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Oil Change & Filter Service San Marcos

The infamous ‘Oil Change’, or by its less known name ‘The Most Uninteresting Way To Spend An Afternoon’ is like a haircut, something you do a few times per year but without the self-image boost. If you do it consistently nobody even really notices if you forget it, EVERYONE KNOWS.


You see an Oil Change doesn’t add an extra 20 HP or make your car glide down the road like a Ferrari. However, what it does do is keep your car running. Yep, that’s fairly important.

Why Does A Car Need Oil?

The simplest explanation is your BMW, Mini Cooper or Mercedes engine runs by a series of mini explosions within the engine to create power. To make this happen you have hundreds of small parts that work together in an extremely hot engine.

The oil in your engine is the lubrication between all of that friction to keep your engine running smooth. If you wait too long to change your oil or just forget, your oil breaks down and turns into sludge, which could cause your engine to cease up, the only solution to that is to rebuild your engine or go buy another car.

It seems like a mundane basic service, however, it’s the most important service you can do to keep your keep your vehicle running smoothly and safely on the road.

Conventional Oil or Synthetic Oil

  • In a nutshell, Synthetic Oil is better for your vehicle. It lasts longer, runs cleaner and helps get more out of your engine. Which also means it’s more expensive, but it’s well worth the extra investment. We highly recommend you never go from Synthetic Oil back to Conventional Oil just to save money.

  • On the other hand, Conventional Oil has worked great for decades. If your vehicle has conventional oil, and that is what is suggested by the dealer, we suggest you continue using it. It’s how your car was designed.  There are some rare cases we may suggest a change but that is on a case by case basis.

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Major Engine Repair

If you experience any of these, you should visit us at  Bavarian Master Care as soon as possible:

No vehicle owner wants to hear “You Need Major Engine Work.”  But it does happen, and in many cases when the repair has been completed, you have a vehicle that can run another 100,000 miles, which will be less expensive than purchasing a new vehicle.

What is the deal with the Oil Filter?

The Oil Filter is there to clean the oil and make it last as long as possible, once you hit that 3,000-5,000 miles or 7,000 for some synthetic oils it needs to be replaced.  You should always replace the oil filter during the service to get the best performance out of the new oil.

If your BMW, Mini Cooper or Mercedes is due for an Oil Service or you have any questions, give us a call today we are happy to help!

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