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Greater-Vienna's Home for Automotive Service

Priority Mazda gets it. For every year you've been on the road, you probably have a handful of terrible repair stories to go along with it. Well, it's time to put that story to bed. That terrible garage on the way to Richmond, that time you broke down on the way to see your favorite band —even that local big box store that gave your car new brake pads and rotors when all you needed was an oil change. Tired of unreliable automotive service that makes you feel like just a serial number on a computer screen? It…

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Why should I change my oil so often?

Maybe you haven't really changed your oil all that often. You might think that, yes, you were at the dealer and waited, and you remember that quite well. Most likely, your dealer or other professional wrote on a small sticker and placed in inside your door frame or other accessible but innocuous spot, to let you know when the last oil change was, and when you will need another one. It will list either the time or the mileage, or both.

 

 

 

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Synthetic oil? What is that?

You've heard of synthetic oil, and thought that perhaps it wasn't a good idea to use it in your car. As it turns out, in most ways, synthetic oil is superior to conventional oil. Oil, when heated, breaks down and loses some of its viscosity, and the additives that keep your engine clean will begin to fall apart, and your engine will become dirty, since the additives are no longer working.

 

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