One or Two Synthetic Oil Changes, or One Hour of Mechanical Work at Volkswagen of Orange (Up to 69% Off)

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Most people never read the owner's manual for their car, which is a shame because it explains how to tell if your car is inhabited by a ghost. Talk to the experts with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $29 for one synthetic oil change with tire rotation and multi-point inspection (a $90 value)
  • $55 for two synthetic oil changes with tire rotations and multi-point inspections (a $180 value)
  • $59 for one hour of mechanical work (a $130 value)

Synthetic Oil: Sending Petroleum the Way of the Dinosaurs

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.

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, even without the help of dead dinosaurs or rendered whales.

In a Nutshell

Treat your wheels to an oil change that comes with a complimentary car wash, or use your Groupon for an hour of maintenance and repairs

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. In-store only. Not valid for sale items. Valid for 5 qts of premium, synthetic motor oil, installation of factory Volkswagen filter, installation of factory Volkswagen plug washers, top off of all fluids, multi-point inspection and complimentary car wash. Parts are extra. Additional hourly service that may be required is extra. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

For those who strive to keep their car looking good and running well