What You'll Get
Choose from Four Options
- $20 for a synthetic blend oil change with filter ($40 value)
- $40 for two synthetic blend oil changes with filter ($80 value)
- $30 for a full synthetic oil change with filter ($60 value)
- $60 for two full synthetic oil changes with filter ($120 value)
Oil change includes five quarts of oil, oil filter, windshield washer fluid top-off, brake inspection, and multi-point inspection.
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 fighters 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. 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.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. May be repurchased every 90 days. Appointment required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Vehicle may require additional parts. Cartridge filter is an additional cost. Offer is not valid for diesel cars or trucks. Cartridge filter is an additional cost and subject to availability. Services must be redeemed for same vehicle. Cannot be split between multiple vehicles. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.