How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

With the rapid advancement of automotive technologies and engineering, the old estimate of changing your motor oil every 3,000 miles is now outdated. Today, most experts recommend changing it every 7,500 miles to every 10,000 miles. However, it’s essential to check your owner’s manual to see what the original equipment manufacturers recommend for your model. Learn all about oil changes below, then get more service tips and tricks–like how to fix a scratch or dent in your car–at Alexander Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM near Gadsden today! Remember, oil changes and car maintenance doesn’t stop when you stop driving regularly. Learn how to keep your unused car healthy so it’s in good condition when you get behind the wheel again. See below for how often you should change your oil!

Oil Change Frequency Guidelines

While the typical recommended oil change interval is 7,000-10,000 miles, there are a variety of factors that may mean that you need to change your vehicle’s oil sooner. If any of these circumstances apply to your vehicle driving conditions and uses, check-in with the Huntsville-area certified service center experts to find out when to change your oil.

  • Using your vehicle for off-roading
  • Using your vehicle commercial use
  • Racing your vehicle
  • Using your vehicle for heavy towing
  • Frequently driving on dusty/gravelly/dirt roads

Additional Oil Change Tips to Remember

  • You should be checking our oil level once a month to make sure there are no leaks in the system, which can lead to serious engine damage if the oil levels get too low.
  • Even if you don’t drive your car very option, frequent oil changes (at least 1-2 times/year) are still essential, as the oil breaks down over time whether or not you drive your car.
  • If you change your oil yourself, you should always change the oil filter along with it. You find OEM parts that will fit your vehicle perfection at our Albertville parts department.
  • Do you need synthetic or conventional oil? Your owner’s manual will specify. Synthetic oil can cost more, but some vehicles require it.

Turn to Alexander Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM for Oil Changes

Before heading in for proper oil care at your local authorized CDJR service center near Fort Payne, be sure to check our selection of rotating service coupons for many of our most popular maintenance and repair tasks.  Contact us with any questions today, or schedule a service appointment if it’s time for your next oil change!

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