Costa Oil – 10 Minute Oil Change, Mesa, Arizona

 

Manager: Scott Romney
Mesa, Arizona 
6150 E Main St 85205

Mesa, Arizona 85205
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Phone:  (480) 654-8780
Location Hours:
M-F: 9am – 6pm
Sat: 8am – 5pm
Manager

Scott Romney

 

 

The Costa Oil – 10 Minute Oil Change Mesa Arizona Main St location is the first franchise location. Founded as a Valvoline in 2001 it was then changed to Amerilube. Following an ownership change, Amerilube faded into non-existence. In 2016 Costa Oil – 10 Minute Oil Change took over the location and began operations in Dillsburg PA.

“We are the alternative to the traditional cold shoulder quick lube that is more concerned with upselling you into products you don’t need than family service based on actual needs of your vehicle.”

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The Importance of Oil Changes

Regular oil changes are extremely important and are fundamental for proper vehicle maintenance. Failing to keep oil clean and clear can cause a lot of damage to the engine, destroy gas mileage and result in frequent trips to the local repair shop.

Why Change the Oil

Engine oil’s main purpose is to lubricate the engine. It keeps things running smoothly and prevents parts from grinding against each other. But it also plays many other important parts. Oil helps to keep the engine cool. It also removes moisture and dirt particles, both of which can cause serious damage. It lubricates and seals the combustion chambers and protects the parts from rust. As the oil is used up in the engine, it begins to break down and lose its ability to perform these necessary functions. As such, it is extremely important to remove the worn-down stuff and replace it with clean oil.

When to Change the Oil

The traditional recommendation is to change the oil every 3,000 miles or three months, whichever comes first. This rule of thumb came about in the 1950s as a safe estimate of how long engine oil holds up. This might be true for older cars, but most new cars can go longer than that between changes. In addition, engine oil has improved over the years.

Follow the Manufacturer’s Recommendations

The best guideline for determining when to change the oil is to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations. Most owners’ manuals will have both a mileage and time stated, and whichever comes first is when the oil needs changing. It may be surprising to find out that the maker of the car actually recommends a longer time between oil changes. New engines and oils can last as much as 5,000 miles or longer.

Key Takeaways:

  • Oil changes are one of the most important vehicle maintenance tasks.
  • Engine oil serves to lubricate, seal, protect and cool the engine.
  • Older cars should follow the rule of changing the oil every three months or 3,000 miles.
  • New models that have better parts do not need the oil changed that often.
  • Engine oil quality has increased over the years, making it more durable than ever before.
  • Always check the owner’s manual for model-specific guidelines on the frequency of oil changes.
  • Some manufacturers recommend changing oil every 5,000 miles or possibly even longer.
  • Change the oil following either the time or mileage guideline in the manual, whichever comes first.

Maintaining Your Vehicle Over 100,000 Miles

Watching a vehicle odometer roll over to the 100,000-mile mark used to be a really big deal. It was a short-lived celebration, however; with a few exceptions, many older cars and trucks just didn’t last much beyond their 100,000-mile birthday.
Fast forward to today’s vehicles and it’s a vastly different landscape. At the end of 2013, the average age of a vehicle on the road was 11.4 years – an all-time high. Multiply that by the fact that Americans drive, on average, between 10,000 and 12,000 miles annually and the equation yields millions of cars and trucks on the road today displaying more than 100,000 miles on their odometer.
If you’re behind the wheel of one of these 100,000-plus milers, take pride in the fact that your driving skills and commitment to regular maintenance play an important role in arriving at this destination. The key to actually getting to use those miles now that the vehicle has reached this milestone, however, is a route similar to the one that brought you here in the first place – maintenance.

Treating Your Vehicle With Care

Think about your aging vehicle as though it were a person who’s reached mid-life. Some of the things that person did when younger, including poor diet and foregoing regular medical exams, didn’t seem to have much of a detrimental effect. But when middle age rolls around, those years of use gradually yield a diminished performance and body parts increasingly prone to aches, pains, breaks, and sometimes failure. To keep going, we have to slow down and take better care of our bodies.
The same can be said for a high-mileage vehicle. If you’ve been a little lax in performing regular maintenance and sometimes drove it a little faster and further than you should have, that’s probably ok. Engineering and newer parts helped make up for past indiscretions. Now that the 100,000-mile mark has been breached, however, you have to get serious about taking care of your vehicle if you want it to last to 150,000 or even 200,000 and beyond.
Start by reviewing your maintenance records and the services recommended by your vehicle owner’s manual, and then review the below items to determine whether it’s time to schedule a service appointment.

Timing Belt

What happens: This innocuous-sounding part plays a critically important role in the engine’s performance. Not to get too complicated, but the timing belt plays an integral role in controlling when the camshaft and crankshaft rotate and cylinder valves open and close. It’s a maintenance item that has to be replaced at a mileage interval recommended by the vehicle manufacturer – usually in the 60,000 to 100,000-mile range. It’s expensive to replace – frequently over $500. If it fails, it’s even more expensive to repair, if the damage is even repairable.
What to do: If your vehicle is approaching 100,000 miles and still on its original timing belt, get it replaced. Quickly.

High-Mileage Oil

What happens: As the miles rack up, oil changes at regular intervals become increasingly important in protecting the engine from wear and preventing premature failure. Regular oil changes remove any contaminants trapped in the oil and help ensure that aging parts are lubricated properly. But ever try to squeeze cold maple syrup through a bottle top? Its thickness makes it slow work and it takes some effort to get the syrup moving, as compared to free-flowing warm syrup. Conventional versus high-mileage oil conjures up a similar image. Older engine parts have a harder time moving oil until it’s warmer.
What to do: Higher mileage oils are typically recommended for vehicles with 75,000 or more miles. They’re formulated partially or completely with synthetic oil that flows freer and easier at lower temperatures. But that’s not the only benefit. Higher mileage oils also are formulated with additives designed to recondition seals and stop leaks, and contain detergents that help clean sludge from older engines. Help your car out by switching to this type of oil.

Compression Test

What happens: Piston rings, cylinders and valves age over time, and small problems can become major mechanical failures.
What to do: Ask your mechanic if a check of the engine’s compression is in order. This test can indicate the overall health of these parts and will let you know if anything needs to be fixed before it becomes an expensive repair job.

Shocks and Struts

What happens: It’s estimated that 80 percent of vehicles in salvage yards still have their original shocks and struts, and that’s not a good statistic. Shocks and struts are wear items, and at 100,000 miles, your vehicle is almost certain to have one or more leaking or damaged shocks or struts. Their performance isn’t related solely to ride comfort, however. They also play a crucial role in how a vehicle handles and its stopping distance, particularly in emergency braking situations.
What to do: Get them checked. You may be due for repairs or some replacement parts.

Exhaust System, Catalytic Converter, and Oxygen Sensors

What happens: A vehicle’s exhaust system can accumulate a build up over time, narrowing the exhaust passages and forcing the engine to work harder to push the exhaust gases through and lowering your fuel mileage. Oxygen sensors, which are part of the vehicle’s emissions system, help the engine operate at peak efficiency and also regulate vehicle emissions while the catalytic converter helps trap and convert harmful pollutants.
What to do: Consider having your exhaust system cleaned, and definitely replace your catalytic converter and oxygen sensors if replacement is indicated either by the vehicle owner’s manual or through error codes revealed by a “check engine" light. Your vehicle’s performance will thank you, and so will the environment.

Fluid Changes

What happens: Your vehicle has a lot of fluids. Some, like oil, need to be replaced on a regular basis, while others don’t need to be changed until nearing the 100,000-mile-plus mark. Coolant, brake fluid, transmission fluid, engine oil, and power steering fluid all deteriorate and can collect moisture over time, and need to be replaced at regular, manufacturer-recommended intervals.
What to do: Change them if need be. And while you’re having the fluids changed, don’t forget to also change, or clean as the case may be, the corresponding filters that help clean the fluids and air.

Belts and Hoses

What happens: They’re made of rubber, they don’t last forever, and heat and time are rubber’s natural enemies. In a 100,000-mile vehicle, they’ve been exposed to plenty of both.
What to do: Have them checked for wear and replaced, particularly if they’re still the original belts and hoses that were on the vehicle when it came off the assembly line.
Above all else, this is the most important consideration for a high-mileage vehicle. You simply don’t want to roll the dice when it comes to an older vehicle and regular maintenance. Follow the vehicle manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule, and with any luck, you just might one day watch the odometer turn over to the 200,000-mile mark, or more. Now that’s a really big deal.

CLOSED – Costa Oil – 10 Minute Oil Change – Lewisburg

Unfortunately our Lewisburg Costa Oil location will be closed due to staffing issues again today. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to have all of you in tomorrow! Thank you all for understanding.

CLOSED – Costa Oil – 10 Minute Oil Change – Lewisburg

Unfortunately, our Lewisburg location will be closed for the rest of the day today due to staffing issues. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to see all of you tomorrow for an oil change.

Summer Heat and Oil Changes

With the arrival of summer, more drivers will hit the American highways for summer vacations. Here's Top 10 Summer Driving Tips to help prepare your vehicle and ensure it is in optimal driving condition for your summer getaway or your day-to-day driving in hotter weather conditions:

1.Change your motor oil regularly Regular oil changes with the correct grade of motor oil can improve gas mileage up to 2 percent.* Synthetic oils are best for high temperature driving conditions and for added protection when towing.

2.     Check your tire pressure Keeping your tires properly inflated can help improve gas mileage up to 3 percent.* Be sure to check your tire pressure before you begin driving for the day. This allows you to get a cold pressure reading (the number commonly referenced in your owner’s manual).

3.     Clean your fuel system This helps restore fuel economy and maximize engine performance by removing dirt and deposits from the fuel system.

4.     Use cruise control on highways This will help you maintain a constant speed, which in most cases helps improve fuel economy.

5.     Do not idle It requires less gas to restart a vehicle than to let it idle.

6.    Park in the shade or a garage The sun zaps fuel from your gas tank. Parking in the shade or garage will lessen the amount of evaporative emissions.

7.    Check your cooling system (radiator) It protects your engine from overheating in hot summer conditions. Follow your owner’s manual for regular maintenance.

8.    Check your serpentine belt Replacing the serpentine belt when needed helps prevent breakdowns. It keeps your vehicle’s power steering, alternator, water pump and AC running.

9.    Check your air conditioning system Nothing makes the summer heat more unbearable than traveling with an air conditioning system that will not cool properly.

10.    Check your windshield wipers and wiper fluid The combination of bad wipers and a summer downpour can leave you with no view of the road. Be sure you have plenty of wiper fluid to help keep your windshield clear of dirt and debris.

Also, remember to follow the vehicle maintenance procedures outlined in your owner’s manual. These can help improve your fuel economy and prolong the life of your vehicle. The following should be included:

  •     Check your transmission fluid: Changing the fluid when needed helps restore your vehicle’s operation by protecting the gears from grinding.
  •     Rotate your tires regularly: This prevents uneven wear, which can shorten the life of your tires. It also improves vehicle handling and traction.
  •     Check your gearbox fluid: Changing the fluid when needed restores additives to protect the gears from grinding. This is especially important for four-wheel drive vehicles because they have three gear boxes.

Three Choices: No Appointment Needed

Regular oil changes are essential to keep your engine clean and properly lubricated, allowing your vehicle to run more efficiently. At your Quick Lane® Tire & Auto Center, we’re Ready To Serve™ with three great oil change choices that help you get the maximum value. Each offers high-quality oil and filter products from Motorcraft® that can help improve your gas mileage and extend the life of your vehicle.

Good: Oil and Filter Change

Quick Lane® always uses premium-quality Motorcraft® Synthetic Blend oil with specially designed performance additives. It helps minimize damage-causing deposits, rust and corrosion, and provides excellent wear protection.

Better: The Works™

You get a synthetic blend oil change, tire rotation and pressure check, brake inspection, battery test, vehicle checkup and much more.

Best: Vehicle Specific Scheduled Maintenance

The best way to take care of your vehicle is to follow the recommendations in your vehicle’s maintenance schedule, found in your owner’s manual and available on quicklane.com for certain vehicles. Quick Lane can take care of it all while you wait.

Tire Repair

Currently only the following Costa Oil – 10 Minute Oil Change locations service tires:

Pittsburgh

Our services include:

Tire Sales

Our auto tire sales are another reason to let Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers help with your tire needs. All of our stores have impressive deals on quality tires.
Our large selection includes Michelin, BF Goodrich, Uniroyal, Bridgestone, Firestone, Fuzion, Mastercraft, Yokohama, Goodyear, Cooper, Hankook, Falken,
Pirelli, Kumho and many more

Remember, you need new tires if:

We believe that maintaining your car should not be a burden or inconvenience. That’s why we have built our company on delivering expert work with close attention to convenience and speed of service.

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