HOW OFTEN DO YOU REALLY NEED TO CHANGE YOUR OIL

October 22nd, 2018 by

You’ve probably heard that you should be changing the oil in your car every three months or every 3,000 miles, but that might not be as necessary as you might think. While it’s true that older cars needed more frequent oil changes, automobile technology has changed quite a bit in the last 50 years or so. Newer cars can go anywhere from 5,000 to 10,000 miles before they need an oil change thanks to more sophisticated engines and synthetic motor oil, which is definitely good news for those who need to stretch their budgets and go as long as possible before they bring their vehicles in to be serviced.

MAKE SURE TO CHECK YOUR OWNER’S MANUAL

If you really want to know how often you need to change your oil, look at your vehicle owner’s manual. Most manuals for newer vehicles have two oil change schedules depending on how often you drive. One of these schedules will be for “normal” driving that basically consists of a standard daily commute to work, and the other will be for “severe” driving, which usually refers to the kinds of cross-country trips made by commercial drivers. As long as you take good care of your vehicle overall, you should be fine if you stick to these schedules.

Even though you probably don’t need to change your oil as often as you think you do, it’s something that still needs to be done. If it’s been a while since you’ve changed your vehicle’s oil or you notice that your engine is running a little rough, don’t hesitate to CALL OR VISIT OUR DEALERSHIP to schedule an oil change sooner rather than later.

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