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It depends. If you replace your oil with synthetic oil, you can go up to 5,000 miles before your next oil change. For a lot of people, that's only one or two times each year. Most newer cars require synthetic oil.


If you have an older car, you can choose conventional oil. Your oil change will be less expensive, but you'll need to come back more frequently- usually after 3000 miles. We use both conventional and synthetic oil based on manufacturer specs, and we'll attach a sticker to your car to remind you when to bring it back.

How often do I need to change my oil?

Simple methods of making your tires last longer are semi annual tire rotations and yearly alignments. Just by driving and hitting the occasional pothole, you can throw off your alignment and cause abnormal wear.

Every vehicle that comes into our shop gets checked to ensure that the tires are wearing evenly. We will worry about your tire maintenance so that you won't have to.

How can I help my tires last longer?

Normally no. We are familiar with all makes and models of automobiles.

We know what needs to be done for your car and give you the honest advice you need. Our mechanics have the experience to diagnose your problem and get you back on the road quickly.

Whether it's scheduled maintenance or a repair, you will see substantial savings at Pleasant Street Shell. If there is a rare occasion that requires specialized equipment or dealer services, we will alert you and help you plan your next steps.

Do I have to get my car fixed at the dealer?

No one wants to have to get their car repaired, but unfortunately, wear and tear create safety issues that need to be addressed. We find parts from multiple sources and have the know how to keep  costs down in order to get your car fixed at a reasonable price.

I was told I need repairs, 

isn't that expensive?

Bring the car to us. We can do a thorough inspection and let you know up front what the likely repairs will be over the next few years. This way you can make a smart buying decision to get the best deal or know if you are making a good purchasing decision.

How do I know if a used car is worth the price?

Having a trusted mechanic is a relationship. Just like your doctor or accountant, our mechanics are here and happy to speak to you about all your vehicle-related questions and concerns

Other questions?

Give us a call

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