Where to Get Your Oil Changed in San Jose
Once a year from 2005 to 2008, the streets of San Jose were closed off and repurposed as the San Jose Grand Prix. The main event—Champ Car World Series—turned the civic roadways into a street circuit track where world-class drivers would race through the city, drawing spectators and a weeklong festival of events.
The San Jose Grand Prix ended in 2008, and today the racers have been replaced with civilian drivers. But as traffic still rolls through San Jose, oil-change facilities are still critical to keeping the streets buzzing, regardless of the speeds. Here are some San Jose auto shops that offer oil changes, perks, and qualified mechanics.
Credentials: ASE-certified Master technicians, factory-trained technicians
Perks: Free local shuttle service within 5 miles, free coffee and WiFi while you wait
Warranty: 24-month, 24,000-mile
Credentials: ASE-certified and factory-trained technicians, I-Car-certified technicians, AAA-approved facility
Perks: Free shuttle for anywhere in a 10-mile radius
Anything else?: Michael & Co. specializes in collision repair, and its I-Car-certified staff performs frame and glass repairs as well as paint restoration.
Warranty: 15-month or 15,000-mile warranty on mechanical repairs, lifetime warranty against bodywork and/or paint defects on body-shop work
Perks: Free 27-point inspections, free car washes with every service
If you want to go in, but your car can’t make it: South Valley offers delivery and pickup services.
Want a little more color?: The body shop’s equipped with computerized color-matching technology, downdraft spraybooths, and a Spies Hecker paint system for color and paint jobs.
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