How Often Should You Change Diesel Oil?

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Changing your oil regularly is critical to maintaining your vehicle’s health. And while you’ve likely heard that cars should have their oil changed every 3,000 miles, but are diesel oil changes different? Are you wondering how often to change diesel oil? You’ve come to the right place! You’ll be glad to know that you don’t have to change diesel oil every 3,000 miles.

While how often to change diesel oil depends on several factors, you can expect diesel oil change frequency to be somewhere closer to every year or every 7,500 miles.

Diesel Oil Change Frequency Guidelines

5,000 to 7,500 miles is a broad guideline, it’s a place to start. If any of these circumstances apply to you, check with the service team at Arrotta's Automax & RV near Spokane, WA to see how often to change diesel oil:

  • Heavy towing
  • Off-roading
  • Commercial use
  • High-performance modifications
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More Diesel Oil Change Tips

Before visiting our Coeur D’Alene, ID service center, check out these diesel oil change facts! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call our team of mechanics at (509) 381-5445.

  • Even if you don’t drive your car or truck daily, it’s important to change your regularly. Over time, oil degrades and doesn’t lubricate or cool your engine as efficiently as it should.
  • Your oil filter must be changed every time you change your oil. Our parts department can help you secure an oil filter if you’re doing a DIY oil change.
  • Be sure you’re using an oil that’s specifically made for diesel vehicles. Specifically, you will want to consult your owner’s manual to ensure you’re using the proper oil for your diesel engine.

How Often Should I Check My Oil Level?

Diesel oil requires special attention due to the compression of diesel engines. While you can get away by checking your oil once a month in a conventional engine, you should check your diesel oil at least once every other week. Be sure to note any burnt smell or appearance of any metal flakes, as both are signs of serious problems. If you’re low on oil or notice another issue, schedule a service appointment with Arrotta's Automax & RV today.

Turn to Arrotta's Automax & RV for Diesel Oil Changes

Now that we’ve taught you how often to change diesel oil, it’s time to schedule an oil change at Arrotta's Automax & RV! The team at our service center near Post Falls, ID will help you take care of all your service needs. Contact us if you have any questions!

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Phone: (509) 204-5755

6623 N Division St Spokane, WA


Phone: (509) 381-5445

6623 N Division St Spokane, WA
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