HOW OFTEN DO YOU NEED TO CHANGE YOUR OIL?

January 4th, 2022 by

Technician Changing Oil

The “Golden Rule”

It has been suggested to us repeatedly by concerned parents and grandparents; “Get your Oil Changed every 3,000-5,000 miles.” Others like to keep it simple, calling it a “Three-month rule.” While this may have been good advice in the past, how well does it hold up with modern automobiles?

With advancements in technology and synthetic oils, some newer automobiles may only require oil changes anywhere from 5,000-15,000 Miles, according to AAA. In addition, we also recommended that you have your tires rotated every 7,500 miles. So how many miles should you run your car before getting an oil change?

How Often Do You Need to Change Your Oil?

Check your owner’s manual or talk to a mechanic. Many new vehicles also come equipped with oil-life monitoring systems that can help detect when an oil change is needed. Oil change mileage is something that varies from car to car. Rather than assuming or going off of experience, we always recommend checking your owner’s manual or talking to an expert.

How Important is Getting Your Oil Changed?

Getting your oil changed regularly is essential for the health of your automobile. For leased vehicles, it is a requirement. Oil changes serve to clean, reduce friction, and cool the moving parts in your engine. Here is a shortlist of the benefits that oil changes provide.

  • Lubricates Engine
  • Cools Down Engine Components
  • Removes Sludge and Dirt
  • Promotes Vehicle Longevity

Get the Most Out of Your Car and Your Money with These Tips.

Always be sure to check for oil change coupons to help cut the cost of service and oil maintenance. Keeping up on scheduled maintenance will save you money and ensure that your vehicle is reliable. Avoiding or putting off oil visits could end up causing permanent damage to your car and costing you in the long run. Even though the importance of oil maintenance may seem obvious, some people still choose to forego their regular car maintenance, thinking it will save money.

Schedule Your Oil Change at Todd Wenzel Buick GMC of Grand Rapids today!

At Todd Wenzel Buick GMC, our Certified Service Experts offer oil changes with a four-tire rotation and a Multi-Point Vehicle Inspection. Schedule an oil change today to ensure that your vehicle drives smoothly and stays in top shape! Todd Wenzel Buick GMC is happy to assist you with all of your engine upkeep and oil maintenance needs!

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