Reliable, Efficient Oil Changes for Your Vehicle

Your vehicle’s engine is the beating heart of its power. To ensure proper function, motor oil plays a crucial role in lubricating engine parts and facilitating smooth movement. Beyond lubrication, oil also acts as a guardian by eliminating dirt and debris that accumulate around the engine. Yet, as time passes, these particles accumulate, diminishing the oil’s quality. If your vehicle is low on oil or the oil has degraded, an oil change becomes imperative to maintain optimal performance. Fortuitously, the adept professionals at Kaiser Auto Repair, Inc. possess both the expertise and tools to swiftly and impeccably replace your oil.


For close to thirty years, the Kaiser Auto Repair team has been dedicated to servicing vehicles in Northwest Indiana, having two convenient locations in Porter County and LaPorte County. Our accomplished technicians and seasoned mechanics are well-versed in performing all the essential routine maintenance your vehicle demands, including oil changes. Swift and accurate issue diagnosis translates to savings in both time and money. Here’s the essential knowledge about oil changes:

How frequently should I schedule an oil change?

We recommend an oil change every 3,000 miles or every six months. However, this schedule can vary based on your vehicle, driving habits, and the type of oil used. For instance, synthetic oils require less frequent changes and can last 4,000 to 5,000 miles. Connect with Kaiser Auto Repair to ascertain the specific needs of your vehicle.

What’s the cost of an oil change?

Oil change costs hinge on your vehicle type, oil preferences, and other factors. Larger vehicles demand more oil, which can be pricier. Furthermore, newer vehicles necessitate synthetic oil, boasting enhanced performance but at a higher price point. Filters and other components might also require replacement if your oil is old or running low. Generally, oil change costs range between $75 and $200, and we’re committed to providing an accurate estimate tailored to your vehicle.

Which oil is suitable for my vehicle?

It varies! Older vehicles usually rely on conventional oil, while many modern ones favor synthetic variants. Oil blends and diverse engines necessitate distinct oil types. If you’re unsure about your vehicle’s oil requirements, rest assured that our mechanics possess the knowledge to guide you. Bring in your vehicle, and we’ll manage the rest.

Signs of deteriorating motor oil

Fresh or clean oil is typically transparent with an amber hue. However, as oil filter components break down due to heat and contaminants infiltrate the oil, it darkens and becomes dirty. Inadequate or aged oil is characterized by a deep brown or black color and opacity.


Your engine’s longevity hinges on quality motor oil. If it’s aged or insufficient, engine components can grind or seize, leading to significant issues. As time progresses, the oil filter’s degradation further exacerbates the oil’s decline. Regular oil and oil filter changes are imperative for your vehicle’s health. At Kaiser Auto Repair, we prioritize a swift return of your vehicle to minimize disruptions in your daily routine. Contact us promptly to arrange an oil change or any other services your vehicle may require.