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Full-Service Oil Changes & Vehicle Maintenance In the Denver-Metro Area
Oil changes. This is the most widely-observed bit of maintenance for every car owner. A typical basic oil change includes draining the old oil and removing the old oil filter. Then replacing the filter with a new one and finishing by adding new oil. Simple right? Wrong. While a basic oil change is an important part of car or truck ownership, it’s only a small part of the actual maintenance. For most people, an oil change is the only time a car, truck, or SUV may get attention all year. Merrill Automotive provides comprehensive, full-service oil changes in the Denver-metro area that go beyond the basics, all performed by ASE-trained and certified auto mechanics. Learn more and schedule your reservation today!
Why Choose Merrill Automotive?
- Top Rated Local® Auto Shop
- More than 90 years in Lakewood
- ASE-certified auto mechanics
- Full-service auto repair & maintenance
- Service all makes & models
- Locally-owned & operated
Professional Oil Changes From ASE-Certified Mechanics
The average person in the United States drives 13,476 miles per year. The Federal Highway Administration considers both gender and age in these figures. Some males in their 40’s will exceed that. If you fall into the average category, bringing your vehicle in for oil changes twice per year isn’t enough.
Think about all the turns, stop lights, potholes, and unexpected idling your vehicle endures during that year. Modern cars are well-built and have proven to be durable. Yet, it’s always best to have an ASE-certified auto mechanic take a close look at your primary mode of transportation. Most quickie lube shops will also check wiper blades, air filters, and sometimes, tire pressure. That still isn’t going far enough.
A Merrill Automotive oil change looks more like this: One of our ASE-certified mechanics walks around the car, takes a picture for identification and of any visible damage with a tablet. They install a floor mat and seat cover to keep your car clean. They drive it on our test loop to see if there is anything unusual or concerning with the vehicle, assuming there aren’t any extra or previous concerns from the owner. The vehicle is then pulled into one of our service bays where lights and other systems are checked for functionality.
The ASE mechanic then completes our custom Courtesy Check. This is a multi-point inspection performed in coordination with a tablet that helps communicate vehicle health to the owner. Following the completion of the Courtesy Check, the report is sent to your cell phone. This digital format is useful and easy to read. Our customers love the simple system and transparency it adds to our service.
While the vehicle owner is reviewing the Courtesy Check, our ASE mechanic completes the oil change and filter service, along with any fluid top off or requested maintenance items. Can all this be completed in 20 minutes? No, and given the number of miles you force your vehicle through each year it shouldn’t. A Merrill Automotive oil change takes about an hour to complete. A small price to pay for long-lasting vehicles!
Our Auto Mechanics Only Use Trusted Parts & Materials
We like to use NAPA Gold Oil Filters, and in some cases, we encourage Platinum Filters. All oil filters are not created equal. With much higher intervals between oil changes, all that debris needs to go somewhere. Feel better knowing a high-quality filter is keeping the oil as clean as possible as it lubricates your engine.
Besides new oil and filters, we recommend rotating and balancing your tires with each oil change. Again, with high miles driven between oil changes, the tires will need attention. This is the best way to keep expensive tires even and rotating per the vehicle manufacturer’s recommendation. In fact, most tire warranties require regular rotations. Why not do it at the same time? This is also a great time to throw any other vehicle or engine maintenance service in the mix. A transmission fluid exchange or a coolant system service, for example.
As you can see, an oil change isn’t just that at Merrill Automotive. It’s a whole lot more and a good reason to skip the quickie lube shop. Take care of your vehicle and get the job done right! Let’s get your next oil change service scheduled today!
Comprehensive & Friendly Auto Services In the Lakewood Community Since 1928
Merrill Automotive is proud of our 90-plus years of rich history in the Denver-metro area. Since 1928, our auto shop has provided comprehensive, friendly, and affordable auto repair and maintenance to our community. In that time, we’ve built tremendous relationships and we’re always excited to start more!
Quality is our mission, and that applies to all our auto services as well as our customer service. All of the mechanics at Merrill are ASE-trained and certified, with years of experience allowing them to work on all makes and models, including trucks.
Our auto mechanics and support staff foster a welcoming environment and prioritize your complete satisfaction in everything it does. Stop by our auto shop in Lakewood or schedule your reservation over the phone or online today. We can’t wait to see you!
What Are You Waiting For? Make a Reservation Today!
Regardless of the auto service you need, our expert auto mechanics are here to help. Our Night Owl and Early Bird drop-off availability ensure that you can get the service your vehicle needs on your schedule. We offer an outstanding 24-month/24,000 mile nationwide warranty on parts and labor for qualified repairs. We also have a comfortable waiting room at our beautiful Lakewood auto shop, with free coffee and WiFi service for your convenience!
Our NAPA AutoCare Center is located close to public transit in downtown Denver. We also offer towing services for when you are stranded or can’t start your vehicle. If you’re in need of auto service or repair, stop by our auto shop or give us a call today!