Take 5 Oil Change Services

Proper oil maintenance will help extend the life of your vehicle. Generally it is recommended to change your oil every 3,000 miles or 3 months, whichever comes first. (Follow your owner's manual recommendations)

Even if you do not drive often, the engine oil could get contaminated as a result of accumulated moisture. Contaminants are whipped into the oil as it runs through your engine. Neglected oil will eventually turn these contaminants into sludge. Sludge could eventually cause engine failure.

Oil Change

Motor oil plays a vital part of the engine. You can consider it the blood of the engine. But unlike the blood in your body, it needs to be replaced. Not only does the oil become dirty but the additives in oil (which play such a vital part of its performance) begin to break down and can no longer perform.

During our multi part service all of the engine's oil is replaces along with the oil filter. Vital under hood fluids are checked and replenished to the recommended level (excluding brake fluid). This, along with checking your engine's air filter, inspecting your wiper blades, adjusting the tires to the recommended pressure, and cleaning your windshield is done in just a few short minutes.

Our certified, friendly technicians will provide you with a "next service due" sticker, reset your maintenance indicator light (where applicable) and offer you a complimentary beverage while you wait comfortable in your own vehicle.

Air Filters

What is an air filter? The engine air filter stops airborne contaminants from getting sucked into your vehicles' engine such as dust, leaves, and debris before it can do damage to the engine.

If your air filer gets too dirty or clogged, your engine won't be able to suck enough air into the combustion chambers. The engine will then run rich (too much gas and not enough air). When this happens, your vehicle may lose power and the engine may run roughly. Additionally, your "Check Engine" warning light may come on.

If you really neglect the air filter for a long time your vehicle may stop running altogether. While permanent damage is unlikely, it is possible. If an air filter were sufficiently dirty and damaged, it could allow harmful, abrasive contaminants into the combustion chamber.

Automatic Transmission

Automatic transmissions have a variety of moving parts that are designed to provide you with the optimal speed and horsepower for your driving conditions. The fluid inside the Automatic Transmission not only protects and lubricates these moving parts, but has to keep them cool as well. Neglect of proper services could lead to transmission damages, hard shifting between gears, and costly repairs.

Factors including age and mileage of the transmission / fluid, as well as the current performance of the transmission could ultimately determine if an Automatic Transmission service from Take 5 can be performed or should it be seen by a transmission specialist.

A Take 5 Automatic Transmission service will replace the fluid in the transmission, torque converter, and cooler lines with the proper level and type of fluid your vehicle needs to keep your transmission healthy in only a few minutes.

Radiator

Your engine's cooling system is designed to remove heat from the engine to prevent damage. Water alone does not have the properties to not only keep it from overheating and protecting the parts, but to keep the fluid itself from freezing and boiling. Using the proper mixture of coolant (antifreeze) will ensure proper protection of the cooling system.

Be aware that engine overheating may be a cause of other serious mechanical issues and could even affect your transmission and power steering on certain vehicles. You may need to seek the advice of a radiator specialist before servicing your system.

A Take 5 Radiator service will remove the fluid from the radiator and engine block replacing it with the proper mixture, level, and type of fluid needed for your vehicle in only a few minutes.

Wiper Blades

Wiper blades are the key part to ensuring that you can see safely during rain, snow, and sleet. Since, wiper blades are not used every day and are exposed to various weather conditions there is not a precise mileage or time interval in when to replace them. Ask yourself "How were my wiper blades working when it last rained". If you were not happy with your answer, you should have them inspected and possibly replaced.