Oil Change Service at Ramona Tire & Service Centers in Indio, CA

Simply the best in Indio: Ramona’s oil change service! Oil changes on a regular basis are a simple, inexpensive way to keep your car on the road longer. Dirty oil and a clogged oil filter that can’t do its work spell disaster for any vehicle. 

Let our oil specialists inspect your car or truck’s oil system regularly. They  will help you set up a schedule for oil changes to keep your vehicle in top-performing condition.

Keep Your Car Running With Regular Oil Changes 

An oil change is one of the least expensive but most important maintenance tasks for your car or truck. Clean motor oil and a clean oil filter can:

  • Keep the engine free of contaminants.
  • Help absorb and redistribute excess heat.
  • Protect the engine from corrosion and rust.
  • Make sure engine has a protective layer of oil.

Our specialists will check the oil system but they don’t stop there. They will also assess many other parts of your vehicle in the process. The goal is to prevent small problems from becoming large, expensive problems:

All of the following will be performed during a Ramona oil change service:

  • Change the oil (up to 5 quarts)
  • Change the oil filter 
  • Lubricate the chassis 
  • Check the air filter 
  • Check inflation of tires
  • Check & fill battery
  • Rotate tires upon request

Don’t forget to check our Coupons Page for oil change coupons as well as savings on many other services, too!

How Often Should I Book an Oil Change?

The industry standard recommends an oil change every 3,000 miles or three months. There are other factors to consider, such as how and where you drive as well as the car you are driving. It’s good practice to read the owner’s manual for your vehicle to see what they suggest. 

You can help by checking the oil in your car every few gas fill-ups. A normal oil loss is one quart every 1,000 miles. If your car is losing more oil than that, it may have a leak in the system or the engine is burning oil. Both possibilities indicate problems, so make an appointment at Ramona Tire & Service Centers in Indio to have it checked. 

Which Oil Should I Use?

You know there are several grades of oil available for most vehicles, but which one is best for your car? The oil change specialists at Ramona Tire will discuss it with you and recommend what is best for your vehicle’s engine. Some of the considerations are:

  • The year, make and model of your vehicle
  • Whether you frequently haul heavy loads
  • The mileage on your car or truck
  • Your driving habits
  • The climate or weather conditions you drive in

Whichever oil your car needs, Ramona has you covered!

Our Free Concierge Service Provides Added Value

Our convenient Concierge Service saves you time, because we will pick your vehicle up (within three miles) and bring it to Ramona for you. When it’s ready, we will clean and sanitize it for your safety and return it to you.

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Why Are Oil Changes Critical to a Car’s Engine?

Many interconnected components make up a car’s engine and many of these are metal. Metals stand up to high pressure and corrosion but must remain lubricated as they move together. Without this lubrication, they begin to grind against each other, creating friction and heat.

Regular oil changes are the most important things you can do to extend the life of your vehicle’s engine. The engine oil works to:

  • Lubricate all of the metal components in your engine
  • Reduce the heat caused by friction
  • Absorb by-products from combustion

Over time, the oil gets old and dirty, and the oil level gets low. Eventually, its ability to provide the needed lubrication of the metal parts diminishes. The results can be sticking piston rings, engine overheating, and premature engine wear and failure.

Schedule an appointment today for the best Indio oil change service at Ramona Tire & Service Centers.

What Happens During a High-Quality Oil Change?

Quick oil change shops are just that: fast. But quality is often sacrificed for that speed. When you come to the Indio location of Ramona Tire & Service Centers for an oil change, more is happening than draining and refilling the oil reservoir.

Our ASE-certified mechanics do all the following:

  • Remove the car’s old, dirty oil
  • Replace the old oil filter with a new filter
  • Top off the vehicle’s other fluids as needed
  • Rotate the tires (upon request)
  • Check the air pressure in the tires

We also visually inspect all the car’s components while performing the oil change. Our goal is to keep your vehicle running safely in top condition.

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How Does the Oil Filter Help the Engine?

Without a clean oil filter, there isn’t much good in putting new oil in your car. The oil filter keeps dirt and debris out of the engine by blocking it as the oil flows through the system. Changing the oil and oil filter together ensures that the oil can do its job effectively and your engine is protected.

Does My Diesel Car Need Regular Oil Changes?

Yes. And usually more often than gasoline engines. Diesel engines tend to run dirtier, so motor oils for these engines contain additives to help the oil perform adequately. Oils designed for diesel engines deal with more dirt and debris, especially in larger diesel engines. For these reasons, the oil and filter changes need to be more frequent.

The ASE-certified technicians at Ramona Tire & Service Centers have experience in both diesel and gasoline engines.

Why Is the Oil on The Dipstick Black and Oily?

It means the oil is doing its job! Oil darkens over time, plus oil additives tend to change the oil’s color.

But if the oil feels gritty or comes out in globs, it’s time for an oil change. If you have any questions, check with one of our mechanics.