Information and updates regarding South Tacoma Auto's operations during COVID-19 here.
Covid Virus

As the situation with the novel Coronavirus/COVID-19 continues to change and develop, South Tacoma Auto wants you to know that we are open and ensuring that we're taking all necessary precautions to help keep our customers and employees safe and healthy.

  • We are open and flexible
  • Deep cleaning of automobiles
  • Deep cleaning of dealership
  • Hand sanitizing station available at the dealership
We are open

Sales Hours

Monday - Saturday: 9AM - 6PM
Sunday: 10AM - 6PM

Service Hours

Monday - Thursday: 7:30AM - 5:30PM
Friday: 8AM - 5:30PM
Saturday: 7:30AM - 4PM

Please Call (253) 444-4654

Oil Changes For All Makes

Professional Oil & Filter Services At South Tacoma Auto

Every driver knows that oil changes are one of the most important routine maintenance measures to help ensure their vehicle continues to perform as intended. Don't put off your car's next oil change in the Tacoma, WA area; instead, visit the service center at South Tacoma Auto for quick oil change service.

Our used car dealership proudly caters to drivers from nearby Lakewood and Federal Way, WA with continued service, including routine automotive maintenance. We invite you to contact our dedicated auto service team today or schedule an appointment for that oil change online now.

Trained Technicians & Quality Parts & Fluids

Here at South Tacoma Auto, we sell and service cars, SUVs and pickups of many makes, so no matter what vehicle you drive, our service center is prepared to perform maintenance, including prompt oil and filter change services. Our staff of trained and certified technicians provides the expertise you expect when having your car serviced, and we utilize high-quality replacement oil filters and the recommended motor oil for your vehicle during its service.

Treat your car to professional auto care at the South Tacoma Auto service center, where we offer:

  • Quick oil change services
  • An array of routine maintenance measures
  • Quality motor oil and oil filters
  • Fluids top-offs
  • Inspection services
  • Trained service staff
  • Affordable pricing
  • Service and parts specials

Schedule an Oil Change Appointment Now

The South Tacoma Auto service department team is committed to professionalism and quality automotive maintenance, so don't hesitate to visit us when you are in the Tacoma or nearby Lakewood, WA area for prompt oil change service! You can always help ensure quick service by scheduling your oil change ahead of time through our convenient online service form or by contacting our team before your visit.

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FAQs: Oil Changes

Are oil changes really necessary?

Yes, oil changes are necessary to keep your car running properly. Over time, the oil in your engine breaks down and becomes dirty, causing it to lose its efficiency. This can lead to engine problems, so it's important to change your oil regularly.

Changing the engine oil helps to remove the sludge and contaminants that can build up over time, keeping your engine clean and running efficiently. Fresh motor oil helps ensure your engine is properly lubricated, fending off the wear and tear of critical engine components.

If you don't change your oil regularly, it can cause serious damage to your engine. Contaminants in dirty oil can cause premature wear on engine components, leading to expensive repairs. Oil changes are relatively inexpensive and quick to do, so there's no reason not to keep up with this important maintenance task. Regular oil changes can help keep your car running smoothly for years to come.

Should you change oil every 3,000 miles?

This is a controversial topic with a lot of differing opinions. Some people say that you should change your oil every 3,000 miles without fail, while others claim that this isn't necessary and that you can go much further between changes. Ultimately, it's up to you to decide what works best for your car and your driving habits.

However, if you're looking for a general guideline, changing your oil every 3,000 miles is a good place to start. Many modern engines and motor oils allow for oil changes every 5,000 to 7,500 miles, but it's always best to consult your owner's manual or a professional mechanic to be sure.

How often should you get an oil change?

The frequency of oil changes depends on many factors, such as the engine oil type, the age and make of your car, and your driving habits. However, most mechanics generally suggest changing your oil every 3,000 miles or every 3 months, whichever comes first. If you drive a lot or frequently drive in stop-and-go traffic, you may need to change your motor oil more often than someone who drives mostly on highways. You should also check your owner's manual for the manufacturer's recommendation.

Can you go a year without an oil change?

Waiting a year between oil changes is only advisable if you put very few miles on your car over that span. So, if you drive your car less than 3,000 miles in a year, it is alright to wait up to a year for your next oil change. But, if you drive your car more than that, it is best to get an oil change every 6 months or every 5,000 miles, whichever comes first.

Is it OK to change oil once a year?

You should be changing your oil every 3,000-5,000 miles or every 3-6 months, whichever comes first. Neglecting to do so will shorten the lifespan of your engine. However, if you drive much less than 3,000 miles per year, you could get the oil changed about once per year. Most motorists and vehicles would not qualify for such a large span between oil changes. Therefore, it's best to get an oil change every 6 months at the latest, depending on how many miles you drive.

If you're unsure of how often to change your oil, consult your car's owner's manual or a professional mechanic. Many newer cars have sensors that monitor the quality of the oil and will remind you when it's time for a change. You should also be checking your oil level regularly and topping it off if necessary. All of this will help to keep your engine running smoothly and prolong its lifespan.

Services Offered

Thanks to our ASE Certified technicians, you can trust the services your vehicle recieves. Just like any service center, our team provides standard repair services and routine maintenance requests. Our prices are also very competitive for the area.

Our affordably-priced auto services are partially the reason why drivers prefer our auto care. Talk to one of our service representatives today and learn more about our selection of services and options.

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About Our Automotive Services In Tacoma, WA

Thanks to our ASE Certified technicians, many of which have also been factory-trained, we are able to provide local drivers of all makes of cars, SUVs and pickups with top-tier auto service. Just like any new car dealership with a service center, our used car dealership offers comprehensive automotive maintenance and repair services -- and you'll find that our prices are highly competitive!

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