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Oil Changes

Your vehicle's engine has hundreds of moving parts in it. These parts cause friction when they rub against each other and the friction, in turn, causes massive amounts of heat in your engine. To protect against all of this friction and heat, we introduce lubricating oil into the engine. The oil has two jobs in the engine. One is to reduce the amount of friction by putting a layer of oil between the moving parts and the other is to help cool the parts of the engine as it circulates through.

If there were no oil in your engine, the moving parts would create so much heat that they would eventually melt together causing the engine to lock up. Once those engine parts melt together, there is no getting them apart. So we can all agree that the oil in your engine is pretty important. But why change the oil? Isn't the oil that came with the vehicle good enough? The answer is no, and here is why...

Over time, oil breaks down. There are many factors that contribute to the breakdown of the oil in your engine, but heat is the biggest contributing factor. In addition to the breakdown of the oil itself, there are also additives that are put in engine oil. These begin to break down and lose their effectiveness over time. There is also the issue of contamination. Small bits of dust, dirt and debris get into your engine and make their way into the oil. All these little bits of "stuff" make the oil much less slippery and much less effective at cushioning the moving parts of the engine.

So, how often should you change the oil? Most technicians recommend that you get an oil change every 3000 miles for maximum engine protection. Check your vehicle's owner's manual for the recommendations for your specific vehicle. Some manuals recommend an oil change every 7500 miles under certain driving conditions. Make sure your driving meets those conditions before you decide to risk waiting that long for an oil change.

How can Meineke help?

At Meineke Car Care Centres, we have oil change options to fit any budget. Check out our options below and choose the Oil Change option that's best for you!* Click Here to download our Oil Change Coupons.



Roadside Assistance Package Description
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24-Hour Emergency Roadside Assistance Benefits
Customers are covered for emergency road service throughout the U.S. and Canada.
24-Hour Emergency Roadside Assistance Benefits
Customers are covered for emergency road service throughout the U.S. and Canada.
24-Hour Towing Service
Customers are entitled to emergency towing service at no out-of-pocket cost for any tow up to 5 miles. Extended distance will be an additional expense covered by the customer.
24-Hour Towing Service
Customers are entitled to emergency towing service at no out-of-pocket cost for any tow up to 15 miles. Extended distance will be an additional expense covered by the customer.
24-Hour Mechanical First Aid
Customers are entitled to any service requiring minor adjustments (exclusive of parts) to enable a disabled vehicle to proceed under its own power, where available.
24-Hour Mechanical First Aid
Customers are entitled to any service requiring minor adjustments (exclusive of parts) to enable a disabled vehicle to proceed under its own power, where available.
24-Hour Tire Change Service
Customers may have their flat tire changed with their inflated and functional spare tire.
24-Hour Tire Change Service
Customers may have their flat tire changed with their inflated and functional spare tire.
24-Hour Emergency Delivery
A service truck will deliver emergency supplies of gasoline, water, oil, or other necessary supplies. Customers pay only for the cost of the supplies.
24-Hour Emergency Delivery
A service truck will deliver emergency supplies of gasoline, water, oil, or other necessary supplies. Customers pay only for the cost of the supplies.
24-Hour Emergency Battery Service
Customers are covered for battery boost and minor adjustments to alternator, starters, etc. while on the road.
24-Hour Emergency Battery Service
Customers are covered for battery boost and minor adjustments to alternator, starters, etc. while on the road.
24-Hour Lost Key Service
If keys are locked inside a customer's vehicle, the customer will be assisted in gaining entry to the vehicle's passenger compartment only. Locksmith services may be dispatched as needed at the customer's expense for labor and key making.
24-Hour Lost Key Service
If keys are locked inside a customer’s vehicle, the customer will be assisted in gaining entry to the vehicle’s passenger compartment only. Locksmith services may be dispatched as needed at the customer’s expense for labor and key making.
Discount Program
Customers are entitled to take advantage of our Rewards Mall as well as Car and RV Rental, Travel, Automotive, and Theme Park Discounts at thousands of locations throughout the U.S. and abroad.
Map Routing Service
We will, at no charge, provide customers with a 4-color mapping and travel route information to destinations they specify.
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Theft And Hit & Run Protection
A $500 reward is offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone responsible for Hit & Run damages or stealing customers’ vehicles.

*Offer available at participating Meineke Car Care Centres only
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**Rotation service for vehicles with Tire Pressure Monitoring System is available at additional cost.

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