Oil Change in Fairfax, VA
Routine oil change services help keep your car healthy. At Virginia Tire & Auto and Main Street Shell, you receive top-of-the-line service from our highly-trained technicians. Our expert mechanics ensure that you’re getting everything you need, which is why they’re trained to perform a 25-point courtesy inspection of your entire vehicle.
Our Extra-Mile Oil Change Service in Fairfax, VA, gives you not only fast and friendly assistance, but also the most efficient service that has helped keep the engines of Northern Virginia running smoothly for years.
Why select Main Street Shell in Fairfax for your oil change service?
The expert mechanics at our Fairfax location never want to recommend services you don’t actually need, which is the motivation behind the 25-point courtesy inspection included in our Extra-Mile Oil Change Service. We make sure your belts, hoses, and brakes are good to go, your battery is charged up, and that all your fluids and tires are sitting at proper levels.
In addition to our 25-Point Oil Change Service, we offer you a 90-day/4,000-mile oil and filter warranty. We want to make sure that you have peace of mind when you hit the road.
Our Fairfax location features several bays equipped to take on your auto repair needs. No matter your car’s make and model, Virginia Tire & Auto and Main Street Shell are here to help. You know your car is in the best hands with our ASE Certified Mechanics and ASE Master Mechanic on staff.
Our 25-Point Oil Change Service includes:
- Oil Change (up to 5 quarts)
- Oil Filter Replacement
- Chassis Lube
- Service Reminder Reset
- Windshield Cleaning (exterior)
- Front Mat Vacuum
Checking (if equipped and accessible):
- Engine Air Filter
- Cabin Air Filter
- Visible Belt
- Visible Hoses
- Tire Pressure
- Tire Tread Depth
- Exterior Lights
- Wiper Blades
- Brake Fluid
- Automatic Transmission Fluid
- Axle Boots
- Inspection and Tag Expiration Dates
- Warning lights on the Dashboard
Checking and Filling:
- Washer Fluid
- Power Steering Fluid
What is the pricing for oil change services in Fairfax, VA?
At Main Street Shell in Fairfax, we offer three different price ranges for oil change services, depending on the needs of your car. Our mechanics will assess your vehicle and determine your best option.
- Chevron Supreme Oil Change Price: $39.99
This synthetic blend oil is a mixture of conventional motor oils and synthetic base stocks. It offers protection against deposit and sludge formation as well as either meeting or exceeding warranty requirements for many light truck and car makers. This blend also provides exceptional anti-wear protection to the critical parts of your engine.
- Havoline Pro DS Motor Oil Change Price: $59.99
By using a synthetic base stock mixed with a variety of additives, this full synthetic oil boosts the performance of the oil and promotes long engine life. Not only does it offer excellent protection for both hot and cold operating temperatures, but also for extended oil drains, heavy loads, and for cars requiring a synthetic motor oil. With most newer vehicles requiring a full synthetic oil in their engines, this is a great option.
- Mobil 1 Motor Oil Change Price: $79.99
The Mobil 1 Motor is an advanced full synthetic oil that serves as the world’s leading full synthetic motor oil and is used by more than any other brand by NASCAR teams. It delivers high-end performance during the maximum oil change service intervals advised in the owner’s manual and helps extend the engine life by reducing stress on starting components.
Extra Mile Oil Change Pricing
Synthetic Blend Oil
- A mixture of conventional motor oils and synthetic base stocks
- Synthetic blend provides more performance and protection than conventional oil
- Excellent antiwear protection to critical engine parts
- Protection against deposit and sludge formation
- Meets or exceeds warranty requirements for many car and light truck manufacturers
Full Synthetic Oil
- Uses a synthetic base stock mixed with a variety of additives that boost the performance of the oil
- Most newer vehicles require full synthetic oils in their engines
- Exceptional wear protection in hot or cold operating temperatures
- Protection for extended oil drains, heavy loads or for vehicles requiring a synthetic motor oil
- Promotes long engine life
Advanced Full Synthetic Oil
- The world’s leading full synthetic motor oil
- Used by more NASCAR teams than any other brand of motor oil
- Supports quick cold-weather starting and ultra fast protection
- Delivers outstanding performance during the maximum oil change service intervals recommended in owner’s manuals
- Helps extend engine life and reduces stress on starting components
Why do you need a routine oil change service?
If your engine is the heart of your car, then oil is your vehicle’s blood. The primary responsibility of oil is to lubricate the different parts of your car’s engine. It also acts as a cooling agent that keeps your engine from overheating. Over time, though, your oil becomes less effective due to exposure to air, heat, and moisture, causing it to thicken and become sludge-like. Without an oil change, your oil is no longer pumping smoothly through your engine, and it cannot battle debris that can put wear and tear on your engine and be costly to repair.
Having a regular oil change service can keep your car in tip-top shape and prevent your engine from becoming damaged. By visiting our Fairfax location for your routine oil change, you can keep your mind on more important things – like where you’re going next.
How often do you need an oil change?
The old standard for how often you should receive an oil change was around every 3,000 miles, or about every three months. With today’s auto advancements, your car’s engine can potentially drive for longer between each oil change.
At Virginia Tire & Auto and Main Street Shell, we advise that customers get oil change service as often as the manufacturer of the vehicle recommends. The car’s recommended oil change interval can be found in the owner’s manual. If the vehicle is also equipped with an oil life monitoring system, the car should be brought in when the system notifies the driver that an oil change is needed.
If the recommended interval cannot be found and the car is not equipped with a monitoring system, a Virginia Tire & Auto sales associate will access the vehicle’s oil change schedule electronically and let you know the advised oil change interval by your manufacturer. After you receive oil change service at Main Street Shell in Fairfax, the oil change mileage interval can be found on your printed invoice and can be used to measure the mileage for the next recommended oil change interval. A reminder sticker is also placed on the windshield of your vehicle.
What kind of oil do you need for your car?
At Virginia Tire & Auto and Main Street Shell, we use synthetic blends and synthetic oil for our oil change service in Fairfax, VA. Compared to conventional and mineral oil, synthetic oil:
- Offers powerful protection on engine wear.
Your engine’s parts are in constant contact with one another. The oil acts as a barrier between the components of your engine. As the oil breaks down, it can’t protect from wear and tear. Synthetic oils retain their wear protection properties much longer, which as a result, increases your engine life.
- Keeps your engine cleaner.
Synthetic oils have fewer impurities in comparison to other oils. This allows the oil to oppose the formation of sludge, which prevents deposits from forming in your engine.
- Runs better in colder temperatures.
Oil settles as your car sits for a while, whether it be overnight or over the weekend. When the ignition starts, it takes a little while for the oil to get the flow going again, especially in colder climates and/or months. Synthetic oils, however, flow quickly even at lower temperatures and start protecting the engine right after your car starts.
- Protects better in warmer temperatures.
Just like colder temperatures, hot temperatures can cause conventional oil to break down quickly. When running, engines are already really warm. Add that to hot temperatures outside, and the oil protecting your engine can break down or even evaporate, leaving your engine open to wear and tear. Synthetic oils resist high temperatures, protecting your engine in warm climates.
To find out which oil to receive at your next oil change, ask the experts at Virginia Tire & Auto and Main Street Shell. Schedule an appointment today for oil change services in Fairfax, VA!
We service all major automotive brands.
We service all major automotive brands including Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercedes, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Porsche, RAM, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo.
We’re 100% committed to making sure you’re 100% satisfied. We’ve spent more than 40 years doing things the right way, and that’s why it’s part of our culture to make sure you’re in the most friendly, comfortable and honest environment possible. And it’s also why our warranty not only covers all our services but will also be honored at all our locations, too.
Synthetic motor oils contain more highly refined base oils than those used in conventional mineral oils, which can offer you better protection and performance.
Getting your oil changed is necessary for keeping your car performing at its best. When should you have this service performed?
Take the oil light on your dashboard seriously!