Sorted by Archive: April, 2017 ( 2 post/s)

  • How much is an oil change?

    Friday 07 April 2017

    The most popular call we get is "How much is an oil change?".  That is like calling McDonald's and asking how much is a hamburger and then calling Applebee's with the same question.  Obviously, if that was the only question you asked, you would be eating at McDonald's a lot. There are other things that need to considered.  

    "We never get any of the questions like "Does your oil meet the highest US standards for engine wear protection?" or "Does your oil meet the API SN service classification?" Or, how about some easier ones. "Do you check all of my lights, test my battery and anti-freeze, inspect belts and hoses, top off fluids, check the front end components for looseness and set the tire pressures during the oil service?"

    Sometimes we just don't know what to ask. It really comes down to finding a shop that has the highest integrity that we can trust to make some decisions for us.  We are constantly solicited by oil distributors that will sell us oil for less than half of what we pay for Mobil.  The latest one said they sell to over 1,500 shops and quick lubes in the Tri-state area.  I won't put it in my car and I won't put it in yours just so that I can have a discounted oil change.  

    Now, to answer the question, most conventional full service oil changes cost less than $40 before tax.  Synthetics are usually between $65 and $75. Some cars use more than 5 quarts and some use a special oil filter.  They cost a little more.

    Andy Walko

    Walko Automotive Service

  • Why come to Walko Automotive

    Tuesday 04 April 2017

    I know that there are a lot of choices as to where to get your vehicle serviced.  As an active customer of Walko Automotive, you will receive a FREE 12 month membership in the AC Delco Motorist Roadside Assistance Program.  This program provides you with towing, jump start, out of gas, flat tire and lock out services.  AC Delco will reimburse you up to $75.  

    I also want you to know that most of the work done at Walko Automotive is covered by an industry leading 2 year/24,000 mile warranty.  By using high quality parts installed by ASE Certified Technicians, it is unlikely that you will ever need it.

    We have an available free local shuttle. Be sure to arrange a convenient time in advance. We can also provide a local concierge service with advance notice in the event that you cannot leave the house or office that day.

    We also have available 6 months same as cash to help you stay on budget.  You can apply in person at Walko Automotive or click on the Synchrony Car Care button on the home page.

    Thank you for considering Walko Automotive. We will try to exceed your expectations.

    Andy Walko

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