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Volvo Cars Midlothian - Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

They say death and taxes are the two unavoidable aspects of life. If you're a car owner, oil changes may as well be added to the list. However, contrary to the other two items, synthetic oil changes don't have to be a total drag. Well, at least not if you get them with us in Midlothian, VA! We can't make any promises about the off-brand, quick-lube shop across the way, but we can get you in, out, and back to your busy life quicker than you might think. If you're fond of synthetic oil changes rather than standard oil changes, we have you covered. You can service your Volvo vehicle with us, knowing that we have the high-quality synthetic oil you need to keep your vehicle driving its best.

Synthetic Oil Changes & Oil Change Express Lane

If you know what type of oil you want, you might be interested in our oil change express lane. We offer this because we know that getting an oil change isn't exactly at the top of the list of things you want to do on your day off. We make it as quick as possible while ensuring accurate service has taken place.

Don't worry if you're still not sure of the type of oil you want. Someone can walk you through what it means to get a synthetic oil change as opposed to a regular one. To give you the short of it, synthetic oil is man-made, harder to break down, and better at retaining its lubricating qualities. Generally, it is of higher quality and can offer increased engine performance, and it can protect important elements of the engine more efficiently. While standard oil does get the job done, people looking for an extra oomph under the hood might want to switch to synthetic oil changes.

The Importance of the Oil Filter

When you come to see us, we will replace your old oil with new oil of your choice. If you're visiting us for a synthetic oil change, we have plenty of options for you to choose from. If you're new to synthetic oil changes, we can walk you through all of your options and the prices for each one, so there are no last-minute surprises. During your Volvo oil change service, we will also do an oil filter change.

You've probably heard people talk a lot about the oil filter, but did you know just how important it is to your car's overall health (not to mention the health of your wallet)? The oil filter does exactly what you think it would: it filters out contaminants that have accumulated in the oil over time. If your oil filter is not changed your vehicle's oil will become a lot dirtier, much faster. It might not even make it to the suggested oil change interval. This could create utter carnage in your engine and other under-the-hood systems without you even knowing it. That's why we change the oil filter and replace it with a genuine filter each time we change your oil. The more you know!

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Volvo Cars Midlothian run specials on Oil Changes?

Yes, our selection of Volvo service specials can include specials on a Volvo oil change. Our service specials are subject to change, and you can find everything from oil change coupons to savings on a new set of brake pads. Check back before your next oil change or another service to find savings on our top-quality work and genuine Volvo parts.

How often should I get an oil change for my Volvo?

The recommended amount of time for an oil change for your Volvo vehicle can vary depending on the model, model year, powertrain, the driving conditions you face, and other factors. Your owner's manual will contain a detailed oil change interval for your specific vehicle, and your vehicle may have an oil change reminder light. We can also provide a recommended interval based on your driving conditions when you come in for an oil change. That said, the typical oil change interval for a modern Volvo vehicle that uses synthetic oil will be between 5,000 to 10,000 miles, or around every six months.

What happens to your Volvo if you don't get an oil change for too long?

The results of ignoring your oil change interval can range from compromised vehicle performance to a complete mechanical breakdown. Engine oil helps keep the countless moving parts in your engine working smoothly, and it loses its effectiveness over time. Your oil change interval is formulated around this loss of effectiveness.

Neglecting it can cause short-term effects like decreased fuel efficiency and engine performance. Signs like a darker color on your oil dipstick will appear when this happens. If these signs are ignored, your engine can begin to completely self-destruct due to a dangerous increase in friction and heat and require costly repairs as a result. An oil change is among the most important pieces of regular maintenance for this reason.

Schedule Your Oil Change With Us Near Richmond, VA

Here at Volvo Cars Midlothian, we have all your Volvo vehicle needs taken care of. From synthetic oil changes to genuine Volvo parts, we can get you back up and on the road in no time. If you have a special request for your oil change, let us know via our contact form or by calling us directly. We'll see what we can do to get it done for you. So, if you want an oil change that's carried out by experts who know your vehicle and the best oil for it, schedule your oil change with us today.