How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

Auto Mechanic Checking Oil
Vehicle health is vital for the safety of you and your passengers. Routine oil changes are necessary to the upkeep of your car, truck, or SUV. So, how often should you change your oil?

The average length of time before you need to change your oil has changed. It used to be that every 3,000 miles or so would mean an oil change was due.

However, newer vehicles can go much longer. You need to change your oil every 5,000-7,000 miles. But, be sure to check your owner’s manual to comply with your vehicle recommendations. Contact us at Southern Chevrolet, Inc. near Pensacola if you have further questions about your oil change.

Recommended Oil Change Frequency

How often should you change your oil? The oil change frequency can change depending on the type of vehicle you drive. Like we said, today’s vehicle oil change average is between 5,000-7,000 miles. But some vehicles can go longer from 7,000-10,000 miles. Of course, your owner’s manual and how well you maintain your vehicle will ultimately be the deciding factor. Here are some of the causes that will lead to more frequent oil changes:

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

Oil Change Tips

Here are some oil change tips that will help you better care for your vehicle. If you have questions, please connect with our service team, who are happy to help Mobile drivers:

  • Synthetic or conventional oil? Be sure to check your owner’s manual to see which of these two oils is meant for your vehicle.
  • Conventional oil is more commonly used within vehicles. However, synthetic oil lasts longer.
  • The oil evaporates over time, so do not think that since you have not driven a car in a while, the oil is good and does not need an oil change. Generally, you’ll need an oil change twice a year.
  • Do not forget to change your oil filter when you change your oil!

Southern Chevrolet, Inc. is Always at Your Service

Now is a great time to book your service appointment with Southern Chevrolet, Inc.. Our technicians are highly qualified and know a lot about the vehicles driven in Daphne. Let an expert take care of your vehicle for an hour or less and know that your vehicle is in good hands when you choose us. Find out how much an oil change is take a look at our service specials to see where you can save! Learn more about auto oil care, such as how to check your car oil, and how to bleed your brakes from our service experts!

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