Fort Smith Oil Change

Oil Change - Fort Smith, AR Meineke Car Care Center at Rath Auto

Did you know that Rath Auto Resources is the only independent dealer in the area with a full service shop. Not only do we have that, our Meineke Car Care Center has been ranked the #2 in the nation! People have been trusting their vehicle with our service department for years.

I recently took my car to Meineke / Rath Auto for new tires and had (not surprisingly) another great experience. My Husband and I purchased both our vehicles from Rath Auto and I have taken my car to Meineke for oil changes and general maintenance ever since I bought it. We have always been impressed with the service we have received. This is my first time to purchase tires from Meineke and I should not have been surprised that they offer very competitive prices for tires. I got my quote from Meineke and called around to several other places before making a decision. They offered the best price for the tires I was looking for so I made an appointment. Jon was so helpful and got me in very quickly. The tires I was originally interested in were not available when I came in but Jon and Phillip recommended a different set with even better warranties that I am absolutely thrilled with. I really appreciate the consistently great service from Meineke / Rath Auto. I have been doing business with them for almost three years now and no complaints yet... Thanks again for another great experience!
— Myla Hendrix

Oil Changes

Getting regular oil changes is a vital (and inexpensive) way to maintain your vehicle. Unfortunately, if you neglect this part of your routine maintenance, your vehicles health can dramatically decline putting you and your family in danger and out of a lot of money. Because your engine is made up of many moving parts, it's important that those parts stay lubricated so that they can do their jobs.  So why do you need oil changes so frequently? As the oil does its job, it gets contaminated with dust, debris and other things from inside the vehicle and the environment. Luckily, here at Meieneke Car Care Center, we offer oil changes to meet anyones needs.

"We want to make sure your vehicle receives the right kind of oil change at the right price. Our technicians will recommend the best type of oil for your car's individual needs to keep the engine working at its best. Meineke is proud to also offer 4 months of complimentary Roadside Assistance with the purchase of all oil change packages!"

"Our certified technicians will consider the make, model, condition and mileage of your car before recommending the necessary oil change. We offer synthetic blend, high mileage or full synthetic oil change packages that are recommended based on your car’s individual needs. All oil change packages include 4 months of complimentary Roadside Assistance, a tire pressure check, fluid top off, tire rotation, visual brake check, standard oil filter and our 23-point inspection." 


Rath Auto Resources and Meineke Car Care Center (4515 Towson Avenue location only) is offering 15% off any 15,000-90,000 mile maintenance package. Offer is valid until December 31, 2016.  Offer is not valid with any other offers.  Click here to print.

How Often Should You Change Your Oil {Fort Smith, Arkansas Used Car Dealer }

With the economy being what it is today, we all strive to get the most for our money. For some of us, car maintenance is one of those things that can slip through the cracks on our priority lists, am I right? So here it is...

Changing your oil every 3,000 miles has a number of benefits, the number one benefit being longer engine life. Oil is not only a lubricant but also a coolant. Both of these qualities break down over time causing wear to vital engine components. If a longer oil change period is desired synthetic oils are the way to go. A synthetic oil will last for 6000 miles before it starts to break down. If you are ever unsure of what type of oil your vehicle needs, the owners manual is the best place to look for the proper weight and type of oil. However, if you don't have it we can always look it up.

If your engine is running louder than usual, you don't even remember when it was you had your oil changed last or your check engine light won't turn off, chances are you might need an oil change. You can also open your hood, and use the dipstick connected to the oil tank and check your oil level. However, because the dipstick can get oil on it during driving, it is important to get a rag and clean the dipstick, reinsert into the oil tank and check your oil level. If your oil level is half or less, you need an oil change.

Here at Rath Auto Resources, we have a full service Meineke department. They offer Synthetic Blend oil changes start at just $24.95 and our Synthetic starts at only $49.95. If you are paying more than that you are spending too much.All of our oil changes come with a full inspection. We look at your brakes, fluids, suspension, belts, hoses, etc.

Schedule an oil change appointment online at : or call your Service Advisor, Phillip Matlock at (479) 646-8251 .