Northeast Philadelphia 
Oil Change Near You 

We offer 3 types of oil changes for cars built certain time periods.
Below you will be able to identify which type is right for your vehicle model.
Time for an oil change?
It is recommended you have an oil change every 3,000 - 5,000 miles to stop engine wear and keep oil free from particles. 

For your car's particular service intervals, always consult your owners guide or ask one of our professionals.


Check Oil Light is illuminated
Check Engine Light is on
Oil is dirty
Pinging, knocking, or various other sounds coming from the engine
When it’s time for an oil change for your vehicle, knowing the best type of oil for your car is key. Engine oil is vital in keeping your vehicle running. Oil is the lifeblood for your vehicle and can affect the life of your engine, maintenance schedules, fuel economy, and so much more. That’s why it’s important to choose the right motor oil for your car, truck, or SUV.

Conventional oil

Conventional motor oil is available in a broad range of viscosity grades and quality levels. It’s appropriate for cars with simple engine designs and for drivers with conservative driving styles.

There are not only many types of motor oil, but there are also different viscosity grades.

Synthetic Blend Motor Oil

Synthetic blend motor oil is the popular choice with drivers of pickup trucks and SUVs because it provides additional protection for cars carrying heavier loads.  The costs are significantly less than synthetic oil!

According to a survey by the Automotive Oil Change Association, over 50 percent of car owners choose synthetics or synthetic blends when they get their oil changed.

Synthetic oil

Synthetic motor oil is chemically engineered to create higher performing oil purer than conventional oil and works better in high and low-temperature extremes.
Frequently Asked Questions
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How often should I do a full oil change?
This is a common question for new car owners. We can tell you that you should change your oil every 3,000 to 7,000 miles. But if you are driving in stop-and-go traffic or have a lot of short trips, then it may be worth your time to do an oil change early.

A vehicle's engine has three major components: the engine block, pistons and cylinder head. An engine needs lubrication to maintain this balance of parts which is why it is important to change the oil often.

Each time the vehicle's oil gets changed, it removes sludge from the system and prevents rust from building up on sensitive parts like valves and spark plugs.
What is the best way to change my oil?
People often ask what is the best way to change their oil, but it can be hard to know which one is best for them. There are two common types of oil changes: conventional oil changes and synthetic oil changes.

Synthetic oils are more expensive than conventional oils, but they provide better protection for your engine. Conventional oils reduce the need for engine repair work because they are cheaper and easier to use. Synthetic oils also reduce the chance of leaks because they form a tighter seal around your engine's parts.

People who want their engines to last longer should consider using synthetic oils in their vehicles because it protects against wear and tears on the engine that occurs when you use conventional oils in your car.

What are the consequences if I don't do a full oil change?

Changing your oil on a regular basis will help to increase fuel efficiency and promote better engine performance. It is also a safety measure that will help to avoid any potential engine damage.

The consequences of not doing a full oil change can include:

-Engine Damage

-Increased Fuel Consumption

-Troublesome Engine Noise

-Difficulty Starting the Vehicle

Do diesel cars need different types of oil than gasoline cars?
Different types of oil are required for different engine types. Oil is a liquid that lubricates and cools the gears in your engine. Diesel engines have a higher compression ratio, which increases the amount of heat generated when the fuel is burned in them. This requires a more powerful oil because diesel engines need to be cooled down to operate efficiently and prevent excess wear on parts.

A diesel car will usually need a heavier type of oil than a gasoline car, because it has high compression ratios and needs to be cooled down efficiently.


J & C Auto Repair is your local Northeast Philadelphia automotive repair, state inspection & maintenance service specialist in Philadelphia, PA.
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