Why? Well, when you see as many oil filters as we do, you start to have an appreciation for the better quality filters. They don't collapse, and they have more filter material in them so they last longer. It's a cheap way to protect your engine. We've found over the years that dirty oil leads to all sorts of problems, especially in the modern engine with higher tolerances. Quality oil filters help keep the oil cleaner, longer which prevents a lot of potential problems like plugged solenoids, low oil pressure etc...
Recently, VW came out with a new oil spec called VW 508/509. This new spec is required in most of the new 2020 models and will be the oil they use going forward. Sometimes when automakers come out with a new spec it takes shops awhile to catch up. I already have 0w-20 VW 508/509 on the shelf along with the correct Mann oil filter. If you need this spec for your next Volkswagen oil change we can take care of you.
So fun to see cars from when I was a kid. This Mercedes E55 AMG was in for an oil change today. I threw a Mann filter in it along with full synthetic Mobil1 motor oil. Only the best.
BMW, Audi, Honda and Toyota Oil Filters for Your Vehicle
Get the same quality oil filter and oil as the dealership for a fraction of the price. We carry Mann filters for European vehicles and Honda and Toyota genuine filters for most current Hondas and Toyota’s.
Nothing but the best oil and filter for this BMW. We only use LiquiMoly LL01 spec oil and Mann filters in BMWs.
We had a full day doing Bosch brake pads, a transmission filter w/ VW transmission fluid and OE spark plugs on a Volkswagen Jetta. The Bimmers were in for Continental Extreme Contact tires and a 5w30 Liqui Moly oil change with a Mann oil filter and a Mann air filter. Nothing but the best for this trio!
Did a quick 30 minute full synthetic oil change on this mint IS350 F Sport. Car was in perfect condition and super clean. Just needed fresh oil and a little washer fluid.
Need a shop that can do a Synthetic Mobil One oil change? We do them and we are conveniently located in St. Louis Park, MN and pretty darn close to Edina.
All of our Mobil1 oil changes use manufacturer spec oil and viscosity plus OEM oil filters. It costs a little more but it's really good for the car.
Some manufacturers, namely Mercedes-Benz require Mobil1 and it's printed on the oil cap and in the manual. The problem is that there aren't many shops out there who stock Mobil1 motor oil. Motolux does and we buy it it larger quantities so we can get better pricing, which we can pass on to you.
So if you are a stickler for your motor oil or if you have a car or truck that requires Mobil1 oil changes, give us a call. We're happy to answer your questions or set up a time for you to stop by.
Well, oil changes are a lot like marbles...
Let's start with a synthetic oil change, so.....imagine a jar of marbles. Imagine that the entire jar was filled with small marbles that were all the same size. If you poured it out on the table you'd expect those marbles to flow smoothly and perfectly through the opening of the jar, and spill out across the table. This is how synthetic oil behaves in your engine. It easily flows through the tiny holes and crevices without any trouble.
Now, imagine that the jar was filled with marbles of different sizes. If you tried to pour that jar out on a table, you might find that some of the time the big marbles would tend to plug up the opening of the jar, preventing the flow of marbles out onto the table. This situation is a lot like how conventional motor oil behaves in your engine.
So, what does all of this mean for your engine? Well, take a look at this little part...
This is a rocker from a Ford V8 engine. See that little black round hole (the size of a pencil led) in the bottom left of the picture? That hole is used to squirt oil up onto that little wheel in the middle.
So back to our marbles....can you see how the more consistent-sized jar of marbles would easily flow through that tiny hole and provide more lubrication of that wheel? It gets worse, as engines age, these tiny holes and crevices get even smaller as they slowly plug up with dirt and engine sludge, making it even harder for the oil to pass through.
This is why we recommend running full synthetic oil in every car and truck. With modern engine technology, the engines need the more consistent oil to maintain adequate lubrication. In that Ford V8 we just talked about there are 24 of those little holes and countless other little ports and crevices that all impact the ability of the oil to sneak though and lubricate the engine. Using synthetic oil makes sure that all of these components are lubricated and working smoothly...and that helps keep repair costs down, and your car out of the shop.
At Motolux, we carry many name brand oils ranging from 0w-40 to 5w30 and all of the important specs like LL01, VW 502, MB 229.5 and many more. It's important to us to use the correct oil to keep your vehicle operating like new and prevent costly repairs.