1570 Larkin Avenue.
Elgin, IL 60123
Call: (847) 695-2235

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Oil Change

Our full service oil change includes the following:

Up to 5 quarts of oil. Engines that use more oil there is an up charge.

• Oil filter
• Lube chassis, if applicable
• Check and top off each of the following fluids:
• Windshield washer solvent
• Anti-freeze
• Power steering fluid, if applicable.
• Brake fluid
• Clutch fluid, if applicable.
• Transmission fluid, if applicable
• Rear and front differential, if applicable
• Transfer case, if applicable
• Brittain’s Wellness Check ™
• Visually check belts and radiator hoses
• Check engine and cabin air filters
• Check and inflate tires
• Exterior light check
• Lube door hinges
• Clean front and back windows
• Reset oil maintenance/oil life indicator light
• Check wiper blades
And this is all performed in 10 minutes! * We even service cars with skid plates/splash shields with no extra charges. We also have no shop disposal fees or shop supply fees! All prices are as is plus sales tax.
* Some vehicles require additional time

Oil Change

Transmission Service

Transmission service

The transmission fluid in your transmission, is similar to the oil in your vehicle, over time it can gather deposits from dirt and dust. To keep your transmission running at top performance and efficiency changing the fluid can help prevent wear and tear on the transmission and will promote smoother shift operation and improved performance.
Our trained technicians will:
• Transmission fluid evaluation
• Remove old transmission fluid and replace with new

Cooling System Service

Your vehicle’s radiator is the heart of its cooling system. To function properly, your radiator must be clean, free of leaks, clear of blockages and filled with proper coolant.
Our trained technicians will:
1. Coolant system evaluation
2. Inspection of all hoses
3. Removal and replacement of virtually all of the old coolant

Cooling System Service

Fuel Injection Service

Fuel Injection Service

Fuel injection cleaning removes deposits from the fuel injection nozzle which clears the way and helps to reduce engine hesitation, increases horsepower, improves emissions and fuel efficiency and repairs performance concerns.
1. Improves fuel efficiency
2. Increases horse power
3. Repairs performance concerns

Differential / Transfer Case Services

The drivetrain serves two functions: it transfers power evenly from the engine to all drive wheels and it varies the amount of torque. The drivetrain may include the differential, a transfer case (in four-wheel and all-wheel drive cars) and the transmission (see Transmission Services).
Our trained technicians will:
1. Remove old differential and or transfer case fluid
2. Replaced with new fluid that contains the correct additives to help keep the seals, gears, and bearings operating properly.
3. New fluid is added according to owner’s manual recommendations.

Cooling System Service

A/C EVAC and Recharge

A/C Evac and Recharge

We can help you keep your car cool when the weather heats up with our A/C Recharge Service. Our trained technicians will: 1. Visually inspect the air conditioning compressor drive belt for damage 2. Visually inspect accessible components for leaks or damage 3. Check the operation of the air conditioning compressor and other air conditioning components 4. Remove refrigerant from the A/C system 5. Vacuum test the system 6. Recharge the air conditioning system using the appropriate refrigerant according to the vehicle manufacturer’s specifications.

Serpentine Belt Replacement

A serpentine belt is a relatively long, flat, multi-ribbed belt that is driven by the engine’s crankshaft pulley. The belt drives many, and often all, of the engine accessories such as the alternator, air conditioning compressor, power steering pump, water pump, and air pump.

When to consider replacing the serpentine belt:

• Regularly scheduled maintenance. Typically, belt manufacturers recommend belt replacement at 90,000 miles. However, the belt must be inspected for wear or damage at regular intervals prior to this high mileage. Brittain’s Express Oil and Lube always checks your serpentine belt as part of our 18 point Brittain’s Wellness Check. We will let you know if your belt needs replacing. We carry most belt types and sizes.
• Squealing noise, belt slippage, visible belt damage. Should the belt fail or wear out prematurely, you may hear noise or you may see visible signs of deterioration such as missing chunks of rubber, excessive cracking, or a shredded appearance on the edge of the belt.
• Battery Light. A loose belt, perhaps caused by a defective tensioner, may not drive the alternator at adequate speed and thus the battery may discharge, causing the warning light to illuminate.
• Engine overheating. Often, the serpentine belt drives the water pump. In those applications, if the belt breaks the engine will overheat in seconds to minutes. If the belt is inadequately tensioned, you may notice higher-than-normal engine operating temperature.

See what a worn serpentine belt looks like with John Brittain.

Why should you have your car’s fuel injector cleaned?

• Improves fuel efficiency • Increases horsepower • Repairs performance

Satisfaction Guaranteed

Very professional and knowledgeable for an oil change shop.quick service I asked for all filters to be checked and they did so .first time customer and very happy also Wednesday is ladies day ! I chose a free car wash .made my day !
- Patricia
This is very good place. I like the service. Very fast very good very pleasant experience. The technicians were very helpful and well informed. Thank you to everyone at Brittain's Oil.
Very quick to get your oil change in about 10 minutes. I brought my own oil and filter. Let me just say I tried the K&N premium oil filter from Walmart for the first time so I can get a really good feel for it on a 1,000-mile trip to Florida in my minivan. Engine runs nicer/stronger now. Didn't burn a quart of oil this time around to Florida. Highly recommend K&N. Hope this place carries it someday.
- Francisco
John Brittain

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