As we all adjust to our new version of normal, there are a few things that don’t change. For instance, the need for car care exists today as much as yesterday. Consequently, it’s imperative that you consider scheduled maintenance services to prolong the life of your vehicle. Regular oil changes are important to preserving the health of your vehicle so that it can continue to take you wherever you need to go. Our team of technicians at Havoline Xpress Lube are prepared to help you do that.
Even if you can’t make your regular visits for upcoming services, we have some tips to keep you on track. We’ll start by answering some common questions.
What Oil Do You Need?
While this may seem like an unimportant question at the moment, it’s not. Putting the wrong motor oil in your vehicle may do more harm than good. To truly prolong the life of your vehicle, you need the best lubrication for your engine. Therefore, let’s answer an age-old comparison – a synthetic oil change versus a conventional oil change.
While synthetic oil may cost a little more upfront, its benefits pay off in the long run. Just a few include:
- Lower friction, which reduces wear on engine
- Longer intervals between oil changes
- Higher viscosity stability over a wider temperature range
- Reduced oil thickening
- More uniform protection
- AAA studies show that synthetic engine oil performs 47% better than conventional oil
Ultimately, this is why we use only Havoline synthetic oil at Havoline Xpress Lube of Kernersville. We find it to be the best option and want to provide only the best for our customers.
Why You Should Change Your Oil
No matter which you choose, it’s important to understand why you need to change your oil in the first place. As your engine operates, the oil inside becomes dirty with flakes of metal, carbon, and varnish that turns the oil running inside your engine to glue. This glue makes the engine work harder to perform. Your engine requires clean lubrication to function effectively. Changing the oil regularly and using quality products not only prolongs the life and performance of your vehicle, but prevents breakdowns. You rely on your car to get you safely where you need to go every day. We know that’s important to you. That makes it important to us.
However, the issue goes even deeper than that. In fact, your vehicle may have plenty of oil in it. But, if it’s been in there for a long period of time, it may no longer be working. Oil has numerous additives. Among them are anti-wear agents and rust inhibitors. When these eventually deplete, your lube no longer provides adequate protection. Worse, dirty oil results in a dirty engine that may eventually wear out and lock up.
Fortunately, regular service prevents these dire consequences. First, check your vehicle owner’s manual for the suggested oil-change frequency. Generally, it falls between 3,000 and 10,000 miles for normal driving. “Normal” is a critical word. Some things that aren’t considered normal driving conditions include:
- Extreme weather (less than 10 degrees; more than 90 degrees)
- Excessive idling
- Frequent stop-and-go traffic
- High humidity
- Towing or hauling weighted materials
What Does the Check Engine Light Mean?
When that check engine light blinks it’s alarming, but it doesn’t mean the sky is falling. Sometimes, it’s just a reminder for upcoming services. However, you should never simply ignore it. Initially, it’s wise to pull out your automotive guide from your glove box (yes, that’s where it should always live) and determine what the light means. Keep in mind, if your automotive guide has been long lost, you can do a web search for the make and model of your car and find a quick answer online.
Or, call us. Our team of technicians at Havoline Xpress Lube is here to aid you. We pride ourselves on being friendly and helpful. This is more important than ever as we all work together to keep as much normalcy in our lives as possible.
Are There Other Maintenance Services You Should Consider?
Even in the best of times, it’s hard to remember all of the scheduled maintenance that your car needs. To stay on track, here’s a quick list of preventative maintenance to keep in mind.
- Engine air filter – keeping your filter clean helps keep your engine clean.
- Power steering fluid – adequate levels ensure that your steering mechanisms work properly.
- Wiper blades – don’t wait until there is a storm to discover that your wipers are worn out.
- Automatic Transmission fluid – keep your transmission properly lubricated.
- Coolant/antifreeze – make sure all fluid levels are sufficient to keep your vehicle at the proper temperature.
- Brakes – a check of pads and fluids can help reduce future damage and keep you safe.
- Wheel alignments – improperly aligned wheels wear out tires unevenly and increase gas consumption.
- Manufacturer recommended services – if you’re unsure as to what you need to keep an eye on, ask us. We will help you figure it out.
Some of these tasks are crucial to keeping your manufacturer’s warranty in place. While not everything must be done at once, it will save you money in the long run to keep your car running as efficiently as possible. After all, sometimes, we simply don’t notice the little things that may be occurring in our vehicle. Eventually, these minor issues may cause larger, more expensive problems. Not to mention, glitches may cause safety issues as well. We strive to ensure that your vehicle is safe and running properly. During your oil change visit, be sure to request our courtesy check to make sure that fluids and filters are as they should be.
Remember that our ASE-Certified mechanics are always available to answer your questions and will always explain any work that we are performing on your vehicle. We will show you exactly the part or parts that need replacing. At all times, we care for your vehicle as we would our own. We always give you the price upfront, so that there are no surprises and try to keep the cost as low as possible.
Additional Services that Havoline Xpress Lube Offers
Now that we have a few questions answered, let’s evaluate other ways to make your life easier. To maximize your time and outings, it’s wise to get as many services done as possible in one visit. Consider getting a car wash while you’re here.
Who on earth is thinking about a car wash right now? Well, we are. Keeping your paint pristine and free of debris alleviates future problems for the exterior of your vehicle. Plus, we hear a car drives better when it’s shiny and clean and it simply feels good to have a fresh start! Moreover, riding through a car wash can be entertaining in itself.
Choose from 3 package options for unlimited visits:
- Turbo Complete Wash (unlimited visits per month) – $45, $36 or $30 Per month, depending on the options you choose.
Or, select the wash you prefer and pay on a per-visit basis.
Additionally, we offer a wide range of car repair services.
- General Auto Repair & Maintenance
- Transmission Repair & Replacement
- Brake Repair and Replacement
- Air Conditioning A/C Repair
- Tire Repair and Replacement
- Nitrogen Filling of Tires
- Fuel System Repair
- Exhaust System Repair
- Engine Cooling System Maintenance
- Electrical Diagnostics
- Starting and Charging Repair
- CV Axles
- Computer Diagnostic Testing
- State Emissions Inspection
- Emission Repair Facility
- Brake Job / Brake Service
- Engine Cooling System Flush & Repair
- Steering and Suspension Work
Plan ahead and schedule an appointment for any of our services!
Save Money While You Save Time
At Havoline Xpress Lube in Kernersville, we truly appreciate your business and strive to help you save money while saving you time. Therefore, we have a loyalty club so that you can earn points for every purchase. Then, you can redeem your points for your favorite products and services. Join our loyalty club today!
Speaking of being loyal, we’d like to share some kind words from our faithful customers.
“Mac and his team have been maintaining our vehicles for 15 years. …consistently.” T. Nichols
“Top notch service and amazing staff! Mac and Derrick run a tight ship.” C. Moore
“Always top-notch service, they know the names of all their customers and treat your vehicle as if it’s their own. Their new car wash is amazing!” L. Durner
“These guys are great. One of the only mechanics I trust to look at my car if anything goes wrong. Never had an issue with their oil change, and they were able to patch a punctured tire for cheap.” D.Grunt
“The people and service are just incredible. I purchased a set of tires for one of my work vans there recently and the value was excellent. They showed great care to my van and had us in and out within a couple of hours, and that was with changing all tires, plus an oil change. It is clear that the owner of this location knows what it takes to achieve customer satisfaction. I would highly recommend to all my friends and family, and will continue using for all my automotive needs. GREAT JOB!!!!!!” T. Crater
We Are Here for You
We sincerely appreciate these kind words. As we all work to support each other in our community, we want to remind you that we are here for you. We are family-owned and operated and thankful that our customers stick by us as we strive to stick by you. Our quality products combine with fast and efficient service so that we continue to serve you best. Our goal is to get you in and out as quickly as possible with the confidence that we’ve done our job right.
For over 25 years, Havoline Xpress Lube of Kernersville has been helping drivers across North Carolina maintain their vehicles. With 4 ASE-certified mechanics, 5 technicians with NC Inspection Certifications and a total of 14 staff at our location, we can take care of all of your vehicle repair and maintenance needs. From oil changes, filter replacements, and fluid flushes to brakes, shocks and struts, mufflers, tires, and wheel alignment… we’ve got you covered.
As mentioned above, we have several ASE certified technicians on staff as well. This is another way that we are here for you and ensuring that your work is completed by professionals. ASE (short for the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence), is an independent organization put in place to improve the quality of vehicle repair service. To do so, they test and certify automotive professionals. Consequently, customers and shop owners can be confident in their technician’s level of expertise. To remain certified, technicians must retest every five years to keep up with current automotive technology. Thus, all parties have peace of mind knowing that they are providing or getting the level of service that they need.
Today, give us a call to schedule your appointment at 336-993-7697. Or, drop by for your oil change. At the moment, we are still accepting customers and will adhere to all guidelines regarding COVID-19. While all of this evolves around us, we will continue to work with you to keep your car in the best condition possible.