Best auto place in town! They did a complete inspection, replaced my headlamps, replaced my air filter, and changed my oil for $50! I wanted to give them a tip but they said to instead write a good yelp review so here I am, I would recommend coming here for quick service good prices friendly people!

— Shelly N.


When was the last oil change done on your car or truck? Can’t remember? Hey, that’s not good for your vehicle! Changing your oil every 3,000 miles (5,000 kilometers), or as recommended by the vehicle manufacturer based on your driving conditions, is crucial for the sustained life of your vehicle and can help you avoid more costly engine problems later on. If your car uses synthetic oil, it may only need to be changed every 7500 miles. With each oil change, the oil filter may also need to be replaced.

Ask for an oil change and a certified master technician will choose the correct viscosity grade oil for your vehicle and perform fast and effective oil and filter services.

There are two types of oil change and lube services.
One is routine preventive maintenance where your old oil and filter is changed as quickly and cheaply as possible every 3000 miles to remove metal, dirt, moisture, acid and other impurities that can damage your engine.

The other type of oil change and lube service not only replaces your oil and filter with factory-specified and expert-recommended lubricants and filters, but is handled by ASE Certified Mechanics who also perform a complete inspection of your vehicle. Their goal is to find problems early, before they become bigger and more expensive, and most importantly, before they leave you stranded on the side of the road late at night, or on your way to an important appointment.

At Advanced Auto Santa Cruz, our oil, filter and lube service is not only preventive maintenance for a car’s engine, it helps you feel safer on the road everyday. These services include:

  • Replacing the oil and filter

  • Lubricating all available grease fittings.

  • 30-point inspection by our ASE Certified technicians and mechanics.

  • Detailed inspection of your vehicle under the hood and under the chassis.

  • Checking all fluid levels.

  • Checking the brake pads and adjusting tire pressures

The discount oil change services are ok. They can get the job done and regular, frequent oil changes of any kind are important. However, every third oil change or before that long road trip down to southern California or up to Lake Tahoe, bring your car to us for a full service oil change that brings you peace of mind by helping to make sure that your car will perform perfectly without any issues or breakdowns. While you’re here, you may want to have these other items checked on your vehicle:

  • Power steering fluid

  • Engine air filter

  • Brake fluid

  • Automatic transmission fluid

  • Coolant/antifreeze

We’ll also walk you through your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations for replacing these vital fluids and filters. Come see us today or click here to schedule an appointment.