Oil Change–for your car’s health and yours–During the COVID-19 Crisis

As the world watches the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic through multiple countries, we are all certainly keenly aware of the virus and its implications here in King County. Since the first case of Coronavirus in the United States was here in Washington, we became vigilant early on and remain so. While the ASE certified technicians and the entire staff at Jeff’s Auto Repair in Renton, Washington, is taking every available precaution to keep customers, employees, families, and community safe, we also recognize that our services are essential to maintaining your ability to drive to important places such as grocery stores, medical providers, and necessary jobs in hospitals, fire departments, etc. Therefore, put your health first, but don’t forget about your car’s vitality. You still need to change the oil.

Your Car’s Health

You already know that it’s important to have your vehicle’s oil changed on a regular basis. However, it is even more important now for two reasons. First, you want to be sure that any routine maintenance services needed to keep your car in good working order have been performed. Few things would be worse than needing to get to a medical care provider should you fall ill and having an unreliable ride that may or may not get you there. Second, until the economy improves, many of us will be driving the same car awhile instead of purchasing a new one. Scheduled oil changes are one strategy for extending the life of your car or truck. As oil ages, it breaks down and stops adequately lubricating your engine parts (causing unnecessary wear), fails to absorb and remove heat from the engine to the extent it once did, and stops capturing damaging dirt particles, keeping them away from metal where they cause corrosion.

Your Own Health

During these cautionary times, Jeff’s Auto Repair in Renton, Washington, is committed not only to taking care of your vehicle but also to protecting you. Our entire staff is operating under the community health guidelines published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as well as those set forth by King County. As we service and repair cars, our employees are keeping shop surfaces sanitized. Also, our technicians are using gloves in much the same manner as medical professionals. We use clean gloves for each vehicle and then dispose of them. Further, we are disinfecting your vehicle’s high-touch areas (door handles, steering wheel, etc.) both before and after service. Although we love seeing you, we have also established a protocol for servicing your car without you ever having to speak with us face-to-face. Estimates, invoices, and payments can be handled by distance (email, text, and telephone), and you can drop off your car and keys outside at any hour of the day (24/7). As you can see, your safety is our priority. You don’t have to forgo the oil change even in unusual circumstances.

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