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Sherman Oaks Exclusive – A Tradition of Excellence in Auto Repair

At Sherman Oaks Exclusive, our heritage in Sherman Oaks, CA, is one of providing first-class auto repair services. Our auto mechanics are artisans, your dealership alternative, dedicated to breathing new life into both luxury makes like Land Rover, Range Rover, Jaguar, and everyday makes like Toyota, Ford, Honda, and Chevy.

Our Commitment to Quality

Founded in 1977, Sherman Oaks Exclusive in Sherman Oaks, CA stands for excellence. Our auto repair services cover the gamut from precise engine care for your Mercedes-Benz to tailored upholstery for your Porsche. We are a family, a legacy of perfection begun by our founder Mansour Javadi, a legacy carried forward by a team of passionate auto mechanics.

A Comprehensive Insight into Auto Repair Services

Ensuring the Longevity of Your Vehicle

Every make and model gets our specialized attention at Sherman Oaks Exclusive. It could be fine-tuning your Jaguar or customizing your Audi's appearance. In Sherman Oaks, CA, we understand the uniqueness of every vehicle, and we're here to help you enhance it.

In-depth Understanding of Vehicle Needs

What's the secret to your Tesla's battery? How does regular maintenance make your Range Rover better? At Sherman Oaks Exclusive, we make auto repair an art, exploring the very essence of each vehicle, whether a Rolls Royce or a Chevy, in Sherman Oaks, Beverly Hills, Encino, Tarzana, West Hollywood and the greater Los Angeles area.

Why Choose Sherman Oaks Exclusive?

In Sherman Oaks, CA, our name stands for innovation and excellence. Sherman Oaks Exclusive's state-of-the-art auto repair facilities and our enthusiastic auto mechanics offer an unrivaled experience. Our clean, vibrant workspace and 1-year/12,000-mile warranty are just part of what sets us apart.

Explore Our Monthly Blog - Knowledge and Insight Await

Sherman Oaks Exclusive is more than a name; it's an experience. And part of that experience is sharing our knowledge and love for all things automotive. Whether you own a Maserati or a Honda, our monthly blog offers insights, tips, and a behind-the-scenes look at the world of auto repair. Dive into topics ranging from the latest technological advancements to understanding the nuances of your vehicle's performance, or where to take your family on a road trip. Connect with our community in Sherman Oaks, CA, and enrich your automotive journey with our expertly crafted content. Engage, learn, and discover with the Sherman Oaks Exclusive blog – a window into the heart and soul of our passion. Check out our blogs below!

How to Read an Oil Dipstick

If you don't know much about vehicles, routine checkups can seem intimidating. Yet, not everything is complicated. Checking your oil is a simple task you can handle in only a minute or two. Follow these steps, and you'll be a pro in no time.

1. Properly Prepare Your Vehicle

To ensure an accurate reading, you need to do some prep work. First, make sure you are parked on a level surface. Next, consult your owner's manual to find out if your engine needs to be cool or not before checking the oil. Typically it should be cool, however, this is not a requirement in some newer models.

2. Find and Remove the Dipstick

With the engine off, pop the hood. Underneath, you will find a dipstick: a long metal rod used to check the oil. Often, it has a loop on top for you to easily grab. If you are having difficulty locating it, refer to your owner's manual.

Once you have located the dipstick, pull it out. Have a paper towel or any type of rag on hand, as the metal will be covered in oil. When the dipstick is removed, wipe it clean from top to bottom.

3. Get Your Oil Reading

Fully reinsert the dipstick into the area where you found it. Then, take it out again. Now you will notice a precise oil line on the metal. Depending on the style of dipstick, there may be dots, hash lines, or letters that indicate your target area. Refer to your owner's manual for clarification if this causes any confusion.

As long as your reading is between the Full and Low indicators, you are in good shape. However, pay attention to the texture of the oil. If it is black, sticky, or gritty, your oil needs changed. Also, if the oil is at or below the low indicator, more is needed.

Time For a Change

That wasn't so bad. Checking the oil is easy. But leave the rest to us. If you need an oil change performed, we invite you to bring your vehicle to our auto repair shop today!