Your car routinely needs oil changes. As such, this is one of the things an auto repair shop frequently does to cars. However, while it may be a service that is done often, it does not mean that you should assume that every mechanic is equipped to change the oil in your car or offers the same services as another one. Here are a few of the things you should look for when selecting an oil change mechanic.
What Types of Cars the Mechanic Has Experience Changing the Oil On
Changing the oil in a Honda or Toyota car is pretty standard. However, changing the oil in a European vehicle or classic automobile is much more complex. If you have one of these types of cars, you will want to take the time to find a mechanic who has experience changing the oil in the type of car you need the oil changed in. In many cases, the oil plug and filter is located behind other parts, so accessing it is more complex. A mechanic with experience knows where the parts are and how to access them without having to remove too many other parts in your car.
How Much They Charge
Oil changes can vary heavily in price from one location to another. This price variation is based on what types of oil and oil filters the mechanic uses and what other services are offered in the price of an oil change. If you are looking for the cheapest oil change, you may be willing to forego having your other fluids topped off or your tires inspected. If you want your car inspected while the oil is being changed, you may be willing to pay a bit more. Always find out what an oil change shop charges for their oil changes and what is included in the price when comparing various mechanics or oil change shops.
If They Take Appointment
You can make an appointment with some mechanics for oil changes. Others work on a first come, first served basis. If you want your oil changed at a certain time, and do not want to have to wait, look for a mechanic that takes appointments.
If you are in need of a mechanic to change the oil on your car, or perform any other auto maintenance and repairs, such as, tune ups, brake repairs, engine repair or replacement, transmission replacement, AC recharge and tire repair or replacement, contact AA Auto Tech in Hasting, MN. Our knowledgeable and well trained staff is equipped to handle all of the auto repairs and maintenance needs that go along with owning a car. Call us today to get answers to the questions you have or to schedule an appointment to bring your car in.