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.

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