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Oil Change in Mission Grove, CA

Oil Change

Changing the oil in your car is usually an instant procedure at a modern automotive service center like Protrans. A proper lubricating approach in your vehicle is also an essential asset of your vehicle maintenance program. Good, clean oil improves the overall performance of your car and expands the life of the engine.

This comprehensive guide will thoroughly inform you about oil changes and procedures.

What do you mean by an oil change?

Oil changes typically refer to changing the necessary lubricating oil of a vehicle to make your automobile functional. An oil change is the removal of used oil in your engine and replacing it with a new, refreshed or clean oil. In addition to this, oil breaks down & gets dirty.

Like most lubricating and cooling fluids that keep vehicles running, engine oil must be changed at some point. Metallic particles and engine debris gradually darken and thicken the oil, reducing its efficiency. Oil filters, which are small, replaceable parts, are designed to remove this debris but have a limited lifespan. When you change your oil, you should also change the filter.

Different types of Oils for cars

Car oils are categorized into four different types:

Synthetic Oil

Because synthetic oils are chemically engineered, the oil molecules are more uniform in shape, have fewer impurities, and perform better than mineral oils. Since synthetic lubricants are formulated with higher-performing additives, they tend to perform better at extreme temperatures, high or low.

Semi-synthetic Oil

Semi-synthetic oils blend synthetic and mineral oils that provide greater oxidation resistance than mineral oil while also providing excellent low-temperature properties for your engine.

Mineral Oil

Mineral oils are available in a variety of viscosity and quality grades. They are recommended for drivers who have simple engine designs and drive consistently. Drivers with a heavy foot or a mixture of driving styles are strongly advised to use synthetic oils, as they have a longer service life and oil drain interval!

High-mileage Oil

High-mileage oils are designed specifically for older or newer vehicles with over 100,000 miles on the odometer. High mileage oils, with a unique blend of additives and formulation, help reduce engine oil burn-off while preventing oil leaks that can occur in older or high-mileage engines.

What does engine oil do?

Engine oil lubricates, and cools the moving components of your engine. Most automobile manufacturers specify exactly which engine oil is appropriate for your machine. The oil type recommended is typically found in two locations, i.e. the oil cap on the engine & in the owner’s manual. The core specification elaborates on the type and viscosity of the oil along with the moving parts of the car, truck and SUV’s engine.

Danger Indicators that indicate your engine oil needs to change

Many drivers rely solely on mileage as a gauge for oil changes or replacements. Here are some of the most common reasons or indicators that your car needs an oil change:

Check Engine Oil or Oil Change Light

The car will be the most obvious indicator that there is a problem with your oil. When there is insufficient oil in the system, the oil change light in your vehicle will illuminate, so check the dipstick to see what’s going on.

In the worst-case scenario, the check engine light will illuminate. This is your car alerting you that things have deteriorated to the point where the engine is at risk of damage due to faulty parts or a lack of lubrication.

Engine Noise & Knocking

Oil provides lubrication and a protective layer between engine parts, avoids metal-to-metal brushing, keeps the engine quiet, and allows it to run smoothly or efficiently. If your oil is not doing its job correctly, the engine noise will elevate. In most cases, you may even experience knocking and rumbling sounds that mean your engine is tearing itself apart from a lack of lubrication.

Dark or Dirty Oil

The color of clean oil is reddish and it is mildly translucent. It fills up with particles collected from the engine and darkens as it is used.

It will not be obvious when this begins, so you must be vigilant and check your engine oil at least once a month. Remove the dipstick and wipe it clean before replacing it in the oil tank. Now remove it a second time. It is time for an oil change if the dipstick can’t see through the oil.

Exhaust smoke

Your car’s tailpipe will always emit translucent vapor, but it is time for an engine inspection if it changes to smoke. There could be faulty engine parts or an oil leak.

Oil Smell inside the car

If you smell oil inside your car, it could indicate an oil leak. Your vehicle may get too hot if you smell gas or exhaust fumes. In either case, you should schedule maintenance right away.

Head to Protrans to Get your Oil Change Service today in Mission Grove!

If you are looking for an oil change or replacement services for your vehicle in Mission Grove, then it is vital to schedule your visit to California’s #1 Automobile workshop Protrans. Call us today or book an appointment online.

Our Customer Reviews

Clean, knowledgable, experienced and professional. Prices were more than fair and they were a pleasure to work with on rebuild of my Ford Transit Connect's transmission. Planning on having them repair my GMC diesel next.

Rob Brown Mar 3, 2023

This is an excellent repair shop. I’ve been using ProTrans for years and they always do fantastic work.

Kevin Esterling Mar 3, 2023

Great customer service, fast and affordable repairs. Been going here for years, my family takes their cars here as well, and we all love it!

Josh Jeffery Mar 3, 2023

Truck running in limp mode. Message to service exhaust system now. Called and they told me to bring it in. This was on a Friday. By Monday it was diagnosed as a diesel particulate filter plugged up. Regen did not solve the problem. Suggested replacement of entire exhaust after treatment system. I ok’d the work. Took two weeks to get the scarce parts. Great word great people to work with. Highly recommend this shop.

Jim & Linda Walker May 5, 2020

Had to have the transmission totally rebuilt. Got it done in a week and am really satisfied. They did a wonderful job. Thanks for your help.

Jim Perod Feb 2, 2023

Repaired transmission last year and front suspension last week. Just checked with my son, who drove for first time today for significant time: "Drives great thanks for everything" So everything is great. Your usual great work!

michael mattox Feb 2, 2023

4 yr customer (car and van). Competitive prices, excellent and fast service. Wonderful staff (Jeff, Michael etc.) No return on services performed. 💝

Kathy Moore Feb 2, 2023

Went in with a problem, left with out a problem that’s what everyone likes when they take the vehicles in. Front office was so helpful and professional! I would recommend this places to everyone hands down !!! Fixed my truck within 2 days . I give this shop 5 stars rating . You can trust this shop with out worrying !! My truck runs amazing now !!!

Gustavo Sanchez Feb 2, 2023

Really good service and attitude. Brake checks for free and oil change for $100, would say best in Riverside.

Bonan Shen Feb 2, 2023

replaced waterpump, theromastat, adapter and flex fran. very pleased with the work.

Juanita Bigelow Feb 2, 2023

This was my first time visit at Protrans Automotive, I did not know what to expect and was worried about how bad my car was and what it would cost me. Jeff greeted me and was very professional and welcoming. While my car was being repaired, I made arrangements to rent a car at a rental place, which was about 1/2 mile away. I was offered a ride to the car rental place by Protrans, which was really nice and accommodating since the weather was very frigid that morning. That afternoon, Jeff called me and advised my car was ready and it was not nearly as bad as I had anticipated. I was pleased with their hospitality and professionalism. I am happy with my car and it is running great!!! Thank you for your great service.

Stella Sayers Jan 1, 2023

Excellent and kind car service. I did a walk-in oil change and stayed throughout the appointment. Their guest area is very clean. They were efficient and very clear with me about the service and price. I would highly recommend.

Pauline Carey-Jones Jan 1, 2023

I’ve been brining my cars to ProTrans for years (including my Mercedes). They are trustworthy, knowledgeable and back up the work that they do. Highly recommend

Dawn Jeffery Jan 1, 2023

I trust this company with my car from a simple oil change to major repairs, they always friendly they even offer cold bottle water and a comfy room to wait with a t.v

Bridget ******* Jan 1, 2023

Great place. Great atmosphere. I could tell there was a lot of respect from everyone to everyone, employees and customers.

Ben Middleton Jan 1, 2023

After buying a used 01 civic I was not sure where to go for trusted repairs, everyone was friendly and very smart. All my repairs were done in a timely manner my car feels like a new 2022 this will be my go to mechanic for all my vehicles. Thank you very much ! Shout out to Jeff and all the service department you guys are awesome!

Victor Hurtado Dec 12, 2022

Where do i start.. Wednesday afternoon 3pm before Thanksgiving on way home to Phoenix, car goes into limp mode, got referred to Protrans. Called them they agreed to take a look. Diagnosed, parts ordered and Throttle Body replaced and road tested. So very excited to know that there are still Honest shops out there that actually care about their clients. Highly recommend Protrans.

Jerry Griffus Nov 11, 2022

Very friendly! They checked our car and gave us professional recommendations for free! Will surely go back to them when next oil change needed.

Yuan-Lu Chen Nov 11, 2022

Went in for transmission repair, after diagnosing the problem they told me I didn't need a full rebuild saving me well over $1,000.00. They found some safety issues I wasn't aware of and I had them take care of all of them. The truck is running great! Thank you Protrans.

ray zambrano Nov 11, 2022

Professional, clean, courteous, helpful and reasonable.

Kevin Mahoney Nov 11, 2022

Jeff, Matt and Hayley and the team at ProTrans did an incredible job and went above and beyond for us. We had a one of a kind, 1970 Ford Chinook MotorHome that made it down to Joshua Tree from Homer Alaska. It sat during the plandemic and we finally rescued her almost 3 years later. She did not deal with the transition to desert life smoothly and was leaking badly and ran terribly. We had her towed to Riverside and found ProTrans from a referral from another shop. The team at ProTrans rebuilt the transmission and went through the engine to get us back on the road without breaking our budget. Jeff was good about communicating and Matt even drove over the day after we picked it up to help assess some issues that came up on the way home. Can’t say enough about the professionalism, care, and service we received and would recommend them to anyone for all car repairs!

Josh Munk Oct 10, 2022

Great people

david glenn Sep 9, 2022

Customer service is excellent! Job was completed promptly. Price was reasonable. They were honest and courteous. I would definitely use their services again, and I highly recommend them. Glen R. Gribas.

Glen Gribas Oct 10, 2022

Protrans-Honest, reliable, and the price is right. Had a great experience doing business with Protrans. Jeff and the crew are all awesome individuals. Now I'm a loyal customer. No need to look anywhere else. Protrans will take care of all your car or truck repairs.

Tom Sawyer Sep 9, 2022

Found and fixed the problem quickly with no upselling

Kyle Sweeney Sep 9, 2022

Protrans has a friendly and professional staff that provides good quality work.

Daniel Diaz Sep 9, 2022

Quality work, and fantastic costumer service!

Ruben Manriquez Sep 9, 2022

Highly professional. Fair prices. Very satisfied.

Sean Rhoades Sep 9, 2022

Exceptionally kind and professional. When your car needs maintenance this is the place to go!

Charlie Sykes Aug 8, 2022

Very polite and professional people and prices that were reasonable also. They also followed up to see how I liked their work. They rebuilt the transmission on my H2 Hummer. Everything seems great, and nice people to deal with.

Steve Urban Aug 8, 2022

This shop is the best at taking care of the needs of your car or truck. Straight up honesty & knowledge. Definitely would recommend!

Colin Ryan Aug 8, 2022

Coolant System - Thank you guys so much for the honest work on my car. I can't thank you enough! Awesome job AND for staying late since I was stuck in traffic. May God bless you guys!

Eseta Moala Aug 8, 2022

Good Day; The service at "Protrans" was "Top Notch " ! Before I took my car to "Protrans", I took it to another service center and I was told that it needed a Transmission Replacement to the tune of $3,500.00. I then took it to "PROTRANS" for a second opinion and their tec found that all that was needed was for the front wheel bearing to be replaced. That was a savings of over $3,000.00 dollars 💵. So if you need ANY work done on your automobile I would have "PROTRANS" ✔ it out first. T. Van Dorn

Thomas Van Dorn Jul 7, 2022

Good solid business!! Good customer service!! My car was handled with care!!! Appreciate you all!!!

Felipe Avila Jul 7, 2022

Brought my 01 accord in and they were extremely courteous, quick and efficient with their services. I honestly wouldn’t recommend any other shop in the riverside area besides them. 10/10 you literally can’t go wrong choosing them!

Keanu Ivey Jul 7, 2022

A honest and dependable place to take your car.

Gloria Lopez Oct 10, 2021

Very grateful and impressed with Hayley Jeff and Mike at ProTrans. Dealer quoted $3000 for a new transmission. Took it to ProTrans for a second opinion. They honestly called and reported that it was just an issue with the driveshaft and $150 later I was out the door. I appreciate the honesty and integrity of Jeff and this company. Would highly recommend and would return!

shane emery Jul 7, 2022

If you’re looking for an honest and affordable automotive service, this is the place. I took my 2010 Ford Focus and they fixed my issue at a reasonable price and provided recommendations to enhance my vehicle. I did take the recommendations and my car runs like new. They have great customer service and now I’m a loyal customer!

Steven Pacheco Jul 7, 2022

Very professional outfit there. These guys did great work on my Kia. I know those parts were hard to find too. My car has never run better. Highly recommend this place...Just an update I was called by the owner I believe a month ago. He was checking in to make sure everything was still OK. Thanks. You definitely don't see that kind of follow up, and customer service much. You guys are great.

Thomas Apr 4, 2022

I told my mom (Anna) that this place seemed like a great place based off the reviews. Let me tell you these people are amazing they fixed the transmission to our 2012 Kia over a month ago and the car is still doing great just passed it smog test. They were incredibly kind to my mother and sympathetic to our situation they even gave her a ride home. They worked quickly we would have gotten our car a day earlier than we did but our phone number was incorrect but never the less I would highly recommend them.

Sophie Jul 7, 2022

Had a good experience. The staff were friendly and honest.

Roy Hornaday Jun 6, 2022

Jeff, Hayley, Mike and the whole Crew at pro trans are great! They are professional, up front and most of all honest. I have used their service on multiple occasions and always left feeling confident that my van was fixed right and that I got a fair price. I recommend them to everyone!!

Nasser Dahdul Aug 8, 2020

Had an 2 quart over fill from another business that caused a leak on my transmission Protrans fixed the leak and brought the fluid down to where it's supposed to be, I thank the people at Protrans for helping me get my truck to where it's supposed to be before any damage could be done !!

Ralph Delgado Jun 6, 2022

My alternator went out on my car while I was driving to Arizona with my 3 dogs and a cat , to say I was stressed is an understatement and they had my car up and running before lunch time!! I can’t tell you how much I appreciated the service and their kindness.. Thanks Jeff!!👍

Lisa Baker Jun 6, 2022
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