Changing your oil regularly as an essential part of routine maintenance. Previously, experts recommended changing your oil every 3,000 miles. However, due to advancements in technology, the interval has been extended to between 7,500 in 10,000 miles. You should check your owner’s manual for an exact estimate of oil change frequency.
How often should you change your oil depends on your make and model. Check your owner’s manual for specific guidelines for your vehicle and read on for a general estimate of how often you should change your oil.
Although 7,000 miles to 10,000 miles is a broad guideline to follow, your driving habits will affect oil change frequency. Driving activities like off-roading, commercial use, racing, and heavy towing will need an oil change sooner than a car that’s used for commuting to Nashville.
Your vehicle’s engine depends on fresh, clean oil to operate properly. Engine oil lubricates all the moving parts under the hood, preventing friction and overheating. The oil collects debris over time, polluting the oil, and, if left untreated, damaging the engine. If your oil needs to be replaced, you’ll notice the following issues:
Before scheduling an appointment at our service center, check out the facts below about how often should you change your oil:
Checking your oil once a month during your routine car maintenance will catch any leaks and problems caused by low oil. Check the color and appearance of any metal particles in the oil is that can be a sign that you need your oil replaced or are having serious engine problems that require professional service.
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