We’re all about fast, friendly, and simplified oil changes.
In just a few short minutes, we change all the engine's oil along with the filter. Vital under hood fluids are checked and replenished to the recommended level.
Your vehicle’s engine works hard for you and your family. We want to make sure you have the tools to select the right motor oil to keep up with your engine’s needs. For every car, truck, or SUV, there are multiple types of motor oil that can be used – and we know you want the best.
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Prompt, courteous. Offered a water immediately as I arrived.This was the second time I took my vehicle for service. First time was June 2018. Thank you.Graciela N.
They were very polite and shows what they did and tells you what needs to be doneVerified Take 5 Customer
Customer friendly, gets you in and out as fast as possible. Doesn't over sell you but let's you know your issues.Verified Take 5 Customer
guys were nice and professional. did catch his name (long dreads) was great!Verified Take 5 Customer
Alberto was so personable and helpful. The job was done quickly.Verified Take 5 Customer
I recieved excellent customer service from the technicians and I will definitely being visiting again and referring family and friends to this location on Airline hwy in Metiaire, LaHillery A.
They were thorough and knew just how to get the job done.Verified Take 5 Customer
The crew at take five were super. I'm glad that they have opened a location In Town. They are always very professional and efficient.John A.
Friendly service. Very attentive. Thorough. Told me what was needed and why.John M.
The staff at the 81st and Harvard location were on point. Friendly, helpful, explanatory, and fast as can be. The bald guy working the computer and the black guy with dreads were very good. Showed/told me everything they were going to do before they did it, and did it very quickly. Will definitely be back.Hunter B.
At Take 5 Oil Change we offer a variety of services to help keep your car running at optimal performance.
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Your engine oil has many different important functions such as lubricating moving parts, transferring heat away from the engine, pulling dirt and deposits away from the engine and to the filter and sealing and coating engine and combustion parts. There are lots of additives in your oil that help keep your engine operating efficiently. These additives will break down over time due to heat and wear. When this happens your oil cannot do its job protecting the engine as it was intended to. Also your engines oil filter will become clogged overtime as it does its job trapping contaminates. When this happens dirty oil will travel through the engine unfiltered. Deposits can build quickly and damages can occur to internal parts. The only way to prevent these things from happening is having your engine oil and filter changed on a regular basis.
Not at all. Hot oil becomes thinner and drains much quicker when it is hot versus cold. Think of it like your breakfast syrup, the hotter the syrup the quicker it drains from the engine. A hot engine will get all the oil out quicker and get you on your way.
There are many great options for oils available in the market. Synthetic and Synthetic Blends are a great choice. There are also oils designed for vehicles over 75,000 miles that help prevent oil leaks and oil burn off. Your vehicle manufacture will specify the type of oil you should use for your vehicle. This oil generally meets an industry standard. Some vehicles may require a fully synthetic or synthetic blend, while others may require the use of special engine oils. Our technicians will show you the options your vehicle requires.
There are typically two lights that are associated with your oil. The most common light would remind you to change you oil. Most of these lights are set up on a timer or evaluate driving conditions for the vehicle. This does not indicate the actual quality of the oil in the vehicle and only serves as a reminder to change the oil. These reminders will be reset during the oil change process by a Take 5 technician. The second light would come on (service engine soon or check engine) could be related to a lack of oil pressure of abundance of pressure. This is generally a mechanical failure. You should stop driving the vehicle and have it inspected as soon as possible to avoid major damages.
Viscosity is the oils resistance to flow at a given temperature. This tells you how well the oil will flow through the engine at different parts of operation to increase protection and fuel economy. The first number is the cold rating. It’s paired with a “W” which stands for winter. This number will dictate how well the oil will start in cold temperatures. Generally a 0w or 5w. The lower the number the easier the flow. The second number will dictate how well the oil flows at normal operating temperatures. This number is generally a 20 or 30 number. Your vehicles manufacture will tell you what viscosity is best used for your vehicle. A Take 5 technician will be able to identify the viscosity right for your vehicle and show you what are the best options to go with.
This number varies greatly on many different situations. Your vehicles manufacture will list out mileage intervals based on your driving conditions. Typically this is listed as severe versus normal. While most would consider themselves a normal driver, severe driving includes; stop and go driving, driving over 55mph, driving in dusty, hot, cold or rainy conditions, excessive idling and driving for periods of 10 minutes or less. The quality of the oil, oil filter, and maintenance habits will also dictate how long you can go. As a best practice, Take 5 will suggest 3 months or 3,000 miles. However, it is suggested to look at your manufactures specifications and determine what interval is right for you.
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