forte - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - San Diego, California
ARTURO is great! very professional , fast, replaced my front brake pads and oil an filter change. everything now works and works well. Brakes have much improved stopping power and engine is smooth and quiet.Arturo is also kind and thoughtful. "Your mechanic" is very fortunate to have Arturo Lopez represent your company. I enthusiastically recommend him and "Your mechanic> as a fine operation Best regards to the Team Peter Marto
Nissan Maxima - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - San Diego, California
Arturo was prompt and completed my brake repair, including new rotors in a very efficient manner. I am very pleased with the quality of the work and the parts and will definitely look to have him service our other car in the near future.

Scott

32 years of experience
345 reviews
Scott
32 years of experience
Lexus IS250 - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Denver, Colorado
Always on time, speedy, professional, and pleasant to interact with. The work is always consistent and we'll done. I can't reccomend Scott highly enough!

Michael

10 years of experience
15 reviews
Michael
10 years of experience
Nissan Sentra - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Conyers, Georgia
He was promptly on time and got the job done efficiently in a timely manner. I really appreciate the rapid respone on getting the job done! I would most definitely use this service again.

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