Services

Hassle-Free Auto Repair

At Express Oil Change & Service Center, we believe that your auto repair experience should be convenient and hassle-free.  We offer a long list of vehicle services so that you can get complete auto care while you wait. Our ASE certified professional mechanics are the best in their field and all of our repair services include a warranty for your peace of mind. For same day service and guaranteed auto repair, let us introduce you to your neighborhood mechanic at the Express Oil Change & Service Center near you.

“Wow! Great service, very quick return, and outstanding tech knowledge.” – Mark, GA

 

Oil Change

“I’ve had my oil changed at that store since they first opened and always get top-notch care.” – Janice, TN

Our signature 10 minute oil change is a fast and friendly experience that is a thorough examination of the mechanical and safety condition of your vehicle.

What we do…

  • Value your time and money.
  • Replace your oil with your choice of  conventional, semi-synthetic, or full synthetic grade oil
  • Replace your oil filter
  • Check fluid levels including windshield wiper fluid and anti-freeze and bring them to the proper levels
  • Inspection of your vehicle’s belts and hoses
  • Inspection of your vehicle’s air filter
  • Chassis lubrication
  • Inspection of your vehicle’s steering and suspension
  • Inspection of your vehicle’s undercarriage
  • Safety check of your vehicle’s exterior lights – headlights, turn signals, brake lights

What we don’t do…

  • Pressure you to buy any service or part
  • Waste your time – our oil change service is quick and convenient – you wait in your vehicle and an appointment is never necessary
  • Deeply discount our oil change only to add-on fees or cross-sale additional services
  • Recommend any service that is not immediately needed

Why You Should Change Your Oil Every 3,000 Miles?

“To change every 3,000 miles or not to change, that is the question.” The short answer is that that we recommend following your manufacturers’ recommendations.  The longer answer lies in the definitions of “normal” driving and “severe” driving.  The Automotive Association of America (AAA) defines these types of driving conditions as:

Normal Driving Conditions – Highway driving on paved roads in relatively dust free areas

Severe Driving Conditions – Trips less than 10 miles; stop and go city driving that requires frequent brake usage; extreme weather conditions; dusty roadways; towing a trailer; long periods of engine idling

Seems like there is nothing normal about “normal” driving conditions!

An ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) survey showed that 90% of surveyed mechanics believe the best thing a driver can do to properly maintain their vehicle is change their oil every 3,000 miles.  As the average age of the vehicles on the road continues to increase, so does the need for routine maintenance, like oil changes every 3,000 miles, to extend the life of your vehicle’s engine.

Mechanical Services

Over 2/3 of our mechanical service customers say our quality is better than the dealer.  Not “just the same as,” “pretty close to,” or “similar to,” but BETTER.  What has convinced them to turn to us for all of their mechanical service work?

  • We offer manufacturer recommended service at 30K-60K-90K mile intervals
  • Many of our services can be performed in :30-:60-:90 – many others the same day with no appointment necessary
  • Our ASE-certified technicians provide face-to-face, individualized care
  • Our premium parts meet, and in many cases, exceed manufacturer specifications
  • Our True Blue Guarantee includes a 12 month, 12,000 mile warranty
  • Our work keeps all manufacturers’ warranties intact, regardless of the service

Free Brake Inspections, Brake Service

Common brake warning signs:

  • Squealing/grinding noise when applying brakes
  • Continuous squeak or chirping sound that stops when brakes are applied
  • Vibration when brakes are applied
  • When applied, brake pedal goes down too far
  • When applied, brake pedal feels spongy or soft
  • When applied, brake pedal is very hard
  • The dash brake light is “on”
  • The brake fluid is low

Why EXPRESS OIL CHANGE® & Service Center should be your #1 choice for all brake concerns:

Our EXPRESS OIL CHANGE® & Service Center has developed diagnostic and inspection procedures that are unparalleled in our industry. These procedures enable us to pinpoint the vehicle’s exact needs and requirements. We use only premium parts based on your vehicle’s specifications. Maybe that’s why over 1.5 million customers have trusted us for reliable brake service and repair.

Our brake services include:

  • Machining or turning of rotors and drums
  • Brake fluid exchanging and flushing
  • Routine pad replacement
  • Routine shoe replacement
  • Anti-lock brake diagnostics
  • And so much more

Our brake service includes:

  • Pad replacement or shoe replacement
  • Machining of rotors or drums
  • Repacking of wheel bearings
  • Replacement of seals if needed
  • Lubricating critical wear items
  • Making all necessary adjustments

Additional services:

  • Brake fluid flushing
  • Anti-lock brake diagnostics and more

Alignment

Proper alignment means that the wheels are operating parallel with one another and that the tires meet the road at the correct angle. Everyday road shock and general wear and tear can knock some of these angles out of alignment. When this happens, control of the vehicle may be threatened and the tires may begin to wear unevenly and rapidly. The car needs to be realigned to have all the proper angles restored.

Warning signs of improper alignment include:

  • Steering wheel is off-center when the front wheels are pointing straight ahead
  • Car wants to pull to one side or tends to wander or weave when driving
  • Unusual tire wear

EXPRESS OIL CHANGE® & Service Center’s wheel alignment service adjusts the relationship between the suspension and steering components and the wheels and the frame of the vehicle through the use of advanced diagnostic and alignment equipment. In some cases, alignment may not correct the root problem that is making the vehicle perform incorrectly. An EXPRESS OIL CHANGE® & Service Center certified technician will be able to properly diagnose the issue and advise you of the recommended action.

Note: Alignment services are not available at all EXPRESS OIL CHANGE® & Service Center locations.

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Tire Rotation and Balance

Have you checked your tires lately?

Regularly scheduled tire rotation and balances minimize irregular or uneven wear caused by maintaining a tire in the same position and rotation direction over an extended period of time.

We rotate and use our computer spin balance equipment to balance each tire. Most tire manufacturers recommend that you balance your tires every 6,000 miles.

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Tires*

Tire wear depends on several factors, including your driving style and tire maintenance habits.

You need new tires if:

  • You can see three or more tread wear indicators around the tire
  • Cord or fabric is showing through the rubber
  • The tread or sidewall is cracked, cut or snagged deep enough to show cord or fabric
  • The tire has a bulge or split
  • The tire has a puncture, cut, or other damage that can’t be repaired

EXPRESS OIL CHANGE® & Service Center offers the convenience of express service and a variety of tires to fit your vehicle’s factory specifications. A certified technician can provide specialized advice and recommendations on the right tire for your driving needs.

*Contact store for details

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Differentials

Why change the differential oil?

A differential is a device, usually consisting of gears, that allows each of the driving wheels to rotate at different speeds, while supplying equal torque to each of them.

Just like any other mechanism with moving parts, the differential generates heat and friction while in operation, and its oil protects it from excessive wear. Differential oil lubricates bearings and gears to allow smooth and easy movement. Failure to change the differential oil at your vehicle’s manufacturer’s recommended intervals can cause a variety of problems, eventually causing the bearings in the differential to fail.

Our certified technicians at EXPRESS OIL CHANGE® & Service Center perform differential oil changes on most vehicles including domestic and import models.

Average time to perform this service is approximately 30 minutes. 

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Batteries, Starters and Alternators

What Is It?

Your car’s starting and charging systems and the battery help ensure dependable vehicle operation whenever your drive your car and in all sorts of driving conditions. Make sure to check these systems regularly.

What Does It Do?

The battery stores electrical energy, and the starter converts that energy into mechanical force to turn the engine for starting. The alternator produces electric current to replace what the starter used during start-up and to support electrical loads when the engine is running. An ignition module turns the low-voltage supply to the ignition coil on and off, and the coil produces the high voltage for the ignition systems. This creates a spark at the spark plugs and ignites the air/fuel mixture in the engine. A belt transmits power from the front of the engine to the alternator’s pulley, along with other accessories.

Typical Wear and Tear?

Driving habits such as frequent engine on/off cycles will cause more wear on the starter than a simple trip back and forth to work. Other factors include:

  • Driving and weather conditions
  • Mileage
  • Vehicle age
  • Excessive electrical draws like in-vehicle entertainment systems

Symptoms

  • Headlights and interior lights dim
  • “Check Engine” and/or battery light may come on
  • Accessories fail to operate

Information provided by Car Care Counsel, a national non-profit organization established to educate consumers about the benefits of proper vehicle care, maintenance and repair.

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Timing Belts

Is it time for a timing belt?

The timing belt is a vital part of your engine. It provides a quiet, flexible connection between the camshaft and crankshaft to keep the valves opening and closing in sync with the movement of pistons.

Looseness and wear will allow the timing belt to slip and change valve timing, resulting in very poor performance, a no-start condition or engine damage.

The vehicle owner’s manual will specify at what mileage the timing belt must be replaced. This can range from 60,000 miles to 105,000 miles, depending on the vehicle.

Timing belts fail without warning. In most cases the only protection is to change the belt at the recommended intervals. Changing the belt prior to failure is far less costly than the alternative.

At EXPRESS OIL CHANGE® & Service Center, we perform timing belt replacement for most domestic and import vehicles. Speak with one of our mechanical technicians for assistance and specific advice on timing belt replacement for your vehicle.

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Air Conditioning Service

EXPRESS OIL CHANGE® & Service Center technicians can make sure your car’s air conditioning system is working properly and cooling effectively. Our air conditioning service includes:

  • Checking the Freon level
  • Detection of leaks in the system
  • Inspection of the condition of hoses
  • Inspection of the condition of seals

We care for the environment

EXPRESS OIL CHANGE® & Service Center works hard to serve our customers’ needs while being a conscientious corporate citizen.  This means taking steps to protect our environment – a responsibility we take seriously. That’s why our technicians have been certified in the safe handling of Freon and other potentially ozone-depleting substitutes. That’s why we also perform air-conditioning services in a closed-circuit removal and recyclable process.

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Computer Diagnostics

At EXPRESS OIL CHANGE® & Service Center, our ASE-certified technicians perform level 1 and level 2 diagnostics using advanced diagnostic equipment.  This equipment, combined with expert training, allows our team to correctly diagnose your car’s systems, determining the root source of your car’s specific problems.  If you are experiencing system problems or warning indicators, stop in your local EXPRESS OIL CHANGE® & Service Center and speak with one of our certified mechanics.

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Factory – Scheduled Maintenance

A vehicle’s manufacturer recommends scheduled-maintenance services during the life cycle of the vehicle. These services have been identified by the automaker as necessary preventative maintenance to maximize your vehicle’s life and optimum performance.

The majority of all mechanical failures can be avoided with routine preventative automotive maintenance.

A properly maintained vehicle is:

  • Safer
  • More dependable
  • More fuel efficient
  • Less polluting
  • More valuable

Cooling System Service

Did you know the number one cause of on-road engine-related breakdowns is cooling system failure? Therefore, regularly scheduled cooling maintenance service is vital in the prevention of road-side breakdowns. Regular cooling service helps:

  • Prevent engine boil-over/over-heating in the summer
  • Prevent engine freeze-up in the winter
  • Protection from rust and corrosion

An EXPRESS OIL CHANGE® & Service Center ASE-certified technician will perform a coolant system service that includes:

  • Removing the old antifreeze and any contaminants
  • Refilling the system with new antifreeze/coolant
  • Inspection for any visible leaks

Check your owner’s manual for your vehicle’s specific service recommendations or contact your local EXPRESS OIL CHANGE® & Service Center for more information.

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Water Pumps, Radiators & Heat Cores

Your vehicle’s cooling system affects your car’s overall dependability and engine longevity. The key parts of the cooling system remove heat from the engine and automatic transmission and dissipate heat to the air outside. The water pump circulates coolant through the engine. The coolant absorbs heat and returns it to the radiator where heat is dissipated. The thermostat regulates the coolant temperature to keep it consistent for efficient engine operation.

Some of the causes of the deterioration of cooling system parts include:

  • Driving habits
  • Vehicle type
  • Type of coolant
  • Operating conditions
  • Frequency of factory recommended maintenance, such as coolant changes

Some of the warning signs of a potential issue with your vehicle’s cooling system include:

  • Overheating
  • A sweet smell coming from your engine compartment
  • Leaks
  • The need to repeatedly add fluids such as water or coolant

An EXPRESS OIL CHANGE® & Service Center technician will check your cooling system fluid levels as a part of our 20-point inspection during an oil change and can replace your radiator or water pump if needed.

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Fuel Pumps

Your car’s fuel system works with the rest of the engine control system to deliver the best performance with the lowest possible emissions. You should have your car’s fuel system checked regularly or have it checked immediately if you smell gas or suspect a problem.

What Your Fuel System Does

The fuel system transfers fuel from the fuel tank and passes it through a fuel filter for cleaning before it arrives at the injectors.  A pressure regulator controls fuel pressure to ensure good engine performance under a variety of speed and load conditions.  Fuel injectors, when activated, spray a metered amount of fuel into the engine. Some vehicles use a return line system to return unused fuel back to the tank.

The intervals between a fuel system check-up vary and are influenced by:

  • The quality of the fuel you use
  • The mileage on your vehicle
  • The age of your vehicle
  • Driving conditions
  • Your maintenance history

Some of the symptoms of a problem with your fuel system are:

  • Clogged or worn fuel injectors
  • Your vehicle’s “Check Engine” light is illuminated
  • You are experiencing poor fuel economy
  • Your vehicle won’t start

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, an EXPRESS OIL CHANGE® & Service Center Technician can quickly and accurately diagnose your problem.

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General Repairs

EXPRESS OIL CHANGE® & Service Center’s ASE-certified technicians can perform many different engine repairs. Our technicians will perform a thorough diagnostic check to determine the causes of your vehicle’s mechanical issue and provide a written estimate before any work is performed. At EXPRESS OIL CHANGE® & Service Center, we use only premium parts which meet or exceed your vehicle’s factory specifications and all of our work is backed by a 12-month/12,000 mile warranty.

If you have any questions about mechanical services and repairs provided by EXPRESS OIL CHANGE® & Service Center please contact the location nearest you.

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Shocks/Struts

Your vehicle’s suspension maintains the relationship between the wheels and the frame. The suspension interacts with the steering system to provide vehicle control as well as the absorption of energy from road irregularities, such as potholes. The steering system transmits your input from the steering wheel to the steering gear and other steering components to control the car’s direction.

Over time, steering and suspension components wear out and require replacement. Regular checks are critical to maintain a safe car. Some symptoms of an issue with your suspension include:

  • Pulling
  • Uneven tire wear
  • Noise and vibration while cornering
  • Loss of vehicle control

ASE-certified EXPRESS OIL CHANGE® & Service Center technicians can expertly diagnose any suspension issues you may have and make the needed repairs or part replacements.

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Transmission Flush

Why do I need this service?

Changing your transmission fluid is just like changing your oil. The fluid wears out and needs to be changed to prevent the breakdown of your transmission. This will help prolong the life of your transmission and prevent costly future repairs.

Transmission filter service:

  • Leading car manufacturers recommend that the transmission filter be serviced on a regular basis. (Check your owner’s manual for specific mileage interval recommendations for your vehicle.)
  • At EXPRESS OIL CHANGE® & Service Center, for most vehicles, we remove the transmission pan and clean out a portion of the old fluid that may have built up in the transmission, and we replace the old filter and pan gasket.

This service usually takes 20-30 minutes.

Transmission flush and fill service:

Transmission flush service utilizes specifically designed equipment that hooks up to your transmission and, with the use of custom-blended chemicals, safely power-flushes out most of the old fluid and contaminants. Fresh transmission fluid is then pumped in, along with proprietary conditioners that revitalize the seals and O-rings of your automatic transmission. With this service, very little old fluid is left in your transmission.

This service usually takes 30-40 minutes.

Transmission flush, fill and filter service:

We will perform a combination of the transmission filter service and the transmission flush and fill service as one complete service. This service replaces practically all of the old fluid with new fluid and replaces your filter and gasket.

This service usually takes 1 hour 15 minutes.

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Fuel System Cleaning

Does your vehicle show symptoms and conditions of a dirty fuel system?

  • Rough idling
  • Reduced fuel economy
  • Hesitation when accelerating
  • Engine knocking, pinging or run-on
  • Loss of performance
  • Cold-start problems
  • Failed emission testing
  • Sticking throttle pedal

Why you should have a Fuel System Cleaning:

  • Deposits building in the combustion chamber and intake valves can alter the engine’s compression ratio, causing it to knock, run-on, and be hard to start
  • Stalling, hesitation, and loss of power are the most common symptoms with fuel injector deposits, which can interrupt the delivery of fuel and disrupt the spray pattern.

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