Oil Change with 23-Point Inspection from Meineke Car Care Center (Up to 97% Off)

Meineke - Santa Clara

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$450 97% $435.05
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In a Nutshell

Specialists give cars a clean bill of health with inspection of fluid levels, filters, wiper blades, lights, battery, and belts

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 60 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Appointment required. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 as gifts. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Valid only for option purchased. Oil change includes up to 5 quarts of 5w30 conventional motor oil. Additional fees apply for disposal fees, oil filter and taxes. Not valid with any other offers. Special oil and filters are available at additional cost. See store manager for compete details. Valid only at Santa Clara location. Upon request only: Free brake inspection. Free engine code scan. Free tire pressure check. Free A/C inspection. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $14.95 for Oil Change with 23-Point Inspection ($450 value)
  • Groupon customers will also receive the following discounts:
  • 50% off brake pads
  • $10 discounted wheel alignment
  • $25 off services over $100
  • $50 off services over $250
  • $100 off services over $750

Motor-Oil Viscosity: A Slippery Subject

The oil viscosity your car needs is usually determined by your car’s manufacturer, but is there ever a reason to switch? Groupon sought out the answer.

Whenever a vehicle is in motion, engine oil has a lot of work to do: reducing friction between moving parts, keeping the engine from overheating, preventing components from prematurely wearing down. But there are many things that can keep oil from staying on top of its workload, and that’s where viscosity comes into play. Factors such as varying STARTING and running temperatures, an aging car, or heavy loads on board can all affect how motor oil performs. Fortunately, auto manufacturers specify what viscosity level is best for their vehicles, so most drivers never have to spend much time pondering this subject. But for those who are interested or who have to make elevator conversation with a talking car, there are a few basic principles to consider.

Like most liquids, when oil is cooler it’s more viscous (that is, slower-flowing), and when it’s warmer it’s less viscous. Higher-viscosity oils are most appropriate for cars that operate at higher temperatures or carry heavier loads. Lower-viscosity oils work better at lower temperatures since they don’t need to be heated to flow, but they generally offer less protection against wear.

There was a time when people who live in four-season climates would use one oil with a higher viscosity during the warm months and another during the cold months, but multi-grade motor oils solve that problem by working efficiently in both conditions. When you see a viscosity grade on a bottle of multi-grade motor oil—say, 10W-30—there are two numbers to consider. The number preceding the W stands for “winter” or “woolen-underwear season,” which reflects how the oil flows when starting an engine on a cold day. The number after the hyphen is the viscosity at 210°F, the standard temperature of an operating engine. (On both sides of the hyphen, a higher number means a higher viscosity.) What makes this type of oil so flexible? It’s the polymers—particles that expand as the oil heats up and slow down the rate at which the oil thins as it gets hotter.

Customer Reviews

Make an appointment online, mornings are best! :)
Christina G. · September 30, 2015
Great and fast service surpet friendly and great price
Alex B. · August 13, 2015
Friendly and helpful clerk, timely oil change service. I am giving them less than max rating because the supposedly included zillion point inspection report was missing some critical info - brake pad status - and the provided one was suspect: perfect everything on a 16 years old car last minimally serviced more than a year ago... So my tire pressure was the prescribed value all this time without me even breathing near the tires?! C'mon...
Sorin P. · January 31, 2017

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