One of the things I routinely put off until the last minute is getting my oil changed. Yes, I know why they are important and I know the dangers of not keeping up on car maintenance. They just take so much time! And I always feel like I have no idea what I should/should not do with my car. Does anyone else feel this way?
I recently got to try an Xpress Oil Change service at LOF-Xpress™ (Lube Oil Filter) in Ankeny. Their slogan is “Changing the Way Your Oil Gets Changed.” I found this to be 100% true! This was unlike any oil change I’ve had before. It was fast, easy, and very few questions were asked of me.™
Here’s a bit about the experience.
First, you pull up to a kiosk where they ask you what service you’d like. Imagine a large screen like Starbucks with a camera so you can see who you are talking to. I said I was here for an Xpress Oil Change. They quickly explained the different oils they offered and gave me a recommendation based on the kind of car I have. The only other questions I received were about whether I wanted my tire pressure checked ($1.99) or my fluids topped off ($1.99). It printed a ticket and they told me to pull my car around into the garage.
Once in the garage, I gave the ticket to the mechanic, popped the hood, and they quickly began to work. Then I was offered coffee, hot chocolate, or water.
There was also a large screen TV with a morning news show on for passing the time. I opted to get a little work done on my phone while I waited. I never left my car during this entire process. This would have been great for when I had my kids with me!
LOF-Xpress™ in Ankeny is open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. and have various locations around central Iowa.
I didn’t end up getting much work accomplished because they were done so quickly. They had a large timer going so I could see exactly how much time they were spending on my car. My oil change took less than 10 minutes from the time I rolled into their garage. I’m sure it could be busier during different times of the day, but this was impressive. I once spent over 3 hours in a car dealership waiting for an oil change, so this was a tremendous relief!
My bill was explained, I received the window tag reminding me to come back in 5,000 miles, and I was on my way. They also showed me where the complimentary vacuum was. (I am hoping they offer this to everyone and not just because we had a large amount of random snacks in the backseat.)
In addition to the Xpress Oil Change, there is a Full Service Oil Change available and other services you’d expect from places similar to LOF-Xpress™. The Full Service option includes more preventative checks and exterior window cleaning.
If you are looking for a fast, friendly oil change, this is the place to go. I highly recommend it!
Connect with LOF-Xpress™
875 SE Oralabor Road, Ankeny, IA 50021