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How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

When it comes to car maintenance in Apex, getting regular oil changes is a vital component. How often should you change your oil? In years past, the standard recommendation was every 3,000 miles. However, thanks to advances in oil and engine technology, that interval is significantly extended for modern vehicles. Today, most new vehicles are perfectly capable of going 7,500 to 10,000 miles between oil changes. To get a model-specific recommendation, you can check your owner’s manual.

Oil Change Frequency Guidelines

7,500 to 10,000 miles is a safe general guideline to follow, but it’s important for Carrboro drivers to note that there are certain vehicles which require a higher oil change frequency. If you frequently partake in off-roading, racing, commercial driving, or heavy-duty towing, for example, your vehicle will probably need an oil change more often to maintain its health and performance.

Oil Change Basics

Before scheduling your next oil change at the Hendrick Dodge Cary service department, take a moment to familiarize yourself with these basic oil change facts:

  • Don’t need to drive your car very often? You should still have its oil changed at least twice yearly. Even if you’re not using your car very much, oil can break down over time.
  • During every oil change appointment, your car’s oil filter should be replaced as well. Performing a DIY oil change in Chapel Hill? The parts department here at Hendrick Dodge Cary can get you the right oil filter for your vehicle.
  • Wondering if you need to use synthetic oil or conventional oil? Your owner’s manual will tell you. Synthetic oil tends to cost more, but there are some vehicles that require it.

How Often Should I Check My Oil Level?

In addition to following proper oil change frequency for your vehicle and driving habits, it’s a good idea to check the oil level once per month. If you get a low reading, you’ll know there’s something askew that needs to be taken care of to maintain your car’s safety. You should also take this chance to check up on the oil’s color and take note of any metal particles that may be floating about. Both of these can be signs of more significant problems to address.

Schedule Your Oil Change With Hendrick Dodge Cary!

Is your car overdue for oil service? Whether you need an oil change or you noticed your motor oil looking a bit off and would like to have it inspected, the Hendrick Dodge Cary service department is here for you. Contact us or schedule an appointment online to get started today! Before visiting us, be sure to check in on our service specials – you’ll often find a variety of oil change coupons! Looking for more car care tips you can trust? Our online service information center provides advice on checking tire tread wear, checking transmission fluid, and more!

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