We are open to serve our customers and municipalities through these times for pick up and drop off service during our normally scheduled hours. We have always prided our shop on cleanliness and have gone even further to ensure the safety of our staff and customers. Moving forward, Shade Tree Auto is committed to following the guidelines of the State of Iowa and direction from the CDC regarding our services.

Oil Change

The importance of routine oil changes

Regular oil changes can not only help increase the longevity of your vehicle, but provide you with better fuel mileage, improved engine performance, and peace of mind knowing the parts within your car have been looked over by a certified technician.

How long can you go without an oil change?

Depending on your vehicle and what kind of oil it uses, the frequency of your oil changes could vary all the way up to 10,000 miles.

Some people worry that their car will face issues if they don’t bring it in as soon as their maintenance light turns on, but as long as you don’t wait too long you should be okay. We typically recommend coming in to get your car serviced around every 5,000 miles. Anything below that is unnecessary, and waiting much longer after 5,000 can lead to larger problems occurring before a technician can look at it.


Our oil change process

When you bring your car in for an oil change at Shade Tree Auto, we will change your oil filters, top off fluids, air up tires, and provide you with a courtesy inspection. We feel the courtesy inspection is just as important as the oil change as it provides a good opportunity to check your suspensions, tires, fluids, and safety items every 5,000 miles to ensure everything is running correctly and check for any symptoms that might show your car needs more attention than initially thought.


Take advantage of our customer amenities

In an effort to make your car repair experience a positive one, we try to provide you with various benefits like comprehensive digital inspections sent to your phone following each appointment, pick-up and drop-off options for you and your vehicle, and more.

Schedule your next oil change

If you’re wanting to make an oil change appointment with us, please complete our appointment form and we’ll get you scheduled!

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