Oil Change with Tire Rotation or Headlight Restoration from Westside Automotive (Up to 87% Off)

La Mesa

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Specialists keep cars running smoothly with complete oil changes, with optional tire rotation or headlight restoration

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. May be repurchased every 180 days. Appointment required, same day appointments accepted. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Valid for synthetic blend oil. Will be addition charge for synthetic oil. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $20 for Oil change with tire rotation and cooling system, brake, and safety inspection ($150 value)
  • $59 for Oil change package with headlight restoration & wiper blades ($315 value)

Antifreeze: Keeping Cars Cold-Blooded

Techs will top off of your car’s fluids, including antifreeze. Check out our guide to find out how this elixir keeps your car from sweating.

An engine’s rapidly moving parts generate a lot of heat, and while water is extremely effective at keeping things cool, two things make it a poor choice inside a radiator. For one, it can cause the metal to rust and corrode or leave dangerous mineral deposits inside the tank. More importantly, though, water freezes—fast. In older cars, drivers would often fill their radiators with regular tap water, rendering them useless in the winter months or on summer camping trips in Siberia. 

To overcome these shortcomings, modern coolant contains a variety of ingredients to prevent corrosion and change the freezing point of water—lending it the more popular name of antifreeze. When mixed with a solution of about 30% ethylene-glycol antifreeze, water doesn’t freeze until it’s nearly 0 degrees Fahrenheit—and doesn’t boil until it reaches about 220, allowing the engine to safely get hotter than usual. The mixture must be just right, however, since once the coolant becomes too diluted (anything over about 70%), the freezing point starts to creep back up.

Finding the right chemical base for antifreeze is an ongoing struggle. Almost all formulas use some kind of alcohol, whose freezing point is around 206 degrees lower than water’s. Early antifreeze used methanol, but its low boiling point made it ultimately impractical, so most formulas today are based on propylene glycol or ethylene glycol. Though cheaper to produce, the latter comes with a greater cost: it’s extremely toxic, a danger exacerbated by its sweet, syrupy taste. Some manufacturers have helped protect children and pets by adding a bittering agent to the formula, giving it the same foul taste of broccoli found in other poisons.

Customer Reviews

103 Ratings

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Mikiea P. · November 18, 2016
I strongly recommend here, Westside Automotive! Very fast and awesome service!
RUMI P. · November 15, 2016
Awesome service! Jeremy and his staff were very polite and professional. I didn't make an appointment. They were able to service my truck and did a full inspection on it within two hours. The cost was also very low and affordable. This shop is located right next door to Speedy Auto Service franchise, and I'll still be more than happy to come back to Westside Automotive with my vehicles.
Bomb S. · November 10, 2016
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    La Mesa

    7227 University Avenue

    La Mesa, CA 91942

    +16198253220

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