One or Three Synthetic-Blend or Synthetic Oil Changes at West Coast Auto Centers (Up to 51% Off)

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Seasoned mechanics swap out old motor oil for fresh oil to maintain engine efficiency

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Choose from Four Options

  • $19 for one synthetic-blend oil change ($35 value)
  • $55 for three synthetic-blend oil changes ($105 value)
  • $35 for one synthetic oil change ($60 value)
  • $89 for three synthetic oil changes ($180 value)

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

They are always so nice an professional! I would recommend them always !
Kathy · September 13, 2016
Great service. In addition to honoring the oil change groupon, they took care of a minor window issue at no charge. I will definitely take my car to West Coast Auto Centers for car service and repair.
Addie R. · June 17, 2016
Great job and fast....Know what they are doing and care about your car....Protecting the seats and carpets and not creating more work after they work on your car....Thanks for a job well done....
Daniel R. · June 4, 2016
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