Drive-Thru Oil Changes
We know oil changes are important — thanks, Dad — so we strive to provide a fast, friendly experience that gets you back on the road, with out getting out of your car. While you're here we will change your oil and filter, fill vital fluids, check your tire pressure and make your vehicle — and your dad — happy.
The Take 5 Experience
Drive-Thru anytime. No need for an appointment.
Pick your oil. Our technicians will show you your options.
Sit back and relax in your car while we change oil.
Once done, review the service, pay, and off you go!
OUR PRODUCTS & BRANDS
For your car, truck or SUV there are many different types of oil you can use. We are here to provide the best for your vehicle needs and driving habits.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is it important to regularly change my oil?
It is important to regularly change your oil so that it protects your engine and helps it last longer so you can keep a healthy vehicle. If your oil is not regularly changed, it can leave damaging deposits, sludge and buildup throughout the internal parts of the engine.
Is the car too hot to change the oil when I pull in?
Though it is hot, our certified technicians are trained to safely drain oil out of a recently turned off engine and will have you quickly on your way.
What type of oil is right for my car?
The correct oil for your vehicle is based off of manufacturer requirements, your driving habits, current mileage and specific vehicle needs. Our technicians will help you select the type and weight that is best for your vehicle.
Why does my vehicle's warning light go on?
There are typically two lights associated with your oil. The most common light (oil change due or maintenance required) reminds you to change your oil, and is typically set up on a timer or evaluates the vehicle's driving conditions. It does not indicate the actual quality of the oil in the vehicle, but rather serves as a reminder. A Take 5 technician will reset this reminder during your oil change process. The second light (service engine soon or check engine light that looks like an old fashioned oil can) could be related to a lack or abundance of oil pressure, which could lead to a mechanical failure. You should stop driving the vehicle and have it inspected as soon as possible to avoid major damages.
What does a viscosity number mean?
Viscosity is the oil's resistance to flow at a given temperature. This indicates how well the oil will flow through the engine at different parts of operation to provide protection and increase fuel economy. The first number is the cold rating (paired with a "W" to indicate "winter"). The lower the number, the easier the oil will flow throughout the engine. The second number indicates how well the oil flows in hotter temperatures. The higher the number, the better the oil flows in warm temperatures. A Take 5 technician will help you identify the correct viscosity based on your vehicle's manufacturer requirements and individual needs.
How many miles does my oil change last?
Oil change intervals can last anywhere from 3,000-10,000 miles depending on your driving habits and coniditions, your vehicle's mileage, oil lifetime and the manufacturer recommendations. A certified Take 5 technician will recommend your optimal oil change interval at the time of service.
Car Care Tips
We know you love your car and we want to help you keep it running for a long time. Here are some tips to keep your car healthy and avoid major maintenance issues.
Oil Change Recommendations
Proper oil maintenance will help extend the life of your vehicle. Even if you do not drive often, the engine oil could get contaminated as a result of accumulated moisture. Contaminants are whipped into oil as it runs through your engine. Neglected oil will eventually turn these contaminants into sludge. Sludge could eventually cause engine failure. Contaminants such as unburned moisture and fuels reduce the effectiveness of the oil additive package and cause the oil to get dirty, typically between 3,000 and 5,000 miles. For those who typically drive over 5,000 miles between oil change intervals, synthetic oil is the best oil for your driving needs. The vehicle manufacturer's recommendations address driving habits and conditions to determine the most responsible drain interval for you to follow. It is strongly recommended that you consult your vehicle owner's manual.
Air Filter Replacement
It's hard to give a specific time or mileage figure because the life of a filter depends on how much debris it ingests. A filter that lasts 20,000 or even 30,000 miles on a vehicle that is driven mostly on interstates may last only a month or two in a rural setting where the vehicle is driven frequently on dusty gravel roads. Changing it yearly or every 15,000 miles may be a good recommendation in general. However, inspecting your filter regularly and changing as needed is the best practice. Regardless of the mileage or time, a filter should be replaced before it reaches the point where it creates a significant restriction to airflow. Eventually every filter reaches some point where it causes enough of a pressure drop to restrict airflow. Fuel economy, performance and emissions begin to deteriorate and get progressively worse until the dirty filter is replaced. So inspection at the same time you change your oil would be a good practice.
Wiper Blade Replacement
How well did yours work the last time it rained? Wiper blades are one of the most neglected components on most vehicles today. Most experts say that wiper blades should be replaced every six to twelve months for optimum performance and driving visibility. Any blade that is chattering, streaking, or doing a lousy job of wiping is overdue for replacement.