Oil change & Filters

Keeping your engine running smoothly.

Welcome to AAMCO Chicagoland: Your Trusted Shop for Oil Changes and Filter Replacements

At AAMCO Chicagoland, we understand the importance of keeping your vehicle running smoothly and efficiently. Our team of skilled technicians is proud to offer expert oil change and filter replacement services to drivers throughout the Chicago area.

Why Choose AAMCO Chicagoland for Your Oil Change Needs?

  1. Expertise: Our technicians are highly trained and experienced in performing oil changes on all makes and models of vehicles. Whether you drive a compact car, a rugged SUV, or a powerful truck, you can trust us to provide top-notch service.

  2. Quality Products: We use only the highest quality motor oils and filters to ensure optimal performance and protection for your engine. Our selection includes conventional, synthetic blend, and full synthetic oils to suit your vehicle’s needs.

  3. Thorough Inspections: During every oil change service, our technicians conduct thorough inspections of your vehicle to check for any signs of wear or potential issues. We believe in proactive maintenance to catch problems early and prevent costly repairs down the road.

  4. Convenience: We know your time is valuable, which is why we strive to make your oil change experience as convenient as possible. With flexible appointment scheduling and efficient service, you can get back on the road with minimal disruption to your day.

Our Oil Change Process

When you bring your vehicle to an AAMCO in the Chicagoland area for an oil change, you can expect:

  • Prompt and courteous service from our knowledgeable team
  • Drain and replacement of old oil and oil filter
  • Inspection of other vital fluids, including coolant and transmission fluid
  • Visual inspection of belts, hoses, and other components
  • Resetting of your vehicle’s oil change reminder system, if applicable

Schedule Your Oil Change Today

Don’t wait until your engine starts to show signs of trouble. Keep it running smoothly and efficiently with regular oil changes and filter replacements from an AAMCO in Chicagoland. Contact us today to schedule your service and experience the AAMCO difference!

Schedule an Appointment

Please note that all appointments scheduled online are drop-off appointments. If you need a same-day or rush appointment within 24 hours, please call your nearest AAMCO location.


Choosing the right oil change service depends on factors such as your vehicle’s age, mileage, driving habits, and manufacturer recommendations. A consultation with a qualified technician can help determine the best option for your specific vehicle needs.


Service: Synthetic blend oil changes use a combination of conventional and synthetic motor oils. This blend offers some of the benefits of synthetic oil at a lower cost than a full synthetic change.

When to Use: Synthetic blend oil is a good option for drivers who want some of the advantages of synthetic oil but prefer a more budget-friendly option. It’s suitable for vehicles with moderate mileage and driving conditions.

synthetic oil change

Service: Synthetic oil changes involve using synthetic motor oil, which is chemically engineered for optimal performance and protection. Synthetic oils offer better resistance to breakdown under high temperatures and provide superior lubrication.

When to Use: Synthetic oil is ideal for vehicles with high-performance engines, turbochargers, or towing capabilities. It’s also recommended for extreme weather conditions or frequent stop-and-go driving. Some manufacturers may specify the use of synthetic oil for certain vehicles to maintain warranty coverage.

High-Mileage Oil Change

Service: High mileage oil changes use specially formulated motor oil for vehicles over 75,000 miles on the odometer. These oils often contain additives that help rejuvenate seals and reduce oil consumption.

When to Use: High mileage oil is recommended for vehicles with significant mileage or those experiencing symptoms of aging, such as oil leaks or engine noise. It can help extend the life of the engine and improve performance in older vehicles.


The frequency of oil changes depends on several factors, including your vehicle's make and model, driving habits, and the type of oil used. As a general guideline, most manufacturers recommend oil changes every 5,000 to 7,500 miles for conventional oil and up to 10,000 miles for synthetic oil. However, it's essential to follow the specific recommendations outlined in your vehicle's owner's manual.

Skipping or delaying oil changes can lead to a host of issues, including decreased engine performance, reduced fuel efficiency, increased emissions, and potential engine damage. Over time, old, dirty oil can cause increased friction and wear on engine components, leading to costly repairs or premature engine failure.

While it's generally safe to switch between different types of motor oil (e.g., conventional, synthetic, high mileage), it's essential to follow the manufacturer's recommendations and use oil that meets the required specifications for your vehicle. Mixing incompatible oils or using the wrong viscosity can affect engine performance and potentially cause damage.

Several signs indicate that it's time for an oil change, including the appearance of the oil on the dipstick (dark, gritty oil indicates it's time for a change), dashboard warning lights, engine knocking or ticking noises, decreased fuel efficiency, and visible oil leaks under the vehicle. It's essential to address these signs promptly to prevent damage to the engine.

Yes, it's recommended to replace the oil filter with every oil change. The oil filter plays a crucial role in trapping contaminants and debris, preventing them from circulating through the engine. A new filter ensures proper filtration and helps maintain engine performance and longevity.

While some DIY enthusiasts may choose to change their vehicle's oil, it's essential to have the necessary knowledge, tools, and safety precautions to do so properly. If you're unsure or uncomfortable performing an oil change yourself, it's best to leave it to trained professionals at a reputable service center to ensure the job is done correctly and safely.