How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

January 7th, 2019 by

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One of the most important services for maintaining the health of your vehicle is an oil change. It was previously recommended that you get an oil change every 3,000 months, but that’s since changed, thanks to advancements with engine technology. Today, the general oil change interval is between 7,500 to 10,000 miles. It’s also a good idea to check your owner’s manual to find out the interval for your specific vehicle.

Oil Change Frequency Suggestions

While the general rule of the thumb for drivers in the Granger area is 7,500 to 10,000 miles, how often you change your vehicle’s oil depends on several factors. In some situations, you may need to have your oil changed more often:

  • You do a lot of off-road driving
  • You drive your vehicle for commercial use
  • You race your vehicle
  • You do a lot of heavy towing

More Tips for Oil Changes

Before you visit your local service center near South Bend, take a look at these additional oil change tips:

  • Get your oil changed at least twice a year, even if you don’t drive very often. Oil can break down over time, even when your car isn’t in use.
  • Get the oil filter replaced every time you get your oil changed. If you’re doing an oil change yourself, you get pick up an oil filter from the Jordan Toyota parts department.
  • Check your owner’s manual to see if synthetic oil or conventional motor oil is suggested for your vehicle. Synthetic oil may be a bit more costly, but some vehicles require this oil.

How Often Should You Check Your Oil?

You should check your vehicle’s oil level once a month. This will tell you if the oil needs to be changed, and it will help you catch any leakage in the oil system. Examine the color of the oil and check for any dirt or debris. This the oil looks dirty, it’s a sign that it’s time to change your oil. You can also look for any metal particles in the oil, as this can be a sign of a more serious problem. It’s important to take care of more than just your vehicle’s oil – proper tire care is also essential!

Trust Jordan Toyota with Your Automotive Service Needs

If it’s time for an oil change, or you think there might be another issue, schedule an appointment with the Jordan Toyota service center in Mishawaka. You can also contact us with any service-related questions.

Service Specials at Jordan Toyota

Oil Change starting at $54.95

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Tire Balance at starting at $39.95

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Battery Replacements starting at $154.95

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