Tedious Repairs : Chico Oil Changes & Auto Repair

Cheap Oil Change


* A Service

* B Service

* Synthetic blend starts at $39.99 (up to 5 quarts)

* Synthetic on most vehicles starts at $54.99

* European cars are extra

* Cartridge filters are extra

* Free inspections with oil change

Here at Tedious Repairs we offer oil changes on most cars & trucks. We offer a place to hang out while your vehicle is being serviced. There is a office with Netflix and WI-FI along with a comfortable couch to wait on. There is also a restroom and a water machine handy. We offer syn-blend and full synthetic oil changes. We can get most brands of oil if we make prior arrangements. By booking online or texting us, we can have the proper filter ready to get you on the road even faster. If your would like to provide you own oil change supplies, your are welcome to that too.

We suggest vehicles that are running conventional or syn-blend oil should have their oil changed every 3000 miles. Here at Tedious Repairs we suggest vehicles with synthetic oil get changes  around 5,000 miles. There is a couple important things to know about when it comes to preventing oil sludge build up inside your engine. Oil eventually starts to turn into jelly, petroleum jelly literally. Sludge clogs up oil passages and prevents oil from getting into some crucial areas of the engine, causing parts to wear out or brake prematurely. That could turn into hefty repairs or even a new engine.

This is why you need to have oil changes often and on schedule, to get the old oil out before it turns to sludge. Each car has a recommendation for how many miles you can go between oil changes depending on the manufacturer. Oil changes are usually a matter of months between them. The detergents and other additives break down over time, and your oil becomes ineffective.  

The owner's manual will have a recommendation for your oil change's life span. You need to remember that the oil change is based on using the correct oil for your vehicle. Vehicle's that came from the factory with synthetic oil, should keep getting synthetic oil because that is what your vehicle was designed for. The time between changes are rated for synthetic.  How you drive and use your vehicle can have a big effect on the life span of your oil. Many owner's manuals will have driving conditions that are listed as hard on your vehicle, including towing. If the way your drive your vehicle fits under these conditions, your oil changes may need to be done much sooner than normal. 
Make sure you are reading the manuals or talking to your mechanics here at Tedious Repairs about what suits your vehicle best for the way you use it. 

This may sound like a hassle, but may save your hefty repair bills down the road. many modern vehicles have an oil life meter that does account for some of these factors, they are handy on taking out the math or guessing work on when your oil changes should be done. While taking care of your oil change, The mechanics here at Tedious Repairs check over your vehicle for any red flags that are obvious. We want you safe on the road and we do our best to prevent you from having a headache or a costly repair if we can prevent it.  Not all problems are preventable, but many are. Communication is very important to us, we talk with many of our customers on a regulator basis. We answer questions and offer suggestions on everything about their vehicle. If you are unsure about something to do with your vehicle, give us a call, text or email today! We offer free quick looks on vehicle problems or all natures. If you need your brakes Checked out, engine light read, tires checked out, your transmission fluid inspected, battery checked, of your leaks inspected we take a look at those for you while you are here. Oil change in Chico that you can depend on!

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