Lube, oil change, & 18 point inspection. Includes oil filter
(premium extra) & up to 5 quarts of quality conventional motor oil.
Included in the First Lube Plus PLUS Service Oil Change:
Oil with up to five quarts of quality conventional motor oil
Inspect Key Components:
Antifreeze/coolant reservoir levels
Engine air filtration system
Brake fluid level (in transparent reservoirs)
Chassis (lubricate when applicable)
Check and Fill:
Differential/transfer case fluid
Power steering fluid
Windshield washer fluid
Battery water (excluding sealed batteries)
Free bottle of water
Between service visits up to 3,000 miles, customers may receive free top-offs* on motor oil with the same type of oil purchased originally and any or all of the five vital fluids listed above. (*up to a maximum of 2 quarts per fluid)
Conventional Oil: Many customers still prefer the lower cost and familiarity of conventional motor oil, particularly if their vehicle isn’t subject to severe driving conditions, such as dirty/dusty roads, lots of short trips, driving in extreme heat or cold, and towing heavy loads.
High Mileage Oil: Specially designed for vehicles with over 75,000 miles. Helps keep engines that have been around the block a few times running better, longer by reducing oil burn-off, oil leaks and gradual loss of compression.
Synthetic Blend Oil: A mixture of synthetic and conventional oils that serves as a midpoint between the two: better protection and performance than conventional oil can provide, especially in severe driving conditions, but not as good as a full synthetic oil.
Synthetic Oil (AKA “Full Synthetic Motor Oil”): Specially formulated motor oil made for the highest levels of protection and performance for ultimate peace of mind. More and more vehicle manufacturers today require it. See if yours is one of them.
Signs That You Need Air Filtration Services:
Visually dirty or clogged filter
Visually dirty or clogged engine air filter
Reduced air flow in the cabin
Increased noise when the fan is running
Helping You and Your Engine Breathe Easy
Just as you enjoy a breath of fresh air, your vehicle needs fresh air for the engine to work properly. The engine air filter helps ensure optimal fuel combustion and engine performance while the cabin air filter helps improve interior air quality for you and your passengers.
Passenger Cabin Air Filter Replacement
The climate control system in your passenger cabin includes a filter that helps remove dust, pollen, mold spores and other particles from the air and improve the interior air quality that you and your passengers breathe. After a visual inspection, we can install a new cabin air filter replacement, if necessary. Your vehicle manufacturer recommends replacement at normal and severe intervals based on your driving habits. If you routinely drive in particularly challenging environments — on dirt or dusty roads — consider using the severe recommended interval. Even if it’s unclear when the last time your filter was replaced, your technician can tell if it’s clogged with dust and debris.
Engine Air Filter Replacement
The engine air filter captures airborne contaminants such as dirt and dust before they can enter the engine. Typically the system includes a pleated paper element and a paper or foam breather element to capture contaminants in the air coming from the PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) valve. A dirty, clogged engine air filter system prevents enough clean air from getting into the engine and can contribute to reduced acceleration. Manufacturers recommend replacement at particular intervals, which may be shorter if your vehicle is subject to severe conditions. After a visual inspection, we can install new engine air filter system parts as necessary.
Signs and Symptoms Your Vehicle Needs a Fuel System Cleaning or Filter Replacement:
Reduced fuel economy
Vehicle is hard to start
Engine idles roughly
Fuel System Cleaning Service
When you’re driving down the road and notice your vehicle running sluggishly or lacking acceleration, it might be time for a fuel system cleaning. A clogged fuel system or fuel filter can rob your vehicle of fuel efficiency and performance. First Lube Plus has the tools, materials and training to clean your fuel system of performance-robbing deposits and replace your old fuel filter when replacement is called for.
It’s All About Flow When it Comes to Fuel
Every time you press the gas pedal, you control how much fuel and air the engine takes in. Over time, deposits can form in critical areas of the fuel system, resulting in reduced fuel economy, loss of power and other driveability issues. Periodic fuel system cleaning can help to maintain optimal engine performance. Technicians use multi-step cleaners to remove deposits from the fuel system, injectors and combustion chamber. If your fuel filter needs to be replaced, either because it’s clogged or is at the end of its useful life, technicians can perform that service as well.
Fuel Injector Cleaning Service
This service helps clean the fuel system, injectors and combustion chamber using multistep cleaners to remove deposits.
Signs or Symptoms Your Vehicle Needs an Antifreeze/Coolant Flush:
Temperature gauge fluctuates between normal and hot
Antifreeze/coolant pooling under the vehicle
Grinding sounds coming from the engine area
Visible rust and/or scaling in the antifreeze/coolant
Steam and/or hot maple syrup-like smell coming from under the hood
Radiator Antifreeze/Coolant Service
Have you ever felt helpless while stranded on the side of the road with your vehicle hood up and your vehicle steaming? Has your vehicle ever not started in the dead of winter because the fluid in your engine was frozen? Not fun. That’s why we offer a Radiator Flush to keep your engine with a fresh supply of antifreeze. This antifreeze will keep fluids from freezing and the flush will help remove containments.
It’s all a Bunch of Hot Air … and Fluid.
Does your engine run hotter than normal just after starting it? Does the temperature slowly creep higher and higher as you drive down the road? Do you detect an odor that’s a little like boiling maple syrup or see green or orange fluid pooling beneath your vehicle? This is a sign of leak and it is time to visit the highly trained technicians at First Lube Plus.
A properly functioning cooling system circulates antifreeze/coolant through the engine and radiator, helping reduce heat levels produced by your vehicle's engine. When your vehicle’s cooling system isn’t functioning properly, the temperature of your engine can get hot enough to damage itself. Heads can warp. Gaskets can blow. Your engine can fail. And all of those can be costly repairs. Having your radiator inspected and keeping antifreeze/coolant fluids topped off can help keep your car running efficiently and prevent expensive repairs.
Cooling System Flush and Fill
An antifreeze/coolant flush and fill at regular intervals can help prevent overheating, freezing and premature cooling-system corrosion. Our coolant service starts with an examination of your the exterior of your radiator and engine cooling system. Then, old antifreeze/coolant is removed from your radiator and replaced with new antifreeze/coolant per your vehicle manufacturer's recommendations.
Signs and Symptoms Your Vehicle Needs New Windshield Wiper Blades:
Streaks left behind on glass after wiper passes
Blades are more than two years old
Properly maintained windshields and windshield wiper blades are essential to a safe driving experience. Your ability to see the road ahead is important, and obvious as this may seem on a clear, sunny day, it becomes critical at night or in inclement weather conditions. We inspect windshield wipers and the windows themselves so you feel comfortable on the road.
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
Over time, rubber elements in your windshield wiper blades break down due to oxidation and damage from the sun, becoming stiff and brittle. They also wear out from rubbing back and forth across the glass surface. Eventually, worn windshield wipers leave streaks and blurry spots, affecting your ability to see the road ahead. Each First Lube Plus PLUS SERVICE Oil Change includes a windshield wiper blade inspection. We also check the washer fluid level.
A special chemical treatment can be applied to exterior glass to help repel the accumulation of rain, snow, sleet and mist. Many customers find the treatment improves defogging of the glass, the effectiveness of the wipers and/or the ease of clearing a snow-covered vehicle’s windows.
Signs or Symptoms Your Vehicle Needs Drivetrain Services:
Vibrations, especially with speeds over 50 mph
Strange noises coming from under the vehicle: knocking, grinding or squealing
A properly functioning drivetrain provides power from the engine to the wheels to keep your vehicle running and get you to your destination. It’s that simple and that important. That’s why we offer drivetrain services, for two-wheel, four-wheel and all-wheel drive (AWD) vehicles to keep your vehicle running strong and repair-free for as long as possible.
The drivetrain typically consists of up to three components, all of which need fluid replacement at different intervals. The differential, a transfer case (in four-wheel and all-wheel drive vehicles) and, of course, the transmission. Your technician can tell you when the fluid in the various drivetrain components in your vehicle need to be replaced.
Front and Rear Differential Service
A differential allows the drive wheels to turn at different speeds, which is necessary when turning your vehicle. Over time, operating temperatures and wear can cause the fluid in the differential to break down. Differential service with a fluid change can help avoid premature wear on the gears in the differential. Some vehicles have both a front and rear differential.
Transfer Case Service
The transfer case is a special gearbox found in four-wheel and all-wheel-drive vehicles. It sends drive power from the engine to the front and rear axles. In all-wheel-drive vehicles, the transfer case helps to shift power from one axle to another, depending on traction conditions. Lubricating fluid in the transfer case helps keep gears cool and turning smoothly. Replacing this fluid at appropriate intervals can help prevent premature wear and damage caused by contaminated or broken-down lubricants.