How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

January 9th, 2019 by

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Oil changes are a vital part of basic vehicle maintenance, contributing to the health and lifelong performance of your car. The old adage was that you needed to change your oil every 3,000 miles, but higher performing engines and fluids have extended this period, allowing vehicles to go between 7,500 to 10,000 miles in between oil changes. Every model is different, so it’s important to check your owner’s manual for specific guidelines, but all cars need this crucial service during their lifetime.

Oil Change Frequency Guidelines

There are a variety of factors that can influence your need for more frequent oil changes. If your Jackson driving style regularly includes any of the following, you may be putting additional strain on your car, upping the need for fresh oil:

  • Off-roading
  • Commercial use
  • Racing
  • Heavy towing

How Often Should I Check My Oil Level?

Checking your oil level once a month is a good rule of thumb, helping you to notice any possible leaks in the system before they cause more damage. It’s also good to note your oil’s color, as changes in its appearance can mean there are metal particles mixed in, which can cause serious issues. Many auto malfunctions are preventable with regular care, and oil changes are one of the most important procedures to handle.

More Oil Change Tips

Even if you don’t drive very frequently, you still need to perform oil changes. Oil breaks down over time, even when not in heavy use, and can cause engine overheating. You should also change your oil filter during your service appointment.

If you have questions about your car’s performance and maintenance needs, the service experts at Wilson Kia are here to help. We want every Brandon driver to feel confident behind the wheel, so contact our service center to let us know how we can help.

Get Your Oil Change in Flowood with Wilson Kia

To help you get the service you need at a price that won’t break the bank, we offer many service coupons for many of our regular maintenance tasks. Schedule your service appointment today, and keep running strong on every %%target_city%% street.

Service Specials at Wilson Kia

FRONT BRAKE JOB

Our factory trained technicians will replace your front disc brake pads and machine the rotors for only $199.  You cannot put a price on safety so be sure your brakes are ready to stop your vehicle when you most need it .  Our factory trained technicians will preform a free brake inspection and measure your pads to see how much pad life you have left. Waiting until you hear metal on metal is a foolish mistake that will cost you much more in extra parts.  Brakes wear out and need to be replaced periodically.  Use our easy online service appointment process.

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GET YOUR CAR SOME NEW SHOES

4 tires, mounted and balanced for only 4346 which includes mounting, balancing, sales tax and all fees. Use our easy online “tire store” to compare prices and sizes and set up an easy appointment. You’ve heard the expression “where the rubber meets the road”? Well you need to make sure you have good rubber meeting the road for safety’s sake! We only charge $15 per tier to mount and balance your new tires and that fee is included in our $346 Tire Special.

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POT HOLE SPECIAL

Book your appointment today to take advantage of this limited-time offer.  Kia’s Service team will complete a front-end alignment and balance all tires for ONLY $99.95.

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SYNTHETIC BLEND OIL CHANGE FOR $39.95

You don’t want to miss this deal!  Get a SYNTHETIC-BLEND OIL CHANGE for only $39.95! Our usual fee is$44.95 at Wilson Kia Service.  Price includes 5 quarts of semi-synthetic oil, oil filter and labor.  Schedule your appointment with our Kia Service Advisors today!

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