Oil Changes in Fairbanks
Your car requires routine oil changes to remain in excellent condition. The oil reserves keep your engine lubricated and prevent damage, but we understand that drivers often forget about an oil change. At Pearson Auto, we will send you a reminder for every oil change and welcome walk-in customers. We work with drivers in Fairbanks, North Pole, Fort Wainwright, and Eielson Air Force Base to ensure that every vehicle drives smoothly and safely.
Why Are Oil Changes Important?
Oil changes keep your engine running smoothly. Without an oil change, the engine will begin to dry up, metal parts will clash with one another, and the engine will stall out. In the process, metal pieces could sheer, gouge, or break one another. The resulting damage is very expensive to repair, and you might break down on the side of the road or in a remote location.
Automotive manufacturers create a list of recommendations for their vehicles, and most cars need an oil change every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. An oil change, then, helps maximize your investment in the car.
Signs You Need an Oil Change
You might have misplaced the sticker on the windshield or noticed issues with your vehicle. Common signs that you need an oil change include:
When you encounter any of these issues, call us or come by the shop for an oil change. Because we complete a full diagnostic and inspection on every vehicle, we will let you know if there are other issues that you should address.
A Comprehensive Oil Change
When we complete a comprehensive oil change, we check the type of oil needed for your vehicle and the amount required. Keep in mind that larger vehicles require more oil and the oil change will be slightly more expensive. For example, a Ford E-350 Econoline van requires seven quarts of oil, but an Explorer needs almost six quarts. A Ford Focus, for the sake of comparison, needs less than five quarts of oil.
We remove the oil filter, drain the oil, replace the oil filter, and add new oil. Our mechanics check the oil level in the car, and we start the vehicle to get the oil flowing again. The process typically takes less than 30 minutes, but we ask for your patience on a busy day or when your vehicle’s oil filter is difficult to reach.
Comfortable and Affordable Automotive Services
Call us or contact us online when you need an oil change in Fairbanks. If you can’t wait, we have free loaners available. If you got a worrisome estimate from another mechanic, we’ll give you a free second opinion, and all our services include a 5-year/50,000 mile warranty. Our ASE-certified team at Pearson Auto will help you schedule an appointment and get out as quickly as possible.
Oil ChangeFull Synthetic
Full Synthetic Oil Change (up to 6 quarts)