Oil Changes in Pacific Beach

Oil Change Services at P.B. Foreign and Domestic Car Repair

The Lifeline of Your Engine

Routine oil changes are often overlooked, but they’re among the most crucial maintenance tasks for any vehicle. The oil in your car acts as a lubricant, ensuring the moving parts within your engine operate smoothly without excessive wear or overheating. At P.B. Foreign and Domestic Car Repair, we provide comprehensive oil change services tailored to both foreign and domestic cars, ensuring the heart of your vehicle remains in prime condition.

Mechanic checking the oil level before an oil change

Why are Oil Changes Important?

The oil circulating in your engine collects contaminants over time, reducing its effectiveness as a lubricant. Moreover, oil breaks down due to high temperatures, which can result in sludge and decreased engine efficiency. Regular oil changes:

  • Extend the life of your engine
  • Enhance fuel efficiency
  • Reduce potential engine wear
  • Minimize the risks of engine breakdowns
  • Maintain vehicle performance

5 Signs Your Vehicle Needs an Oil Change

  1. Oil Change or Check Engine Light: The most obvious sign is when your vehicle’s dashboard lights up with a warning.
  2. Darker, Dirty Oil: Fresh oil has a honey-brown color. Over time, it darkens. If the oil is very dark or has particles, it’s time for a change.
  3. Loud Engine Noises: Oil provides a protective barrier between engine parts. Old or insufficient oil can cause a noisy engine.
  4. Oil Smell Inside the Car: If you smell oil inside your vehicle, it could indicate a leak, which is a clear sign you need an inspection.
  5. Excessive Mileage: If you’ve traveled a good distance since your last change, it’s wise to check the oil level and condition.

Comprehensive Oil Change at P.B. Foreign and Domestic Car Repair

With ASE-certified professionals in our team, we ensure that your oil change isn’t just a routine task but a comprehensive check-up for your car. Our oil change service includes:

  • Replacement of old oil with a premium-grade one, suited for your vehicle
  • Replacement of the oil filter
  • Inspection of the undercarriage for leaks
  • Checking other essential fluids and topping them off, if necessary
  • A general check-up to ensure your car’s health

Why Choose P.B. Foreign and Domestic Car Repair for Oil Changes?

P.B. Foreign and Domestic Car Repair has been a trusted name in the Pacific Beach community for 25 years. We don’t just change your oil; we make sure your entire vehicle is inspected for potential issues, ensuring safety and reliability on the road. With our dedication to quality and integrity, you’re assured of an oil change service that exceeds expectations.

Ready for an oil change or need other vehicle services? Schedule an appointment with P.B. Foreign and Domestic Car Repair online or call us directly at 1-858-270-1142.

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Auto Repair Services

Types of Vehicles We Repair

Servicing a wide range of vehicle types.

Models of Vehicles We Repair

Expertise in various vehicle models.

Jack Kreile
Jack Kreile
August 8, 2023

I’ve been bringing various cars to PB Foreign & Domestic for over 30 yrs. Once agsin, on Monday they provided the best car & customer service I have come to expect from this shop.

I highly recommend them for all your car service needs.

’85 Honda Accord
’97 Nissan Altima
’03 350z
’03 Lexus ES 300
’15 Hyundai Genesis

Diane Greene
Diane Greene
July 29, 2023

Dan, the mechanic is very skilled and honest. I highly recommend asking for him.

ira farnham
ira farnham
June 6, 2023

Great family owned business, run a cool father and son duo. I’ve been taking my cars here for over a decade.

I’ve come across 2 types of mechanics over the years: 1) fixes what needs fixing, checks everthing else out, tells the customer what to keep an eye on/expect in the future. 2) fixes what needs fixing and EVERYTHING else that it touches.

PB Foreign and Domestic is type 1) – straightforward, steady, and honest – which is why I keep coming back and I suspect it’s why the same guys have been working there for forever too.

Aran Osborne
Aran Osborne
April 9, 2023

Best service, best price, they do a great job and are honest! Family owned and operated. I will continue to take my car here. For regular oil changes and maintanance, George is awesome and everyone he employs, this place is great no complaints! Always will look at something if you have a concern like I did. Minor and didn’t Rip me off like most places would have.

Linda Gould
Linda Gould
February 19, 2023

I truly feel like I’m getting the service that’s required and not being upsold on things I don’t need. The price is always better than anywhere else I’ve looked and repairs done timely. They always call if the estimate given to me ends up being different, sometimes it’s lower and if it’s higher they clearly explain why and if it’s absolutely necessary or a recommendation. I trust them.

Jonathan Grannick
Jonathan Grannick
November 18, 2022

If you want a local independent family owned car mechanic that is honest, trustworthy, reasonably priced, and not trying to nickel & dime you these are your guys! Aaron is especially a pleasure to deal with. He went above and beyond at my last oil change to help me on a few things that would have taken tons of time to figure out on my own, you can tell he enjoys helping people (when they aren’t too busy) and is just a personable good natured guy which is so great to have in a car mechanic. Couldn’t recommend them enough!

T. C.
T. C.
May 3, 2022

We really love PB Foreign and Domestic! They have served us well for years on 3 vehicles and have never been disappointed. Highly recommend over dealership or other local facilities. They don’t try to upsell you on things you do not need. Super friendly and can usually get you in within a day or two. It is best to call ahead and make an appointment.

Mandy Anderson
Mandy Anderson
August 25, 2018

Porsche Cayman – my car was overheating so I had my car towed to PB Foreign and Domestic Car Repair. The team was able to repair my car ( I needed a new radiator and water pump) and they gave me very fair pricing. I will definitely come back for my preventitive maintenance.

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