How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

Mechanic going over checklist with car ownerIt’s important to change your oil regularly and maintain vehicle health, but how often should you change your oil? In the past, experts recommended oil changes every 3,000 miles, but advances in oil and engine technology have extended that interval to as much as 10,000 miles. You should always check your owner’s manual, but most vehicles can go between 7,000 and 10,000 miles between oil changes.

Oil Change Frequency Guidelines

7,000-10,000 miles is a broad guideline, and it doesn’t apply to everyone. Even if your manual says 7,500 miles, you may want to have your oil changed more frequently depending on how you drive. If any of these circumstances apply to you, check with Allen Samuels Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram near Nickerson to see how often you should have your oil changed:

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

More Oil Change Tips

Our service center does more than change oil around Buhler; we work to keep our drivers informed about how and why we care for your vehicle. So here are some things to know:

  • Even if you don’t drive your car often, you’ll still want to get an oil change at least twice a year. Oil breaks down over time even if your car isn’t being used.
  • Whenever you get your oil changed, they should replace the oil filter as well. You can always stop by the parts department at Allen Samuels Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for an oil filter if you’re doing a DIY oil change.
  • Wondering whether to use synthetic vs. conventional oil? Check your owner’s manual. Synthetic oil can cost more, but some vehicles require it or are better for using it.

Turn to Allen Samuels Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for Oil Changes

We offer low prices on oil changes as well as service coupons for many of our most popular maintenance and repair tasks. Contact us with any questions you have.

Service Specials at Allen Samuels Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Winterization Special
$189.95

Package Includes:

  • Oil & Filter Change
  • Multi-Point Inspection
  • Brake Inspection
  • Tire Rotation
  • Fluid Level Top Off
  • Battery Check
  • Cooling System Service
  • Wiper Blades

Must present coupon at time of service. Cannot be used with other coupons, offers of discounts. Offer valid only at participating locations. See dealer for details. Oil change based on conventional or synthetic blend oil; excludes diesel models and full synthetic oil.

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