How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

August 23rd, 2021 by
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Just how often should you change your oil? The recommended oil change frequency for most modern vehicles you’ll see driving along Texarkana and Ruston roads is between 7,500 and 10,000 miles. Still, you should always defer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual if in doubt for more specific guidelines for your make and model. Of course, if you have other questions along the way, contact Landers Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM or check out our other service & maintenance tips.

Recommended Oil Change Frequency 

How often should you change your oil? The guidelines provided above are just that. Suggestions based on when others get their oil change with normal use are still suggestions. If you do a lot of driving that’s more strenuous on your engine, like the activities below, then you’ll very likely need to get your oil changed in Bossier City much sooner than every 7,500-10,000 miles:

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

Oil Change Frequency Information

At our service center, we strive to provide you with the highest level of service possible. That’s true if you’re getting an oil change or if you’re having something like major engine repairs diagnosed. Here are some tips on ensuring the oil in your vehicle is up-to-snuff:

  • Check your owner’s manual to see if you need to use synthetic or conventional oil in your vehicle. Synthetic oil costs more but lasts longer, and it is required by some new cars.
  • Oil eventually breaks down, even when the car isn’t driven on a consistent basis. If you don’t drive a lot and can’t see yourself hitting 7,500 or 10,000 miles in a matter of months like some people, you should still change your oil at least twice a calendar year.
  • Make sure you change your oil filter whenever you change your oil. Our parts center can help you with that.

How Often Should You Check Your Oil Level?

You should make it a habit to check the level of your oil about every month. More than once a month won’t hurt, certainly, but at least once a month will go a long way in boosting the odds that you catch any potential issues with your vehicle’s oil or engine before they become dire. 

Landers Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM is Always at Your Service

Ready for an oil change today? Just schedule service online to book your next appointment! It’s really that simple. Prefer to just drop by? We also offer Mopar Express Lane service so you can visit our service center near Monroe during business hours when it suits you. 

 

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