Fast & Efficient Oil Change in Powhatan, VA

Standard, High Mileage, Synthetic

An oil change is one of the easiest ways to maintain your engine and it’s performance. Whether you need a standard, high mileage, or synthetic oil change, Murray Automotive has got you covered. We understand every car is different and oil service intervals are not what they used to be. In the past, you would get an oil change every 3,000 miles, not anymore. Now synthetic oil allows cars to have extended intervals between lube service. Some examples of today’s intervals are 5,000, 7,000, and 10,000 miles. If you are unsure of your oil change interval or the type of oil your car requires, stop by and one of our technicians would be happy to help you. Whether you drive a mini van or a high performance vehicle regular maintenance is imperative to the life of your engine. Murray automotive provides fast and efficient oil change service in Powhatan, VA.

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What is Oil?

Oil has three main functions and is the lifeblood of your vehicle. Without it, your engine cannot run smoothly, if not taken care of it can lead to costly repairs and unfortunate breakdowns. The three main functions of oil are reducing friction and heat, lubrication, and removing dust and metal particles. Included in today’s oil are additives that aid in increasing the lifespan of oil. These additives include dispersants, detergents, and rust combatants. Dispersants within oil suspend particles and dirt. Detergents and rust combatants help keep the engine clean, clear, and free of corrosion and rust. Additionally, oil acts as a cooling agent by pulling heat away from the engine. Oil is the lifeblood of your vehicle and it’s necessary to keep it clean and schedule regular oil change appointments.

What Happens If I Forget To Have My Oil Changed?

Forgetting to get your oil changed by a few hundred miles isn’t going to kill your engine, but it isn’t great. After continued neglect, the additives within your oil start to breakdown and lose effectiveness. Oil becomes less viscous and unable to perform as needed. Oil will then start to become sludge like and a buildup of carbon and rust is likely. Don’t put off your oil change for too long, it could cause unwanted damage to your engine.

Schedule Service Today!

Murray Automotive is your one-stop auto repair shop in Powhatan County. Let us be your dealership alternative for maintenance and repair services. Convenient same-day oil change service by our highly trained technicians. We are family-owned and operated, love supporting local sports teams, and are a proud sponsor of Powhatan Little League. Call or schedule service online today.

We Specialize in a Variety of Auto Repair Services

Standard Maintenance Services

  • Factory Scheduled Maintenance
  • 30/60/90/120K Mile Services
  • DMV Certified Vehicle Inspection & Repairs
  • State Emission Inspections & Repairs
  • Computer Diagnostics
  • Oil Changes
  • Tune Ups
  • Filter Replacements
  • Safety & Emissions Inspections
  • Windshield Wiper Blades
  • Fluid Services
  • Trip Inspections
  • Maintenance Inspections
  • Check Engine Light Diagnostics & Repair
  • Brake Repair & Antilock Braking System (ABS) Repair
  • Shocks & Struts Repair
  • Chassis & Suspension Repair
  • Suspension & Steering Repair


  • Transmission Repair & Service
  • Transmission Replacement
  • Driveline Repair & Maintenance
  • Axle Repair & Replacement
  • Clutch Repair & Replacement
  • Transmission Fluid Service
  • Flywheel Repair & Replacement
  • Driveshaft & U-Joint Repair
  • Transmission Flush
  • Differential Diagnosis
  • Differential Rebuild & Service

Engine Services

  • Engine Repair
  • Engine Replacement
  • Engine Performance Check
  • Belt Replacement
  • Hose Replacement
  • Cooling System Repair
  • Radiator Repair & Replacement
  • Water Pump Repair & Replacement
  • Drivability Diagnostics & Repair
  • Fuel Injection Repair & Service
  • Fuel System Repair & Maintenance
  • Ignition System Repair & Maintenance

Tire Services

  • Tire Sales
  • Tire Installations
  • Tire Rotation
  • Tire Balancing
  • Tire Replacement
  • Wheel Alignment
  • Tire Air Pressure Checks
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Repair & Service

Heating & Air Conditioner Repair

  • Heating & Cooling System Diagnostics
  • Auto Air Conditioning Repair & Service
  • Heating System Repair & Service
  • Belt Repair & Replacement
  • Compressor Repair & Replacement
  • Evaporator Repair & Replacement
  • Refrigerant Replacement

Fleet Services

  • Factory Scheduled Maintenance
  • Preventative Maintenance (PM)
  • Semi & Commercial Truck Repair & Maintenance
  • Pre-Purchase Inspections
  • DOT Inspections
  • State Inspections
  • Fleet Accounts

Auto Electrical Services

  • Electrical System Diagnostics & Repair
  • Alternator Repair & Replacement
  • Starter Repair & Replacement
  • Windshield Wiper Repair
  • Power Lock Repair
  • Power Antenna Repair
  • Power Steering Repair
  • Power Window Repair
  • Power Accessory Repair
  • Light Repair & Bulb Replacements

Exhaust Services

  • Exhaust Repair & Replacement
  • Muffler Repair & Replacement
  • Tailpipe Repair & Replacement
  • Catalytic Converter Repair
  • Exhaust Manifold Repair
  • Custom Exhaust Fabrication
  • Exhaust Upgrades

Hybrid Services

  • Factory Scheduled Maintenance
  • State of Health Battery Testing & Conditioning
  • High Voltage Battery Testing & Conditioning
  • High Voltage Cable Inspection & Repair
  • Brake System Repair & Maintenance
  • Transmission Fluid Flush
  • Heating & Cooling System Repair