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Minneapolis Oil Change

Keep Your Vehicle on the Road

The single most cost-effective measure of prevent maintenance a car owner can take is changing engine oil on a regular basis. Traditionally, this is every 3,000 miles or 3 months, but many newer cars use synthetic oil which is recommended to be replaced every 5,000 miles or 6 months.

Many vehicle manufactures have extended their oil change intervals long beyond the traditional intervals. On numerous occasions we have seen excessive engine wear due to extended oil change intervals. Sometimes to the point that the engine needs costly repairs. This wear may be the fault of Minnesota driving conditions e.g. extreme hot and cold temperatures. We can’t fault you for following the recommended intervals, but replacing conventional engine oil every 3,000 miles and synthetic oil every 5,000 miles greatly reduces the possibility of expensive repairs down the road. Think of it as cheap insurance and get your oil changed on time, every time.

Schedule A Professional Oil Change

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 Alexander’s Import Auto Repair did an amazing job with my car. They provided great customer service – even setting me up with a complimentary loaner car so I didn’t have to miss any work. 

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Professional Vehicle Inspection

Although there are many national chains that offer “quickie” oil changes at a reasonable rate, they can lack a key element of a preventative maintenance oil change. That key element is a vehicle inspection performed by an experienced, qualified mechanic. During this inspection we let you know if there are any immediate areas of concern, if you are due for further maintenance, and if there is anything that needs to be watched for future repairs.


Vehicle Specific Parts

One other difference can be the quality of the parts used. With an oil change there are only two parts; the engine oil and the oil filter. Oil may appear straight forward, but some oil companies are deceitful which makes it difficult for the average consumer to purchase the correct oil for their vehicle. At Alexander’s Import we have poured hours of research into making sure the oil we put in your car meets or exceeds all of the recommendations put forth by your vehicle manufacture. Using sub-par engine oil will cause excessive wear and over time failure of the engine.

The oil filter may also seem like a small part. Its job is to filter out the contaminates in the oil so the oil can pick up more as it reenters the engine. If the oil filter becomes saturated with contaminates after just one thousand miles that means you have dirty oil trying to clean your engine for thousands of miles after that. At Alexander’s Import we work with our suppliers to make sure that every oil filter we install will last the recommended mileage interval without issues.

At Alexander’s Import you can trust we will provide you the best possible oil change service for your vehicle.

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