How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

If you want your car, truck, or SUV to last, then you need to get regular oil changes. While many still believe you should change your oil every 3,000 miles, advances in oil composition and engine technology have extended that interval. In most cases, you can go between 7,500 and 10,000 miles before you change your oil. As always, it’s important to check your owner’s manual or contact our service team so we can let you know how often should you change your oil!

Oil Change Frequency Guidelines

7,500-10,000 miles is only a broad guideline, and certain vehicles will need their oil changed more frequently. If any of these circumstances apply to you, check with Bachman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram near Louisville, KY to see how soon you should bring your vehicle in:

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

More Oil Change Tips

Want to learn more about oil change frequency before you come into our service center near New Albany? We’ve compiled a list of facts to keep in mind! If you have any questions, call our service center at (812) 495-4152.

  • Oil breaks down over time, even if your car isn’t being used. You should change your oil twice a year to ensure that it’s doing its job properly.
  • Whenever you get your oil changed, your oil filter should be replaced as well. If you’re doing a DIY oil change, you can always stop by the parts department at Bachman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for a replacement.
  • Curious about the difference between synthetic vs. conventional oil? Check your owner’s manual to see what’s recommended. Also keep in mind that synthetic oil can cost more, but some vehicles require it.

How Often Should I Check My Oil Level?

You should check your oil once a month to ensure your engine isn’t leaking oil. Remember, without the proper amount of oil, your engine will become seriously damaged. Take note of the color, smell, and consistency of your oil–not just the color. Burnt smell, thin consistency, and metal particles indicate a serious issue. If you notice one of these issues, schedule a service appointment with Bachman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram today.

Turn to Bachman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for Oil Changes

Now that we’ve answered, “how often should you change your oil?” it’s time to change yours at our service center near Clarksville! Bachman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram provides affordable oil changes and service coupons for many of our most popular maintenance and repair tasks. Contact us with any questions today, and get car care tips like how to check your transmission fluid at Bachman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.

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