Choose Between Two Options
$19 for two full-service oil change packages with peak-performance synthetic-blend oil and premium filter; up to 5 quarts of 5w-20 or 5w-30 (a $140 value)
$79 for two full-service diesel-truck oil change packages with Conoco Phillips CJ4 oil and premium filter; up to 12 quarts of 15w-40 (a $180 value)
Both oil change packages include:
- Tire rotation
- Check for leaks
- Top off fluids
- Inspection of brakes, suspension, battery, and air filter
- Complete safety inspection
- Wash of exterior windows
Before the invention of synthetic motor oil in the 1930s, machinery was protected with not only petroleum, but also rendered fat, vegetable oil, and even whale oil. Read on to learn how synthetic oil got cars moving more efficiently.
Synthetic Oil: Sending Petroleum the Way of the Dinosaurs
The widespread use of synthetic oils began in World War II, when massive tanks and jet fighter planes required a source of oil not tied to strategic regions in enemy hands. Under the high heat of a jet turbine or the bitter cold of a winter battlefield, naturally-derived lubricating compounds could fail or freeze, but impurity-free, manmade oils churned along, and are currently capable of keeping a car's moving parts humming for up to 7,000 miles between changes.
As with many aspects of car maintenance, the use of synthetic oil in engines is a source of fierce debate among auto enthusiasts. Before the invention of synthetic motor oil in the 1930s, machinery was protected with not only petroleum, but also rendered fat, vegetable oil, and even whale oil. Some tinkerers fervently tout the superiority of naturally derived lubricants, citing synthetic's relatively high cost or the tendency for early manmade compounds to leak. However, Popular Mechanics insists that modern synthetic oils run perfectly fine in most vehicles. Provided they refrain from loading up high-mileage or older vehicles with fully synthetic blends, car owners using synthetic motor oil may rest assured that their pistons are churning away safely and securely, without the help of dead dinosaurs or rendered whales.