It is often said that death and taxes are the two things you can never avoid, but for those of us who drives, you can throw in oil change as the third certainty in life.
Oil change can sometimes be such a drag, you usually have to make an appointment or get to your mechanic on working day, arrange for transportation to go back home or back to office while leaving the car there for a few hours to get it done. Then there’s also the big mystery on what sort of oil that goes into your car.
the Castrol Auto Service Locator
So when it was time for my 20 year midnight blue baby to get her service done, I went onto Castrol’s website and utilized their nifty little Castrol Auto Service (CAS) Locator.
It was a Sunday, I needed to find a place that are open for business, can get things done properly, and not too far from home. A few minutes later, I found a CAS at Taman Paramount – TG Car Auto Service, located less than 5 minutes from where I stay. Perfect.
Castrol Auto Service at Taman Paramount
The one thing about workshops & car service centers that tells you about their work quality is the cleanliness of the place. I always believe that mechanics who don’t even bother cleaning their own shop most likely won’t care about your car better than do to their own workplace.
If this was the only measuring stick, this CAS at Taman Paramount already scores a passing grade. The place is spotless and well equipped.
For a service center, the trust factor is very important, and CAS was definitely up to task, read on.
there’s an airconditioned waiting room too
I told the mechanic to give the car service with new Castrol EDGE with Titanium Fluid Strength Technology fully synthetic 5-40W engine oil. If you love your car, you would want something like this, the benefits include:
- maximizes short and long term engine performance
- sustains maximum performance for longer, even when under pressure
- improves engine efficiency, independently qualified
- delivers unsurpassed protection across a variety of driving conditions & temperatures
- reduce engine deposits to help maximize engine response
Shortly after that, the car was driven onto the platform and jacked up. The old oil is drained into a container for recycle (a good thing). The mechanic then changed the oil filter, and poured the Castrol into the car.
For those who aren’t into chatting up with mechanics, there is a fully air conditioned waiting room complete with water cooler and TV at the service center.
After the oil change, the mechanic did a check up for the car and showed me a couple areas of concern (a leaky front shocks, rear wheel bearings that’s a bit loose, a swell up oil pipe) that I should get looked at next time. After all, the car is 2 decades old, I guess it’s up for a bit of maintenance too.
Very good service, I was quite impressed, and will certainly bring the car back there again. If you want a place you can trust to service your car, look no further.
From September 15 till November 15, 2011 when you make an oil change using either of the following product:
- Castrol EDGE 5W40, EDGE Sport 0W40 & EDGE Sport 10W60 (4L)
- Castrol EDGE 5W40, EDGE 0W40 & EDGE 10W60 (4L)
- Castrol Magnatec 10W-40 (4L)
I want my Ipad 2, wish me luck!
After the service, you’ll get a scratch card like on the photo above. Scratched to get the code and then text “CAS ICNUMBER CODE” to 39993, answer a question via SMS again, and if you get it right, you stand a chance to win, it’s that simple.
I did mine, so wish me luck!
Other than the Castrol Auto Service, Service & Win, there’s also the Experience the Strongest contest that you should check out. The ultimate prize for this contest is a trip to EUFA Euro 2012! Now that’s something to look forward to.