Oil Change Service

Oil change service on your vehicle will include: draining the old dirty oil from your engine and replacing it with new oil. During your oil change, you also get your oil filter replaced and a free vehicle inspection.

Auto Repair

Our mechanics are trained to inspect the general condition of gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles. We use complex testing equipment such as compression testers and engine analyzers. 

Vehicle Maintenance

Performing regular vehicle maintenance increases the life of your vehicle, improves fuel efficiency, and saves you money in the long run. It’s also a good way to prevent unexpected breakdowns.

Auto Diagnostic

Performing an auto-diagnostic test can save you money in the long run. If you catch problems before they become major, you can avoid expensive repairs down the road.

Parts & Replacement

While there are many types of auto parts, it’s important to know which to choose. Some parts need to be replaced more often than others, and some parts are more reliable than others.

Oil Changes By Tedious Repairs

Tedious Repairs is here for you if you are looking for a new mechanic shop that offers oil changes in Chico, California. You may book online or call the office to schedule a service appointment. 

Dirty Oil And Its Harmful Effects 

If your oil is dirty, it can cause there to be too much friction in the engine, it can cause overheating, and it can also cause permanent engine damage.

dirty engine oil change service

How Does My Oil Get Dirty?

Dirt particles are deadly for your machine. That’s why it is so essential for your oil changes to take place at the proper times.
Motor oil cycles through your engine cylinders and other parts. While doing so, it collects ash and other particles. This is how your motor oil gets dirty!

Don't Rely On The Oil Light

Change Your Oil Routinely.

Change The Filter Too

A dirty filter will contaminate new oil.

How Does Motor Oil Work?

What does motor oil do? Well, motor oil keeps your parts moving, keeps them from rusting, and prevents your engine’s parts from rubbing together. In addition, the oil filter helps to remove accumulated dirt that appears in your motor oil. 

How Does Motor Oil Help Prevent Engine Wear?

What does engine wear actually mean and how does oil help? As the engine parts move and grind against each other, the physical contact wears away microscopic particles of metal, which mix with external dirt and grime.

All these “particulates” are absorbed into fluid oil to reduce friction and wear. The oil filter extracts those particulates so they don’t ruin the oil. If the filter gets clogged, it can’t do its job either and this reduces oil viscosity (lubrication), increasing friction and harming the engine.

Another important concept that explains the different grades of oil is “Reserve Alkalinity”. Reserve Alkalinity refers to oil’s ability to resist the formation of acids, which corrode the engine. Better oils retain “reserve alkalinity” better and longer, thus they do their job better and longer. Bad oils quickly become thick, sticky, and sludgy. When reserve alkalinity is depleted, your engine wears down much faster. Quality engine oil means you can drive farther without worrying about oil changes as often.

Shaun HogueShaun Hogue
17:55 21 Dec 22
Tedious repairs did a great job on my vehicle. They made the repairs but also made recommendations for other things they saw that needed to be done. The staff was friendly and professional. I would recommend them to anyone.
William KeithWilliam Keith
19:48 10 Dec 22
I love tedious repairs, he did everything I wanted done to my Audi as soon as the parts came in! Also more recently helped get an estimate on another vehicle I own, going out of his way to make sure I was informed. Super nice, excellent service, straight forward and fair priced
Regina KirkRegina Kirk
20:07 16 Nov 22
Tedious is absolutely amazing..... they have done a awesome job with our audi. We will continue to go to them with all our car needs. Thank you Tedious auto repair we appreciate you. I recommend them to everyone.
Sheryl Rausch-ClarkSheryl Rausch-Clark
01:41 14 Oct 22
Came in for a cheap oil change. They found that the brake pads on my car were low and got them repaired in the same day! Great service and friendly office lady!
D.j. MuthD.j. Muth
21:47 30 Sep 22
not only did Tedious Repairs complete the job I had my Golf in for, but in addition he added a few repairs for a very reasonable price, (after confirming with me that it was O.K.) such as repairing a tire that had a nail in it; I will return to this business in the future for my auto's needs
Jes BJes B
14:36 13 Jul 22
Buddy and his team of well qualified technicians always do a great job. I’ve taken my cars to them for nearly 20 years now, at least 3 different vehicles, and I cannot recommend them enough. They’re thorough, hard working and honest. Tough qualities to find in people now a days, let alone a mechanic!!!
Garrett ShimamotoGarrett Shimamoto
19:29 07 Jul 22
This is the only place I take my vehicles to get worked on. Buddy and his team simply know the ins and outs of all varieties of vehicles. I have had A/C Repair, Oil Changes, Brakes, and a New Key Fob made all at Tedious Repairs. Pricing is honest and simply the best around town. You get an itemized list of all jobs that need to be done after a full diagnostic of your vehicle; and you can choose what you want done. No trickery
Ashley WarrenAshley Warren
03:56 17 Jun 22
Highly recommend this shop! The owner is super friendly and was able to get my car in for a brake job the day that I called. It turned out to be extra work than we had initially thought and, once approved, they had no problem taking care of the extra work immediately. They also did a full car inspection with descriptions and pictures sent straight to my phone. The up front communication and honesty were both greatly appreciated. Brake price was the best that I found in town after much research. I will definitely be back for future repairs!

When Should I Change My Oil?

Tedious Repairs suggest that you change your motor oil every 3,000-5,000 miles- 3,000 for synthetic-blend oils, 5,000 for synthetic, or every 6 months. There is a great debate about when you should get this service done, but we believe 5,000 miles is ideal for several reasons.

The first is your vehicle needs to have inspections done every so often. You do not need to find out about costly surprise major repairs on the side on instate 5, do you? The oil change gives the mechanic a chance to go over everything and make sure we can save a huge headache and tow back to us. Picture your oil change like a doctor’s check-up.

The second reason to get an oil change is to remove sludge, metal, and carbon that brakes apart inside your engine. If the auto technician finds metal shavings while draining your vehicle, you may have some serious issues to deal with. They also may find any oil leaks or red flags while removing the oil fluid.

Some vehicles have advanced computers that can help determine oil quality so check the manufacturer’s manual for further information. If you’re unsure, it’s typically safe to change oil at the same 3-5000 mile interval for almost all consumer vehicles (unless otherwise noted by the manufacturer). You can be sure it’s time to change the oil if it’s become dirty sludgy oil thick with debris, which can happen quickly under harsh conditions like off-roading or mud bogging.  We believe in providing top-notch auto repair services!

– We provide both A Service and B Service along with auto services that suit your manufacturer’s maintenance requirements.
– We’re friendly experts with decades of experience. Relax in our comfortable waiting room with free snacks, drinks, and WIFI. We have HBO and Netflix, along with toys for the kids.
– Synthetic and Synth-blend oils are available. Call ahead for custom orders.
– Our fast oil change includes free vehicle inspections and routine maintenance advice.
– We work on European vehicles too! Just give us a call first so we have the right tools ready for you!

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