Every car needs to be serviced when the time comes, be it every 5000 km, 10000km, or any regular interval as specified in the automotive manufacturer's manual. However sometimes due to work commitments, a regular service may require us to take time off due to the long hours needed to queue and wait. Introducing DTOX, Malaysia's first drive thru oil change xpress service, where a basic professional oil change service will only take 10 minutes.
|DTOX - Malaysia's First Drive Thru Oil Change Xpress|
DTOX - Malaysia's First Drive Thru Oil Change Xpress
No.2 Lorong 8/1D, Jalan Sultan, Section 8, Petaling Jaya
(* Nearby PJ Hilton & Right Opposite Balai Polis Petaling Jaya)
Weekday : 7am - 7pm
Weekend : 9am - 5pm
Tel 03 7958 3869
Weekday : 7am - 7pm
Weekend : 9am - 5pm
Tel 03 7958 3869
We are a drive-thru car servicing centre which is first-of-its-kind in Malaysia. Our concept is built around the needs and demanding lifestyle of people who seek convenience for a routine car service, maintenance and inspections. For that, we are giving you a brand new car service experience all in just 10 minutes with no appointments needed. Just drive in, get your service done while you stay in your car or the lounge enjoying a good cup of coffee.
|The really clean and professional looking DTOX service centre|
Truth to be told, when I was first invited to check out DTOX's Drive Thru Oil Change Xpress, I had my reservations on how it would be done, specifically on how well done the service job will be. Will my car end up being worse off than before it came here? Rest assure, after a visit to this place, all my fears were laid to rest, as the professionalism of their staffs, and high tech equipments both work towards giving your vehicle a fast effective oil change.
|Here's the drive thru space, with 4 bays|
The drive thru space itself had ample room, with four bays to cater up to four cars at any one time. One does not have to call in first for an appointment, as these guys are really quick and effective with their service. Saving your time, with multiple packages to choose from, DTOX drive thru oil change xpress does what it promises, and does it well.
|Current packages offered by DTOX|
From an all-in price starting at RM88 for mineral oil, up till RM248 for fully synthetic oil, DTOX caters for nearly all types of vehicles. On top of that, there's the Plus+ package, where they do a full 7 point inspect and top-up package for just RM30. When I was there that afternoon, it was good to see a car come in to do a quick service giving me the chance to observe for myself the whole process.
|A customer's car was being serviced|
It was then that I found out what makes the service so quick. Instead of draining the old engine oil out using conventional methods, here at DTOX, they actually utilize these suction machines to actively suck out the engine oil. Below the floors of the service area, workers below work on changing the air filter, and making sure the underside of the vehicle is in good condition.
|Working below your vehicle|
|Ensuring your vehicle gets serviced in only 10 minutes|
As it only takes 10 minutes to service your car, you do not even need to come down from your vehicle. Similar to the fast food chain drive thru, just enter DTOX, park at your designated bays, switch off the engine, pop the hood, and wind down your window to enjoy a strategically placed air cond duct aimed directly at your window. How easy is that?
|Air cond duct directed straight to your window cooling you down while you wait|
Now my 1 year old vehicle is still under the manufacturer's warranty, hence all my services were done at the authorized service centres. Nevertheless, while I was at DTOX, I took advantage of their Plus+ package to do a quick check-up of my vehicle's condition. An 18 point inspection was done, on top of the usual brake fluid, engine coolant checks.
|Doing a quick check on my vehicle|
|Checking on the battery lifespan|
DTOX's signature Plus+ inspection was done with high attention to detail. The package includes topping up of brake fluid, power steering fluid, radiator coolant, windscreen washer, battery water, air filtration service, cabin filtration service, checking of wiper blades, battery diagnostic, checking of lights and high beam, brake pad inspection and lastly check indicator, rear, break and reverse lights as part of the package. Now that's a mouthful to read isn't it?
|The car getting lots of loving attention that afternoon|
|A check sheet showing what has been checked and the results|
I was told this concept was brought back from overseas by the founders, Hendrik and Chris, where it is the norm to find Drive Tru Oil Change outlets such as the one offered by DTOX. In Malaysia however, this would be the first, and I must say it did impress me. One of the comment made by the previous car owner that serviced his car there was that it saved him so much time as compared to other service centres.
|Founders and DTOX owners, Hendrik and Chris posing for the camera|
So the next time your car requires a service, or an oil change is needed, remember you have an option of getting it all done for you professionally in 10 minutes. That would definately save you loads of time, which can be used for something else more useful than waiting and queuing up at a service centre. DTOX, Malaysia's First Drive Thru Oil Change Xpress is here to stay, so be sure to check them out.