How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

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How often should you change your oil? It’s a very common question we hear at the Robert Basil Buick GMC service center. Keeping up with regular oil changes is crucial to ensuring that your vehicle runs smoothly for many years to come. That is why it’s important to be familiar with oil change frequency. For most newer vehicles, an oil change is recommended every 7,500 to 10,000 miles. To make sure this is the proper oil change frequency for your particular make and model, it is a good idea to consult your owner’s manual.

Oil Change Frequency Recommendations

How often should you change your oil if your vehicle undergoes a lot of wear and tear around Eden and Blasdell? Your vehicle could end up requiring an oil change more frequently. If your drives around West Seneca regularly include any of the types of driving listed below, you will likely need to schedule an oil change more often.

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

We invite you to contact our service experts with any questions you may have. We can help tailor an oil change schedule that better suits your driving needs.

Additional Oil Change Information

  • Do you need to use synthetic or conventional motor oil in your vehicle? Once again, your owner’s manual should have this information. Synthetic oil may be a bit more pricey, but the trade-off is that it lasts longer than conventional oil.
  • You will need to change the oil in your vehicle at least twice a year regardless of whether you hit the recommended oil change mileage interval or not. Oil still breaks down over time even when the car isn’t driven on a consistent basis.
  • Each time you change your oil, don’t forget to also change the oil filter.
  • Check the oil level and inspect the oil’s appearance at least once a month to help catch any small issues before they turn into major problems.

Robert Basil Buick GMC is Your Trusted Service Center Near Eden

Now that you have a better understanding of oil change frequency, you may have realized that your vehicle is due for service. Contact us today if you have any questions, or set up an appointment online. Don’t forget to check out our rotating service specials for added savings.

 

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