Oil Change

Oil Change in Yelm, WA

Oil Change: Your Vehicle’s Best Protection

Quick & Easy Oil Change Near You

Perhaps the single most important service you can obtain to protect your vehicle’s engine is routine periodic oil changes. This and other preventive maintenance services are available from employee-owned Emerald Car Care in Yelm, Washington. Our all-veteran team of ASE-certified technicians is here to assist you with most makes and models from Monday - Thursday 8 am to 6 pm Friday 8 am to 5 pm. You’ll find us conveniently located at 10615 Bald Hill Road SE Yelm, WA 98597. Although we welcome walk-ins, you can make an appointment in advance by calling us at (360) 458-1421 or using our online scheduling tool.

Defensive Maintenance

Why do we stress regular oil changes? Oil coats the engine’s moving metal parts to prevent premature wear or extreme damage during combustion. It also absorbs heat to prevent warping and holds dirt/debris so that it doesn’t scar the smooth interior surfaces. Time and miles driven ages motor oil, reducing its protective value. Over time, it can degrade so badly that it doesn’t protect properly, producing a new problem, sludge. Sludge is a dark gooey substance that can suffocate your engine. It’s a recipe of old oil and dirt. It clogs the filter, reduces oil flow, and can even be seen lurking on exterior engine surfaces in severe cases. Your owner’s manual will specify the specific type and amount of oil recommended for your car. It will also outline a plan for the frequency of change, or our team can help you develop an oil change schedule if you drive long distances or under extreme conditions.

More Than Just a Great Oil Change

We’ve been in business for nearly a quarter century. Emerald Car Care offers more than just a great oil change. We offer home-town customer care that makes getting preventive maintenance services easy and enjoyable. For instance, our quick turnaround time makes it possible to relax onsite and use our free wifi. If you prefer to leave your vehicle with us, you can choose between regular business hours or take advantage of after-hours drop-off/pick-up. We’ll let you know when your car is ready via text or email. Should a repair become necessary, you can feel comfortable knowing that an 18-month/18,000-mile warranty backs our work. Stay local and avoid a return trip to the dealership with oil changes at Emerald Car Care.