WoodcutCarWhen your car or truck needs an oil change, Retro Lube can do the job professionally and get you back on the road quickly. In addition to oil changes, Retro Lube offers many other automotive maintenance services, fuel injection cleaning to transmission services.

Take a stroll through our services below to get a better picture of what Retro Lube can do for you!

Oil & Oil Filter Changes

17 Point Service Check:

  • Up To 5 Quarts of Featured Oil
  • Install New Oil Filter
  • Lubricate Chassis
  • Vaccuum Car Interior
  • Wash Windshield

Check and Fill:

  • Power Steering Fluid
  • Transmission Fluid
  • Washer Fluid
  • Brake Fluid
  • Radiator Coolant
  • Differential
  • Air Filter
  • Tire's & Inflate to Proper Pressure
  • Wiper Blades
  • Belts & Hoses
  • Breather Filter
  • PCV Valve

Retro Classic Oil Change

  • Stop & Go ProtectionTM
  • More Miles
  • More Cars and More Drivers

High Mileage Oil

  • Protection Over 75,000 Miles
  • Helps Prevent Oil Leaks
  • Helps Reduce Oil Consumption

SUV, Truck & Minivan Oil

  • Protection Against Stress from Heavier Loads
  • Combines the Strength of Traditional pennzoil Motor Oil with a Boost of Pennzoil Synthetic

Full Synthetic Oil

  • Protects Against Viscosity Breakdown
  • Provides Start-Up Protection
  • Fine-Tuned for Advanced Engines

Air Filter Replacement

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A significant aspect of regular automotive maintenance involves the matter of ensuring that your vehicle has clean air filters. A car engine's air filters prevent the motor from consuming contaminants that are detrimental to the vehicle's performance. Different automobile manufacturers recommend different filter replacement schedules. It is important to consult your vehicle's owner's manual and your local automotive technician for information regarding air filter replacemnt.

Furthermore, the suggested filter replacement schedules vary from one class of vehicle to another, and depend upon the severity of the driving conditions. Generally speaking; however, your engine's air filter should be changed every 12,000 miles, and its air filter every 20,000 miles. Driving conditions vary in the Asheville area, due to changing weather and challenging terrain. 

If your air filter is dirty and clogged with debris, it can reduce your vehicle's performance and gas mileage. Some automobiles also have a cabin air filter which is designed to filter the air that is directed into the passenger area. Retro Lube can help you keep your vehicle in top condition by maintaining all three of these filters (the engine's fuel filter, the engine's air filter, and the cabin's air filter).

Fuel Injection Cleaning

Fuel Injection Cleaning Asheville, NC

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Most modern automobiles use a fuel injection system to deliver the fuel to the engine in a very precise fashion. Fuel injection systems employ small injectors or nozzles through which the fuel passes. In Asheville, NC, fuel injection cleaning can help you make sure your vehicle is running well for many years.

Over time and even during normal use, the small injector nozzles can become partially clogged by carbon deposits and various additives found in the fuel. Fuel injection cleaning should be performed before your vehicle reaches 60,000 miles, or as often as recommended by your manufacturer. If the injector nozzles become significantly clogged, the automobile's performance will suffer. Retro Lube's fuel injection cleaning service helps keep your vehicle operating optimally by maintaining an unobstructed passage way through the fuel injectors. Contact us, if you are ready to have injection cleaning, or any other mainteance performed on your automobile.

Radiator Services

service radiatorAn automobile's radiator is responsible for cooling the vehicle's engine. The radiator is connected to the engine via hoses through which a fluid coolant (primarily water) is pumped.

If the radiator becomes clogged, or if the volume of coolant flow is reduced due to leaks, then the automobile is prone to overheat. Similarly, if the proper portion of antifreeze is not present in the cooling system during freezing weather, the fluid coolant may freeze. A frozen coolant fluid cannot circulate and may even crack the engine due to the expansion of the water becoming ice.

Retro Lube's radiator services address vehicles with factory-sealed radiators and those with non-sealed radiators. For automobiles with a factory-sealed radiator, Retro Lube checks the cooling system for leaks. For automobiles with a non-sealed radiator, Retro Lube services include: draining and flushing the cooling system, refilling the cooling system with fresh coolant, ensuring that the portion of antifreeze is suitable for the driving climate, and checking the cooling system for leaks.

Transmission Services

service transmissionThe function of an automobile's transmission involves transmitting power from the engine to the wheels that move the vehicle. Both manual and automatic transmission types operate with the help of a transmission fluid.

Transmission fluid, which may be a special automatic transmission fluid (ATF) or any one of a variety of motor oils, serves several essential purposes. In both a manual transmission and in an automatic transmission, the transmission fluid serves to lubricate the transmission's many moving parts. In an automatic transmission, the transmission fluid also serves as a coolant, and as a viscous medium through which mechanical power is transferred.

Regarding service schedules, recommendations vary from one automobile manufacturer to another and depend on the type of transmission as well as the associated driving conditions. In general however, the transmission fluid in a manual transmission should be changed every 20,000 to 50,000 miles. The transmission fluid in an automatic transmission should be changed every 40,000 to 80,000 miles.

Retro Lube transmission services address both manual and automatic transmission types, including the differential transmission.

Wiper Blade Replacements

service wiper bladesAsheville, NC recieves some of the highest rain totals in the state. Additionally, annually we recieve around a foot of snow and ice, with higher amountains in parts of Madison and Haywood counties. Windshield wiper blades are a helpful and very inexpensive component of your automobile's anatomy. These supple "blades" make direct contact with your windshield as they squeegee across the glass when you turn on your vehicle's windshield wipers. The most common type of wiper blade is made from natural rubber or a rubber-like material.

In order to work properly, wiper blades must have a smooth edge and be pliable enough to conform to the curvature of the windshield throughout the wiping motion. If using your automobile's windshield wipers produces streaks or unwiped areas on your windshield, the wiper blades probably need to be changed. Retro Lube can inspect the wiper blades on your automobile and, if necessary, replace them with new wiper blades.

Replacing windsheild wiper blades is both a safety issue and a matter of improving your driving experience. RetroLube in Asheville, NC will replace your wiper blades with high quality new windshield wipers, in addition to changing your vehicle's oil and maintaing your car.

Serpentine Belt Replacement

service serpentine beltIn many automobiles, a single serpentine belt is used to drive multiple accessories, thereby replacing the need for several separate belts. The term serpentine is descriptive of how the beltsnakes around the pulleys associated with the accessories driven by the belt. The serpentine belt is typically made of a tough rubber material and exhibits a thin, flat cross-sectional shape. Accessories such as the water pump, the air conditioner compressor, the power steering pump, and the alternator are commonly driven by the serpentine belt.

Since the serpentine belt is critical to the operation of several functions, it is prudent to ensure that the belt is in good condition. As is often the case, different manufacturers recommend different servicing and replacement schedules. In general; however, if the ribbed side of the belt has more than four cracks per inch or if a single crack (regardless of how many cracks per inch) penetrates more than half way through the belt, then the belt should be replaced. Retro Lube can inspect the serpentine belt in your car or truck and advise you regarding its condition. If the belt needs to be replaced, Retro Lube can do the job professionally.

NC Safety & OBDII Emission Inspection

service safety inspectionAll motor vehicles used in the state of North Carolina must pass an annual NC Safety Inspection. The intent of this law is to prevent needless deaths and injuries that might otherwise be caused by unserviced vehicles being used on the highways. The components checked during an NC Safety Inspection include: brakes, lights, horn, the steering mechanism, windows, windshield wipers, exhaust system, directional signals, mirrors, and tires.

Many counties in North Carolina already require an on-board diagnostic (OBD) emissions test. The newer diagnostic hardware (often called OBDII or OBD II) is manufactured into all 1996 and newer automobiles sold in the USA. In addition to being an official NC Safety Inspection station, Retro Lube also has the equipment needed to perform the OBDII emissions inspection.

Tire Rotation

service tiresRotating your automobile tires appropriately will make the tires last longer and prevent vibrations caused by excessively uneven tire wear. Automobile and tire manufacturers suggest that tires be rotated every 5,000 to 10,000 miles depending upon the associated driving conditions. Retro Lube can rotate your tires for you and suggests that rotating your tires coincide with every other oil change (approximately every 6,000 to 10,000 miles).

In addition to preserving the life and stability of your tires, regular tire rotation benefits include:
  • Better handling vehicle
  • Better braking and wet road performance
  • Opportunity to identify uneven wear and other tire issues
  • Opportunity to identify other threats to tire integrity
  • Peace of mind


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