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Independently Owned & Operated
Kwik Kar Lube and Automotive Service Centers are each independently owned and operated, but all aim to keep customers safe and happy.
Since 1964, Kwik Iindustries has been providing self and full service solutions for vehicle needs. It all began with the building of self-service car washes, which also migrated into full service for car washes.
The "Kwik" in Kwik Kar
In 1984, after the suggestion of a number of owner/operators, Kwik began to study the growing demand for "fast" oil change and lube services. The first lube center was opened in 1986.
It's easy to find a Kwik Kar location near you. There are more than 350 Kwik Kar Lube and Automotive Service Centers in eight states.
Full Service Oil Change
Kwik Kar specializes in a 20-point oil change, covering all the aspects necessary for preventative maintenance on your vehicle. Kwik Kar recommends a full service oil and lube every 3,000 miles or 3 months.
The key to keeping vehicles running well today and down the road is routine maintenance. Kwik Kar's suggested maintenance schedule maximizes the safety, efficiency, and life of your vehicle.
Some Kwik Kar locations are official vehicle inspection stations, equipped to complete the comprehensive safety inspection required annually for all Texas registered vehicles. Learn more about our State Inspection Service.
Kwik Kar Lube and Automotive Service Centers offer a wide array of services for your vehicle. Each service is designed to maintain the safety and extend the life of your vehicle.
As a leader in the automotive service industry, most Kwik Kar stores are affiliated with these national professional associations. These connections help each store and their employees stay on top of the latest in technology, industry practices, safety measures, and more.
Gas Saving Tips
Keep Your Engine Properly Tuned
Fixing a car that is noticeably out of tune or has failed an emissions test can improve its gas mileage by an average of 4 percent, though results vary based on the kind of repair and how well it is done. Fixing a serious maintenance problem, such as a faulty oxygen sensor, can improve your mileage by as much as 40 percent.
Avoid Excessive Idling
Idling gets 0 miles per gallon. Cars with larger engines typically waste more gas at idle than do cars with smaller engines.
Aggresive driving (speeding, rapid acceleration and braking) can lower your gas mileage by 33 percent at highway speeds and by 5 percent around town. Sensible driving is also safer for you and others, so you may save more than gas money.
*If you are already following these tips, you are probably getting the best gas mileage your car can deliver.
Observe the Speed Limit
While each vehicle reaches its optimal fuel economy at a different speed (or range of speeds), gas mileage usually decreases rapidly at speeds above 60 mph. As a rule of thumb, you can assume that each 5 mph you drive over 60 mph is like paying an additional $0.20 per gallon for gas. Plus, observing the speed limit is also safer.
Use Cruise Control
Using cruise control on the highway helps you maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, will save gas.
Remove Excess Weight
Avoid keeping unnecessary items in your vehicle, especially heavy ones. An extra 100 pounds in your vehicle could reduce your MPG by up to 2%. The reduction is based on the percentage of extra weight relative to the vehicle's weight and affects smaller vehicles more than larger ones.
Use Overdrive Gears
When you use overdrive gearing, your car's engine speed goes down. This saves gas and reduces engine wear.