Total Auto Maintenance

Oil Change Services

To extend the life of your car, and to keep it running its best, you need to make sure that you are getting regular oil changes and “check-ups”. Changing the oil every 2-3 months keeps your engine clean and properly lubricated. This reduces the likelihood of costly engine repairs later on.

When it comes time for your next Oil Change, visit Pugh’s Automotive Service at 728 Leipsic Rd, Dover, DE 19901.

Complete Oil Change Service!

Our Skilled and Experienced Technicians have the equipment and training to quickly and efficiently take care of all your oil changes. The will also go through and check the condition of your filters, fluids, belts, hoses, tires, brakes, and undercarriage to make sure your vehicle is completely safe and road-ready!

We provide a standard warranty on all of our automotive services, and have team of friendly and knowledgeable service advisors to ensure your oil change was easy and enjoyable!

Our complete oil change and fluid services include:

  • Oil Change
  • Oil Filter Replacement
  • Check and Top-Off of All Fluids (transmission, brake, wiper, etc.)
  • 30-Point Vehicle Inspection

Our customized tune up services could include:

  • Air Filter Replacement
  • New Spark Plugs & Spark Plug Wires
  • Distributor Cap & Rotor Inspection/Installation
  • Check and Top-Off of All Fluids (transmission, brake, wiper, etc.)
  • Battery Check & Terminal Cleaning


Signs Your Car Needs Maintenance

Regular Oil Change extend vehicle live

It may seem common knowledge, but the busy nature of the world around us does not leave people with the ability to learn how to recognize when their car needs maintenance. So, if you are reading, here are a few quick tips to help you know when you should schedule Vehicle Maintenance.


Like all machines, Cars and their Engines need regular maintenance to run smoothly. Most Owner's manuals recommend performing an Oil Change every 3k Miles. However, as shops, we have noticed customers don’t always pay attention to them mileage.

Pugh’s Automotive Services recommends that you schedule an Oil Change every 2-3 months. This allows our Automotive Mechanics to get to know your vehicle and keep an eye out for any abnormal wear & tear.

Warning Lights

Commonly referred to as “Idiot Lights,” most vehicles made today have Sensors that monitor the vehicle. The Service Soon or Oil Change light will come on when it’s time to get your vehicle’s Oil Changed. The Throttle Body Light, which looks like a little lightning bold inside parenthesis, will light up when it’s time to have your Throttle Body cleaned.

They even have lights for your tires. The TMPS sensor tells you when you need to replace your Tire Sensor. The Low Pressure Light indicates that Air is low in your Tires.

Some vehicles even have lights that indicate when it’s time to perform a Brake Replacement.

Pugh’s Automotive Service in Dover can help you with all of these Vehicle Maintenance needs.

Strange Sounds

When you start noticing strange smells or sounds coming from your vehicle, it’s often a sign that you let your maintenance go too long.

A Whining Sound can indicate several things. Low Power Steering Fluid is common when you hear a whining. Chirping can indicate a Worn Belt or Pulley, and Grinding can indicate worn Brakes & Rotors, or worn Wheel Bearings.

If you are experiencing any of these, take your vehicle to get inspected by an Automotive Mechanic Near Me immediately.

Pugh’s Automotive Service at 728 Leipsic Rd in Dover can help assist you with these items. We perform Oil Changes, Transmission Services, Shock & Strut Replacements, Brake Replacements, and more.

How Often Do You Really Need to Change Your Oil?

Despite its importance to your vehicle’s overall wellbeing, people oftentimes either put off, forget, or completely forego the Regular Maintenance that their Car needs to ensure its continually running smoothly.

I understand that it can be easy to shrug off the Change Oil or Service Now Light in your vehicle, but the harsh reality is that you shouldn’t. It may cost money, it may be inconvenient, but the fact of the matter is that if you don’t bring your car in for Oil Changes once every 2-3 months, or 3,000 miles, you could end up with no car at all.

Getting your Oil Changed can remove the dirt and grime that begins to build up when the Oil from your last Oil Change begins to break down. If you go too long between Oil Changes, those dirt and

wear particles become more prevalent, giving the Oil a sludge-like consistency. When that happens, the oil loses its viscosity, creating more friction within your engine.

Regular Oil Changes can also help improve gas mileage. Old, Dirty Engine Oil will make your Vehicle work harder to run, which will inevitably increase your Gas Consumption. By keeping up with your Oil Changes, you could very well be cutting down on your vehicle’s Gas Consumption!