If you drive a high-end import vehicle, you’ve got impeccable taste in automobiles and you’re probably meticulous about keeping up with scheduled preventive maintenance. You’re well aware that not getting your oil change at the recommended interval could damage your import car, so you’re careful to take it in regularly for this important service.


Why Are High-Quality Oil Changes So Critical?

Even if you are good about following preventive maintenance guidelines, it’s always helpful to know the reason the guidelines exist in the first place. The more educated you are, the less likely you’ll be to slack off in the future. Here are a few of the benefits of clean, properly filtered oil in the engine of your import car :

  • You’ll enjoy better gas mileage (and save money). Dirty oil causes friction between moving parts. Friction causes heat, and the hotter your engine is, the fewer miles it will be able to travel per gallon.
  • You’ll enjoy a smoother ride when your oil is fresh.
  • You’ll prolong the lifespan of your car’s engine. Clean oil means a clean engine that’s less prone to seizing and other age-related problems.

Two Criteria To Look For In Your Oil Service Provider

You’re careful to keep up with regular oil changes and understand why you need them. But are you careful about where you have your import’s oil replaced? Not all repair shops are equal.

What do they charge? Import vehicles typically cost more than American vehicles and they cost more to service and maintain. In regard to oil changes, you can expect to pay more for this service on your import. The good news, though, is that rather than having to have this service performed every 3,000 miles (the standard for domestic cars), you often are able to extend these services by several thousand miles; call us for clarification.

Are they familiar with your vehicle? Price should certainly be a consideration when choosing who to trust with your import service. However, it should be only half of the equation. Bill’s Auto Shop on the corner may advertise a $29.95 oil change special. But how many Saabs, BMWs or Mini Coopers has Bill worked on? How familiar is Bill with the complex computers within import vehicles? You definitely don’t want to risk your vehicle’s health to save a few dollars.

The best approach is to seek out import service specialists that specialize in your car, and then do an “apple to apple” price comparison.

How Much Does An Oil Change Cost In Dallas?

In the Dallas area, import auto specialists charge anywhere from $45 to more than $135 to change the oil in your Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Mini Cooper, Saab, Volkswagen, Volvo or other European import. Where does Southwest Auto rank on that pricing scale? The absolute lowest price. Southwest Auto offers the best service and the best prices for an oil change. If you live in the Dallas area, why take your import anywhere else for service? Is it time for an oil change? When you’re ready to schedule an appointment, contact us at Southwest Auto.

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