Your Trusted Source for Oil Changes in South Richmond & Glen Allen

Looking for easy ways to help your car and engine at peak performance? Sticking to a consistent oil change schedule is one of the very best things you can do to keep your car maintained and running well, but many Richmond area drivers let oil changes fall by the wayside. If you’re overdue for an oil change, give the experts at Aarrow Transmission a call. With conveniently located full-service garages in South Richmond-Midlothian and Glen Allen-Short Pump, we’re proud to provide the best oil change service in Richmond, Glen Allen, Midlothian, Short Pump, and the surrounding areas.

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Oil Change FAQ

Your engine works hard. So hard, in fact, that its fast-moving parts will overheat and wear down over time unless they’re properly lubricated with oil. Unfortunately, oil also breaks down over time, becoming dirty, gritty, and ineffective. Once the oil in your engine has broken down, your car’s performance and gas mileage will suffer. It can even cause overheating that may lead the engine to break down. 
There’s no two ways around it: when you make a point to get the oil in your car changed regularly, it helps your car run better. Having regular oil changes will provide the lubrication that engines need to perform at their best. They remove dirt and grit buildup, reduce friction, cool engine components, and protect against premature wear. It may even help prevent future breakdowns!
As a rule of thumb, experts recommend having your car’s oil changed every 3000 miles or every six months. This may vary based on your personal driving habits, the age of your car, how often you drive, and the quality of the oil that you use. Newer vehicles can occasionally wait a little longer between oil changes; on the other hand, an older car may need them more frequently. The pros at Aarrow Transmissions can evaluate your vehicle and let you know the best possible oil change schedule for its needs. 

Technically you can, but we don’t recommend it. Changing your oil is more than just inconvenient – it can also be risky and messy. The average driver may not know how to properly dispose of the oil, which can present an entirely different set of challenges. When you take an oil change into your own hands, you run the risk of making a mistake or overlooking a preexisting issue. In the end, you won’t have saved much money and you may even make matters worse. It’s best just to let the experts handle it. Richmond trusts Aarrow Transmission for superior oil change services.

Aarrow Transmission offers a range of oil change options, and our ASE-certified technicians will help you determine which one is the right choice for your vehicle. Our synthetic motor oils provide maximum wear protection and fuel economy, regular/synthetic oil blends help to improve engine protection during cold starts and reduce oil consumption, and our budget-minded regular oils are perfectly suitable for most cars and trucks. We know that more Richmond area drivers than ever are environmentally conscious, so we also offer eco-friendly oil change options! 

When you get an oil change here at Aarrow Transmission, we’ll also make sure that your car’s other elements are running as well as they can. Our technicians will check your air filter, coolant, antifreeze, brake, transmission, and power steering fluids. We'll let you know if you need a new filter or fluids, and we’ll also review your vehicle manufacturer’s suggested maintenance schedule.

Unlike other quick lube stations that will change your oil and check your air filter, the team at Aarrow cares about customer relationships. As a locally owned and operated auto shop, we take pride in serving our community and go the extra mile for all of our customers. Our technicians compile thorough repair histories so that we can keep tabs on your vehicle over time, and wherever possible, we make sure that you see the same members of our crew. We want to be your only mechanic, and we’ll go above and beyond to make that happen.

Aarrow Auto Is Here For You

You rely on your vehicle every day. Keep it running smoothly with an oil change from Aarrow Transmission.

Schedule one today at 804-794-2400 (South Richmond-Midlothian) or 804-364-2500 (Glen Allen-Short Pump)

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