Quick Oil & Filter Change Service in Riverside

Hands down, the best preventative maintenance task you can get for your vehicle is an oil and filter change. This important service is quick and relatively inexpensive. Adhering to your manufacturer’s recommended service schedule for oil changes will help protect your vehicle for the long haul.

Why Oil Changes Are So Important for Riverside, CA Vehicles

Oil changes are critical to having your engine run as smoothly as possible for as long as possible. Simply put, regular oil changes will extend the life of your engine. That’s because engine oil in vehicles works to provide three key functions: 

  • Lubricate the moving parts within the engine.
  • Reduce heat that comes from friction of these moving parts.
  • Absorb and filter out the by-products that come from combustion engines.

Cars and trucks in Southern California face extreme temperature swings and other environmental factors such as salt in the air near the coast. These factors work against your engine’s components, making your engine work harder to run at its best. 

A quality motor oil like the Valvoline Oil® we use at Ramona Tire is designed to help your vehicle’s engine run most efficiently. 

Choosing the Right Oil for Your Vehicle

To help your vehicle’s engine run longer and more efficiently, we generally recommend having your oil changed every 3,000 miles or every three months, whichever comes first. But what’s the best oil for your particular vehicle? 

Our certified professionals can recommend the oil that’s best for your vehicle from the high-quality Valvoline Oils we are proud to carry:

  • Valvoline Premium Conventional Synthetic Blend 
  • Valvoline Synthetic Blend
  • Valvoline Full Synthetic

What to Expect During an Riverside Oil Change Service

For professional service done right, you can trust the certified professionals at Ramona Tire to do everything by the book. During a typical oil change service, we’ll perform each of the following:

  • Lubricate the vehicle’s chassis
  • Drain oil and remove old oil filter
  • Replace oil filter and up to five quarts of Valvoline oil
  • Rotate the tires for free, if desired

At Ramona Tire Riverside auto repair, we take pride in providing a superior customer experience. We do this with great service, great prices, and by treating all customers with respect.

Finding the Best Prices on Oil Changes in Riverside, CA

We love making our customers happy and do this by providing the very best services at the best prices in Riverside. Check out our oil change coupons page for the deals and promotions we have running currently and be sure to check in often as these do change. 

How to Book a Riverside Oil Change Appointment Online

For a quick oil and filter change, you can trust the professionals at Ramona to provide a great service experience and get you back on the road in no time. Schedule your appointment for an oil change at either of our Riverside, CA locations or at any of our locations across Southern California.

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Concierge Services

We understand how imperative it is that your vehicle is in proper working order. Because of this, we are introducing a new program designed with your security in mind.

The Ramona Delivery Program is a no-cost concierge service to help you eliminate unnecessary trips outside your home. We will pick up your car from your location (within three miles of Ramona) and return it to you free of charge after services have been completed.

Your peace of mind is as important to us as it is to you. We promise to continue to do everything in our power to eliminate uncertainties and make your life easier. We hope that the Ramona Delivery Program demonstrates our commitment to you, ensuring that you can safely be on the road when you need to be.

Ramona is Inland Empire’s top choice for tire services and repairs including tire rotations and wheel balancing. Our ASE-certified technicians use state-of-the-art tire equipment to efficiently and safely repair or replace your tires at a reasonable price. From road-force balancers, computerized alignment machines and procedures developed by the Rubber Manufacturers Association, there is no better place to get your tires serviced. We can help you with the following services:


Can I Change the Oil in My Vehicles Myself?

Of course you can. But that doesn’t mean it’s always a good idea to do your own oil changes. An oil change service can involve more than just draining and replacing the oil in your engine, and there are some aspects of changing your own oil that you may not have considered.

You won’t be able to get under the car easily and it’s a messy process on your own. The proper tools are not always available at home to remove the pan bolt and the oil filter. You might cross-thread the filter and then overlook a leak because the filter isn’t secure. There is also the issue of proper disposal of the used oil.

An oil change in Riverside at your Ramona Tire & Service Centers offers fast, professional service. Check out the oil change coupons to give you even more savings!

Everyone Hears That Regular Oil Changes Are Crucial For Their Cars and Trucks. But Why?

The quick answer is the engine won’t last long without clean oil. To explain the reason for regular oil change service in more detail, though, requires some knowledge of how the engine works.

The engine is, of course, the heart of a vehicle. The oil that is pumped through the engine is often referred to as the lifeblood of this heart. As it pumps, it leaves behind a film of lubrication that creates slippery surfaces for the engine components as they work. This cuts down on friction and general wear and tear as all these metal parts touch over and over again.

Another important function of the oil is to transfer heat generated by all this friction among the bearing, pistons, rings, valve stems, and cylinder bores. The oil absorbs the heat until it gets back to the engine sump (a reservoir) and then it’s cooled by external air brought into the sump for that purpose. The cooled oil then begins its journey all over again.

Dirty oil and a blocked oil filter create too much friction from metal parts grinding against each other which leads to overheating and possibly engine failure.

Don’t take chances with your car’s engine. Set an appointment today for a professional, economical Riverside oil change at Ramona Tire & Service Centers.

Which is best: Conventional Oil or Synthetic Oil?

When you drive into your Riverside Ramona shop for an oil change, we will ask which kind of oil you want. What’s the difference?

Conventional Oil

  • Comes from crude oil
  • Less expensive
  • Many choices of viscosity grades
  • Often a better choice for car with 75,000+ miles
  • Degrades in harsh conditions

Synthetic Oil

  • Chemically engineered
  • Has few impurities
  • Provides better engine protection against corrosion and rusting
  • Ideal for high-performance engines
  • Good for cars that are only used for short trips
  • Fewer oil changes needed

Check with your professional Riverside Ramona oil change specialists for recommendations for your particular car or truck.

What About the Oil Filter?

The filter and oil work together to keep contaminants, dirt, and debris out of the engine. It’s a good practice to change the filter each time the oil is changed. New, clean oil running through a clogged, dirty filter won’t stay clean for long.

How Do Oil Changes Affect My Gas Mileage?

As oil circulates in the engine, it degrades. If it’s not changed, it turns to sludge which simply is hard to push through the engine. Energy output then rises, and fuel efficiency goes down.

You will get more miles per gallon with clean oil circulating through your engine. The metal parts in the engine will work well together, without grinding and wearing down. Less energy is needed so less gas is used.

What Do Clean Oil and Emissions Have to Do With Each Other?

A clean filter and clean oil equal fewer harmful hydrocarbons into the air from the vehicle’s exhaust.