Hi there, I’m Saul Reisman here at Saul’s Autotek, and today we’re in the bottom of the pit underneath our oil change drive-over.
The reason we’re down here today is that we want to talk to you about the most important aspect of your vehicle, one of the simplest components in your vehicle, and why it can be such a costly service, but one of the best things you can do for your vehicle: oil changes. Something so simple that keeps your engine alive.
Now here at Saul’s Autotek, we go by manufacturer-recommended service intervals so that we can make sure your oil gets changed with the correct viscosity, the right factory filter, and at the right time to protect your engine. This means monitoring it for oil leaks or loss, checking to make sure there’s no oil consumption going on, and keeping it in the best operating condition by keeping it lubricated.
Would you believe that the single largest inventory expense at an auto repair facility is oil?
Here at Autotek we often see 10, 15, 20 oil changes a day. We’re a full-service Denver auto repair facility in Greenwood Village, we are not a quick pit oil change type facility that may see 50 to 100 of those a day, however, even so, we keep an oil stock ready on hand so that we can take care of your oil change at any time with a moment’s notice. We actually have oil taps, just like you have a beer tap on the wall, throughout our building in multiple locations so that we can make sure technicians have the easiest access to the lifeblood of your engine.
Now we utilize multiple motor oil vendors to get the best product direct from the oil manufacturer so that there’s no middle man and we can deliver the lowest cost oil change to you, the guest, to make sure that you can keep it running. We’ve seen vehicles that have gone 5,000, 10,000, 15,000, 20,000, 25,000 miles without an oil change, and we’ve seen the damage that can occur. As a result, we keep over a $50,000 inventory of fluids on hand to make sure that we always have the exact fluids that your vehicle needs.
Oftentimes, if you go to a Quick Lube or inexpensive type drive through pit lube location, you might find that they only have two or three options in terms of the oil that they offer. They might carry a 530, a 020, and a 540, or something of that nature. Whereas your vehicle manufacturer may call for a specific oil. Because we service all makes and models here at Autotek, we want to make sure that we carry the appropriate fluids for all of you.
We do carry bulk oil for the majority of the most common American cars and for some imports, but we also carry individual, unique ones for every other manufacturer out there. Whether it means we’re carrying them in pump drums, 15 gallons a piece for individual capacities, or in 400 gallon tanks that go pump throughout our facility, or even into 2,000 gallon tanks that keep you running throughout the entire structure and hold enough oil to change the oil on up to 75 vehicles a day.
So if you’ve got a concern about yours, you’re worried that the basic oil change at your typical Quick Lube or drive through place might not be getting the best attention, and you really just want a true ASE certified mechanic to be the one doing your oil change and keeping your vehicle in check, we’d be happy to help here at Autotek.
An inexpensive oil change is a cheap insurance policy to keep your engine running for a long time. Let us keep it alive and we’ll keep you lubricated. Talk to you soon.