Contemporary vehicles have stricter requirements than vehicles from 10 years ago. For example a 2010 Toyota Prius requires 0w20 motor oil. Installing a different weight oil can illuminate the check engine light and even cause a no start condition.
When servicing automatic transmissions, coolant or differentials the situation gets worse. There is at least 10 different automatic transmission fluids. Most are not interchangeable and prices vary greatly. Coolant and differential lubes are just as bad.
In the past there was 10w30 or 10w40 motor oil stored in bulk containers and used on nearly every car. Ethel glycol coolant, Dexron automatic transmission fluid and GL5 gear lube were also universally used. Imagine having 10 different weight motor oils each stored in a 275 gallon bulk container!
These varying and increasing costs for products will make that $25.00 oil change and all other fluid services at menu prices obsolete and impossible. At Innovative Autocare, we don’t give you an estimate; we quote you an exact price based on our diagnostics. Our mission is to provide the best auto repair in Akron by maintaining an extended warranty, offering quality parts and delivering personalized care.
To learn more about how the these services and requirements have changed or to schedule an appointment for your vehicle, stop by or give us a call at 330.245.0865.