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Oil Changes & Radiator Flushes Kalamazoo MI

If you’ve ever done any work on a car, you may already realize that the mechanic is both the most overpaid and the most underpaid kid on the block. Some things are so easy that we’re getting robbed when we pay a mechanic to do them. Others are not so easy. Or not so quick. Or a lot more messy. But, in any case, definitely worth the money.

Alamo Auto Repair & Detailing
(269) 350-3979
6455 W D Ave
Kalamazoo, MI
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Memberships and Certifications
Certifications : ASE, ASE Blue Seal of Excellence
Services
Air Conditioning/Heating, Alignment, Alternator, Battery, Belts & Hoses, Catalytic Converter, Clutch Cylinder, Cooling System, Diagnostics, Drive Belt, Electrical System, Exhaust Systems, Filters & Fluids, Fuel Injector, Fuel Pump, Fuel System, Head Gasket, Headlight/Headlamp, High Performance Service, Ignition, Inspection, Muffler, Oil Pan, Oil Pump, Oxygen Sensor, Parts, Radiator, Restoration Service, Shocks & Struts, Spark Plugs, Starter, Thermostat, Timing Belt, Tune-Up, Water Pump, Window M
Service Types and Repair
Acura, Aston Martin, Audi, Auto Clutch, Auto Drivetrain, Auto Engine, Auto Interior, Auto, Bentley, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Classic Car, Diesel Engine, Dodge, Emergency Auto, Exotic Car, Fiat, Ford, GMC, Harley Davidson, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Isuzu, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Lotus, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Mitsubishi, Motorcycle/ATV, Nissan, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Porsche, RV/Bus, Saab, Saturn, Small Engine, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, Truck, Volkswagen, Volvo

S N K Transmission and Auto Repair
(269) 743-3390
22203 M-40
Gobles, MI
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Air Conditioning/Heating, Alignment, Alternator, Battery, Belts & Hoses, Catalytic Converter, Clutch Cylinder, Cooling System, Diagnostics, Drive Belt, Electrical System, Exhaust Systems, Filters & Fluids, Fuel Injector, Fuel Pump, Fuel System, Head Gasket, Headlight/Headlamp, High Performance Service, Ignition, Inspection, Muffler, Oil Pan, Oil Pump, Oxygen Sensor, Parts, Radiator, Restoration Service, Shocks & Struts, Spark Plugs, Starter, Thermostat, Timing Belt, Tune-Up, Water Pump, Window M
Service Types and Repair
Acura, Aston Martin, Audi, Auto Clutch, Auto Drivetrain, Auto Engine, Auto Interior, Auto, Bentley, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Classic Car, Diesel Engine, Dodge, Emergency Auto, Exotic Car, Fiat, Ford, GMC, Harley Davidson, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Isuzu, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Lotus, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Mitsubishi, Motorcycle/ATV, Nissan, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Porsche, RV/Bus, Saab, Saturn, Small Engine, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, Truck, Volkswagen, Volvo

Firestone Complete Auto Care
(269) 979-9333, 001-2004
5736 Beckley Road
Battle Creek, MI
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Orrin B Hayes Inc
(269) 345-0167
543 W Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI
Services
Clutch Repair,Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,SUV Repair,Tune up Repair,Used Car Dealers,Auto Dealers

Quality Transmission Inc
(269) 342-6154
644 West North Street
Kalamazoo, MI
 
Pete's B-line Service
(269) 350-4966
4305 Portage St
Kalamazoo, MI
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Air Conditioning/Heating, Alignment, Alternator, Battery, Belts & Hoses, Catalytic Converter, Clutch Cylinder, Cooling System, Diagnostics, Drive Belt, Electrical System, Exhaust Systems, Filters & Fluids, Fuel Injector, Fuel Pump, Fuel System, Head Gasket, Headlight/Headlamp, High Performance Service, Ignition, Inspection, Muffler, Oil Pan, Oil Pump, Oxygen Sensor, Parts, Radiator, Restoration Service, Shocks & Struts, Spark Plugs, Starter, Thermostat, Timing Belt, Tune-Up, Water Pump, Window M
Service Types and Repair
Acura, Aston Martin, Audi, Auto Clutch, Auto Drivetrain, Auto Engine, Auto Interior, Auto, Bentley, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Classic Car, Diesel Engine, Dodge, Emergency Auto, Exotic Car, Fiat, Ford, GMC, Harley Davidson, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Isuzu, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Lotus, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Mitsubishi, Motorcycle/ATV, Nissan, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Porsche, RV/Bus, Saab, Saturn, Small Engine, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, Truck, Volkswagen, Volvo

Midas Auto Service Experts
(269) 343-1305
5112 S Westnedge Avenue
Portage, MI
Services
Oil Change and Lube,AC and Heating Repair,Brake Repair,Electrical Repair,Mufflers Repair,Truck Service Station

Discount Tire
(269) 341-9721
5859 Gull Road
Kalamazoo, MI
Services
Retail Tire

Kalamazoo Transmission
(269) 381-4900
912 North Park Street
Kalamazoo, MI
 
Wal-Mart Supercenter
(269) 373-1362
6065 Gull Rd
Kalamazoo, MI
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

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Nothing makes you feel more like a man than working under the hood of your car, but sometimes it makes more sense to take it to the garage.


If you’ve ever done any work on a car, you may already realize that the mechanic is both the most overpaid and the most underpaid kid on the block. Some things are so easy that we’re getting robbed when we pay a mechanic to do them. Others are not so easy. Or not so quick. Or a lot more messy. But, in any case, definitely worth the money.

By Jesse Stern

Oil Change

It seems like only yesterday that you had an oil change, and now it's already time to do it again. The oil change is a simple procedure. It's probably the most frequent thing you will do to keep your car running. Thankfully, it's also the cheapest thing you'll ever pay a mechanic for. Doing it yourself is a messy job, and you can get a mechanic to do it for next to nothing.

Verdict: Pay a Mechanic!

Do It Yourself:
Easy, but messy. Cheap, but tedious. Get an oil bucket, five quarts of oil, and an oil filter at your auto parts store. Oil has two numbers on it, like 10W-30 or 20W-50. This is known as the oil's weight. Generally, the older the car, the higher weight you want, but check your car's manual for specifics.

Step 1: Open the oil cap under the hood. Crawl under the car and, with the oil bucket underneath, unscrew the bolt (usually around 9/16") at the bottom of your oil pan (near the car's front center). Let the oil drain completely, then tighten the bolt back up.

Step 2: Unscrew the old oil filter, dab some oil around the seal of your new filter, and screw the new one on hand-tight, just right.

Step 3: Pour in 4 quarts of oil, and check the level. You may need a bit more to make it read full.

That's pretty much it. Oh, and you need to get rid of the used oil too. Gone are the days when it was cool to dump it in your neighbor's yard, take it to the beach and set it on fire, or pour it on a fast curve of highway. Most of the big auto parts stores, and some gas stations, will let you dump your used oil into their recycling barrel. Ask around.

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Pay a Mechanic:
Unless you're completely broke, or you really love working on cars, this is the way to go. Shops charge the listed price, plus some fees for disposing the oil.

Tip: Synthetic oil, it is said, will drastically increase the life of your car. It's about twice as expensive, but you have to change it about half as often. Buy it by the case, along with a filter. Many smaller lube shops will charge only $10 for labor if you bring your own oil and filter.

Tip: Some shops have "patented" and expensive extras for oil changes, with names like VacuFlush and CleanTech. This is the extended warranty of the auto world. You're not a sucker, are you? I didn't think so. Don't bother.

Radiator Flush

The radiator flush is another simple procedure that keeps your car cooling properly, and keeps your radiator (or cooling system) from getting clogged with gunk, residue, t...

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