Category: Cities

Mar 06 2013

Oil Change Madison, WI

Sometimes I like to compile a list of the best places to get an oil change in certain cities.  I usually do this based off of places where I have the most visitors coming and looking for oil change coupons.  Madison, WI is one of the places that I get a significant amount of people looking for oil changes, so I figured this would be a good time to pull up some of the best oil changes locations in Madison, Wisconsin.

All of the information that I have was compiled between reviews from Yelp, Yahoo, the Better Business Borough and visitor dialogue.

Zimbrick Honda Service Center

430 Grand Canyon Dr
Madison, WI 53719
(608) 829-1118


This may be a Honda Dealership, but they are known for the high quality of service that they offer.  Whether you own a Honda or another car, this would be a good place to go for an oil change.  Customers agree that this is a place with a great reputation for their work.  You even get a complimentary car wash afterwards.  If you have a Honda, its sometimes recommended that you get a Honda oil change since they know your car better than a regular mechanic down the block.

Courtesy Auto Service

3030 Milwaukee St
Madison, WI 53714
(608) 244-8088


This site has nothing but perfect 5 star reviews on Yelp. This is a VW specialist shop, but you can bring any car in if you are just getting an oil change.  If they work on Volkswagen mainly, then they know how to get into the most intricate of engines.

Jiffy Lube

6519 University Ave
Middleton, WI 53562
(608) 836-4446

Every town has a Jiffy Lube apparently.  Customers seem to appreciate the work that is done at this Jiffy Lube.  This is a national company, so they have certain standards that they have to work up to.  You’ll also get Pennzoil or Shell oil rather than risk getting some generic no-name brand of motor oil.

Feb 27 2013

Oil Change Seattle

Seattle is one of those cities where there is a lot of driving to do.  Places, for the most part, aren’t all within walking distance.  Even if it were, the weather means you will have to get in your car to fight the rain or the cold.  This puts a lot of miles on your car and means that you will need to get an oil change fairly often.

There are a lot of great mechanics and quick lube stations in the Seattle area.  We have some customer reviews and lots of Yelp reviews to help us find the best oil changes in Seattle.  We look into customer satisfaction, speed of service and the cost of an oil change when we choose the top locations.

Top Seattle Oil Change Locations

Stingray Auto Repair

701 John St
(between N Aurora Ave & N Dexter Ave)
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 420-3019

Stingray is open Monday through Friday from 7AM until 6PM.  They also have weekend hours on Saturday from 8:00-3:00.  Yelp reviewers have voted this the number one oil change location in the Seattle area.  They have almost a five star review from a giant 140 review count as of today (February 27).  Lots of people ended up there with a Groupon deal that got 3 oil changes for $30 and it seems as though each and every one of them was excited to report the amazing service that they got from Stingray Auto.

Lioe’s Automotive

2400 Beacon Ave S
(between S 14th Ave & Bayview St)
Seattle, WA 98144
Neighborhood: Beacon Hill
(206) 323-2828

Lioe’s is another small shop that does the majority of automobile repairs along with easier services like oil changes.  On Yelp, there are 18 different reviews mentioning an oil change.  15 of those reviews gave a perfect rating and a glowing review of Lioe’s services.

Firestone Courtesy Tire

4820 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116
Neighborhood: West Seattle
(206) 932-5044

This shop is different than Firestone Complete Auto Care.  There are 2 different locations in the Seattle area, but the one in West Seattle has the best reviews.  They have almost a perfect rating from their past customers.  If you want to get an oil change coupon from Firestone, you can head over to their website and print one up.  Right now there is a deal that gets you an oil change for $21 or you can upgrade to a synthetic oil change for an additional $18.10.

Feb 15 2013

Oil Change Dallas

Dallas is in the middle of oil country.  Oil country of the United States at least.  Oil changes around the Dallas area can sometimes be cheaper than the rest of the country, but you still need to be on the lookout for the best oil change locations in Dallas to make sure you have the best mechanics doing the work for you.

When you have anybody perform any service on your car, you want to make sure that they are skilled, honest and price fair.  Thankfully, the internet makes it a lot easier to find reviews and prices for oil changes in areas all around the country, Texas included.

Oil Changes in Dallas

Precision Tune Auto Care

11632 N. Central Expy
Dallas, TX 75243
Neighborhood: North Dallas
(214) 352-8067

Precision has the best reviews on yelp for not only oil changes, but for an all around mechanic shop.  Yelp reviewers give them glowing reviews about how great the customer service was.  This is extremely important to a lot of people.  Lots of us have unfortunately dealt with the snobby mechanics that are just trying to sell you more services to take more of your money.  This does not seem to be the case at Precision Tune Auto Care of Dallas.

Find oil change coupons on their website.

Lucky Ducky Lube Center

10710 Audelia Rd
Dallas, TX 75238
Neighborhood: Northeast Dallas
(214) 553-9460

This is a great location that is small, but efficient.  They focus mainly on oil changes and car washes.  With this business model, they are able to keep the line moving so that you aren’t stuck waiting for the person ahead of you to get their car examined and fixed.  It works pretty much as a quick assembly line of oil changes and car washes.

Valvoline Instant Oil Change

2001 Abrams Rd
Dallas, TX 75214
Neighborhood: Lakewood
(214) 823-8300

There is a trend around the country where the majority of cities that have a VIOC location also has Valvoline listed as one of the top 10 oil change locations in the city.  Dallas is no exception.  Yelpers made this the number 3 oil change place in the city of Dallas.  According to the reviews on Yelp, there don’t appear to be pushy employees here.  They will offer their advice, but won’t push anything on you.

Feb 12 2013

Oil Change – Austin, TX

Texas is still the biggest resource of crude oil in the United States.  Second up, is North Dakota.  You would think that with all of the crude oil being drilled in Texas that you would be able to find a cheap oil change in the area.  Even people in Texas are prone to the high costs of oil changes like the rest of the country.

Using several websites and visitor recommendations, we have a great list of some of the best oil change locations in the Austin, Texas area.  Hopefully you can use these locations to find a great oil change and hopefully find a good deal.  Please leave us a comment below if you have any insight on these Austin locations or have recommendations for another oil change shop in the area.

Top Austin Oil Change Locations

Soco Service Center

2300 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
Neighborhoods: 78704 (South Austin), SoCo (S. Congress Ave.), Travis Heights
(512) 440-9000

This is by far, Yelpers favorite place to get their oil changed.  They have a perfect 5 star rating with 20 people reviewing it.  You barely ever see a high review business like that on Yelp.  It looks like the regular oil change price can get to about $30, but if you find a coupon or a limited time discount, they will get the price down for you.

Soco Service center is open Monday-Saturday with shorter business hours on Saturday afternoons.

Jiffy Lube

3401 N. Lamar
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 452-5773


3704 Spicewood Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78759
Neighborhood: Far West/Northwest Hills
(512) 345-1274

You can find a Jiffy Lube in most major cities to get your oil changed.  The reviews are usually up and down in most cities, but there are several locations in Austin that come highly recommended.  Both of the locations above have at least 4 star reviews on Yelp.  The Yelp customers keep on recommending these two Jiffy Lubes because of the great service and the fast jobs that the mechanics do.

Austin Auto Techs

4918 Hamilton Rd
Austin, TX 78759
Neighborhoods: Arboretum, Great Hills
(512) 343-7711

If you are looking for an auto service station that isn’t a large commercial company, you might want to check out Austin Auto Techs.  This is another great company that has some incredible reviews (4.5 stars from 73 reviews).  This is a personally owned and operated business by two ASE Certified technicians.

Feb 12 2013

Oil Change – Columbus Ohio

Columbus isn’t the cheapest city to live in by any means, so it helps to save some money on certain products and services, like an oil change.  Columbus is home to many different oil change shops that you can choose from, but sometimes it is best to get some recommendations on the best oil change locations in your area.

Using reviews from sites like Yelp and Google, we were able to put together a list of great places to get an oil change in Columbus, Ohio.  Please feel free to leave comments below if you have any more suggestions for us.

Valvoline Instant Oil Change

2975 N High St
Columbus, OH 43202
Neighborhood: Clintonville
(614) 261-0790

There is a VIOC located in Columbus with some great reviews from Yelpers.  People reviewing this location seem to be in agreement that this Valvoline oil change location has polite employees that get the job done quickly and reliably.


1233 W 5th Ave
Columbus, OH 43212
Neighborhood: Grandview Heights
(614) 488-2093

Faslube is another oil change location with some great reviews on Yelp.  You can find some oil change coupons by going to the Pennzoil Faslube website.  The majority of the people on Yelp are in agreement that this is a great place for an oil change.

Mr. Tire Auto Service Centers

4636 Karl Road
Columbus, OH 43229
Neighborhood: Northland
(614) 436-7025

You can get an oil change from Mr. Tire Monday-Friday from 7:30am until night time at 7pm.  There are only a couple of people talking about this location on Yelp, but there seem to be some good things being said about them and the services that you can get at the location.

Meineke Car Care Centers

746 Grandview Ave
Columbus, OH 43215
Neighborhood: Grandview Heights
(614) 486-4863

Doesn’t every city have a Meineke in town?  Most of the country would agree that Meineke is a great place to get your oil changed.  The Meineke in Columbus is no acception. Yelpers have given this place 4 stars among 8 different reviews.

Jan 31 2013

Oil Change Ann Arbor

There are a lot of places that you can get an oil change in and around Ann Arbor.  You can choose between a lot of local mechanics, quick lube franchises and then some larger stores like Walmart or Sears.

If you are looking for the best oil change shop, then its best to use a personal review.  We put together this list of the places that you should call first when you need an oil change in Ann Arbor, MI.

Top Five Oil Change Locations in Ann Arbor, Michigan

1st Stop Auto Care

Yelp Review: 5 Stars from 6 Reviews!

Yelp reviewers love this place.  Not one person has anything bad to stay about 1st stop.  They advertise a $14.95 oil change that will end up costing you about $21 after taxes service fees.  Call ahead because this place is popular and can get busy.

907 N Main St
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

(734) 302-4277

Victory Lane Quick Oil Change

Yelp Review: 3.5 Stars from 10 Reviews

Victory Lane has locations in Alabama, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio and Tennessee.  The Ann Arbor location has good reviews online and is located at 1635 Plymouth Rd.  The website has a list of oil change coupons available for that location.

1635 Plymouth Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

(734) 662-7755

Valvoline Instant Oil Change

Yelp Review: 4 stars by 5 reviewers

We have written about Valvoline Instant Oil Change coupons on here plenty, and that was for all national locations.  The Anna Arbor location is just as good, if not better than most other VIOC locations around the country.  Yelpers gave it a 4 star review with nothing but kind words throughout.

3040 Lohr Cir
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

(734) 214-9655

Uncle Ed’s Oil Shoppe

Yelp Review: 4 Stars by 4 reviewers

Uncle Ed’s is a great independently owned oil change company.  In fact, they are the largest independently owned oil change company in the entire state of Michigan.  They have 29 different locations throughout Ann Arbor, Battle Creek, Kalamazoo, and Detroit.  They advertise a $24.95 oil change, but you can also find some coupons on their website or you can even join the rewards program to save more money if you remain a loyal customer.

4138 Ellsworth Rd
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

(734) 528-4635

Firestone Complete Auto Care

Yelp Review: 4 Stars from 10 Reviews

The Firestone oil change location in Ann Arbor is one of the locals favorite places to get their cars serviced.  Customers claim that Firestone is helpful and honest.  Those are two qualities that you should be seeking out whenever you look for a person to work on your car or truck.

402 E Huron St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Neighborhood: Downtown Ann Arbor

(734) 769-9040