Oil Changes

Oil Changes involve replacing the old engine oil and oil filter in a vehicle to ensure optimal engine performance and longevity.

Oil Changes explained

Oil Changes are a routine maintenance service crucial for the health and efficiency of a vehicle's engine. This process involves draining out the old, contaminated engine oil and replacing it with fresh, high-quality oil. Additionally, the oil filter is also replaced during this service.

The new oil plays a vital role in lubricating, cooling, and cleaning the engine's internal components, reducing friction and wear, and helping to prevent overheating.

At Gateway Auto - Service & Collision Center, we provide thorough oil change services using the recommended oil type for your specific vehicle model, ensuring the best care and performance for your engine.

When or why do you need it?

An Oil Change is necessary at regular intervals as specified by the vehicle manufacturer, typically every 3,000 to 5,000 miles, depending on the type of oil used and the vehicle's make and model.

Regular oil changes are essential to maintain engine performance and longevity. Old or dirty oil loses its effectiveness as a lubricant, leading to increased engine wear and potential damage.

At Gateway Auto - Service & Collision Center, we emphasize the importance of regular oil changes as a simple yet crucial aspect of vehicle maintenance, helping to ensure your engine runs smoothly, efficiently, and reliably.

How can Gateway Auto help?

We believe quality shouldn’t break the bank. We understand the financial strain unexpected repairs can bring, so we provide competitive rates and financing without compromising on the quality of our top-notch repairs backed by a 24 month, 24,000 mile nationwide warranty.

Easy, hassle-free experience

Booking an appointment with Gateway Auto is as easy as a few clicks or a phone call with our friendly team. Our new online booking system lets you schedule your visit at your convenience, eliminating the hassle of complicated scheduling processes.

Omaha’s Choice for Oil Changes Services

Our technicians don't just tell you what's wrong, they'll show you. We'll never authorize without your approval. View your digital inspection, get text updates from our team, and even pay on your phone.

Placing transparency at the forefront of automotive care

We stand by our work. Your satisfaction is guaranteed with our 24 month, 24,000 mile nationwide warranty for mechanical service

How can we help?

An FAQ section can only get you so far. Still have questions or want more information than what's provided in our FAQs? Our friendly team of experts is happy to help.

Frequently asked questions

If it's a car, we'll fix it. If it's a question, we'll answer it.

Can I drive my car if the "oil change" light is on?

The "oil change" light indicates that it's time for an oil change based on the vehicle's monitoring system. It's essential not to ignore this warning, as running the engine with low or degraded oil can cause significant damage. Schedule an oil change as soon as possible when the light comes on. As part of our oil change service, we can reset the "oil change" light on your vehicle's dashboard to ensure that the system accurately tracks the next oil change interval.

Why is my engine oil milky brown?

If you have checked your oil and it is a milky brown color, this can be an indication of having coolant in the oil. Unfortunately, this is usually caused by a blown head gasket and is a serious problem that needs to be inspected by a technician as soon as possible.

When should I get my oil changed?

Most vehicles are going to require that you change your engine oil every 3,000-5,000 miles. Simply ask our service advisors for more details on the best oil change type and schedule for your vehicle.

Should I consider using synthetic motor oil in my vehicle?

Synthetic motor oils can be a good choice for high output, turbocharged or supercharged engines. It also can be beneficial to vehicles that operate in very cold or hot climates or towing. Although more expensive than blends and standard oils, synthetic can improve fuel economy and provide longer mileage intervals between changes.

What is it like to have your car fixed or maintained at Gateway Auto?

Trusted, efficient and designed to keep you moving. We go the extra mile to make sure you're comfortable and confident throughout the entire repair process.

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Book online or speak with our friendly staff

Use our handy online scheduling tool to instantly book an appointment at any of our locations today.

Or, give our friendly and knowledgeable team a call to find a time and plan that works for you.

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Drop-off, courtesy car or wait

Three flexible options while we service your vehicle, so your life doesn't come to a halt.

Worried about leaving your car and having nothing to drive? We have courtesy cars to ease your mind. We also offer pick-up and drop-off service if we run out of courtesy cars.

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One on one review

We can send your digital inspection to you via text or email so that you can see pictures and videos of your vehicle through the eyes of our mechanics.

We clearly communicate with you during your repairs and educate you on your options throughout the process. We will never sell you anything you don't need.

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We clean your ride

Get back on the road looking as good as new. With every service, your vehicle will get a final check and complimentary carwash from our quality assurance team.

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Drive with peace of mind

We stand by our work. Your satisfaction is guaranteed with our 24 month, 24,000 mile nationwide warranty and flexible, interest free financing.

All your automotive needs under one roof

Gateway Auto offers service, collision, fleet and quality vehicle sales under the same trusted brand to ensure you stay on the road with a team by your side.

After their first visit, our average customer has been returning to Gateway Auto for more than 10 years

Don't just take our word for it, check out our reviews and see what our customers have to say about the Gateway Auto experience.

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"Top notch shop and staff, willing to go the extra mile and definitely have your best interests in mind. Would highly recommend trying their shops out."

Scott Hiatt

Service Center

"Awesome staff! Awesome service! Even avoided extra cost and saved me lots of $$$ thank you so much! Will definitely recommend you guys!"

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Service Center

"Best auto shop in Nebraska!!! Women- if you have auto shop anxiety for not being taken seriously or fear of overcharging, go here. These guys are the real deal. Professional, down to earth, and great prices."

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Service Center

"For people that are anxious about getting their vehicles serviced, Gateway is the antidote. Clear and accurate information about what you need done and quality work at fair prices. Dealership level service, environment and professionalism. A ray of sunshine in an industry that can be cloudy."

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Service Center